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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.


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New Research in the Journal of Personalized Medicine

Study finds minimally invasive TLIF can be performed safely and efficiently in the ASC in Medicare-age patients. With same-day discharge, fusion procedures performed in the ASC offer a similar safety and more attractive cost–benefit profile for older patients than the same surgery undertaken in the traditional hospital setting.

New Podcast Episode: “The Migration of Surgical Procedures from Inpatient to Outpatient”

Naya Kehayes, partner and ASC practice leader at ECG Management Consultants, talks with ASCA Chief Executive Officer Bill Prentice about the migration of procedures onto Medicare’s ASC Covered Procedures List.

New Podcast Episode: “Pediatric Specialty Care in ASCs Today”

Michael Powers, administrator of Children’s West Surgery Center in Knoxville, talks about caring for pediatric patients in an ASC.

New Podcast Episode: “Present and Future Trends in Total Joint Replacement (TJR) in ASCs”

Michael Patterson, president and CEO of Mississippi Valley Health, in Davenport, Iowa, discusses total joint replacements in ASCs today, projections for the future, robotics and more.