Surgery at UConn Health

Outpatient Surgery

Same-day surgical procedures can be performed at UConn John Dempsey Hospital or the UConn Health Surgery Center located within the UConn Musculoskeletal Institute. Both locations offer state-of-the-art operating rooms and fully-equipped postoperative patient care areas. Our team of skilled nurses, surgical assistants, anesthesiologists, and surgeons provide superb surgical care and get you back to life faster.

Entrance of MSI Building

If you're having a procedure in the UConn Health Surgery Center, watch this video for a patient perspective on what you can expect during your visit with us.

When Your Care Involves a Hospital Stay

For cases requiring overnight care like joint replacement surgery, you will stay in UConn’s John Dempsey Hospital. Our new, state-of-the-art hospital tower opened in 2016 and has dedicated space for orthopedic patients on the fifth floor. There are 28 private rooms, a specialized gym, and rehab room. The staff on the floor, including nurses, nurse practitioners, physical therapists, and hospitalists, are specially trained in orthopedic care. We offer room service-type dining, free Wi-Fi, and many other services during your stay.

John Dempsey Hospital

Here's a peek at what you can expect during your stay with us – all from a patient's perspective.