COVID-19 Testing Required Prior to Surgical ProceduresHospitals and medical offices are now permitted to see patients for all types of care, including elective surgery. We have been working hard to keep you safe. In order for your surgery to occur as planned, a mandatory COVID-19 test must be completed 4-5 days prior to surgery.
Offering a variety of surgical procedures for both adults and childrenWomen’s and Outpatient Surgical Center opened on January 31, 2018, when the former Women’s Surgical Center and Sherwood Surgical Center merged.
The experienced staff ensures a smooth surgical procedure and recovery, create a stress-free environment for patients and family members, and upholds GBMC’s mission, vision, and values. Patients of all ages and genders are cared for at the Women’s and Outpatient Surgical Center.
The majority of patients are scheduled for outpatient surgery, which means they will go home the same day of their surgery. However, some patients are scheduled for an inpatient admission or observation, which means they will have an overnight stay. Inpatient or outpatient stays are determined by the type of surgery and patient's condition as assessed by the physician.
- Breast Cancer Surgery (lumpectomy, mastectomy, sentinel node biopsy)
- Ear, Nose & Throat (ENT) Surgery
- General Surgery
- Gynecologic (GYN) Surgery
- Pain Surgery
- Pediatric General Surgery
- Podiatry Surgery
- Reconstructive Cosmetic Surgery
- Vascular Surgery
Special Attention For Our Youngest Patients
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Preparing for Surgery
- Do not eat or drink anything after midnight the night before surgery. This includes water, coffee, tea, gum and mints.
- Discontinue use of all herbal medications seven days prior to surgery.
- If you are instructed by your doctor to take medication before surgery, it may only be taken with a sip of water.
- Shower or bathe and shampoo hair the night before, or the morning of surgery.
- Do not wear makeup or jewelry, including body jewelry
- Bring glasses/contacts if you require them. If you wear hearing aids, please bring them as well.
- Keep personal valuables at home. GBMC is not responsible for lost or stolen items.
- Make arrangements to have transportation available when you are discharged.
- List of medications/vitamins/supplements and dosage information
- Insurance Card(s)
- Photo identification
- CPAP machine if needed, in case you have to be admitted to the hospital
- Inhaler if needed
- Oxygen if needed
- Crutches/walker if needed
When you're ready to be discharged, a nurse will verbally go over instructions with you and your caregiver. These instructions will also be provided in written form. Once you have been cleared to be discharged, you will not be able to drive, so please have transportation arranged prior to surgery.