What is an Ambulatory Surgery Center?

What’s an ASC?

Ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs) are health care facilities that provide surgeries and procedures where you’ll go home that same day. Ambulatory surgery is also often called “outpatient” surgery.

The Surgery Center of GrangerandThe Outpatient Surgery Center in Elkhart locations are known as ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs.) The locations provide outpatient surgeries for orthopedic and spine issues, and procedures for pain management.

Outpatient care refers to healthcare services that are administered without an overnight stay at a hospital. If you’re a candidate for outpatient surgery, once you wake from anesthesia and are alert, if there are no signs of problems and able to urinate and pass gas, you can leave that day so you can continue your recovery in the comfort of your own home.

Ambulatory Surgery Centers (ASCs) meet a wide range of state and federal requirements and are reviewed regularly to ensure the highest standard of safety and quality. Around the United States ASCs have grown in popularity. They are a convenient alternative to the hospital setting.

Learn more at the Ambulatory Surgery Center Association website.