New York Bariatric Group and our ambulatory surgery center is proud to be designated Omnia Tier 1 with Horizon BCBS, so patients have less out of pocket costs if you have procedures done at this facility with our expert surgeons.
What is an Ambulatory Surgical Center?
An ambulatory surgery center, also known as an ASC, is a modern facility that provides a safe, fully-operational space for same-day surgical care. An ambulatory surgical center hugely improves the patient experience for outpatient procedures.
Our ambulatory surgery center does not require hospital admission and is more cost effective, convenient, and safe than a stay at the hospital, causing far less stress for patients. Our space is private and comfortable and includes everything needed for your surgical procedure, including state-of-the-art technology and equipment.
What are the Benefits of an Ambulatory Surgical Center?
- A more cost-effective, efficient option for same-day surgery
- Lowers the chance of infection
- Minimizes COVID risk
- A fully-equipped alternative to a hospital stay
- Convenient, easily accessible and safe
- Designed especially for bariatric surgery patients
- Provides a comfortable, private setting
- Includes the option for an overnight stay
What to Expect at Our Ambulatory Surgery Center
Our ambulatory surgery center is a free-standing facility with state-of-the-art operating rooms designed for procedures that allow you to recover comfortably at home once the anesthesia has worn off.
The ambulatory is a professional space that is quiet, calm, and comfortably relaxed. You will experience a personalized, higher quality of care in a convenient setting. Once the procedure is complete, you will likely remain in the recovery space for 1-3 hours as the anesthesia wears off and you’re feeling ready to leave.
Before you go home with a friend or family member, we will check to ensure your vitals are stable and you can walk well on your own.
Can my Surgery be done at the Ambulatory Surgical Center?
Most patients can have their bariatric surgery performed at our ambulatory surgical center. However, if you’ve had a bad reaction to anesthesia in the past or are a high risk patient with serious medical issues, it may be best to have your procedure in a hospital.We will assess your risk category ahead of time, during your consultation.
If you are in good enough health generally, it’s likely you’ll be able to have your surgery in our ambulatory surgical center instead of the hospital. The majority of our patients are eligible for this option and prefer to recover at home, and are able to do so safely without complications or issues.
Your Ambulatory Surgical Center at New York Bariatric Group
The New York Bariatric Group has been awarded the designation of Center of Excellence (COE) by the American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS). The ASMBS is the largest association in the world for bariatric surgeons, and it focuses on patient success and safety. The COE designation was created to evaluate programs components, outcomes, and statistics.
Your safety, comfort, positive experience and outstanding results are paramount at New York Bariatric Group. As a Bariatric Center of Excellence, fully accredited by the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery and the Surgical Review Corporation, we are proud to offer you the personalized care and safety you’ll experience in our ambulatory surgical center.