Ambulatory Surgery


Having surgery doesn’t mean you have to pack your overnight bag for the hospital.

Our Ambulatory Surgery Unit provides patients with the utmost convenience and care with planned, same-day surgical procedures that let you recover in the comfort of your home. From your pre-admission screening to your postoperative recovery, we’ll take care of you the entire day then send you home to recover in your own bed.

Typical ambulatory surgeries performed at Passavant include:

  • Nerve repair
  • Cataract removal
  • Intraocular implants
  • Diagnostic procedures
  • Elective sterilization
  • Carpal tunnel repair
  • Ear/nose/throat surgery
  • Dilatation and curettage
  • Hemorrhoidectomy
  • Bunionectomy
  • Breast biopsy
  • Dental surgery

If you are scheduled for surgery at Passavant, please review our steps for Preparing for Surgery above. Remember, you will not be able to drive for at least 24 hours after the surgery. Please plan on having someone with you the day of the surgery to drive you home and accompany you the rest of the day. A Surgical Waiting Area is provided for those who are waiting for family members or friends undergoing surgery. Read more about the Waiting Area above.

EMS Provider Class Preview Night Nov. 9

Posted on: October 19, 2017

Passavant Area Hospital is offering a special opportunity for individuals interested in becoming a volunteer emergency medical services (EMS) provider. An EMS Provider Class Preview Night will be held from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 9, in Meeting Room 4 at Passavant. Participants are welcome to come and go during the preview night. The preview night gives potential volunteers age 18 and older the chance to meet EMS program staff (including Passavant staff and volunteer EMS providers from around the area), view training equipment, learn about the local EMS program and discuss EMS class opportunities and available grants. “Our first responders are crucial to providing the best pre-hospital care,” said Travis Wilson, EMT-P, LI, Passavant’s assistant EMS coordinator. “We value our current volunteer EMS providers, but we are always looking to increase the base of volunteers in our service area. This preview night is a great way for anyone thinking about volunteering to talk with some of our current EMS volunteers to get a feel for what’s involved.” Passavant provides emergency medical technician/responder classes for area EMS agencies. The next class starts Jan. 15, 2018, and meets Mondays and Thursdays from 6 to 10 p.m. Anyone with questions about EMS classes can contact Wilson by calling 217-245-9541, ext. 3929. Last month, the Passavant Foundation provided a $35,000 grant to recruit and train volunteer EMS providers in the Passavant service area.                                                                                     # # # # #

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