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Ambulatory Procedure – Mount Sinai Hospital


Registration Location
Guggenheim Pavilion, 2nd Floor
1468 Madison Ave @ 100th Street (revolving door entrance)
Admissions Registration Area

These are procedures that are usually done on an ambulatory basis

  • Extracorporeal Shockwave Lithotripsy (ESWL)
  • Tension-free vaginal tape (TVT) procedure
  • Varicocelectomy
  • Hydrocelectomy
  • Orchiectomy
  • Bladder stone removal
  • Ureteroscopy for stone removal (with or without laser)
  • Cystoscopy with retrograde pyelogram
  • Cystoscopy with stent placement

Instructions For Preparation

  • Please make arrangements to have someone escort you home from the hospital, preferably by car. You will be discharged about an hour after completion of the procedure.
  • Do not eat or drink anything after midnight the night before your appointment.
  • Do not take any aspirin or other known blood thinners for at least 10 days before surgery.
  • If you need to take any medications on the day of your procedure, you may swallow them with small sips of water.
  • If you are taking Glucophage (metformin) for diabetes, discontinue 24 hours before surgery. You may resume the medication 24 hours after surgery.
  • Because you will be receiving anesthesia during treatment, you will need to undergo certain tests (blood analysis, chest X-ray, EKG, etc) prior to the procedure to ensure that it is safe to proceed with treatment.
  • Bring your insurance card(s) with you for registration. Prior authorization from your insurance company will be taken care of by our office.

Pre-Surgical Testing
If you are over the age of 30, certain pre-operative testing requirements apply. Depending on your specific medical needs, testing may include blood chemistry profile, urinalysis, chest X-ray, EKG (electrocardiogram), and other diagnostic tests as needed. Pretesting may be arranged at Mount Sinai Hospital or you may make independent arrangements with your private doctor. If pretesting is done by your private physician, these results must be received by our office at least 24 hours before the scheduled procedure.