What are ambulatory surgery centers?

Ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs), like Soma Surgery Center, are modern healthcare facilities focused on providing same-day surgical care, including diagnostic and preventive procedures. Patients who elect to have surgery at an ASC arrive the day of the procedure, have the surgery in an operating room, and recover under the care of the nursing staff, all without hospital admission. Both patients and their families benefit from the comfortable and convenient environment of the ASC.

When will I be discharged after my surgery?

People feel best recovering in the comfort of their home environment. With the advent of improved anesthetic and pain medications, the patient recovery experience has been enhanced. To be discharged, each patient must meet established criteria.  Patients are discharged after postoperative nursing care and with the surgeon’s approval.

When I return home from my surgery, will I be able to resume my usual daily activities?

Once you return home, it is very important that you follow the home care instructions provided by your surgeon and the center. In addition, you may want to have assistance with caring for your children or large pets. Check with your surgeon prior to discharge regarding your schedule to resume normal activity.

Who do I contact about my bill if I have questions or problems?

Customer service for your account is provided onsite where your procedure was performed. Please contact the patient accounts administrator at Soma Surgery Center. More About Insurance and Payment>>

Who do I call if I have questions regarding my postoperative instructions?

Both your surgeon and the center will provide instructions, both verbally and written, for your care at home. Please feel free to contact your surgeon or the center for any questions or concerns you may have at any time.  A nurse from the center will attempt to call you within 24-72 hours after your procedure to check on your recovery and answer any questions you may have.

Will the surgeon speak with my family after surgery?

After your surgery, your surgeon will speak with your family or friend to provide an update on your status. Your surgeon will speak with you after your surgery; however, due to the effects of anesthesia you may not recall the conversation.

Should I take my routine medications?

If you are concerned about continuing a current medication before your surgery, please contact the center where your surgery is scheduled and ask to speak to a doctor.