Keesler performs large numbers of scheduled surgeries and procedures on an outpatient basis, thus avoiding overnight hospital stays for many patients. As technology provides advanced capabilities, the capability for outpatient procedures continues to grow. Your doctor and the type of surgery will determine whether same day surgery is an option in your plan of care. If you are scheduled for same day surgery, you will be given a pre-admission appointment. At this time, you will be oriented to the location of the same day surgery unit with specific instructions about your surgery and recovery. Once your surgery and recovery is completed, your doctor and recovery team will determine if it is safe to discharge you to go home. At times for the patient’s safety, a patient may be required to stay overnight in the hospital. This decision depends upon a patient's post-operative condition and the doctor's evaluation.