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Ambulatory Surgery Center & Endoscopy Center

A more private, convenient and cost-effective alternative to a hospital environment, Springfield Clinic's Ambulatory Surgery & Endoscopy Center is committed to being the premier provider of outpatient surgeries and procedures in central Illinois, offering new procedures and fast-acting anesthetics to expedite both recovery time and your return to home, work and other activities.

The ASC is located on the 2nd floor of Springfield Clinic's Main Campus - East Building. The facility consists of five operating rooms and four endoscopy procedure rooms, with an estimated total of 18,000 procedures performed annually. The Center is accredited by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC).

Patients who elect to have surgery at the Ambulatory Surgery Center arrive on the day of the procedure, have the surgery in a fully equipped operating room and recover under the care of the nursing staff, all without hospital admission. From pediatric patients to the elderly, both our patients and their families benefit from the comfortable environment of the ASC.

Our patients can expect savings of up to 20 to 50 percent compared to the same procedure performed at a local hospital, significantly reducing the out-of-pocket expense. Springfield Clinic Ambulatory Surgery Center has more to offer than just savings. Combined with our welcoming environment, caring health professionals, and latest in equipment and surgical techniques, we provide the value that you expect but rarely find in health care today.

Two distinct service lines are offered at Springfield Clinic's Ambulatory Surgery & Endoscopy Center: outpatient surgeries and endoscopic procedures.

Outpatient surgeries, those which do not require hospitalization, are performed in five state-of-the-art operating facilities. Springfield Clinic surgeons in Ophthalmology, Orthopedics, Gynecology, Urology and many other specialties conduct hundreds of procedures, typically too complex for the office setting. The most common surgical procedure is cataract surgery. 

Endoscopic procedures are performed in four GI suites. The Endoscopy Center performed more than 50,000 procedures, colonoscopy being the most common.

Patients are encouraged to ask their doctor if their procedure or surgery can be performed at the ASC / EC. Advances in surgical technology are making many surgeries, typically performed at the hospital, available in an outpatient setting. New procedures are continually approved, offering patients the opportunity for faster recovery, reduced medical expense and improved outcomes. 

For a complete list of procedures performed at Springfield Clinic's Ambulatory Surgery & Endoscopy Center, contact the staff at 217.525.7620 or toll free at 800.444.7541. 

All procedures at Springfield Clinic's Ambulatory Surgery & Endoscopy Center are performed in collaboration with a highly qualified team of anesthesiology specialists, including board certified anesthesiologists and certified registered nurse anesthetists (CRNAs). An anesthesiologist is a physician who specializes in administration of anesthesia and manages patients while under sedation. They play an important but rarely witnessed role in the operating theater.

The role of Springfield Clinic's anesthesiologists begins with a thorough pre-operative evaluation of each patient and consultation with the surgical team. The team carefully coordinates the anesthetic needs of the patient, the patient's response to the medication and the requirements of the surgery. During the procedure, the anesthesiologist provides pain control medication and supervises life-support functions. In addition, the anesthesiologist and / or CRNA provides continual medical assessment of the patient. Following surgery, the anesthesiologist ensures each patient fully emerges from the effects of the anesthesia and regains full consciousness.

The utmost concern of the anesthesiology team is the patient's safety and comfort before, during and after an experience at Springfield Clinic's Ambulatory Surgery & Endoscopy Center.


  Your Anesthesia Experience at the ASC

 

 

 

 

Resource: This video from the American Society of Anesthesiologists contains additional helpful information.

Ambulatory Surgery Canter

Ambulatory Surgery Center Merit Badges

Accredited by the AAAHCSpringfield Clinic's Ambulatory Surgery & Endoscopy is fully accredited by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC), having earned the highest possible marks in all categories.

The Ambulatory Surgery Center at Springfield Clinic is latex-safe.
ASC is latex-free