Patients may now visit the new Outpatient Surgery Center, located off Colonial Boulevard near the I-75 ramp. (8970 Colonial Center Drive, Fort Myers).
The 20,000-square-foot facility features four operating rooms and two procedure rooms, and brand new, state-of-the-art equipment.
"We decided to open the Outpatient Surgery Center to provide a better overall experience for our patients," said Dave Cato, system director of outpatient services. "Not having to go to the hospital means shorter waits and more convenience, while still receiving the same high quality of care. It's ideal, because patients can go to one location for diagnostic procedures, physician appointments, and now outpatient procedures and surgeries," Cato said.
Outpatient procedures that will be done at the surgery center include: Breast surgeries, needle biopsies, lumpectomies, gynecological surgeries, urology procedures, bariatric surgeries, pain management procedures, plastic surgeries, and general surgeries.