Learn more about outpatient services at Monash Health.
As an outpatient you will not be hospitalised overnight but will visit one of our hospitals for diagnosis or treatment. Treatment will be provided in one of our services and is called ambulatory care. Outpatient surgery eliminates inpatient hospital admission.
More procedures are now being performed in a surgeon’s office, termed office-based surgery, rather than in an operating room. Outpatient surgery is suited best for healthy people undergoing minor or intermediate procedures.