Ambulatory surgery centers (ASC) are also known as outpatient surgery centers or same day surgery centers. Medical facilities where surgical procedures not requiring an overnight hospital stay are performed are sometimes called surgicenters. Such surgery is commonly less complicated than that requiring hospitalization.
An ASC is a health care facility that specializes in providing surgery, including certain pain management and diagnostic (e.g., colonoscopy) services in an outpatient setting.
Overall, the services provided can be generally called procedures. In simple terms, ASC-qualified procedures can be considered procedures that are more intensive than those done in the average doctor’s office but not so intensive as to require a hospital stay.
An ambulatory surgery center and a specialty hospital often provide similar facilities and support similar types of procedures. The specialty hospital may provide the same procedures or slightly more complex ones and the specialty hospital will often allow an overnight stay.
The outpatient surgery (or day surgery) first started in Phoenix, Arizona USA. Since then, it has proliferated nationwide in USA and in several countries worldwide.
Advanced surgery techniques utilising key-hole incisions and better anaesthetics now allow patients to be more alert sooner after a procedure, thereby reducing recovery time significantly and making hospitalisation unnecessary.
This means patients can save on hospitalisation costs.
Surgeries in ASCs span for a couple of hours, and most patients may return home on the same day. These are the reasons why well-informed patients in Singapore and the region are increasingly opting for ASCs like Novena Surgery for hassle-free, affordable procedures and a speedy recovery.
Aptus Surgery aims to bring outpatient ambulatory care in the region to greater heights. Enjoy a convenient, seamless and cost-effective alternative to hospitals.
Our ambulatory care centre is centrally located in Paragon at Orchard Road, and our patients look forward to highly personalised and professional care in a warm and cosy environment that is conducive for a speedy recovery.
Prompt and hassle-free scheduling, modern technology and equipment, and the warmth of our experienced professionals are some reasons why Aptus Surgery is the choice of many Surgeons/ Doctors and patients alike.
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We are a leading independent ambulatory surgery center in Singapore. The center is conceptualized by top medical specialists and healthcare professionals. It is strategically situated in the Paragon Medical Singapore, which is at downtown Orchard Road.
The Center provides a facility for surgeons and patients for short-term surgery operations and other medical procedures. Aptus is equipped with four operating theaters with state-of-the-art medical equipment and instruments. In addition, it also has endoscopy suites for gastroscopy and colonscopy procedures.
With private recovery suites and Deluxe recovery beds, patients can enjoy a restful recovery before returning home.