WELCOME to Ambulatory Surgical Care of Merritt Island.
Ambulatory Surgical Care is a physician-driven organization committed to being the Ambulatory Surgery Center (ASC) of choice in Merritt Island and surrounding communities. By providing personalized, high-quality, compassionate care and employing state-of-the-art technology, we attract the highest caliber physicians and employees to care for you. We ensure the long-term success of our center by objectively measuring and continually improving our delivery of healthcare services.
We appreciate the trust that you have placed in our staff. You will encounter a special kind of care at our ASC. You will be treated with courtesy and respect by a team of professionals who specialize in ambulatory surgery and ophthalmology. We are dedicated to making the brief stay with us a safe, convenient and positive experience.
As a courtesy we provide complimentary transportation to and from your location on the day of your surgery.
We encourage our patients to take an active role in their healthcare. Please ask questions or state your concerns while in our care.
Patients will be given the cost of the procedure up front and it will be based on the actual services provided. Please contact your health insurer for information on cost-sharing and coverage. Our patients are responsible for paying their cost-sharing responsibilities in full on or before the date of services. We accept all forms of payment (VISA, MC, Amex, cash or check). We offer Care Credit financing, if needed: www.carecredit.com/apply/.
Upon request, (and within 7 business days) the ASC will give written estimates of non-emergent services. The estimate and cost of services will include the facility fee. Patients may receive other bills from other providers, such as; their surgeon, anesthesia provider and/or pathologist.
Please notify your doctor and/or the surgery center (321) 452-4448, if you have any changes in your health status. This may include cough, cold, fever, rashes, pregnancy, infections or other complaints.
Do NOT EAT, DRINK or CHEW ANYTHING after midnight the night before your surgery, unless instructed by your physician. This includes gum, mints, candy and chewing tobacco.
Taking any medications?
Please notify the center of any prescription drugs, herbs, vitamins and non-prescription drugs you are currently taking.
Are you working?
Recovery time varies with each patient and type of surgery. Please discuss the amount of time needed off work with your doctor.
The Day Before
Please take a bath or shower before your surgery to reduce the chance of infection.
One last reminder: If time allows, a representative from the surgery center will call to verify your benefits and inform you of financial obligations. If you have any questions regarding these obligations, please call us at (321) 452-4448.
You will begin your post-op in a recovery room where a nurse and staff members will monitor your recovery.
Immediately after surgery
There will be a short recovery period, after which you will be transported to the step down area. A nurse will go over your instructions from the surgery center and you will be discharged home with a responsible adult or our complimentary transport vehicle.
What Happens Next?
Your doctor will inform you of any expected side-effects. Ask any questions about the length of time that these effects can be expected to last and their severity. Call the doctor immediately if the side effects persist longer than expected or if their severity is worse than expected.
Who to call
A telephone number will be provided in your discharge instructions.
How long should my recovery last?
Generally, you should be able to expect a 24 hour recovery before you resume normal activities. This is dependent upon your surgical procedure.
In case of an emergency:
Call 911 or go directly to the nearest emergency room. Ask emergency room personnel to contact your