10 Surgery Centers Celebrating 20 Years in 2012Here are 10 surgery centers celebrating their 20th anniversary this year.
Effingham (Ill.) Ambulatory Surgery Center. Effingham Surgery Center was started in 1992 by 14 physicians and purchased by Effingham Surgical Partners in 2001. In 2005 the surgery center completed a 10,900-square-foot addition with three new operating rooms. There are 31 surgeons on the medical staff at the surgery center, led by administrator Jeany Roberts, RN. Nineteen of the surgeons are owners, along with SurgCenter Development. Services performed at the surgery center include orthopedics, general surgery, gynecology, ophthalmology, pain management and podiatry. The surgery center is accredited by the Accreditation Association of Ambulatory Health Care.
Mid Florida Surgery Center (Mount Dora, Fla.). Mid Florida Surgery Center was the area's first surgery center dedicated to eye care when it was opened in 1992 by Mid Florida Eye Center. Since then, the practice has opened a new 8,000-square-foot ambulatory Surgery Center, The Surgery Center of The Villages, which includes three operating suites. Both surgery centers are accredited by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care. The practice includes six physicians who perform LASIK and refractive procedures, cataract surgery and eye lid surgery. They also treat retinal diseases, glaucoma and corneal diseases.
Newport Beach (Calif.) Surgery Center. Newport Beach Surgery Center opened in September 1992 and currently has five operating rooms, two special procedure rooms, a PACU with seven bays and two private extended stay rooms for patients who spend 23 hours at the surgery center. Led by Administrator Buffy Davis, the free standing ASC is 100 percent physician owned and accredited by the American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities. Services performed at the surgery center include general surgery, gastroenterology, gynecology, orthopedics, urology and vascular surgery.
Pain Management Center of Paducah (Ky.). Pain Management Center of Paducah began operation in 1992 and now performs more than 9,000 procedures annually. The surgery center is led by medical director Laxmaiah Manchikanti, MD, who has been chairman of the board and CEO of the American Society for Interventional Pain Physicians and Society of Interventional Pain Management Surgery Centers. Services performed at the surgery center include epidural injections, facet joint blocks, sacroiliac joint injections, discography, radiofrequency neurotomy and nucleoplasty. The surgery center is accredited by the Accreditation Association of Ambulatory Health Care.
Parkside Surgery Center (Jacksonville, Fla.). Parkside Surgery Center began serving its community in 1992. Surgical services include endoscopy, oral and dental surgery, general surgery, gynecology, orthopedic surgeon, otolaryngology, ophthalmology, plastic surgery and urology. The surgery center is Medicare-certified and has been accredited by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care. The surgery center is affiliated with Memorial Hospital Jacksonville.
Pavonia Surgery Center (Jersey City, N.J.). Pavonia Surgery Center opened in April 1992 on the fourth floor of the Hudson Eye Physicians and Surgeons practice. The practice was founded by Alfonse A. Cinotti, MD, and Barry Maltzman, MD. The single-room private ambulatory surgical facility is approved for ophthalmology, otolaryngology, plastic surgery, general surgery, gastroenterology, pain management and orthopedics procedures. There are eight physician owners of the surgery center.
Specialty Surgery Center (Nashville, Tenn.). Specialty Surgery Center has provided care for more than 35,000 patients in its community since 1992. It was the first Medicare-certified surgery center in the United States to provide oral and maxillofacial surgery and in 2005 its license expanded to include ophthalmology and plastic surgery. The surgery center is led by faculty administrator and medical director Jeffrey B. Carter, MD, DMD, and includes physicians in pediatric dentistry and dental implantology in addition to ophthalmology, plastic surgery and oral and maxillofacial surgery.
Summit Ambulatory Surgical Centers (Baltimore). Summit Ambulatory Surgical Centers, the 15-ASC arm of Chesapeake Urology Associates, opened its first surgery center in 1992 at Union Memorial Hospital in Baltimore City, Md. The surgery centers are home to 36,000 cases annually and accredited by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care. Services performed at the center include brachytherapy for prostate cancer, cytoscopy, prostate biopsy, vasectomy, hydrocelectomy, circumcision, and spermatocelectomy. Chesapeake Urology includes more than 45 physicians and 16 urology centers in addition to the 15 ASCs. The surgeons have been engaged in more than 100 clinical trials and performed more than 1,000 successful robotic prostatectomies.
Venture Surgery Center (North Miami Beach, Fla.). Venture Ambulatory Surgery Center was established in 1992 and is a member of HCA. It has been accredited by the Accreditation Association of Ambulatory Health Care since 1999 and is part of the Medicare program. The surgery center includes 13 physician members on staff, led by medical director Susan Sager, DO. Surgeons use endoscopic techniques to perform gastroenterology procedures at the surgery center. The surgery center is affiliated with Aventura Medical Center.
Wilmington SurgCare (Wilmington, N.C.). Wilmington SurgCare was established in 1992 and includes surgeons specializing in otolaryngology, general surgery, gastroenterology, orthopedic surgery, ophthalmology, pain management, urology and podiatry. The surgery center is accredited by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care and the surgeons have admitting privileges at New Hanover Regional Medical Center. The surgery center is affiliated with Symbion Healthcare and includes 80 physicians on its medical staff. The surgery center includes seven operating rooms and three procedure rooms.
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