Holy Family Hospital

Surgical Day Care

Learn More About Our Team and What to Expect

At Holy Family Hospital in Methuen, our Surgical Day Care team provides patient and family-centered care for thousands of adults and children every year. Whether you are returning home the same day or spending some time with us to recover, you will have access to advanced medical technology and some of the finest physicians in our community.

Our team consists of general and specialty surgeons, anesthesiologists, nurse anesthetists, nurses, technologists and other qualified professionals. Together, they are committed to ensuring that your entire experience, from preoperative preparation through discharge care, is smooth, coordinated and efficient, so you can focus on what matters most, your health and recovery. 

Holy Family Hospital in Methuen offers a range of general and specialty surgeries. Many surgeries are performed using some of the most sophisticated and leading edge techniques and technology, including minimally invasive, laser surgery, and endoscopic procedures.

Read our Guidelines for Your Surgery. 

Pre-Admission Testing (PAT)

Most patients have a pre-admission evaluation with an RN seven to 10 days before surgery to help them and their family prepare for surgery. PAT will call you to schedule this appointment. Introductory visits with rehabilitation therapists, a dietitian, and a case manager may also be coordinated during the pre-admission visit to help you prepare for post-surgical care and life needs. If your surgeon has ordered any laboratory tests we will also help arrange these for the same day as your pre-admission testing appoint. 

Complete details on pre-admission testing, including preoperative instructions and a questionnaire for your pre-admission evaluation.

Pre-Admission Questionnaire (English)

Pre-Admission Questionnaire (Spanish) 

Operating Room (OR)

Holy Family Hospital in Methuen has eight operating rooms and a 16-space post anesthesia care unit. In addition to board-certified surgeons, our OR team includes board-certified anesthesiologists and registered nurses who are specially trained in both perioperative and operative procedures. Our OR's technology is continually upgraded to enhance patient safety and operational efficiency. Every month, our expert clinicians perform a combined total of 400 day surgeries at Holy Family Hospital.   

Post-Anesthesia Care Unit (PACU)

Following a day surgery procedure, patients at Holy Family Hospital in Methuen recover in the Post Anesthesia Care Unit (PACU). This specialized recovery unit is staffed by experienced registered nurses and anesthesiologists who are specially trained to care for post-operative patients and provide the appropriate pain management. Each patient is assigned a nurse who closely observes and monitors their condition while providing nursing care during recovery from anesthesia. While recuperation time can vary, most patients stay one to two hours following their procedure. Prior to leaving the hospital, a patient will meet with a member of our staff to discuss any prescription needs and/or any home care instructions, we encourage you to ask any questions and share any concerns at this time and throughout your stay. 

When You Return Home

For patients with special post-surgical needs, we offer post-operative care services to promote maximum recovery. These include home care services, comprehensive inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation therapy for adults and children, cardiopulmonary rehabilitation, multidisciplinary Center for Pain Management, nutrition services, and more.

Keeping You Informed

Our team is here to help you and your family. We are committed to making sure that you are fully informed every step of the way. You will receive information from many sources including your surgeon’s office, your pre-admission testing interview as well as your pre- and post-operative caregivers. If you are in need of more information or unsure about anything, ask any one of our health care professionals or physicians. We encourage you to ask questions before and after surgery to ensure that you are comfortable and have peace of mind.

For detailed information, please visit our Guide for Patients and Visitors.


FREE parking is available to ALL patients. When you come to the hospital, please follow the signs for visitor parking. Our front desk team is happy to help you on the day of your surgery.

Surgical Day Care
Holy Family Hospital, Methuen
978-687-0156, ext. 2526

Pre-Admission Testing
Appointments: 978-687-0156, ext. 2530 or 2675
Nurse Interview: 978-687-0156, ext. 2693
Front Desk: 978-687-0156, ext. 2530 
Fax: 978-687-9392

Main Hospital Number

Andover Surgery Center – Andover

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