Here are 22 ambulatory surgery centers completely or partially owned by physicians that have been announced or opened thus far this year.
American Spine opened a new spine treatment facility and surgery center in Germantown, Md.
The physician-owned Arete Surgical Center opened in Johnstown, Colo.
The Center for Spine Interventions plans to open a physician-owned, single-specialty ambulatory surgery center in Douglasville, Ga. Construction on the project is expected to cost $900,000 and begin in the first quarter of 2015.
Carolina Orthopaedic Specialists, based in Hickory, N.C., and Rendina Companies plan to develop and open the Coastal Surgery Center by 2015. A groundbreaking ceremony for the new center was held April 29.
The Greater Gaston Center, a joint venture between a group of physicians and Physicians Endoscopy, could open in Gastonia, N.C., in December of this year.
In March, developers broke ground on the 90,000-square-foot Douglas Park Medical Office Park in Long Beach, Calif. One of the new medical office buildings will be occupied by physicians of Long Beach Gastroenterology. The physicians will operate the Greater Long Beach Endoscopy Center, affiliated with Surgical Care Affiliates.
ISPM ASC at Camp Creek opened in Atlanta, Ga. Pickens Patterson III, MD, and Rhee Miller, MD, perform interventional pain procedures at the surgery center. The center is affiliated with Interventional Management Services.
A group of 20 OrthoCarolina physicians opened the $4.9 million Mallard Creek Surgery Center in Charlotte, N.C.
Orthopedic Associates opened its 9,200-square-foot Minimally Invasive Surgery Hawaii in Honolulu in February. The surgery center includes three operating rooms.
A group of physicians in partnership with SurgCenter Development opened Monocacy Surgery Center in Frederick, Md.
Monticello Community Surgery Center opened in Charlottesville, Va. The center will have four operating rooms and host cases performed by 45 surgeons.
Janet Neigel, MD, a plastic surgeon and board-certified ophthalmologist, held a groundbreaking ceremony for the 7,700-square-foot Neigel Center for Cosmetic and Laser Surgery in West Orange, N.J.
Physicians from The Albany (N.Y.) & Saratoga Center for Pain Management and New York Pain Management in Clifton Park have received preliminary state approval to build a $1 million pain-focused ASC, the Northway Surgery and Pain Center.
The OMNI Outpatient Surgery Center is tentatively expected to break ground in March. The facility will be a $4.5 million, 17,000-square-foot pain management surgical center.
David Ditsworth, MD, opened the Philadelphia Surgery Center in Narberth, Pa. The freestanding surgery center offers outpatient spine procedures.
Restoration Eye Care, the practice of Timothy McGarity, MD, broke ground on a new ambulatory surgery center, LASIK clinic and cataract clinic in Columbia, Mo.
The Spine & Pain Physicians Surgery Center opened in Smyrna, Tenn. The surgery center was founded by Graf Hilgenhurst, MD, an interventional pain medicine physician and anesthesiologist.
Charleston, S.C.-based Palmetto Primary Care and Equity Healthcare proposed a $135 million medical hub project, which would include an ambulatory surgery center.
Summit Orthopaedics in Woodbury, Minn., opened a 68,000-square-foot orthopedic surgery center with 23-hour stay capabilities.
Surgicenter of Kansas City broke ground on a new 23,000-square-foot facility in Kansas City, Mo. The new surgery center is expected to be ready for occupancy in April 2015.
Texas Fertility Center opened its new embryology lab for in vitro fertilization and fertility surgery center in San Antonio.
Williamson Surgery Center held a ribbon-cutting ceremony in early January. The multispecialty ASC is affiliated with United Surgical Partners International.
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