Ambulatory Surgery Center

Board Certified Neurosurgeon: Minimally Invasive Spine and Cranial Surgeries
Ambulatory Surgery Center

Ambulatory Surgery Center services offered in Chattanooga, TN

For minimally invasive or minor procedures, a trip to the hospital can be a complicated process. But with an on-site ambulatory surgery center, expert neurosurgeon David A. Wiles, MD, can perform these procedures on an outpatient basis, making the process simple and allowing you to return home quickly to recover. If you’re interested in finding out more about his ambulatory surgery center, call the office in Chattanooga, Tennessee or book an appointment online today.

Ambulatory Surgery Center Q&A

What is an ambulatory surgery center?

An ambulatory surgery center, or ASC, is a facility where Dr. Wiles can perform certain outpatient procedures outside of a traditional hospital setting. 

Inpatient procedures are often less convenient and more costly than outpatient options. If you visit a hospital, there may be low room availability, scheduling conflicts, and challenging overnight stays that can make the process difficult.

With an on-site ambulatory surgery center, Dr. Wiles is able to perform a wide range of minimally invasive procedures to restore function and relieve pain without extensive downtime that you might experience with an inpatient visit. 

How can the ambulatory surgery center benefit me?


Having an ambulatory surgery center procedure offers several benefits for patients seeking elective or minor procedures. You might benefit from: 

Fewer out-of-pocket costs 


Ambulatory surgery centers can have fewer overhead costs than a traditional surgery center at a hospital, which may result in lower medical bills for patients. 

Less downtime


Many inpatient procedures might also require you to stay overnight, while treatment at an ambulatory surgery center doesn’t require major downtime. You might be asked to stay in a recovery room for a short time, but you’ll likely be discharged within 24 hours. 

Simple scheduling 


At a traditional hospital, doctors see all kinds of patients and conditions, which can lead to longer wait times. With an ambulatory surgery center, Dr. Wiles can provide more flexibility in scheduling any specialized procedures.

What types of procedures can I get at an ambulatory surgery center?


Dr. Wiles can perform many types of procedures at his ambulatory surgery center, including:


  • Minimally invasive spine surgery
  • Fracture care
  • Spinal decompression
  • Discectomy
  • Spinal fusion


Prior to surgery, Dr. Wiles performs a thorough physical exam, reviews your medical history, and orders imaging tests like X-rays and magnetic resonance imaging (MRIs) to determine whether you’re a good candidate for procedures at an ambulatory surgery center.


Whether you need help with a neurological disorder or a minimally invasive procedure, Dr. Wiles offers comprehensive treatments to suit your needs.  


Learn more about the ambulatory surgery center at the office of David A. Wiles, MD, by calling or booking an appointment online today.