Ambulatory Care

Medical Procedures and Surgery in Oroville, California

Many medical procedures and surgeries are now performed on a same-day or ambulatory basis. This means that you can receive high-tech medical care as an outpatient and return to the comfort of your own home the same day. Our Ambulatory Care Unit at Oroville Hospital is staffed by experienced, caring nurses who will make sure that your procedure or surgery is carefully orchestrated from start to finish.

All surgery patients are admitted through our Ambulatory Care Unit. Those individuals whose surgery involves a multi-day, inpatient stay are transferred to Medical-Surgical Unit 2 after recovery.

Our Ambulatory Care Unit provides a broad range of surgical services, many of which are listed below:


  • Persantine myoview
  • Lexi Scan
  • Transesophagealechocardiogram (TEE)
  • Dobutamine Stress Echocardiogram (DSE)
  • Cardioversion


  • Colonoscopy - endoscopic examination of the colon
  • Bronchoscopy - endoscopic examination of the bronchial tubes
  • Esophogastroduodenoscopy - including gastrostomy tube placement, sclerotherapy, esophageal dilitation, and esophageal banding

Eye Lab

  • Argon Laser - use of laser light to control bleeding blood vessels
  • Yag Laser - post-cataract membrane surgery
  • Fluoroscein Angiography - takes digital pictures of the fundus, retina, and blood vessels of the eye using a special dye


  • Arteriograms
  • Lung biopsy
  • Liver biopsy
  • Captopril Challenge Testing
  • Lasix washout
  • Voiding cystograms
  • Paracentesis/Thoracentesis

Same Day Surgery

  • Arthroscopy
  • Diagnostic laparoscopy
  • Hernia repair
  • Cataract surgery
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome release
  • Tympanotomy with insertion of ventilation tubes
  • Tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy

The Ambulatory Care Unit at Oroville Hospital is open from 6:00 am until 6:00 pm. For more information about Ambulatory Care, please contact us at Oroville Hospital by calling 530-532-8350.

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