Ambulatory Surgery Center
Ambulatory Surgery Center Providers
Information about the Ambulatory Surgery Center
What is Ambulatory Surgery?
For many people, the topic of surgery can set off a chain reaction of other worries. How will I afford it? When can I schedule it? What will my hospital stay be like? In truth, doctors perform many surgical procedures in what’s known as an ambulatory surgery setting. These surgeries do not require that you spend a night in the hospital, help keep costs down, and provide you with a greater level of comfort throughout the process.
How We Are Different
Our care encompasses the full gamut of ambulatory surgical options, and our patients turn to us for everything from infant abdominal surgery, to carotid surgery, endocrine surgery, vascular/thoracic surgery, carpal tunnel surgery, and complex oncological needs.
We view health care as a partnership and conversation between patients and caregivers. We respect your rights, personal values and dignity, and ask that you recognize the responsibilities that come with being a patient, both for your own well being and that of other patients and caregivers.
You also have the right to participate and make decisions about your care and pain management, including refusing care to the extent permitted by law. Your care provider will explain the medical consequences of refusing recommended treatment.
The Vancouver Clinic Ambulatory Surgery Center provides the following services:
- General Surgery
- Ear Nose and Throat
- Pain Management
What is outpatient surgery?
Outpatient surgery is surgery that allows the patient to be discharged the same day.
Can I drive myself home?
No. It is not safe to drive after receiving any level of anesthesia or sedation.
What type of anesthesia do you use?
We offer multiple levels of anesthesia including general, conscious sedation, monitored anesthesia care and blocks.
Is The Vancouver Clinic affiliated with the hospital?
Our Surgery Center is owned and operated by The Vancouver Clinic, Inc. In the rare event that an emergency occurs at any time during a patients stay at the ASC, we have a transfer agreement with Peace Health SWMC.
Expect to receive safe, high quality, compassionate medical care that respects your personal dignity, values and beliefs. We will prepare you prior to surgery, and you will always know what to anticipate immediately after. We provide post-procedural care instructions, follow-up appointments as needed, and we coordinate with other providers and specialists to support your recovery.