Day Surgery or Outpatient Surgery

Day surgery, also known as “outpatient” surgery, allows the patient to recover at home, in the company of family and friends, and eliminates the expense of an overnight hospital stay.

Initially developed as an alternative for elective surgery, in most cases it is now mandated by insurance providers (unless a specific condition or issue requires a patient to be admitted to the hospital).

South Shore Hospital was the first community hospital in the Boston area to offer a day surgery program. Since then, thousands of Massachusetts residents have enjoyed the convenience and safety of outpatient surgery.