Outpatient Surgery involves minor or intermediate surgical procedures, some level of anesthesia, however the patient is able to return to home the same day the surgery was performed.

Outpatient procedures, especially same-day surgeries, provide a safe, convenient alternative for many tests and treatments that formerly required an overnight hospital stay. Your physician or health care professional can determine if this is an option for you. Southwestern Medical Center offers a wide variety of outpatient procedures that allow you to recover in the comfort of your home. Designed to expedite your care, keep you comfortable and minimize disruptions.

Short Stay Surgery

The Short Stay Unit at Southwestern Medical Center was started in 1984 to give patients the opportunity to have surgery without an overnight hospital stay. The unit is open Monday through Friday from 6:30 am to 5:00 pm. There are more than 300 types of surgical procedures, which can be performed as a Short Stay surgery. These include, but are not limited to: adenoidectomy, nasal polypectomy, rhinoplasty, breast biopsy, cataract removal, minor eye surgery, tendon repair, ear and hernia surgery on children, tubal ligations, knee and other orthopedic procedures, vasectomies, circumcisions, D&C’s, laparoscopies, and many others. By choosing Southwestern Medical Center’s Short Stay Surgery Unit, you not only save time and money, but you also have peace of mind knowing that you are receiving care in a full-service, acute care hospital. Please call 580-531-4735 for more information.


  • Pre-Procedure Testing
  • Lab work
  • Imaging
  • EKG’s
  • Patient Assessment/Evaluation
  • Patient Registration/Admission

Outpatient Services

  • Pre-Op/Post Op Evaluation
  • Nuclear Medicine Procedures
  • Stress Testing
  • Endoscopy Procedures
  • Infusion Therapy
  • Surgical Procedures
  • Radiological Procedures including CAT and MRI