Same Day Surgery FAQs
What happens once the patient is taken into the Same Day Surgery unit?
When patients are taken into the Same Day Surgery (SDS) unit, the nurse will get them ready for surgery. You will be invited to wait with them as soon as possible.
I see people who came into the hospital after me, go into surgery before me? Why?
On any given day, Hackensack Meridian Health may have many surgeons performing surgery. Each surgeon has his/her own schedule that may impact your wait time.
The patient was told surgery would be at 7:30 a.m. Is this a firm time frame?
Sometimes there are emergency cases, or delays that prevent surgery from starting at the scheduled time. We will make every effort to keep the patient, family and/or person waiting informed of any changes.