Ambulatory Care

Ambulatory care (or outpatient care), from the Latin word “ambulare”, meaning “to walk”, is a recent hospital service allowing patients to receive medical care during the day on an outpatient basis. Patients can undergo surgery as well as diagnostic or interventional procedures under anesthetics at the hospital, and go home the very same day.

Completely renovated in 2007, the Ambulatory Care Department of the American Hospital of Paris offers patients a personal and comfortable environment. It includes 20 bright and pleasant individual rooms with private bathroom, television and room service.

With recent advances in surgery  and anesthesia, ambulatory care is currently expanding into many new areas:

  • Vascular pathologies
  • Ophthalmology
  • Orthopedics
  • General and digestive surgery
  • Cosmetic Surgery
  • ENT
  • Stomatology
  • Gynecology

It is also an alternative to conventional hospitalization for many diagnostic and/or interventional procedures performed under anesthetics:

  • Endoscopy (gastroscopy, colonoscopy, bronchoscopy)
  • Angiography and coronary angiography
  • Lithotrity
  • In vitro fertilization under anesthetics
  • etc.

Constant Surveillance

Medical teams, caregivers and administrative teams work together to bring patients the best possible service and care, every step of the way.

Once the admission procedure is completed, the secretary escorts the patient to the Ambulatory Care Department of the hospital. A nurse then makes sure the patient is comfortably settled in his or her room and proceeds to monitor all vital signs. Next, the patient is taken to the appropriate interventional unit where a nurse and the medical team administer whatever care is needed.

After the operation, the anesthesiologist escorts the patient to the post-operative recovery room and entrusts the patient to the nurse after briefing him or her on the patient’s condition. When the patient checks out of the recovery room, a porter brings him or her back to the Ambulatory Care Department where the nurse, in collaboration with the physician and anesthesiologist, provides the required follow-up and monitoring until the patient leaves the hospital.

Preoperative anesthesia interview

During the preoperative interview scheduled at least 48 hours before the operation, an anesthesiologist will explain the anesthesia procedure and provide written information.

Additional documentation specific to ambulatory anesthesia explaining any particular precautions and recommendations that this type of anesthesia may require as well as specific instructions for returning home in the evening will also be provided.



Ambulatory Care Department

Reception: + 33 (0)1 46 41 26 48

Monday through Friday, from 8am to 6pm.

American Hospital of Paris - 63, Bd Victor Hugo 92200 Neuilly-sur-Seine - France - Tél : +33 (0)1 46 41 25 25


American Hospital Of Paris