8 Chicago ASCs to know

Chicago is known for its skyscrapers, deep dish pizza, hometown sports rivalries and world-class museums, but this Midwestern city is also home to a number of ASCs. Here are eight ASCs that are located in Chicago.

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25 East Same Day Surgery. The surgery center includes four operating rooms and one treatment room. It is a multispecialty ASC offering services in a number of specialties, such as general surgery, gynecology, ophthalmology, orthopedic, pain management and urology. It is accredited by The Joint Commission and certified by Medicare. The center is affiliated with United Surgical Partners International and Evanston, Ill.-based NorthShore University Health System.

900 North Michigan Surgical Center. The ASC is accredited by The Joint Commission. It features four operating rooms and 12 recovery rooms, and it offers surgical services in numerous specialties, such as gynecology, orthopedics, ophthalmology, oral surgery, general surgery, podiatry, urology and pain management. The center's full-time medical director also serves as chief of anesthesia.

Advanced Ambulatory Surgical Center. The multispecialty center was established in 2000 and it encompasses 10,000 square feet. It includes three operating rooms. Physicians at the ASC offer care in general surgery, gastrointestinal surgery, orthopedics,
foot and ankle surgery, gynecology, plastic surgery and pain management. The center is a member of the Association for Ambulatory Health Care. Severko Hrywnak, MD, DPM, serves as CEO and director of medical education.  

Gold Coast Surgicenter. The surgery center has been providing surgical services for more than 20 years. The center includes 12 board-certified physician owners, offering care in a wide-array of specialties, such as sports medicine, spine care and neurosurgery. The ASC also includes anesthesiologists. A number of Rush University Medical Center orthopedic surgeons, including Brian Cole, MD, MBA, perform procedures at the center. Dr. Cole is the team physician for the Chicago Bulls and a co-team physician for the Chicago White Sox.

Grand Avenue Surgical Center. The ASC is accredited by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care. It features operating rooms as well as recovery and support areas. The center offers surgical services in a wide array of specialties, such as urology, general surgery, gynecology, podiatry, oral surgery, infertility and vascular surgery.

Magna Surgical Center. Magna Surgical Center was opened in 1987. The surgery center relocated four years ago to a brand new facility. The center is owned and operated by the same physicians that run 900 North Michigan Surgical Center. Magna Surgical Center has three operating rooms and seventeen recovery beds. The center offers gastroenterology, general surgery, gynecology, ophthalmology, orthopedics, pain management, podiatry and urology services. The ASC has seven physician-owners and approximately 60 surgeons who perform cases at the center. "In order to maintain success as a freestanding surgery center in a large metro area, you have to have the ability to take care of patients in a safe and efficient way. At the same time, you need a deep understanding of the needs of physicians," said Medical Director Kenny Bozorgi, MD. "We keep one foot in the operational efficiency of the large institutions and one foot in the personalized attention a smaller facility can offer." 

Rush SurgiCenter. Featuring four operating rooms, Rush SurgiCenter offers patient care in numerous specialties, including plastic surgery, ENT, general surgery, gynecology, pain management, podiatry, ophthalmology, orthopedics and urology. The center is accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations and is closely affiliated with Rush University Medical Center in Chicago.

Same Day Surgery River North. The surgery was established in 1986 and features four operating rooms and two procedure rooms. With more than 70 physicians on staff, around 2,500 surgeries are performed at the center every year. The multispecialty ASC is an affiliate of United Surgical Partners International and accredited by The Joint Commission. The center offers services in a number of specialties, including gynecology, ophthalmology, ENT, orthopedics, pediatric surgery, oral surgery, urology and in vitro fertilization.

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