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Ambulatory Surgery Center

Kent Hospital’s Ambulatory Surgery Center

Welcome to Kent Hospital’s Ambulatory Surgery Center (ASC). We are proud to provide you, our valued patients, with a new, unique and truly special outpatient surgical experience that you won’t find anywhere else in Rhode Island. Our new surgery center combines an exceptional outpatient experience with new, specially designed space, state-of-the-art equipment and, right next door, the 24-hour support of our full-service hospital. The result is unparalleled ease of access, comfort and peace of mind for those who need our services.

But there is more that makes this surgery center impressive and unique. By involving our physicians in the design and construction process of the surgery center, and by committing to work with our physicians to manage the surgery center going forward, Kent Hospital has built into the facility a culture and an expectation of continuous quality improvement, safety and efficiency.

Contact Information

Care New England Department of Surgical Services
Ambulatory Surgery Center | Kent Hospital
455 Toll Gate Road
Warwick, RI 02886
P: (401) 737-7010, ext. 31287

Surgical Services Scheduling
P:(401) 738-6611

Please be advised that this location is a provider-based clinic and both a physician and facility fee will be assessed, which may result in a higher out-of-pocket expense.

 

Our Services

The Kent Hospital ASC offers a team of board-certified surgeons, anesthesiologists, and nursing team focused on patient care.

We provide outpatient surgery in the following areas:

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Urology
  • Gynecology
  • Colorectal Surgery
  • Vascular Surgery
  • General Surgery
  • Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
  • Breast Surgery
  • Endoscopy (Colonoscopy & Esophagogastroduodenoscopy)

The comfortable waiting area offers free wi-fi, a café, and monitors which friends and family can confidentially track a patient's progress throughout their stay.

Homeward Bound

Ambulatory surgery is generally shorter and requires less anesthesia than procedures requiring a hospital stay afterward. Within one or two hours of the surgery, most patients are awake and comfortable enough to go home.

Clinical staff makes sure the patient and caregivers are prepared to go home, teaching them the care that will need to be done and explaining pain management techniques if necessary.

The responsibilities of the caregivers and patient once at home vary depending on the type of surgery. They must follow the surgeon's simple instructions and call if they have any questions or concerns. It usually involves simple jobs like removing a bandage, elevating a wrist, or taking off a sling on a set schedule.

Pain is usually managed at home several different ways, including:

  • Pain medication
  • Ice
  • Positioning
  • Activity modification
  • Anti-inflammatories and antispasmodics

Following a well-designed program from the surgeon usually means the pain will be well controlled without much additional work from the patient and the patient's family.

Staff with the Ambulatory Surgery Center also follows up with each patient to check his or her status and to review the basics of home care.