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By: Terry S.
New Gulf Coast Surgery Center
They're more about cramming people into the waiting room than honoring your appointment time. Remember to pack a lunch if you're going there. It was 1 1/2 hours pass my appointment before being called back and others had waited longer then me.
By: Lucy B.
Christie, Michael J MD Board Certified
He is the best!!! And I'm demanding when it comes to choosing a physician to treat me or my family. I've been around the world, and I never found anyone like him. He is caring and I trust my life on him.
By: Margaret D.
Christie, Michael J MD Board Certified
Dr. Christie has been my OB GYN for approximately 16 years. He has taken extremely good care of me. I am so grateful for his care of me.
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By: Edie G.
Karpitskaya Yekaterina MD
professional and real good at her job
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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