In an ambulatory surgery center, all our attention is focused on you. When you schedule cosmetic surgery in the hospital, there is always the possibility that an emergency will require the use of the operating room. You could wait for hours for your “scheduled” surgery.
Also, you run an increased risk of infection in the hospital: people are going there because they are ill or in emergency situations. With all the news reports about infections that start in the hospital setting, it just makes sense to reduce your exposure.
And there is the cost factor: hospitals have higher overhead expenses. At an ambulatory surgery center, you’re not paying a proportional share for other departments.
Written by Dr. Halaas