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Pocono Ambulatory Surgery Center

Why Choose Pocono Ambulatory Surgical Center?

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

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Preparing for Your Upcoming Surgery with Enhanced COVID-19 Prevention & Safety Measures

We continue to serve patients and provide them with much needed, high quality, lower cost elective surgeries in a healthcare setting where we don’t treat COVID-19 patients. We focus on safety through expanded policies and protocols in accordance with proven national health and safety guidelines including:

  • Preoperative COVID-19 testing in advance of elective surgeries
  • Cleaning protocols in all areas of facilities and equipment
  • Masking requirements for visitors, patients and staff
  • Social distancing and limiting visitors to our facilities
  • Protocols, policies and personal protection equipment (PPE) during all points of care

For further questions please contact us.

Your visit may take longer due to our expanded safety measures, some of which may change over time.

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 20-25 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.

Recognized as a national leader in clinical quality

Pocono Ambulatory Surgery Center is proud to be among the 60 Surgical Care Affiliates centers recognized on Newsweek’s first-ever list of Best Ambulatory Surgery Centers.

SPH Analytics winners for 2015/2016 and 2016/2017 and 2018/2019

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, 2016/2017 and 2018/2019 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.

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 the 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.

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.