Best Ambulatory Surgery Centers 2022 - New Jersey

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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1Saint Peter's Healthcare System - CARES Surgicenter87.3%New BrunswickNew Jersey
2Summit Surgical Center86.8%VoorheesNew Jersey
3Surgical Care Affiliates - Surgical Center of South Jersey86.8%Mount LaurelNew Jersey
4Virtua Health - Jersey Shore Ambulatory Surgical Center86.5%Somers PointNew Jersey
5Virtua Health - Center for Surgery Washington Township86.3%SewellNew Jersey
6Wills Eye Surgical Network - Surgery Center in Cherry Hill85.2%Cherry HillNew Jersey
7Saddle River Valley Surgical Center84.5%ParamusNew Jersey
8Somerset Ambulatory Surgical Center84.2%SomervilleNew Jersey
9Surgical Specialists at Princeton83.3%PrincetonNew Jersey
10Surgical Care Affiliates - Surgicare of Central Jersey81.4%WatchungNew Jersey
11Advanced Endoscopy & Surgical Center80.1%EatontownNew Jersey
12Centennial Surgery Center79.2%VoorheesNew Jersey
13Virtua Health - Center for Ambulatory and Minimally Invasive Surgery78.7%EatontownNew Jersey
14Surgical Care Affiliates - Raritan Valley Surgery Center78.2%SomersetNew Jersey
15Wayne Surgical Center78.0%WayneNew Jersey
16Hudson Crossing Surgery Center77.6%Fort LeeNew Jersey
17Virtua Health - Gastro Surgi Center of New Jersey77.3%MountainsideNew Jersey
18RWJBarnabas Health - Ambulatory Surgical Pavilion at Robert Wood Johnson 77.1%New BrunswickNew Jersey
19Mercer County Surgery Center76.8%LawrencevilleNew Jersey
20Rockland Surgical Project76.4%RamseyNew Jersey
21Union County Surgery Center76.3%UnionNew Jersey
22New Jersey Eye Center - Bergenfield76.2%BergenfieldNew Jersey
23Surgery Center at Hamilton76.1%HamiltonNew Jersey
24Virtua Health - Memorial Ambulatory Surgery Center75.9%Mount HollyNew Jersey
25Surgical Care Affiliates - University SurgiCenter75.4%East BrunswickNew Jersey
26Summit Health - Berkeley Heights Campus75.1%Berkeley HeightsNew Jersey
27AtlantiCare Surgery Center - Little Egg Harbor75.1%Little Egg HarborNew Jersey
28Sovereign Health - Surgicare of Oradell74.8%OradellNew Jersey


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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.