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.
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 prerequisite 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 untreated pain through swift service.
Ambulatory Surgery Center Florida accepts 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.
Physician Partners of America created their outpatient surgical centers for three important reasons:
It costs less
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
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.
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.
The Florida Ambulatory Surgery Centers’ 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 Ambulatory Surgery Centers, our journey began with Dr. Rodolfo Gari MD MBA, an expert both in medicine and business. Having treated patients for more than 25 years as an anesthesiologist, Dr. Gari was not satisfied with the workplace options for doctors; hospital settings required time-consuming 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 organizations 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!
Our team of surgeons is deeply experienced in a variety of procedures and in utilizing the state-of-the-art resources available to them in our Physician Partners of America outpatient surgical centers.
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 our 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 ready, your designated driver can then take you home to relax and recuperate.
Our goal is to keep 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, calm your nerves, and help you have as comfortable an experience as possible.