As a patient, you may be confused as to where and how to seek medical advice, or where to perform a surgical procedure, should you need it. We know about your concerns because we have been asked many questions about these problems – and many of these questions are centered around outpatient surgery centers.
Here are some of the answers to your most common questions:
1. What is an outpatient surgery center?
Outpatient surgery centers are health care facilities where surgical procedures, which do not require an overnight hospital stay, are performed. These surgeries are commonly less complicated than procedures with hospitalization.
Outpatient surgery centers are also known as ambulatory surgery centers (ASC), same day surgery centers, or surgicenters.
2. Is outpatient or inpatient surgery more commonly performed?
Reports from the American Hospital Association suggest that a growing share of all surgeries are performed as outpatients surgeries. In 2014 alone 66% of all surgeries were performed as outpatient surgeries – that’s 11,493,100 in one year!
The number of surgical procedures capable of being safely performed in an ambulatory setting increases yearly, as they benefit the patient financially, medically and in terms of the recovery time.
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