Central Utah Clinic's surgery center is a high-quality, competitively priced, patient-responsive facility located at the Clinic's American Fork campus. Our facility features skilled staff and a place where local surgeons can provide outpatient and same-day surgery.
An ambulatory surgery center is a practical alternative when surgeries are not emergency-related and can be planned in advance. Patients are discharged the same day and recuperate in the comfort of their own homes. Patients enjoy a comfortable, caring facility where costs can be much less than in other traditional settings. We’re pleased that our Surgery Center is often more convenient for patients and their families.
Advantages of a Surgery Center
Lower costs. The surgical facility fee, at thousands of surgery centers throughout the nation, averages approximately 40 percent less than in a hospital setting. The cost to use the operating or procedure room, which is separate from surgeons' fee, will be competitive to Provo or Salt Lake area facilities.
Choice. Patients and their families now have a choice in northern Utah County of where they want to have their surgery performed. Having a choice means more competitive fees, and better responsiveness to patients' needs.
Affordable. A surgery center is specialized. Financially separate from a hospital, its overhead is much lower and allows savings to be passed on to the patient. For most procedures, there is an all-inclusive, clearly identifiable facility charge so patients will have a better understanding of costs before surgery.
Dependable. Scheduled surgery times are not likely to be delayed or bumped by non-related emergencies. Turn-around time between surgeries is as much as three times faster than at hospitals, which means less waiting for patients and family members.
Comfortable. Patients and their families can relax in a pleasant environment. Children can be more comfortable at a surgical center because of its more personal setting.
Insurance Approved. Many insurance companies and employers actually favor outpatient surgery. Some tailor reimbursement schedules as an incentive to use an outpatient center. Central Utah Clinic American Fork Surgery Center accepts most insurances as well as Medicare and Medicaid.
SPECIALTIES & SERVICES
- Ear, Nose & Throat
- Orthopedics & Sports Medicine
- Plastic, Reconstructive & Hand Surgery
Prior to Surgery: A surgery center representative calls patients prior to surgery to obtain a patient’s medical history, complete a questionnaire specific to his or her surgery, discuss any pre-surgical preparations and answer any questions a patient may have.
Pre-Op Instructions: Patients are given specific preparations for surgeries along with a suggested time for arrival on surgery day.
Lab Work: Lab work or tests may be required to be performed prior to surgery. If it is required, patients may visit Central Utah Clinic’s own lab to have this work completed. The lab is located in the same building as the Surgery Center in Suite 151.
Medications: Any medications patients are taking need to be identified and discussed before surgery. Medication instructions are explained to patients before procedures are performed.
Financial Responsibility: We accept most insurances. Patients may call and speak to a member of our financial staff if he or she has any questions.
Preparing Children for Surgery: We invite parents of children to call and schedule a time for their child to tour the center prior to their surgery. This visit includes a hands-on activity that helps children know what to expect on surgery day.