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Out-Patient Surgery

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Out-patient surgery, also known as ambulatory surgery, is a surgical procedure that is performed in a medical facility, such as a hospital, surgery center, or out-patient department, that does not require the patient to stay overnight for medical reasons. This type of surgery typically includes procedures that are less invasive, have a shorter recovery time, and do not require extensive post-operative care. Out-patient surgery can include a wide range of procedures such as minor skin surgery, cataract removal, endoscopy, and arthroscopy.

It is important to note that while out-patient surgery may not require an overnight stay, patients may still need to arrange for transportation and post-operative care at home. 

Additionally, many insurance policies may provide coverage for out-patient surgery, however it is important to review the specific terms and benefits of your policy to understand what costs may be covered.