High Quality Outpatient Care

Outpatient surgery is a practical choice when your surgery can be planned in advance with your physician. When you choose outpatient surgery at Manatee Memorial Hospital's Surgery Center, you’ll receive high quality care by a team of dedicated medical professionals.

A wide range of procedures can be performed on an outpatient basis, including:

  • Colorectal surgery
  • Ear, nose and throat
  • Gastroenterology
  • General surgery
  • Gynecology
  • Ophthalmology
  • Oral surgery
  • Orthopedics and sports medicine
  • Pain management
  • Podiatry
  • Reconstructive
  • Urology


Get the latest information on outpatient surgical procedures from healthcare professionals.

Advantages for Patients

Outpatient surgery advantages include the following:

  • Specialized setting
  • Personalized care and convenience
  • Streamlined registration
  • Fewer delays
  • Patients return home the same day
  • Specially-trained staff

Preparing for Your Procedure

  • Attend your preoperative appointment, complete your pre-admission testing, make payment and sign all necessary paperwork
  • The day of your procedure, arrive two hours before your scheduled time
  • Outpatient Surgery is located on the second floor of the Outpatient Services Center at Manatee Memorial Hospital
  • Parking is available in the parking lot in front of the Outpatient Services Center 

Things to Remember

  • Do not eat after midnight on the night before your procedure. You may drink ONLY water or yellow Gatorade up to two hours prior to your procedure unless otherwise directed by your doctor
  • If you get a cold, fever, infection, open wound, start new medication or are unable to have the procedure done, notify your doctor
  • Leave your jewelry, money, credit cards and other valuables at home on the day of procedure
  • If you wear dentures, glasses or hearing aids, please bring them with you in a container labeled with your name
  • Do not wear your contact lenses
  • You may take a shower the morning of your procedure
  • Do not apply lotion, powder, oil, deodorant, perfume or cologne
  • Bring comfortable clothes to wear home after your surgery

What to Expect When You Arrive

Check in at the Admitting Desk in the Outpatient Services Center two hours before your scheduled procedure. Payment of deductibles and co-pays prior to the day of the procedure will expedite your arrival on the procedure day and eliminate the need for you to bring money or credit cards.

You will be directed to the department where your procedure will take place and a nurse will check you in and direct your family members to the waiting room. In most cases, the physician will speak with your family or designated adult contact after your procedure. To ensure patient privacy, visitors are not allowed in the recovery room.

Going Home

You will be discharged after you meet certain criteria, including a normal blood pressure and the ability to use the restroom. An adult other than yourself must drive you home and stay with you for the first 24 hours after your procedure. You may not take a taxi home. If you must remain in the hospital, a nurse will notify your family or emergency contact when you are in a hospital room.

For more information or to schedule an appointment, please call 941-745-7391.