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Advantages of Using an ASC vs. a Hospital

While Ambulatory Surgery Centers like Surgery Center Cedar Rapids and hospitals can similarly perform your procedure, there are benefits to choosing an ASC over other options.

Over 80% of surgeries are done in an outpatient setting.

Ambulatory Surgery Centers (ASCs) meet a wide range of state and federal requirements and are reviewed regularly to ensure the highest standard of safety and quality. Because ASCs meet  these requirements, research has found that ASC patients are less likely to be admitted to a hospital from post-surgery complications.

ASCs have led innovations that have transformed outpatient surgery.

With all the advances in health technology, outpatient surgery has become safer and more comfortable. Because ASCs perform only for qualified outpatient cases, they are able to better meet increasing demands for these specific services in a timely manner, while minimizing the chance of rescheduling or delays.

ASCs reduce expenses.

Using an ASC not only reduces costs for patients – it helps insurance companies and Medicare too. Because patients chose ASCs over hospitals, there were annual Medicare program savings of $2.3 billion. Medicare patients themselves saved $1.5 billion over a 4-year span due to this same choice in surgical facility.

Surgery Center Cedar Rapids is proud to be your local ASC. But don’t take our word for it. Check out some comments from some of our previous patients:

“Exceptional care from the moment we stepped foot into the facility. From the front desk to the nurses and doctors. Outstanding! We were in and out MUCH sooner than anticipated. “

“Oh my gosh I was satisfied, it was perfect! Every nurse was happy, friendly, and nice, and that woman anesthesiologist was so nice, and she explained everything so well. That Dr. Stangler is a gem.”

“Kiley was a doll, a great person to get me ready. Everyone was so kind.”

“I had the most fun I ever had during a colonoscopy!”

To learn more about ambulatory surgery centers head to You can also check out the price differences between ASCs and hospitals on to see your options. If you have any questions, feel free to contact us!


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