At Florida Ambulatory Surgical Centers, our mission is to provide high-quality, cost-efficient ambulatory services. Our services are personalized, we are compassionate and we are committed to putting our patients and their surgical needs above all else. We are working hard to earn the trust of Florida residents. We are quickly becoming the ambulatory surgery center of choice in Florida.
The ambulatory surgical services we offer are built around our patients, first and foremost. Since we do not have the administrative overhead and bureaucracy associated with large hospitals, we are able to offer our patients the highest quality of care at a lower price.
Our process eliminates the things that most people hate about having a procedure done in the hospital, such as long wait times on the day of the surgery, long wait times to schedule their appointment and long wait times to get pre-surgical screening. Following your surgical procedure, you will be able to recover in the comfortable, safe and loving environment of your home.
Our expert teams of skilled board-certified surgeons see their relationship with their patients as a partnership and teamwork. Throughout the entire process, you will be treated with dignity and respect.
Our commitment to safety and best outcomes for patients is backed by the multimillion-dollar state-of-the-art ambulatory center that our surgical team uses to perform a wide variety of procedures. We will provide you with a service that matches or exceeds the high-quality healthcare you would expect from a hospital, but without the discomfort and frustration of inpatient hospitalization.
Partnering with Physician Partners of America allows us to fast-track any pre-surgical requirements. These include pre-surgical screenings and pre-surgical psychological care. We are happy to work with any insurance plan that you have, including Medicare, Medicaid, CHAMPUS, Workers Compensation, as well as other forms of US, Canadian and foreign government insurance. We accept all forms of commercial insurance.
In our ambulatory surgical centers, you will see firsthand our commitment to service excellence. Our dedication to our patients is seen by the respect, kindness, financial accountability and personalized attention you receive.
If you are in pain or in need of surgical care, we warmly invite you to find out for yourself why our Florida Ambulatory Surgical Centers are quickly becoming the surgical centers of choice in your area.
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.