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Aronzon Ambulatory Surgery Center

The Aronzon Ambulatory Surgery Center provides Hudson Valley residents with high-quality, outpatient surgical care focused on your safety and ease of experience. Our new facility is designed with you in mind—the patient looking for advanced surgery without an overnight stay.

Our brand new, 25,000-square-foot, same-day surgery center offers four state-of-the-art operating rooms, a special procedure room, a spacious post-anesthesia care unit, a comfortable waiting area for families and dedicated parking.

At the Aronzon Ambulatory Surgery Center, your stay isn’t measured in days. It’s measured in one state-of-the-art hour at a time.

21 Reade Place
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
(845) 214-1918

A Step-by-Step Guide to Surgery at The Daniel Z. Aronzon Ambulatory Surgery Center

Preparing For Your Surgery - Once you and your surgeon have made the decision to have a procedure done at our Center, you may require blood work, an electrocardiogram (EKG) and/or a physical before surgery. We recommend making an appointment with your private medical physician for a pre-surgical exam and testing. Your physician will forward your test results to us for review prior to your procedure. A few days before your surgery you will receive two phone calls: one to verify your insurance information, and one to ask questions about your health, including allergies and current medications, and to give you pre-op instructions. These instructions will include how long before surgery to stop eating and drinking, how to take your regular medications and when to arrive for surgery. You will also be asked who will be driving you home after surgery, since it is unsafe for patients who have recently been sedated to drive themselves home.

On the Day Of Your Surgery - When you arrive for surgery, you will be asked for identification, your insurance card and any insurance co-pays or deductibles that apply. You will then be escorted into the pre-op area where your health history will be reviewed, your vital signs will be taken and an IV will be started. You will be asked to sign three consent forms: Surgical Consent (permission for the physician to perform the proposed surgery), Consent for Medical Treatment (permission to have your procedure done at Vassar Brothers Ambulatory Surgery Center) and Consent for Anesthesia (permission to have anesthesia).

During Your Surgery - Once you are ready, you will be brought into the procedure or operating room. You may walk or be wheeled in on a stretcher, as you feel comfortable.

After Your Surgery - After surgery, you will be taken to the PACU (Post-Anesthesia Care Unit), or Recovery Room. How long you stay will depend upon the procedure, the type of anesthesia and your individual response. Patients stay in the PACU until their blood pressure,heart rate and breathing are normal. Your doctor and a registered nurse will review discharge instructions with you before you go home.

A Note About Pain Relief and Anesthesia - Some patients have concerns about pain during or after a procedure and anesthesia in general. Feel free to discuss them with your surgeon in advance, or with your anesthesiologist on the day of surgery.


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