What are the benefits of an ambulatory surgery center?

Some of the benefits of an ambulatory surgery center include:

  • Lower Infection Rates (reduced risk of hospital-acquired infections)
  • Shorter procedure times than in a hospital
  • Reduced stress (less time off work or away from family)
  • Shorter Stay
  • Recovery at Home
  • Lower Costs
  • Personalized Care
  • Better Outcomes

In addition to lowering out-of-pocket costs, the biggest benefit a patient will experience is a shorter length of stay. Patients are typically released from an ambulatory surgery center to their home in the first 4 to 6 hours after surgery rather than the traditional hospital stay of 2 to 3 days. In addition, shorter-acting anesthesia is used when the patient is in surgery which allows for an easier recovery.