Surgery, Outpatient


Wide Variety of Outpatient Surgery Procedures

Outpatient surgery does not require a hospital stay, which makes it more convenient, less expensive, and less disruptive to your schedule.

Munson Healthcare’s surgical services team offers a wide variety of outpatient procedures at many locations throughout northern Michigan. Our highly trained and experienced general and specialty surgeons use the most advanced technology in the region to increase your comfort and speed your recovery.

You can expect personal and attentive care from our entire team — before, during, and after your outpatient surgery. We will answer all of your questions and ensure that your procedure helps achieve your health goals.

Outpatient Procedures Performed

Our specialized surgical services team performs many outpatient procedures across the Munson Healthcare system, including:

  • Ankle surgery
  • Arthroscopic knee and shoulder surgery
  • Biopsy
  • Bunionectomy
  • Carpal tunnel surgery
  • Cataract removal
  • Cataract surgery
  • Colonoscopy
  • Cornea transplant
  • Endometrial ablations
  • Eyelid surgery(blepharoplasty, ectropion repair)
  • Finger surgery
  • Foot surgery
  • Fracture treatment (for minor fractures)
  • Gallbladder surgery
  • Gastroscopy
  • Hernia repair
  • Hip surgery
  • Lumpectomy
  • Myringotomy (placement of ear tubes)
  • Nasal endoscopy
  • Septoplasty
  • Skin excision
  • Spine surgery
  • Tonsil and adenoid removal
  • Upper endoscopy
  • Urinary procedures

Munson Healthcare’s hospitals and outpatient clinics have state-of-the-art operating rooms with the most advanced equipment. Our expert surgeons and attentive care teams ensure a smooth, worry-free outpatient surgery process.

Help Before and After Surgery

Before any outpatient surgery, you should expect to receive a packet in the mail from Munson Healthcare Surgical Services. You will be asked to complete a health history form. In addition, a nurse will have a 20- to 30-minute phone call with you to discuss your health history and complete a health assessment, including a review of any medications you take.

If you are going home the same day as your surgery, please arrange for a responsible adult to drive you home. For your safety, your surgery may be canceled if you do not have a ride home.

You can expect to receive individualized attention throughout your outpatient surgery experience with us. You will receive a follow-up call from a Munson Healthcare Surgical Services nurse after surgery to see how you are feeling, ask about the surgical site, and answer your questions.  

Learn More about Outpatient Surgery Services

Most patients need a referral for outpatient surgery from their primary care physician or specialist. Talk to your primary care physician for a referral to one of our surgeons near you.