Why Choose an ASC?

When patients choose to use an outpatient surgery center, also called an ambulatory surgery center (ASC), most find that the process is much more convenient, as well as more personal. Our center offers a relaxed environment with medical staff focused on offering individualized patient care. Our specialized staff helps each patient's visit go as quickly and smoothly as possible.

Other benefits of an ASC include:

Ease of Use
Since our center focuses on a limited number of procedures, most patients find that we are much easier to navigate than a typical hospital environment.

Scheduling Options
All procedures are scheduled with Central California Endoscopy Center (CCEC) through the office of the physician who will be performing the procedure. Either you will have seen that physician prior to the procedure or your primary care physician has arranged for that physician's office to schedule the procedure. If you need to change the date of your procedure please notify the office of the physician performing the procedure. If you do not know the name of that physician you can contact Central California Endoscopy Center at (559) 440-9100 or your primary care physician.

Reduced Cross-Infection
If a patient is ill, we usually will reschedule the procedure for a later date. Therefore, there is a much lowered opportunity for someone else's illness to become yours in an ASC than in a hospital.

Focus on the Patient
We know exactly how many patients we will serve each day and can, therefore, staff appropriately to ensure very personal care. Our priority in the center is you and your procedure.

Reduced Cost
Since we do not have the overhead of a surgery facility that offers a range of procedures including those for the very seriously ill and emergency surgery, our ASC is typically able to perform your procedure at the same high level of care with the same specialized attention but at a lower cost, an especially nice advantage if you have a copay.