Frequently Asked Questions

What is an Ambulatory Surgery?

It simply means, outpatient or same-day surgery.

What is an Advance Directive?

According to the Surgery Center Policy, we will not honor Advanced Directives/Living Wills in the Ambulatory Surgery Center. Procedures that are performed here are elective in nature. If you would like a copy of the Delaware Advanced Directive guideline, and a sample of an Advanced Directive, one will be provided to you. As is stated in the Center's "Conditions of Outpatient Admission", Advanced Directives are not honored as this is an outpatient survey center and all measures necessary for resuscitation will be executed at this Surgery Center.

For more information regarding this topic, please visit: - What are advance directives and living wills?

Identity Theft

To prevent Identity Theft, you will be asked to present a Photo I.D. (e.g., a valid driver's license) at the time of admission. The receptionist at the Center will photocopy the ID and is placed in your medical record.


Informed Decision

The patient or, as appropriate, the patient's representative, has the right to make informed decisions regarding the patient's care as stated in the Patient Bill of Rights.


Insurance Policy

Your health insurance policy is a contract between you and the insurance carrier. Your coverage, the requirements for pre-authorization, precertification, deductibles and co-payments are all defined in your policy. Pre-authorization and pre-certification are due before the day of surgery. Co-payments and deductibles are due the day of surgery.

If you have any questions, please call our biller, Jake Mayan, at 302.266.9166 ext 641.


Financial Disclosure

You and your physician have decided to perform your procedure at the American Surgery Center in Wilmington, DE. You will be given information concerning the financial interest or ownership your surgeon has in the Center prior to the day of surgery as mandated by Medicare. This information will be provided to you at your physician's office or can be obtained from the Center.


What forms do I need to complete before my procedure?

You must complete the following forms in advance before the day of surgery: History and Physical, Health Survey and Medication Reconciliation. Failure to do so may result in delayed or postponed procedure. Read more »

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