Many surgeries that once required an overnight hospital stay are now offered
on a same-day basis. These include arthroscopy of the knee, ankle and shoulder,
breast biopsy, gall bladder removal, hernia repair, tonsillectomy and many other
Innovative surgical techniques and new anesthetics that are easier on the
body have made the difference. The added convenience, reduced expense and fewer
missed workdays are a tremendous benefit to patients.