Same-day surgery

Receive skilled care delivered with a compassionate approach from Montage Health’s Outpatient Surgery Center team.

Benefits of outpatient procedures

Outpatient, or same-day, means you visit the surgery center for your procedure and go home afterward. If your examination or treatment is available on an outpatient basis, you may benefit from:

  • Lower costs than if you had a procedure that required an inpatient (overnight) stay at the hospital
  • Less time away from your home and family
  • Ability to recover in the privacy and comfort of familiar surroundings

Common outpatient procedures

Our outpatient team successfully performs thousands of operations each year, including:

  • Appendectomy – Removes the appendix
  • Cholecystectomy – Removes the gallbladder
  • Ear, nose, and throat (ENT) procedures, such as a tonsillectomy
  • Gastrointestinal (GI) procedures, such as endoscopy
  • Gynecologic procedures, such as laparoscopic-assisted vaginal hysterectomy (removal of the uterus)
  • Hernia repair – Fixes abnormal bulges of internal organs or tissues
  • Ophthalmology (eye) procedures, such as macular degeneration injections and cataract surgery
  • Orthopedic procedures, including minimally invasive arthroscopy of the knee or shoulder joint
  • Plastic surgeries, including breast augmentation, liposuction, and rhinoplasty
  • Urologic procedures

What to expect

Depend on our staff to offer helpful guidance and answer your questions every step of the way. Explore:

  • How to prepare for outpatient surgery, including what information to share with our staff, healthy habits that can help you heal faster, general medication and diet instructions, and more
  • What will happen, step-by-step, on the day of your procedure. Know how to get ready in the hours before you come to the surgery center and what to expect in the operating room (OR) and recovery room
  • How to take care of yourself after your procedure and have a successful healing process

About the surgery center

The Outpatient Surgery Center is a dedicated unit within Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula. Every aspect of the center is designed to make your experience positive and help you reach your best surgical outcome.


Call the Outpatient Surgery Center at (831) 625-4990, Monday through Thursday from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., or your doctor.

Cancel or reschedule

Contact your doctor and hospital staff as soon as possible if you:

  • Feel ill on the day of your procedure or have a fever or cold
  • Need to postpone or cancel your procedure for any other reason

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