What are the cases that could be done in a Day Surgery Unit

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    can someone please help me make a list of all the procedures that could be done in the day surgery unit instead of just labelling it minor surgeries? thank you!
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    My ASU we do the following:

    eyes:
    Cataracts
    Pterygiums

    Ortho:
    Knee athroscopies
    ACL Repairs
    Shoulder Arthroscopies
    Rotator cuff

    General Surgery:
    Inguinal hernia repairs
    Umblical hernia repairs
    Lap choles

    Urology:
    TRUS
    lithotripsies
    Stent placements

    GYN
    D&Cs
    Suction D&C (TOP)
    Suction D&E (TOP)

    Podiatry:
    Bunectomies
    Hammertoes

    Oral Surgeries:
    ORIF/CR Mandible fractures

    These are all I can remember for the moment.
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    I would add for ENT the following:

    Tonsillectomy
    Adenoidectomy
    FESS/SMR/Septoplasty
    Hemi-Thyroidectomy
    Bilat. Myringotomy with tubes
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    I & d of PERIRECTAL! ABCESS. I GET SOOO MAD WHEN WE HAVE ONE AT 3 AM

    PLUS ALL OF ABOVE
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    Would plastic/cosmetic surgery fall under this too? I know some plastic surgeons (in my area at least) have their own day surgery centers. Also, is it common for new grads to get hired at these day surgery places or are they better off starting in a hospital OR? I ask because I can eventually picture myself working at a place like this in the future, after nursing school.
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    Most plastic surgery cases that don't require a hospital stay are done at surgery centers. As an OR nurse you need to start in the hospital as a new grad and learn the foundation of OR nursing.


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