‘Ambulatory surgery’ in most cases means ‘day surgery’, when the patient does not spend the night before and the night after the operation in the hospital—the entire procedure is carried out in the working hours of a weekday.

Operations performed in ambulatory surgery range from simple to highly complex, using the most state-of-the-art technology, keeping hospitalisation time to the minimum. After thorough pre-surgery evaluation, the anaesthesiologist and the surgeon jointly decide, on strict criteria, whether the patient is suitable for anaesthesia and the surgery or not.

Ambulatory surgery operations are performed in a type of anaesthesia. Under the relevant protocol, the patient is to be woken up and moved as soon as possible. This is called early rehabilitation. Just an hour or two after the surgery, the patient can already drink and also eat light food, and, if their condition meets the discharge criteria, three to four hours following the operation they can leave hospital accompanied by a family member or an escort.

Besides the development of surgical technology, the development of anaesthetics has also played a key role in the spreading of ambulatory surgery, providing us with anaesthetic agents clearing from the body quickly, as well as pain killers and anti-nausea drugs that act faster and last longer. Patients’ needs also foster ambulatory surgery because nobody has the time nowadays to stay in hospital for days or weeks. This practice allows healthy people to minimise the time they spend in hospital. Furthermore, patients recover faster in their homes, in a familiar environment, which then allows them to get back to their normal life and work in the shortest possible time.

The Budaörs Healthcare Centre has been providing ambulatory surgery services since 2004. Currently, we offer ambulatory surgery in as many as 11 specialisations, 15 hospital beds, and state-of-the-art operation theatres with an excellent and highly qualified staff.