Ambulatory/Outpatient Surgery


An ambulatory surgery center is a licensed facility. You can have surgery here and go home the same day. The Maryland Ambulatory Surgery Facility Consumer Guide can help you find a center. From the Guide, you can look up a center by name, zip code or by the type of operation. You can download a checklist to help you ask the right questions.  The Guide can also teach you what to do if you have a complaint.

Source: MHCC Freestanding Ambulatory Surgical Facility Survey, CY 2017.

Limited specialty refers to a class of multi-specialty facilities that perform surgical cases in two or three specialties.  Multi-specialty facilities perform cases in at least four or more specialties, while single specialty facilities perform cases in only one type of specialty.