Ambulatory surgical centers

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Patients
  • People in need of outpatient surgery who don't need hospitalization.


Services

  • Surgeries not expected to require more than a total of 24 hours for preparation, the surgery itself and recovery.
  • Surgical procedures should generally not result in extensive blood loss, be life-threatening, or involve major or prolonged invasion of body cavities.
  • General anesthesia and local anesthesia may be used.


Licensed staff routinely on site

  • Nurses, anesthesiologists, surgeons.