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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 Podcast Episode: “Understanding Outpatient Ear, Nose and Throat Procedures”

Jessica Lee, MD, an ear, nose and throat (ENT) surgeon in Charleston, South Carolina, discusses state-of-the-art practices in outpatient ENT surgery.

New Podcast Episode: “Checking in with the ASC QC”

ASC Quality Collaboration (ASC QC) Executive Director Kathy Wilson joins ASCA Chief Executive Officer Bill Prentice for a conversation about the ASC QC’s current initiatives, long-range plans and recent engagement with The Leapfrog Group’s independent quality reporting efforts.

New Podcast Episode: “The Evolution of Outpatient Joint Surgery”

“The Evolution of Outpatient Joint Surgery: A Discussion with Anthony Romeo, MD,” a new episode of the Advancing Surgical Care Podcast, examines the many benefits patients enjoy when they elect to have the joint surgery they need in an ASC.

ASC Experts Talk about the Value of COVID-19 Vigilance

ASCA’s new podcast episode “Staying Vigilant Through the Pandemic” looks at the ways strict adherence to pre-pandemic practices and new COVID-19 protocols is keeping patients and staff safe.