Peterson's Ambulatory Surgery Center (ASC) is located inside the Ambulatory Care Center building at 260 Cully Dr. in Kerrville, Texas. We are on the same campus as Peterson Regional Medical Center but in a separate building.
The Ambulatory Surgery Center sees thousands of patients each year for outpatient procedures. An 'outpatient' procedure is one that doesn't require an overnight stay in the hospital. A procedure scheduled at the ASC means the patient can go home the same day.
Inside Peterson's ASC are three operating rooms, two Endoscopy (G.I.) procedure rooms, a large recovery area, a Pain Management Center, IV Therapy Center, and Pre-Admission.
Some of the most common surgical procedures performed at the ASC include:
Open reduction, internal fixation of ankles and wrists
Carpal tunnel release
Dilation and Curettage (D&C's)
Tonsils and adenoids
Myringotomy with tubes
The two most common endoscopy procedures are colonoscopies and esophagogastroduodenoscopies (EGD's). These are performed by a gastroenterologist or a general surgeon.
The Pain Management Center is overseen by an anesthesiologist who has received advanced clinical education in pain management. Services offered include epidural steroid administrations, nerve blocks, and joint/bursa injections.
The IV Therapy Center provides chemotherapy, infusions, blood transfusions, IV antibiotic administrations, injections and maintenance of medication pumps and ports.
The Pre-Admission Clinic interviews each patient prior to their procedure to obtain current health histories. The Pre-Admission nurse also coordinates information from the referring physician, primary care physician, surgeon and anesthesiologist to be sure the patient is cleared for the procedure.
The ASC's hours are Monday-Friday, from 6:30am - 3:00pm, (or until the last patient is discharged). If you have additional questions please call us at 830-258-7011.
I can't find words to express my feelings about my care yesterday- and at all other times! Everyone has a smile and a kind word. Keep up the great work - and be proud of the way you make patients feel! M. Moss