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Ambulatory Services

Ambulatory Services

Joint SealSimply Exceptional
St. Anthony Community Hospital’s Center for Ambulatory Surgery is a state-of-the-art surgical facility that offers you the best in medical care, combined with efficiency and convenience for you and your family. This exceptional facility, staffed by an experienced, highly trained and certified health care team, has been designed with all of your health care needs in mind.

Ease and Convenience
From the minute you arrive, the Center for Ambulatory Services offers you convenience with free valet parking. Easily accessible, the Center incorporates all of the services necessary in one central location. Realizing that surgery can be very stressful for family members as well as for patients, our facility has been designed with the goal of alleviating anxiety. A modern waiting area, private consultation room, in-room flat panel TV’s and art displays provided by the Warwick Art League, make waiting more comfortable.

Efficient Care
St. Anthony Community Hospital’s Center for Ambulatory Services offers the clinical and support services you’ll need in one location. These include admitting, pre-admission screening, endoscopes, minor surgery and same-day surgery.
The Ambulatory Surgery Center utilizes a computerized scheduling system to manage waiting times and maximize efficiency. From pre-admission to the actual procedure to recovery, smooth patient flow helps alleviate the anxiety that patients and family members often experience.

Renowned Quality Care and Award Winning Patient Satisfaction
The Center for Ambulatory Services is staffed by a highly skilled multi-disciplinary team of Board Certified physicians and nurses to ensure St. Anthony’s renowned level of excellent care. Our nursing staff is noted for their competent, caring and courteous nature. Anesthesia services are provided by a team of board certified anesthesiologists specially trained in the latest techniques of anesthesia for ambulatory surgery, pediatric anesthesia and post-operative pain control. The unique combination of modern equipment and highly skilled staff ensures every patient the best in health care.
From admission to surgery/endoscope, post-operative recovery to discharge, patient comfort, safety and prompt treatment are the goals at the St. Anthony Community Hospital Center for Ambulatory Services, where you’ll soon discover you’re somebody special.

  • Prompt treatment
  • Patient comfort
  • Modern equipment
  • Highly trained staff
  • Computerized scheduling
  • Modern waiting area

Located at:
St. Anthony Community Hospital
15 Maple Avenue, Warwick, NY 10990

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Health Matters

Listen to WTBQ Radio’s “Health Matters” with Kenneth Austin, MD, Director of Surgical Service Line Development. He discuss surgeries that are performed at St. Anthony Community Hospital, Bon Secours Community Hospital and Good Samaritan Hospital, members of the Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth). They range from orthopedic, vascular, bariatric, cardiac surgery and more.

Same Day Services Instruction and Preparation 

At St. Anthony Community Hospital, surgical procedures are performed on an outpatient basis by a specially trained staff supported by our full range of hospital services. For your comfort, convenience and privacy, we provide a curb-side patient drop-off and pick-up area, free parking, a quick-registration area and a follow-up phone call from one of our nurses a day or so after your return home.

St. Anthony Community Hospital assures you that as an ambulatory surgery patient, you will receive the high quality professional medical attention and care community residents have come to expect from us over the years.

Pre-registration and Testing

After your surgery is scheduled, please call the hospital to set up an appointment for your pre-surgical testing. On the day of your scheduled appointment, come to the Admitting Office where a member of the Ambulatory Surgery Staff will meet you.

If you do not have an identification card from a previous visit, we will need the following information for our records:

  • Your Social Security number
  • Mailing address
  • Home and business phone numbers
  • Names and telephone numbers of next of kin
  • Insurance information (please have your insurance cards available.)
  • Insured's name
  • Group number, policy number, insurance company billing office
  • Your medical history
  • Your current medication list

Laboratory tests, X-rays and other tests ordered by your physician will be completed, and, if necessary, a pre-surgical interview with the anesthesiologist will be scheduled.

If there is any change in your physical condition, such as a cold or fever between your pre-surgical testing and scheduled procedure, contact your physician as soon as possible. If you are having general anesthesia, do not eat or drink anything, including water, gum or candy after midnight the night before surgery. Please call the Admitting Office at 845-987-5187 after 3pm the day prior to your scheduled procedure for the definite time of your admission. If the procedure is scheduled for Monday, please call on Friday.

Day of Surgery Instruction

Do not eat or drink anything, including water, after midnight before your surgery unless your doctor tells you otherwise.

If you take Insulin or any other routine medication (for your blood pressure or your heart, for example) please consult your doctor for fasting instructions and whether or not you should take any medication the morning of your procedure. If you are taking a blood thinner such as Coumadin, please tell your surgeon. If you develop a fever, rash or cold, inform your doctor who may wish to postpone your procedure.

Please leave all jewelry, money and other valuables at home or with your family. Wear comfortable clothing that is easy to put on and take off. All cosmetics, including make-up must be removed before surgery. If you wear dentures, a partial plate, contact lenses or any other prosthesis, you will be asked to remove them before surgery. We will label the item and keep it in a secure place until your return.

A registered nurse will take your blood pressure and temperature, explain procedures, answer your questions and prepare you for surgery. One parent/relative/friend may wait in the Ambulatory Unit with you prior to and after your procedure.

If you are unable to keep your surgery appointment or you are going to be late, please notify your doctor and the Admitting Office immediately at 845-987-5187.

Post Surgery Information

Following surgery you will be taken to the Recovery Room. Recovery time varies with the type of procedure performed. Please arrange to have a responsible adult available to drive you home after your surgery. You will not be discharged unless accompanied by an adult.

Your doctor will provide you with specific instructions with reference to medications, diet, and activity after surgery. Do not drink alcoholic beverages for at least 24 hours after surgery and for as long as you are taking pain medication.

You may be lightheaded, dizzy or drowsy following surgery. For your protection, we recommend that you do not drive, operate machinery or make important decisions for approximately 24 hours after leaving the hospital. If you have trouble breathing, excessive bleeding, persistent nausea or vomiting, extreme pain, swelling or fever, contact your doctor immediately.

Pediatric Surgery Information

One parent may wait with a child in the Ambulatory Surgery area. Your child may bring a favorite toy or blanket from home. Please bring the child's immunization records before being admitted for your scheduled procedure. We welcome your comments and suggestions about your experience in the Ambulatory Surgery Unit. Please feel free to share your views with the Unit Nurse at the time of your follow-up call.