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By: Stefani S.
Florida Orthopaedic Institute & Surgery Center
I visited the urgent care after two horrible experiences elsewhere. The front office staff was very professional and I was taken care of quickly. The x-ray tech and the girl who came into the room prior to the P.A. were very nice and professional. The P.A. (I can't remember his name) was wonderful. He took time to listen to what happened and my concerns, he checked out my foot and educated me on the x-rays. Most importantly, he gave me choices when it came to my treatment and he let me decide what was best for me (this has not been my experience elsewhere). The girl who gave me my boot did a really good job of educating me on how to use it and she made sure I was comfortable before I left. Overall, I was very pleased with the service and the care that I received.
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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