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One Day Surgery

Our convenient One Day Surgery program offers many surgical procedures that may be performed without the need for an overnight stay. Since 1981, New Milford Hospital has offered the best, safest approach to many surgical procedures through our One Day Surgery program. If your surgery does not require overnight hospitalization, you qualify for this program.

Through the efforts of our surgeons, nurses and countless support staff, more than 3,500 adults and children use this program annually. The surgical procedure is individualized to meet the patient's needs and is often completed with minimal pain, less discomfort-and more rapid recovery. We perform procedures in many specialties, including:

  • General surgery
  • Vascular surgery
  • Podiatry
  • Colonoscopy
  • Bronchoscopy
  • Orthopedic joint and spine surgery
  • Cosmetic and plastic surgery
  • Lithotripsy for kidney stones
  • Endoscopy
  • Ophthalmological (eye)
The nurses in One Day Surgery are committed to providing excellent patient care along with appropriate health education and patient advocacy.

Our One Day Surgery program has been developed to make your short stay as comfortable as possible. A waiting room for family is located immediately adjacent to the unit.

Before Surgery
When the date of your surgery has been scheduled, you should call the surgical case manager's office at 860-210-7473. A medical history will be taken. You may be asked to obtain certain tests before your surgery and you will be given instructions specific to your surgery.

We require that you make your own arrangements for someone to pick you up at the hospital after your surgery. We cannot allow you to drive yourself home. Taxis and public transportation cannot be utilized.

Pre-Surgery Tour
To relieve pre-operative anxieties for our patients, we offer a short tour for all patients (and family members), on request. Please call 860-210-5230 for an appointment.

For more information, please call One Day Surgery at 860-210-5230, or our physician referral service, if you need a doctor, at 1-800-585-7198.