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Touro Ambulatory Surgery Center

Outpatient surgery in New Orleans

The Touro Ambulatory Surgery Center (TASC) is described by a former patient as “the way surgery should be.” TASC strives to provide excellent care, comfort, and convenience for every patient. As a part of Touro Infirmary, TASC shares the hospital’s commitment to delivering excellent healthcare.

TASC’s dedicated staff of nurses, anesthetists, and surgical and radiological technicians works closely with surgeons, anesthesiologist and pathologists, all of whom meet the highest ethical and professional standards. The newly renovated facility makes pre-admission testing easy and convenient for patients. The center features three major operating rooms, including a diagnostic urology suite and a seven bed recovery room.

Surgical procedures offered at TASC include: Young african american physician

  • General
  • Oral
  • Orthopedic
  • Pediatric
  • Plastic/cosmetic
  • Podiatry
  • Ophthalmology
  • Otolaryngology (ENT)
  • Urology
  • Gynecology

Pre-operation preparation

At Touro, we require preadmission visits or telephone interviews in order to provide patients with important medical information regarding their procedure. During this preadmission screening, you will converse with a nurse and an anesthesiologist and you may need to take blood and urine tests, and EKG, X-rays, or other tests.

On the day before your surgery, do not eat or drink after midnight. Also be sure to follow any special instructions provided by your doctor.

On the day of your surgery, arrive on time and bring all ID and insurance cards. Wear comfortable clothing and do not leave on jewelry, body piercings, makeup, contact lenses, or nail polish. After your procedure, you will be taken a recovery room until you are released.

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Interscalene block

An Interscalene block is a form of regional anesthesia used in conjunction with general anesthesia for surgeries of the shoulder and upper arm. CLICK HERE to learn more.