Outpatient and Ambulatory Surgery at Its Finest

Our ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs) provide a patient-centered experience. Unlike hospitals, the Texas Ambulatory Surgery Centers and Florida Ambulatory Surgery Centers focus on performing surgeries and on providing as pleasant a patient experience as possible. Physician Partners of America and their affiliates at the ASCs have the shared goal of strengthening the patient-physician relationship, and that starts with a top-notch patient experience.

 

The Difference

Creating a different experience starts with how things are done behind the scenes in business and administration. Unlike hospitals, our ASCs do not have to maintain and carry costs for multiple other departments. This means that for the patient, the ASCs are often able to offer a lower price for surgeries. Additionally, patients do not have to endure long wait times the day of their surgery and have shorter wait times to get their surgery scheduled. Following procedures, patients also enjoy the added benefit of being allowed to recover at home, comfortably and safely with their caregivers and loved ones.

The range of surgeries offered is vast; our highly-qualified surgeons not only perform a variety of outpatient procedures but also specialize in certain procedures as well. Our surgeons are also not under the demands of the hospital system, allowing them to connect more with the patient and operate in an ideal environment. Surgeries are performed at the state-of-the-art ambulatory surgery centers by our team of expert surgeons. Opting when possible for our ASC is convenient and less stressful for patients who want to enjoy the same high quality healthcare as a hospital but avoid the discomforts of inpatient hospitalization. We pride ourselves on offering a high quality surgical alternative that patients can trust and appreciate.

Our ASCs are also able to utilize affiliate services to streamline and expedite any pre-surgical requirements. Through the ASCs partnership with Physician Partners of America, we are able to offer a stress-reducing instead of stress-inducing process for obtaining pre-surgical requirements. For example, Texas Health and Counseling is able to provide Texas Ambulatory Surgery Center patients a pre-surgical screening within 2-3 weeks. Usually, this perquisite can take months to complete; a barrier to getting the relief patients so desperately need. Patients run into difficulties finding psychologists on their insurance plan, offices willing to accept new patients, and first available appointments several months away. Instead, our partnerships help alleviate the unnecessary added stress for pre-surgical screening and reduce the prolonged period of un-treated pain through swift service.

Our Ambulatory Surgery Centers accept all forms of United States, Canadian and other foreign government insurance. ASCT also accepts Medicare, Medicaid, Champus, Workers Compensation, and ALL forms of Commercial Insurance.

Our Story

We all have a story to share. And we are proud to share ours! The journey of where we come from tells us about who we are today and who we want to be tomorrow.

For Florida and Texas Ambulatory Surgery Centers, our journey began with Dr. Rodolfo Gari MD MBA, an expert both in medicine and business. After treating patients for more than 25 years as an anesthesiologist, Dr. Gari was not satisfied by the workplace options for doctors; hospital settings required bureaucratic tasks while private practice relied on expertise in non-medical areas like insurance and accounting. Were these really the best types of workplace structures for professionals that had dedicated decades of learning to medicine? Dr. Gari envisioned a workplace that utilized his skills efficiently and allowed him to use his time to do what he loves most: care for his patients. There are too few hours in the day as it is, so why do healthcare systems sidetrack doctors from using their time to do what they do best?

From this innovative vision, Dr. Gari founded and built Surgery Partners of America, a successful chain of ambulatory surgery centers grown under his leadership to one of the largest surgery center organization in Florida. After selling the business in 2009, Dr. Gari began to dream even bigger and the seeds for Physician Partners of America were sown.

And so with an expanded vision, Dr. Gari founded Physician Partners of America in 2013 to partner with a wider group of specialized doctors and therefore serve a wider base of patients with high-caliber healthcare. Likewise, Florida Ambulatory Surgery Center and Texas Ambulatory Surgery Center’s shared goal is to strengthen the doctor-patient relationship, in order to provide a patient-centered experience that results in better patient outcomes. Our company has a unique history, rooted in our leaderships’ successful experience building and growing world-class ambulatory surgery centers. Today, we are readily transforming the patient experience in the Tampa Bay and Dallas area, and as for tomorrow, we hope to be revolutionizing the patient experience in new cities throughout the great states of America!

Physician Partners of America created their outpatient surgical centers for three important reasons:

It costs less

Less Cost

Because you don’t have to be concerned about staying overnight in the hospital, the cost for outpatient surgery is dramatically less. This is because hospital room costs and the expenses that are related to it are the biggest part of your bill. If you don’t have to stay overnight, you won’t incur those kinds of costs.

We work around your schedule

Your Schedule

For many of our patients, it’s easier to schedule outpatient surgery around their work schedule and family life than it is to be admitted to the hospital. If you’re having a procedure done in a large hospital, you are at the whim of surgeries ahead of yours that may take substantially longer and, thus, delay your own surgery.

 

The chances of that happening in a same day surgical center are far less.

Greater comfort

Comfort

Generally, outpatient surgery at a Physician Partners of America facility is less stressful than inpatient surgery. You’ll also have the opportunity to recover in your own home instead of being tied up at the hospital.
One of the biggest benefits to an outpatient surgery is how much easier it is for children. Kids can be very frightened in the hospital overnight away from home but in the outpatient surgical center they can recover quickly and go home that day.

Exceptions to the Rule...

Typically, those who qualify to have surgery done in an outpatient clinic are ones with a lower medical risk who do not require an overnight stay for continual monitoring by a nursing staff.

 

While our goal at Physician Partners of America is to help you have your surgical procedure done as quickly and effortlessly as possible, there are some medical conditions that will require you to be hospitalized which means you will not qualify for same day surgery.


Our team of surgeons are deeply experienced in a variety of procedures and use state-of-the-art resources available to them in a Physician Partners of America outpatient surgical center.

At the Center

 

When you arrive at the center for outpatient surgery, you will be checked in the same way you would be at the hospital. You will be escorted back to your own private area where your loved ones can come and wait with you while your surgical team prepares you for surgery.

 

Following your procedure, you will be returned to your private area where you will spend some time recovering. Once you are cleared, your designated driver can take you home to relax and recuperate.

Our goal is always to make you comfortable so that you have a friendly and stress free stay at the outpatient surgical center. Any surgery can be demanding so our staff will be there to hold your hand and help you have as comfortable an experience as possible.

Not every procedure can be done in an outpatient surgery center, but here are a few that are performed:

  • Epidural Steroid Injections
  • Facet Joint, Sacroiliac Joint, and Selective Nerve Root
  • Intraarticular joint injections with Regenerative "Biologics"
  • Breast biopsy
  • Intramuscular and Trigger Point Injections

We deliver impeccable service to every patient through our compassionate staff, industry leading techniques, and world class physicians.

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