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Why Choose Pocono Ambulatory Surgical Center?

We are proud to offer quality care in a safe, family-friendly environment.

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Before Your Surgery

We want the day of your surgery to be a seamless experience, where you can simply walk in, check-in at our front desk and be shown to your room rather than fill out pages of paperwork.

Registration is designed to be quick and easy and completing the form should take you 10-15 minutes. Please have your insurance information handy.

The Day of Surgery

When you arrive at our center, we ask that you check-in at the front desk to verify personal, escort and insurance information.

Our Day of Surgery Guide will give you all the details on how you can prepare for your surgery.

After Your Surgery

Offering easy to understand recovery instructions for you and your family is our priority. Read through our guide for more information.

Be sure to arrange a ride option for arriving home safely after your procedure. Read through our After-Surgery Guide for more important information.

Colonoscopy Procedure and Wait Times

How long does the procedure take?
Colonoscopy should take about 30 minutes: 12 minutes to get the scope in 5 or 6 feet, and 12 minutes or so to take it out. Then if polyps need to be removed it will take longer, depending on the number and the size of the polyps.

Patients often ask about wait times prior to the procedure, we want to ensure you that our staff may notify you of any additional waiting periods during your appointment time. This can be due in part to our physicians needing additional time if they encounter patients with polyps.

Please know that our staff is dedicated to giving each patient the time needed based on the findings during their procedure.  Allow for some flexibility in the time of your procedure.  Your appointment time may need to be adjusted if unplanned events occur.

SPH Analytics winners for 2015/2016 and 2016/2017

Each year SPH Analytics (SPHA) recognizes outstanding healthcare organizations that have demonstrated the highest levels of excellence in patient satisfaction and overall care during a 12-month period. To qualify in achieving the 2015/2016 and 2016/2017 SPH Analytics APEX Quality Award, the organization must meet certain criteria. Scoring for this national distinction is based primarily on clinical, operational, and interpersonal measures, and also reflects experiential measures tied to patient care.

Proof of Quality. Proof of Commitment.

We are committed to providing quality healthcare. Proof of this commitment is our accreditation by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC). We strive to provide the best care possible by meeting and exceeding AAAHC standards for high-quality healthcare.

At Pocono Ambulatory Surgical Center, we put Clinical First™.

We are proud to offer quality care, specialized equipment, and advanced technology in a safe, family-friendly environment. Our clinical professionals strive to be among the best providers in the healthcare industry.

A National Perspective

Together with Surgical Care Affiliates (SCA), our vision is to be the partner of choice for surgical care. By partnering with an industry leader, we are able to collectively share best practices and improve healthcare in America.