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Procedures Performed at 1-Day Surgery

The Elliot Health System | Dartmouth-Hitchcock 1-Day Surgery center offers a wide range of surgical specialties and procedures. Some of these procedures are listed below.

Breast Health

  • Axillary node dissection
  • Breast biopsy
    • Sentinal node biopsy, excisional biopsy, frozen sections
  • Excision of breast masses
  • Lumpectomy
  • Partial mastectomy


Dentistry is the science concerned with the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of diseases of the mouth and especially the teeth.

  • Dental extractions
  • Dental restorations
  • Incision and drainage

Ear, Nose and Throat

Otolaryngology is the branch of medicine concerned with the head and neck.

  • Adenoidectomy
  • Endoscopic sinus surgeries
    • Stealth guidance
    • Ethmoidectomy; maxillary antrostomy
    • Balloon sinuplasty
  • Laryngoscopy
  • Myringotomy (ear tubes)
  • Otoplasty
  • Rhinoplasty
  • Septoplasty
  • Tonsillectomy
  • Turbinoplasty

General Surgery

  • Excision of hydradenitis
  • Excision of lipomas
  • Hemorrhoidectomy
  • Hernia repair
  • Laparoscopic cholecystectomy
  • Rectal surgery and procedures
    • Dilation of anorectal strictures under anesthesia
    • Excision and fulguration of anal condyloma
    • Rectal and anal fistulectomy
    • Hemorrhoidectomy
    • Pilonidal cystectomy
    • Rectal exam under general anesthesia
    • Sphincterotomy
  • Varicose vein treatment
    • Phlebectomies
    • VNUS Closure procedure
  • Venous access device placement
  • Wide excision of skin cancer; with skin graft


Gynecology is a branch of medicine concerned with diseases and conditions affecting women.

  • Bartholin's cyst
  • Cervical biopsy
    • LEEP procedure
  • Dilation and curettage (D&C)
  • Endometrial ablation
  • Female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery (urogynecology)
    • Procedures for stress incontinence
      • Sling (i.e., Monarc)
      • Urethropexy
      • Cystoscopy
    • Pelvic organ prolapse surgery
    • Treatment of anal or fecal incontinence
    • Fistulectomy
  • Hysteroscopy
    • Diagnostic
    • Resection of endometrial lesions, fibromas
  • Laparoscopy
    • Diagnostic
    • Treatment of endometriosis
    • Removal of ovaries, fallopian tubes
    • Tubal ligation via cautery, clips or rings
    • Essure procedure


Ophthalmology is a branch of medicine concerned with the eye and its diseases.

  • Cataract extraction
  • Eyelid surgeries
    • Blepharoplasty
    • Ectropion repair
    • Entropion repair
    • Ptosis repair
  • Glaucoma treatment surgeries
    • Ahmed procedure
    • Baerveldt procedure
    • Iridectomy
    • Trabeculectomy
    • Transcleral Cyclophotocoagulation with Diode Laser
  • Strabismus repair


Orthopaedics is the branch of medicine concerned with skeletal system of the body.

  • Achilles tendon repair
  • Arthroplasty of joints in hands
  • Arthroscopies:
    • Knee arthroscopy
      • ACL repair
      • Chondroplasy
      • Meniscus repair/excision
      • Plica removal
      • Synovectomy
    • Shoulder arthroscopy
      • Rotator cuff repair
      • Labral tear repair
  • Wrist arthroscopy
  • Bicep tendon repair
  • Carpel tunnel release
  • Decompression of ulna nerve
  • DeQuervain’s excision
  • Fracture repair of ankle, hand, foot
  • Ganglion cyst excision
  • Trigger finger release

Pain Management

  • Epidural steroid injections
  • Nerve blocks
  • Radiofrequency nerve ablation
  • Trigger point injections

Plastic Surgery

Plastic surgery is a branch of medicine concerned with cosmetic surgeries.

  • Abdominoplasy
  • Blepharoplasty
  • Breast augmentation
  • Breast revision after mastectomy
  • Excision of skin lesions
  • Liposuction
  • Mastopexy
  • Wide excision of skin cancer with skin graft


Podiatry is the study and treatment of foot disease, injuries and defects.

  • Arthrodesis
  • Arthroplasty
  • Bunionectomy
  • Hammer toe repair
  • Morton's neuroma excision
  • Osteotomy


Urology is the branch of medicine concerned with diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the urinary tract in both males and females. It also deals with the genital organs in the male.

  • Circumcision
  • Cystoscopy
  • Extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (ESWL)
  • Hydrocelectomy
  • Hypospadius repair
  • Orchiopexy
  • Vasectomy
  • Vasovasostomy
  • Urogynecology
    • Urinary stress incontinence repair
    • Pelvic organ prolapse surgery
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