Greater El Monte Community Hospital has been recognized by the Joint Commission
as a Top Performer on Key Quality Measures for 2015 which includes surgical care.
Thanks to advances in medical technology, many surgeries can now be performed
on an outpatient basis. At Greater El Monte Community Hospital, we offer
some of the latest equipment that allows us to provide a wide range of
surgical capabilities designed to get you home and back to your regular
routine as quickly as possible. Among the outpatient surgeries performed,
- Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP)
- Gastrointestinal endoscopy
- Cataract surgery
- Cornea transplants
- Podiatric surgery
- Excision cysts
- Ganglion cysts abcess draining
- Hernia Repair
- Pediatric appendectomy
- Testicular torsion
- Transurethral resection of the prostate
- Portacath (Port)
- Colon resection
- Caesarean section
- Ectopic pregnancy surgery
- Tubal ligation
The success of any surgery is dependent not only on the skills of the surgeon
and the support of other professionals, but also on the technology available.
Greater El Monte Community Hospital makes special efforts to utilize the
latest surgical equipment is available, such as minimally invasive endoscopic
Your Comfort Is Our Priority
At Greater El Monte Community Hospital, it's important that you are
as comfortable as possible throughout the entire process from pre-admitting
to surgery to recovery. We know that when you are facing surgery, some
of the pre-surgery and post-surgery details are not foremost on your mind.
That's why we want to help by reminding you of the following:
Please Bring The Following Items With You To Your Appointment:
- Preoperative order from your doctor
- List of current medications you are taking
- Insurance card and any necessary authorization from your insurance company
Day of Surgery
Please go directly to the Admitting Department to check in. Please make
sure to leave all jewelry, cash and other valuables at home. Do not wear
any make-up or hair clips and be sure to wear comfortable clothing. Don't
forget to bring a case for your eyeglasses if needed. Remind your family
and/or friends that visitors are not allowed in the recovery room. We
ask that they stay in the waiting area while you are in surgery. Your
doctor will discuss the results of the surgery with them afterward in
the waiting area.
Your hospital stay will depend on the type of procedure you have had.
Outpatient procedures allow the patient to go home within 24 hours. Inpatient
surgery recovery times will vary. Be sure to arrange for transportation
home since you will not be allowed to drive yourself following surgery.
This is for your own safety. You will receive postoperative instructions
from your doctor or nurse before leaving the hospital. Once you are home,
if you have any questions regarding these instructions, please call your
doctor for clarification.