Ambulatory surgeries, also known as “outpatient” or “same day,” have increased in preference by patients, surgeons, anesthesiologists, and insurance companies since the first center devoted to them opened in 1970. Noted for their convenience and a range of services no longer provided in most doctors’ offices, the number of ambulatory surgical centers are growing throughout the country.
The Ambulatory Surgical Center Association (ASCA) was founded to provide representation, advocacy, education, and resources that assist in maintaining high standards of quality and cost-effective services at the centers.
The ASCA’s detailed website presents information about its history, mission, governance, and more, including a comprehensive list of resources and additional members-only content. It is found at www.ascassociation.org.
Ronald Sollitto, DPM, MD, MPH is a surgeon of the foot and ankle. In addition to serving as CEO of Saddle Brook Surgicenter, Inc. in Saddle Brook, New Jersey, Dr. Sollitto is a member of the national ASCA as well as the New Jersey Association of Ambulatory Surgery Centers.