Ambulatory Surgery

The Hospital of Central Connecticut offers one-day surgeries in general surgery and a variety of specialty areas.

THOCC Ambulatory Surgery

Our Ambulatory Surgery units are staffed by teams of physician specialists, anesthesiologists, registered nurses, nurse anesthetists and other skilled healthcare professionals.

If you need to cancel your scheduled surgery or are calling after hours, on a weekend or holiday, please call 860.224.5016 and leave a message or stay on the line to speak to an admitting office representative.


The Pre-Op Interview (New Britain General Campus)

One to three days before your procedure, a nurse will conduct a phone interview with you. Please have handy a list of all current medications, including dosages, and any pertinent medical or surgical history.

You may designate a family member to give this information. The 10- to 15-minute pre-op interview is conducted between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday-Friday. Arrival times cannot be given until the day before your procedure due to last-minute schedule changes. The interview nurse will give your arrival time or tell you how to obtain that information. Arrival times vary between 6 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.

Pre-admission Testing Appointment (Bradley Memorial Campus)

Prior to surgery, the Bradley Memorial Campus Admitting Department will contact you to schedule a Pre-admission Testing Appointment. Depending on the tests your doctor has ordered, you may be required to come to the hospital for certain testing, or be scheduled for a telephone interview with the Pre-admission Testing nurse.

Please have handy a list of all current medications, including dosages, and any pertinent medical or surgical history. You may designate a family member to give this information.
Arrival times cannot be given until the day before your procedure due to last-minute schedule changes. You will be asked to contact the Ambulatory Surgery Unit after 11 a.m. the day before surgery. ASU nurses will give you your arrival time and review pre-op instructions with you. Arrival times vary between 6 a.m. and 2 p.m.


Important info for all Surgery Patients

These instructions are important for your safety and will help things go more smoothly the day of your procedure. Failure to comply with these instructions may cancel your surgical procedure.

Do's

  • Arrange to have someone drive you to and from the hospital. You cannot drive the day of your procedure.
  • Arrange to have a friend or family member stay with you at home through the first night after surgery.
  • New Britain General campus: On your surgery day, please report to the information desk in the main lobby at your scheduled time. Please observe posted areas of restricted cell phone use.
  • Bradley Memorial campus: On your surgery day, please park near the Emergency Room entrance, and enter the door marked Ambulatory Surgery. Report to the receptionist's desk on the left.

Don'ts

  • Do not eat or drink anything after midnight.
  • Do not wear jewelry, body piercings, perfume or contact lenses.
  • Do not bring valuables or money.
  • Do bring information on your medications and medical history the day of your procedure.


More Information

You can also download and print the My Notes for the Nurse form, complete it and bring it the day of your surgery.

My Notes for the Nurse

Surgical site infections FAQs

Ambulatory Surgery


Other Departments

Ambulatory Surgery Preoperative Interview Nurses

Phone: 860.224.5132
Hours: M - F, 7:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Admitting Office Patient Representative 

Phone: 860.224.5727 
Hours: M - F, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Anesthesiology 

Phone: 860.224.5266 
Hours: M - F, 7 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Operating Room (Main OR) 

Phone: 860.276.5312
(Bradley Memorial Campus)

Phone: 860.224.5132
(New Britain General Campus)
Hours: M - F, 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.