If you have surgery scheduled at the St.Vincent Indianapolis campus, your surgeon will instruct you to go to either Outpatient Surgery Pavilion A or Surgery Pavilion B. Our surgery staff is concerned with serving the needs of patients and their families by providing high-quality, patient-centered, cost-effective health services with a special concern for the sick and poor.
Pavilion A includes 17 pre- and post-op rooms, each room is pleasantly decorated and includes a television. A five-bed PACU (recovery area) is equipped with the most up-to-date technology and five dedicated operating rooms. Pavilion A also includes a comfortable and spacious family waiting room with a children's play area. Hours: 6 a.m.-6:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, no weekends or holidays. For a campus map and directions click here.Patients are required to arrive at least one hour prior to their scheduled surgery time.
Pavilion B includes 23 operating rooms, 36 PACU (recovery room) beds and 19 pre- and post-op rooms. The pavilion is the location for surgeries of all specialties except open -heart surgery. For patients staying overnight, you will be taken to the appropriate hospital inpatient unit following your stay in recovery (PACU) after your surgery.Hours: 5:30 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. Monday through Friday, no weekends or holidays. However, the unit is available 24 hours a day / 7 days a week for emergency surgical care. For a campus map and directions click here.Patients with scheduled surgeries are required to arrive two hours prior to their scheduled surgery time. Your family will wait in the Surgery Waiting Room, located on the first floor of the hospital with convenient access to the cafeteria, chapel, gift shop, main lobby and elevators. Because time seems to slow down when waiting for a surgery procedure. St.Vincent has tried to anticipate your needs by providing:
Your family's spokesperson will receive a pager to carry during the surgery. This allows him to move about the hospital, but still be reachable for patient updates. A Surgical Services Liaison will provide the family with updates on the patient's condition and status of the surgery. The Liaison can also be reached via phone and through the Surgery Waiting Room reception desk to answer questions between updates.