169 Riverside Drive, Binghamton, NY 13905
Recent advances in technology now allow many surgical
procedures that once required a hospital stay to be performed
safely and conveniently using Lourdes Ambulatory Surgery
Department. Here, Registered Nurses (RNs) prepare patients for
surgical procedures and are committed to helping patients be a
proactive participant in their healthcare experience. Ambulatory
Surgery RNs obtain each patient's medical history, review their
medications, and ensure that all necessary pre-operative testing
was performed before day of surgery (see also Pre-Admission
Testing). RNs also review all pre-surgical instructions with
each patient and answer any questions the patient and their family
members may have.
We have 11 Surgical
Suites, including two state-of-the-art Advanced Minimally Invasive
Suites to accommodate da Vinci Robotic procedures.
Highly trained surgeons, anesthesiologists and nursing staff
provide every patient with safe, high quality, comprehensive
healthcare in a dignified and compassionate environment. The
Department of Anesthesia provides services for surgery, obstetrics,
diagnostic and therapeutic procedures. Surgeons, anesthesiologists
and Lourdes staff are available 24 hours/7 days a week to meet the
emergent needs of patients.
Lourdes Ambulatory Surgery Department houses three minor
procedure rooms to accommodate procedures not requiring
Lourdes Post Anesthesia Care Unit (PACU), or Recovery Room, is a
short term critical care area providing nursing care for patients
immediately following surgery. Lourdes PACU has 11 fully equipped
bays. Specialty trained RNs provide continuous monitoring of blood
pressure; heart rate and rhythm; oxygen saturation; and respiratory
rate, as well as pain management. When a patient's vital signs are
stable and have returned to their pre-operative levels and the
patient's pain is under control, the patient is transferred from
PACU to the assigned Ambulatory Surgery room (for outpatient
procedures) or appropriate nursing floor (for inpatient
For Family and Friends
Family and friends can wait for patients in one of
our spacious waiting areas including the atrium, our new main
lobby, or one of our cafés-Café DePaul or Café Ozanam.
A paging system is available to family and friends to help
provide updates regarding the patient's surgery.
Wireless Internet service is available throughout the
Spiritual Care Services are also available through our Spiritual Care
Ophthalmology Surgery / Laser Treatment Center
Our Ophthalmology Surgery / Laser
Treatment Center is a surgical area specifically
designed for cataract removal and laser treatment of skin, tattoos,
etc. Here, the Surgical Team, including experienced Surgeons and
specialty trained Registered Nurses, help patients enjoy the
benefits of today's advanced cataract surgery.
GI Endoscopy Suite
Lourdes has a brand new,
state-of-the-art GI Endoscopy Suite dedicated to
exams of the colon and stomach.
A wide variety of surgical and diagnostic procedures can be
performed at Lourdes including:
- Arthroscopy - A visual examination of
the joints of the body (e.g., shoulder, knee, etc.).
- Cataract Removal - See Ophthalmology
Surgery / Laser Treatment Center.
- Cystoscopy - A visual examination of the
urinary tract and bladder.
- Hysteroscopy - A visual examination of
the uterus used to diagnose and treat uterine polyps and
- Laparoscopy - The most common form of
minimally invasive surgery performed today. It is used successfully
for removal of the gallbladder and appendix, ulcer surgery, hernia
repairs, and lung biopsies. These techniques are predicted to be
the first choice for most diagnostic and surgical procedures in the
21st century. Laparoscopy is also used to treat endometriosis and
for performing hysterectomies.
- Podiatry (Foot Surgery) -
Diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of diseases of the human foot
- Sinus Endoscopy- A visual examination of
the sinus cavity.
- Balloon Sinuplasty - Offers
a minimally invasive option for patients with chronic sinusitis
which results in a faster recovery time.
- Image Guided Sinus
Surgery - The system uses a special computer that
displays three-dimensional images of the patient's anatomy and the
surgeon's instruments in "real time" while the ENT surgery is being
For more information about Outpatient
Surgery, please call 607-798-5321.