Best Ambulatory Surgery Centers 2022 - Florida

America's Best

Ambulatory Surgery Centers 2022

Ambulatory surgical centers have become a big part of American medicine. These are facilities where patients can have specific surgical procedures that usually don't require them to be hospitalized, meaning you can have the operation and then be back home quickly, often the same day. Currently there are over 5,000 medicare certified ambulatory surgical centers around the country in all the major surgical specialties – orthopedic surgery, cardiac surgery, eye surgery, spinal surgery and so on.

To help our readers make knowledgeable choices when they seek care for themselves or loved ones, Newsweek has again partnered with respected global research firm Statista to name America's Best Ambulatory Surgery Centers. This year our list spotlights 470 facilities in the 25 states with the most ambulatory surgery centers. The states are Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Louisiana, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Washington and Wisconsin.

We hope these trustworthy, carefully vetted rankings of America's Best Ambulatory Surgery Centers help you make choices with confidence.

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1The Surgery Center at TGH Brandon Healthplex92.2%TampaFlorida
2Florida Medical Clinic - North Tampa91.1%TampaFlorida
3Coral Gables Surgery Center90.5%MiamiFlorida
4USF Health - Ambulatory Surgery Center88.5%TampaFlorida
5Surgical Care Affiliates - Sand Lake Surgery Center87.8%OrlandoFlorida
6Surgical Care Affiliates - Boca Raton Outpatient Surgery & Laser Center86.5%Boca RatonFlorida
7Lakeland Surgical & Diagnostic Center - Griffin Campus85.5%LakelandFlorida
8Surgical Care Affiliates - Orlando Center for Outpatient Surgery85.1%OrlandoFlorida
9Bayside Ambulatory Surgery Center84.7%MiamiFlorida
10Bayview Surgery Center84.6%SarasotaFlorida
11Surgical Care Affiliates - Melbourne Surgery Center84.4%MelbourneFlorida
12Surgery Center at Coral Springs84.2%Coral SpringsFlorida
13SurgCenter Pinellas83.8%LargoFlorida
14Delray Beach Surgery Center 82.9%Delray BeachFlorida
15Bayfront Ambulatory Surgical Center82.4%St PetersburgFlorida
16Florida Medical Clinic - Zephyrhills82.3%ZephyrhillsFlorida
17Day Surgery Center82.1%Winter HavenFlorida
18Surgical Park Center81.6%MiamiFlorida
19Venture Ambulatory Surgery Center81.0%North Miami BeachFlorida
20Advanced Surgery Center of Palm Beach County80.7%Lake WorthFlorida
21Mayo Clinic - Jacksonville ASC80.4%JacksonvilleFlorida
22Baptist Health South Florida - Endoscopy Center Galloway South79.2%MiamiFlorida
23BayCare - Surgery Center (Trinity)77.9%TrinityFlorida
24Ambulatory Surgery Center Tampa77.9%TampaFlorida
25Central Florida SurgiCenter77.4%LakelandFlorida
26North Pinellas Surgery Center77.2%DunedinFlorida
27Surgical Care Affiliates - Alliance Surgical Center76.9%Lake MaryFlorida
28Lakeland Surgical & Diagnostic Center - Florida Campus76.8%LakelandFlorida
29Intercoastal Medical Group - Ambulatory Surgery Center in Sarasota76.7%SarasotaFlorida
30Eye Surgery Center of North Florida76.6%JacksonvilleFlorida
31Surgical Care Affiliates - Maitland Surgery Center76.6%MaitlandFlorida
32Surgery Center of Weston LLC75.7%WestonFlorida
33Titusville Center for Surgical Excellence75.7%TitusvilleFlorida
34North Miami Beach Surgical Center75.5%North Miami BeachFlorida
35North Florida Surgical Pavilion75.4%GainesvilleFlorida
36Surgery Partners - Jacksonville Beach Surgery Center75.3%Jacksonville BeachFlorida
37United Surgical Partners International - Winter Haven Ambulatory Surgery Center75.3%Winter HavenFlorida
38Tampa Eye and Specialty Surgery Center75.2%TampaFlorida
39Kendall Endoscopy and Surgery Center75.0%MiamiFlorida
40Bethesda Outpatient Surgery Center LLC75.0%Boynton BeachFlorida
41Jacksonville Surgery Center74.9%JacksonvilleFlorida
42Suncoast Endoscopy of Sarasota LLC74.8%SarasotaFlorida
43Surgery Partners - Lake Mary Surgery Center LLC74.7%Lake MaryFlorida
44Hernando Endoscopy and Surgery Center74.3%BrooksvilleFlorida
45United Surgical Partners International - Laser and Surgery Center of the Palm Beaches74.2%Palm Beach GardensFlorida


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Working with data research firm Statista, we analyzed ambulatory surgical center performance data. As part of the research, we conducted a survey of experts, asking nurses, therapists, physicians and surgeons, and administrators in ASCs for the best surgery centers in their state or a state they're familiar with. We also invited them to assess how well the ASC in question has handled the challenges of the COVID-19 crisis.

The rankings included Ambulatory Surgery Centers operating exclusively for the purpose of providing surgical services to patients not requiring hospitalization and in which the expected duration of services would not exceed 24 hours following an admission. An unanticipated medical circumstance may arise that would require an ASC patient to stay in the ASC longer than 24 hours, but such situations should be rare.

The research project analyzed more than 4,600 Ambulatory Surgery Centers in 25 states. The 470 Best Ambulatory Surgery Centers were identified, with a varying number of ASCs awarded per state: California, with 83, had the most, while Mississippi is represented with 4 ambulatory surgery centers.

The Ranking is based on the Overall Score of each facility, which is based on the Reputation Score and the KPI Data Score. The Reputation Score is based on three sub-scores: for recommendations, for quality and for the handling of the situation regarding Covid-19 (as of September 2021).

Additionally, experts from all over the US were able to participate in the survey of the Best Ambulatory Surgery Centers in the US on All data was collected by Newsweek and Statista during the survey period from July to September 2021. Self-recommendation was not possible (e.g. a recommendation of the ambulatory surgery centers someone worked for was not counted in the evaluation).

Participants were asked to recommend up to five ambulatory surgery centers. Additionally, participants were asked to rank quality, differentiating among these variables:
- Management in times of the COVID-19 crisis (e.g. safety of residents, hygiene measures)
- Management of waiting time (e.g. appointments)
- Quality of surgery preparations (e.g. consultation with doctor, information)
- Quality of surgical care (e.g. procedure)
- Quality of follow-up care (e.g. physical therapies)

The ranking is comprised exclusively of ambulatory surgery centers that are eligible regarding the above-mentioned scope. The ranking was created through an elaborate process. The information provided in this ranking should be considered together with other information about ambulatory surgery centers or, if possible, accompanied.

For the full methodology, download this file.