Same Day Surgery
BACH offers many surgical services that can be completed within one workday that do not require the patient to stay overnight. All same day surgery procedures are scheduled through the specialty clinics. Any required labs needed prior to your scheduled surgery should be completed 24 hours prior to your procedure during business hours.
Patients should call Same Day Surgery the day prior to surgery, from 2 to 4 p.m. to receive their arrival time for surgery. The staff members in Same Day Surgery are there to facilitate a smooth and safe experience for the patient and their Family members. Your procedure will be verified by the nursing staff, anesthesia staff and the surgeon. You will go into the operating room from your Same Day Surgery Room.
The General Surgery Clinic treats Soldiers, Retirees, and Family members range over the age of 4 for a wide array of surgical conditions. The scope of services include, but are not limited to: Gallbladder surgery (laparoscopic and open); hernia repair (ventral, inguinal, laparoscopic, etc.); breast biopsy and mastectomy for cancer and precancerous tumors; fundoplication for Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD); pilonidal cyst procedures; hemorrhoidectomy; gastric sleeve and gastric bypass and lap-bands for morbid obesity (on a limited basis); colon and bowel surgery for colon cancer and benign disease; thyroid procedures; splenectomy; and procedures on the stomach. General Surgery Clinic also treats patients with traumatic injuries, burns, and complex wounds.
Bariatric Surgery is available at Blanchfield through the Bariatric Surgery Program here. Patients must see their primary care provider to obtain a referral to enter the bariatric surgery pathway. Patients who meet specific qualifications for bariatric surgery will be accepted into the program and receive surgery.
All patients with General Surgery concerns should see their primary care provider for a General Surgery referral. After receiving the referral, the patient will be contacted by referral management or the General Surgery Clinic to schedule an appointment within 3-5 business days. If the clinic directs the referral to a TRICARE network provider, the patient will receive a letter in the mail within 10 business days. If no contact has occurred within that time, contact the primary care provider clinic to verify the status of the referral.