Greater El Monte Community Hospital has been recognized by the Joint Commission as a Top Performer on Key Quality Measures for 2015 which includes surgical care.
Thanks to advances in medical technology, many surgeries can now be performed on an outpatient basis. At Greater El Monte Community Hospital, we offer some of the latest equipment that allows us to provide a wide range of surgical capabilities designed to get you home and back to your regular routine as quickly as possible. Among the outpatient surgeries performed, you'll find:
Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP)
Ganglion cysts abcess draining
Transurethral resection of the prostate
Ectopic pregnancy surgery
The success of any surgery is dependent not only on the skills of the surgeon and the support of other professionals, but also on the technology available. Greater El Monte Community Hospital makes special efforts to utilize the latest surgical equipment is available, such as minimally invasive endoscopic technology.
Your Comfort Is Our Priority
At Greater El Monte Community Hospital, it's important that you are as comfortable as possible throughout the entire process from pre-admitting to surgery to recovery. We know that when you are facing surgery, some of the pre-surgery and post-surgery details are not foremost on your mind. That's why we want to help by reminding you of the following:
Please Bring The Following Items With You To Your Appointment:
Preoperative order from your doctor
List of current medications you are taking
Insurance card and any necessary authorization from your insurance company
Day of Surgery
Please go directly to the Admitting Department to check in. Please make sure to leave all jewelry, cash and other valuables at home. Do not wear any make-up or hair clips and be sure to wear comfortable clothing. Don't forget to bring a case for your eyeglasses if needed. Remind your family and/or friends that visitors are not allowed in the recovery room. We ask that they stay in the waiting area while you are in surgery. Your doctor will discuss the results of the surgery with them afterward in the waiting area.
Your hospital stay will depend on the type of procedure you have had. Outpatient procedures allow the patient to go home within 24 hours. Inpatient surgery recovery times will vary. Be sure to arrange for transportation home since you will not be allowed to drive yourself following surgery. This is for your own safety. You will receive postoperative instructions from your doctor or nurse before leaving the hospital. Once you are home, if you have any questions regarding these instructions, please call your doctor for clarification.