Advancing Surgical Care


Patients on the ASC Experience


Patient Safety in ASCs


Ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs) are modern health care facilities that offer same-day surgical care, including diagnostic and preventive procedures. Learn about the high-quality care and savings that ASCs provide, and find a facility near you.


What is an ASC?

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The Patient Experience

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Patients Discuss the ASC Experience

Watch and listen to recent outpatient surgery patients describe, in their own words, their personal experiences in ambulatory surgery centers or ASCs.

ASCs Reduce Follow-Up Hospital Admissions, ER Visits

New research shows that patients treated in an ASC are less likely to be admitted to a hospital or visit an emergency room a short time after outpatient surgery.

ASCs Join with One World Surgery

The Ambulatory Surgery Center Association (ASCA) has joined hands with One World Surgery to provide surgical services and bring the benefits of ASCs to those in need.