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.
Outpatient Surgery Pavilion A
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.
Patients are required to arrive at least one hour prior to their scheduled surgery time.
Surgery Pavilion B
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
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.
Patients with scheduled surgeries are required to arrive two hours prior to their scheduled surgery time.
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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:
- free coffee and a vending area.
- lockers for temporary storage of patient belongings
- free local phone access
- free Internet access
- pager for the family spokesperson
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.