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2 day surgery to get shorter wait times

Posted by jtsmyth8 on November 1, 2007

Patients going for day surgery now have a wider option – and a shorter waiting time.

Two new day-surgery centres were launched last month, one fully operational and the other which will open its doors next March.

They will compliment hospitals by providing an area where patients can walk in, have their surgery done, consult their and walk out on the same day.

‘We do not want to overhwhelm hospital theatres with day surgery cases but instead use them for those who require more intensive care and need to stay there,’ said Dr Swee Yong Peng, divisional vice-president of surgical services in Parkway Health.

Parkway Day Surgery and Medical Centre, located at Balestier Road, opened its doors to the public on Sept 28.

Facilities include a full day ward of 14 beds, four day surgery operating theatres, an endoscopy centre and a pharmacy, which occupy five floors. Average prices for surgeries range from $1,000 to $3,000.

About five to ten surgeries and five endoscopies are performed daily,ith the most common being cataract, breast lump removal and endoscopies. (story)


One Response to “2 day surgery to get shorter wait times”

  1. Tatiana said

    Is this serious ? Because I’m younger than all my friends and taller all because of my rather. If there is any way of shortening my height and keeping it that way I would love it. It will bust my confidence and that’s something I really need. Please hurry and reply I don’t care how my much. I only want a few inches off and soon I’m begging. I can pay about 1,000 dollars or so I don’t care.

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