What is an Ambulatory Surgery Center?

Ambulatory surgery centers, or ASCs, provide same-day surgical care, including diagnostic and preventive procedures that were once performed exclusively in hospitals. Green Mountain Surgery Center (GMSC) seeks to optimize our patients’ experience through clinical quality, convenience, and cost savings. Patients who choose to have surgery in an ASC arrive on the day of their procedure, have their surgery in a fully equipped operating or procedure room, and recover under the care of highly skilled nurses, all without hospital admission.

Green Mountain Surgery Center

Cost Savings

On average, our patients pay approximately 45% less than they would if they had the identical procedure performed at a hospital. These savings are reflected in patients’ co-pays and co-insurance. The lower cost of care in our facilities also helps lower total healthcare insurance premiums.


GMSC offers patients easy scheduling (through our surgeon’s offices), convenient access and short wait times. Patient satisfaction is a hallmark of the ASC industry and GMSC consistently receives satisfaction scores of ¬95%. Many patients specifically cite that our staff are positive, professional, and work well together as a team.

Clinical Quality

Successfully starting the first multi-specialty ASC in the state of Vermont.

Attract high quality physicians from outside the state who want to perform surgeries at an ASC vs hospital.

All surgeries at GMSC are scheduled, so your procedure will never be delayed due to an emergency surgery.

Surgery centers often have low cross-infection rates because we don’t treat people with viral or bacterial infections.

Because of our surgery schedule, we know exactly how many staff members we need to serve our patients each day. Never being understaffed means we can truly focus on our patients.

Being smaller than an acute-care hospital allows us to really tend to our patients, giving them a relaxed, friendly environment to rest in and recuperate.

GMSC in the Community

Colon Cancer Coalition
Vermont Women's Fund
Health First
Mahana Magic Foundation

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