(From the August 2018 Issue of MedStat)
The Section of Pediatric Surgery offers a Single Visit Surgery program for outpatient surgeries at the Westerville Surgery Center. Identified patients are seen in clinic in the morning and receive surgery in the afternoon, upon diagnosis confirmation. Follow up is typically completed via phone call from a nurse.
Single Visit Surgery is reserved for patients with definite surgical conditions that can be treated on an outpatient basis. Potential diagnoses include:
- Umbilical hernias
- Epigastric hernias
- Inguinal hernias
- Undescended testicles, greater than 12 mo of age
- Lumps, bumps or cysts
- Circumcisions over 4 mo of age
If you have identified an appropriate patient for this service, please have parent(s) and/or your scheduling staff contact Melissa Deming, RN, at (614) 722-0444 for appointment scheduling.