Friday, September 7, 2012

Day Surgery

At times when the medical conditions are not that serious, you may want to ask the attending Doctor whether you can opt to do the procedures as day surgery instead of staying in the hospital.

Here are a Day surgery List:-

ENT & Ophthalmic Procedures
a. Cataract with or without intra occular lens implant
b. Retinal Detachment surgery
c. Surgical excision of pterygium
d. Removal of foreign body from Ear, Nose or Throat (applicable to child below 12 years old only)
e. Myringotomy & Grammets insertion

Orthopeadic Procedures
a. Antroscopy knees
b. Removal of orthopeadic implants
c. Manipulation / reduction of joints under GA
d. Excision of growth / tumours under GA
e. Release of trigger fingers, carpal tunnel/tarsal tunnel syndrome

O&G Procudures (Exclude all pregnancy & infertility related conditions)
a. Marsupialisation / Excision of Bartholin's gland
b. Laparoscopy
c. Diagnostic D&C
d. Excisions biopsy / I&D abscess breast lump

Genito-urinary Procedures
a. Cystoscopy
b. Insertion / Removal of J stent
c. Ultrasound guided renal biopsy
d. Urethral dilatation
e. ESWL (Lithotripsy)

General Surgery Procedures
a. Gastroscopy / Colonscopy
b. Branscoscopy with or without washout
c. Insertion of Hickman line / chemopart
d. Creation of AV Fistula
e. Haemorrhoidectomy (stapled / rubber banding)
f. Ultrasound guided liver biopsy
g. Therapeutic aspiration of abdomen / pleural cavity
h. Chemotherapy/Radiotherapy for cancer
i. Kidney dialysis

Cardiac Procedure
a. Coronary angiogram

Please note that the procedures are Day Surgery as recommended from the insurer. The decision and any necessity for any in-hospitalization shall be at the discretion of the attending Doctor.