What Is an ASC?

Ambulatory surgery centers—known as ASCs—are modern health care facilities focused on providing same-day surgical care, including diagnostic and preventive procedures.

ASCs have transformed the outpatient experience for millions of Americans by providing them with a more convenient alternative to hospital-based outpatient procedures—and done so with a strong track record of quality care and positive patient outcomes. Click here to learn more about the quality of care that ASCs provide.



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Specialties Served in ASCs
Specialties Performed in Medicare-Certified ASCs
Single-Specialty, Medicare-Certified ASCs by Specialty Type
Specialties Performed in Multi-Specialty ASCs