What is elective surgery?

Also known as: same day surgery, ambulatory surgery, outpatient surgery.

Elective surgery is surgery that can be scheduled and therefore planned and prepared for. Most elective surgery is performed on a same day surgery basis so your child can come into the hospital, undergo the operation and return home all in the same day. A typical example of same day surgery would be the surgical repair of a hernia. In other cases, such as a more complex urological surgery or repair of pectus excavatum, there is a short hospital stay after surgery.

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