Frequently Asked Questions
Ambulatory surgery centers (ASC) are also known as outpatient surgery centers or same day surgery centers. Medical facilities where surgical procedures not requiring an overnight hospital stay are performed are sometimes called surgicenters. Such surgery is commonly less complicated than that requiring hospitalization.
An ASC is a health care facility that specializes in providing surgery, including certain pain management and diagnostic (e.g., colonoscopy) services in an outpatient setting.
Overall, the services provided can be generally called procedures. In simple terms, ASC-qualified procedures can be considered procedures that are more intensive than those done in the average doctor’s office but not so intensive as to require a hospital stay.
An ambulatory surgery center and a specialty hospital often provide similar facilities and support similar types of procedures. The specialty hospital may provide the same procedures or slightly more complex ones and the specialty hospital will often allow an overnight stay.
The outpatient surgery (or day surgery) first started in Phoenix, Arizona USA. Since then, it has proliferated nationwide in USA and in several countries worldwide.
Advanced surgery techniques utilising key-hole incisions and better anaesthetics now allow patients to be more alert sooner after a procedure, thereby reducing recovery time significantly and making hospitalisation unnecessary.
This means patients can save on hospitalisation costs.
Surgeries in ASCs span for a couple of hours, and most patients may return home on the same day. These are the reasons why well-informed patients in Singapore and the region are increasingly opting for ASCs like Novena Surgery for hassle-free, affordable procedures and a speedy recovery.
Aptus Surgery aims to bring outpatient ambulatory care in the region to greater heights. Enjoy a convenient, seamless and cost-effective alternative to hospitals.
Our ambulatory care centre is centrally located in Paragon at Orchard Road, and our patients look forward to highly personalised and professional care in a warm and cosy environment that is conducive for a speedy recovery.
Prompt and hassle-free scheduling, modern technology and equipment, and the warmth of our experienced professionals are some reasons why Aptus Surgery is the choice of many Surgeons/ Doctors and patients alike.
• Colorectal Surgery
• Dental Surgery
• Ear-nose-throat Surgery
• General Surgery
• Hand Surgery
• Micro-reconstruction Surgery
• Oral Surgery
• Orthopaedic Surgery
• MAKOplasty Surgery
• Plastic Surgery
Your surgeon will advise you on recovery time.
Our staff will monitor you closely during your recovery period. Your Surgeon will assess your suitability for discharge.
Aptus Surgery is a day and short-stay healthcare facility.
Patients are closely monitored and safety is never compromised. Patients are only discharged when they have recovered suitably.
We allow recovery stays for up to 23 hours, if required.
The following insurance policies are accepted – BUPA, AETNA, CIGNA, INTERNATIONAL SOS and etc.
For more details, please contact our friendly Patient Relations Executive at +65-6238 8049.
1. You can check in half an hour before appointment time for registration.
2. Items to bring along:
- NRIC / Passport / Birth certificate for children
- Consent form for operation or procedure form
- Letter of Guarantee (if applcable)
3. Payment by:
- Credit cards (Mastercard, VISA, AMEX)
Before discharge, our professional nurses at Aptus Surgery will provide you with instructions specific to your surgery.
Important telephone numbers will also be provided so that you may contact the relevant party that can address any concerns you may have.
You can always call us at +65 6238 8049 if you have any questions.
We advise that at least one reliable relative or friend is present to accompany you home after your procedure.
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|Monday - Friday:||07.00 - 19.00|
|Saturday:||07.00 - 13.00|
|Sunday & P.H.:||Closed|
How To Get Here
Alight at Orchard MRT Station NS22. Take Exit A
Alight at the bus stop outside Lucky Plaza. Bus services available are 7, 14, 14e, 16, 65, 106, 111, 123, 175, 502, 502A, 502B.
Night Rider services are NR1, NR2, NR3, NR5, NR6, NR7 and NR8.
By Car or Taxi
Alight at Paragon Medical Centre taxi stand OR alight at Paragon taxi stand, which is at Bideford Road. The carpark is also accessible from Bideford Road.