Center For Sight’s ambulatory surgery center opened in January 2001 within our main Sarasota office, located at 2601 S. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL. This state of the art facility is State licensed and Medicare certified. The surgery center is staffed by board-certified ophthalmic and facial cosmetic surgeons, as well as the CRNAs and RNs that make it all possible.
In addition to being licensed by the State of Florida (AHCA), our surgery center is also AAAHC accredited. The Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC) is the preeminent leader in developing standards to advance and promote patient safety, quality and value for ambulatory health care through peer-based accreditation processes, education and research. Accreditation is ultimately awarded to organizations that are found to be in compliance with the Accreditation Association standards.
The AAAHC Accreditation means that the Center For Sight has passed a series of rigorous and nationally recognized standards for the provision of quality health care set by the AAAHC. Organizations seeking this accreditation are required to undergo an extensive on-site, peer-based survey of their facilities and services. Not all ambulatory health care organizations seek this accreditation and not all seeking the accreditation are granted it; however our commitment to providing the highest quality patient care is evidenced by our drive to pursue this status. Our most recent accreditation inspection reported zero deficiencies and as a result, our surgery center has been granted an extended accreditation period of three years.
The surgery center consists of three operating rooms used to perform cataract surgery, glaucoma, retina and macular degeneration surgery, and two laser suites for laser cataract surgery and LASIK. The center is tightly controlled and is run by allowing ONLY Center For Sight physicians to perform surgeries in our facility. Anesthesia is provided on site by full time, board certified CRNAs, with the CRNAs always being present.
Convenient, comfortable and safe, our surgery center is an important part of your experience at Center For Sight.