A licensed facility where procedures or surgeries that do not require an overnight stay are performed. An ambulatory surgical center is "freestanding" in that it is a separately licensed facility. Some ambulatory surgical centers are located near hospitals.
The place in a hospital where outpatient surgeries are performed.
any public or private establishment with an organized medical staff of physicians; with permanent facilities that are equipped and operated for the purpose of performing surgical procedures; and which does not provide services for patients to stay overnight.