Outpatient Surgery Center
Surgical offerings at AHMC Seton Medical Center
Our innovation and advanced surgical methods set Seton Medical Center apart. We are renowned in the Bay Area for pioneering surgical innovation. Our highly skilled team is passionate about providing effective, individualized and compassionate patient care.
We perform advanced, minimally invasive techniques that address a range of diseases and disorders.
We have a 24 bed inpatient surgery unit, treating patients with a wide range of inpatient surgical needs. [after “We perform advanced, minimally invasive techniques that address a range of diseases and disorders.
Some of the surgical offerings we specialize in include:
- Solid tumor removal
- Laparoscopic hernia repair
We are committed to using minimally invasive methods whenever possible. Minimally invasive surgery has many benefits compared to traditional surgical procedures.
Some of the benefits include:
- Smaller incisions
- Less pain and scarring
- Shorter hospital stays
- Lower risk of infection
- Less blood loss
- Faster recovery
Use our Physician Search to find the Seton surgeon that is right for you.
Preparing for Surgery: A Patient’s Guide
At Seton, we know that patient education is key to safer surgeries and quicker recovery times. We have a pre-operative testing clinic, offering preparation and education services.
Here are some guidelines to help you and your family prepare for surgery and to know what to expect:
- Understand the consent form: You should review the information in the Consent Form carefully before signing it. If you are unsure about any of the information, ask your nurse or doctor.
- Know what’s being done: You should know the name of the surgery you are having and the place on your body that is the site of the operation.
- Confirm the information: Along with confirming your identity, your surgical nurse will confirm the site of the operation and the name of the procedure.
- Communicate with the team: Before the surgery begins, your nurse will review all the details of your surgery to ensure that you understand your procedure. This will include information about:
- The site of your operation
- The name of your procedure
- Confirmation of any known allergies
- Ask if you have questions: Feel comfortable with your caregivers to ask questions or express concerns.
Keep all caregivers informed: Make sure that all your caregivers have your important health information, such as a complete list of the medications you are taking.