By: Melanie G.
Beachside Medical Center
I've been with Beachside Medical (Dr. Beth Patel & Dr. Dina Doolin since last June and they are absolutely wonderful. Each and every girl on staff there is so loving and caring. They truly make you feel like family, and they sincerely show they care about your wellbeing. I love it there. Beth Patel is so sweet; I love her too !!
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By: Mark H.
Bert Fish Medical Center
Great patient care and excellent staff
Tips & Advices
This depends on the center. Some may allow brief visits by family members. Patients should ask about visiting rules before inviting people to stop by.
No. Patients should arrange for someone to drive them home and stay with them for 24 hours following the procedure.
This depends on the procedure. Most centers ask that patients arrive one to two  hours before the procedure begins. Following the procedure, the patient will stay at the center until fully recovered from being sedated. This may take between one and three  hours. After that, if the patient isn't experiencing abnormal pain, he or she may leave.
Different states have different rules regarding requirements for surgery centers. However, ASCs are required to be certified as a Medicare and/or Medicaid Ambulatory Surgery Center supplier before they enter into an agreement with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.
The most common types of procedures conducted at surgery centers are:
  • Gastrointestinal
  • Ophthalmology
  • Orthopedics
  • Pain management
Some of the most common procedures include:
  • Cataract surgery
  • Colonoscopy
  • Pain injections

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