We proudly offer elective, same day outpatient surgical procedures in our operating rooms. If you require ambulatory surgery and would like to avoid going off post, we encourage you to discuss your options for having your procedure here at the WACH. The Operating Room is a 3-room suite that supports elective outpatient surgery for the following surgical specialties: Ear/Nose/Throat Surgery, General Surgery, Gynecology, Urology, Hand Surgery, Ophthalmology, Oral Surgery, Orthopedics, Pediatric Dentistry, Podiatry, Vascular, Plastic Surgery
The OR mission is to serve active duty, retirees, family members, and specially designated patients. The population age range is from infants greater than 3 months to the geriatric patient. Patients are scheduled for surgery through their referring surgeons assigned to the WACH.
Surgical patients need to call Same Day Surgery to make a pre-admission appointment before surgery to complete necessary paperwork, testing, and receive instructions about their procedure and the surgery process. Patients also need to call Same Day Surgery after 2 p.m. the day before surgery to find out their arrival time to the unit the day of surgery. Following surgery, patients will recovery in the Post-Anesthesia Care unit and return to the Same Day Surgery unit.
Surgical patients must have a responsible adult to escort and transport them home following their surgery or the case will be cancelled.