Patients' Guide to Surgery: Adults

Thank you for choosing New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai (NYEE). We take pride in providing the highest quality care to all of our patients. The following information will help you plan and prepare for your surgery.

There are two types of surgery. Inpatient surgery means that you will be admitted to the hospital (usually on the same day of the procedure) and will remain in the hospital after your operation for one, two, or more days until you are ready to go home. Outpatient, or ambulatory surgery, means that you will come to the hospital the day of your operation and go home the same day. Many patient instructions will be the same for both types of procedures.

Before arriving at the hospital, it is necessary to complete all required paperwork and testing. This will help to minimize delays on the day of your surgery. If you have any questions about your upcoming surgery or hospital stay, do not hesitate to ask your physician.

If you have questions regarding preoperative instructions, please call the Ambulatory Surgery Center at 212-979-4360 or 212-979-4165, Monday through Friday from 7am to 8pm.

If you have questions regarding your insurance coverage, please call the Admitting Department at 212-979-4306.