We proudly partner with Walter Reed National Military Medical Center at Bethesda to offer elective, same day outpatient surgical procedures in our three operating rooms. If you require ambulatory surgery and would like to avoid going into the city, we encourage you to discuss your options for having your procedure here at Kimbrough.
The Operating Room is a 4-room suite that supports elective outpatient surgery for the following surgical specialties: Ear/Nose/Throat Surgery, General Surgery, Gynecology, Urology, Hand Surgery, Ophthalmology, Oral Surgery, Orthopedics, Pediatric Dentistry, Podiatry, Vascular, Plastic Surgery
The Operating Room performs over 200 cases per month using 3-4 rooms per day. Case length depends on the complexity of the surgical procedure.
The mission is to serve active duty, retirees, family members, and specially designated patients.
The population age range is from infants greater than 3 months to the geriatric patient.
Patients are scheduled for surgery through their referring surgeons. The surgeons may be assigned to Walter Reed Army Medical Center, National Naval Medical Center, Kimbrough Ambulatory Care Center, Annapolis Navy Medical Clinic, and the Pentagon.
Surgical patients need to call Same Day Surgery 301-677-8800 to make a pre-admission appointment before surgery to complete necessary paperwork, testing, and receive instructions about their procedure and the surgery process. Patients also need to call Same Day Surgery after 2 p.m. the day before surgery to find out their arrival time to the unit the day of surgery. The telephone number to Same Day Surgery is 301-677-8019 / 8020. Following surgery, patients will recovery in the Post-Anesthesia Care unit and return to the Same Day Surgery unit.
Surgical patients must have a responsible adult to escort and transport them home following their surgery or the case will be cancelled.