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SOUTH TAMPA SURGERY CENTER
Tampa Bay’s cutting-edge outpatient surgery center, located on West Kennedy Blvd. in South Tampa. We are a full service surgical care center, which is staffed and equipped solely for ambulatory surgery. South Tampa Surgery Center offers the best surgical experience in the area. Our highly trained and specialized office staff will help you every step of the way.
Patients of all ages are welcome; we provide accommodations to fit your needs and the doctor’s schedule. Our state-of-the-art facility brings the best in surgical equipment and specialized staff to one location. This convenience results in a shorter wait time than in a hospital setting with flexible and efficient surgical scheduling. STSC provides exceptional healthcare at an affordable price. Outpatient surgery has become endorsed by insurance company providers. Quality care, while saving you money, is our top priority.
STSC is a multi-specialty surgery center. Any outpatient surgery including pain management, plastic and reconstructive surgery orthopedics, ophthalmology, podiatry and much more! STSC also offers chiropractic care. Please visit our services page for a complete list of outpatient procedures performed at STSC.
At STSC, our team is assembled from Tampa Bay’s finest physicians, nurses and support staff. You can have piece of mind that your experience will exceed your expectations in comfort, anonymity and a peaceful environment, from the initial consultation to the final patient discharge. Our location in South Tampa offers easy access for patients and physicians traveling from any direction.
South Tampa Surgery Center is physician owned and operated. It is also joint commissioned accredited, meaning that our surgery facility meets all standards for health and safety that you would come to expect. As a multi-specialty surgery center, we are able to work with many different types of physicians and help patients get the best quality care they deserve.
Why an outpatient surgery center?
South Tampa Surgery Center has state-of-the-art technology and equipment to facilitate all types of ambulatory surgeries. We provide a comfortable, non-hospital setting for you to relax and recover after surgery. From the moment you arrive, a nurse will assist you in preparing for your procedure and also help with your recovery process as well. Our facility is able to work efficiently while staying cost effective and always keeping your safety our top priority.
At South Tampa Surgery Center, you will find the most skilled medical staff and physicians in the Tampa Bay area. All rooms are equipped with state-of-the-art equipment for each specialty.
South Tampa Surgery Center accepts Medicare, worker’s compensation and other government sponsored health coverage. Uninsured and/or self pay patients will be required to pay for services on or before the admission date unless other arrangements have been made with STSC.
Our full-service clinic specializes in:
STSC will bill your insurance company as a courtesy. However, any balance due is your responsibility. Bring completed insurance forms as well as any medical information. Please check with your insurance company for pre-admission requirements such as second opinions and pre-admission certification. This will facilitate the admitting process.
BILLING AND INSURANCE
Thank you for choosing South Tampa Surgery Center for your surgery. We strive to make your experience a pleasant and efficient one.
With that in mind, we like to inform our patients of their financial obligations prior to surgery, so there are no surprises and/or misunderstandings.
South Tampa Surgery Center collects any co-payments, unmet deductibles, and co-insurance amounts on the day of surgery. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to call or contact our office at 813-873-8700. Please note that co-insurance amounts collected are an estimate; your total financial obligation will be determined by your insurance company and will appear on the explanation of benefits. If our estimated amount is less, we will bill you the difference. If our estimated amount is more, we will refund you the difference.
We encourage you to also contact your surgeon, anesthesia group and your insurance company if you have any questions about your financial obligations. In addition, please make sure your authorization/pre-certification for your surgery is on file prior to the surgery.
You will be receiving a bill from:
South Tampa Surgery Center
If you do not have insurance, you are responsible for the entire surgeon, facility and anesthesia fees. You will need to arrange payment with each entity separately. The surgery center cannot accept payment on behalf of another entity.
We will call you prior to surgery with the amount due on the day of surgery. Checks should be made payable to New Tampa Surgery Center. We accept cash, check, Visa, Mastercard, Discover and Amex . We will leave a message on your home phone in order to make sure you have this information. As a reminder, you are still responsible for any balance left by your insurance company(ies). If you have other financial questions, please feel free to call us at 813-873-8700.
We hope this information is helpful in assisting you to plan for your visit to the surgery center. A discussion of financial matters can be an uncomfortable experience. Our goal is to reduce or eliminate any additional stress in this area. Once again, please feel free to call us if you have any questions. We look forward to seeing you soon.
DAY OF SURGERY
For your safety and comfort, you must follow these instructions:
Nothing to eat or drink after midnight before surgery; no gum, coffee, water, or anything by mouth.
You may take heart, blood pressure, anti-seizure, or anti-ulcer medication the morning of surgery with a sip of water.
You will need a responsible adult to bring you to the surgery center and remain with you for 24 hours after surgery.
Eat only a light meal at dinner the night before your surgery.
Do not smoke or drink any alcoholic beverages for 24 hours before your surgery.
Do not bring jewelry or cash with you.
Wear no makeup or nail polish. If you wear nail caps, remove one.
Bring the case(s) to store your eye glasses, contact lenses and/or dentures.
Bring your crutches, walker, sling, support and Orthotic
Wear casual or loose fitting clothes with a front button-down shirt or blouse (with cotton underwear).
Bring with you all the medications that you currently take, including any inhalers.
Please bring only your adult driver/care person with you (if patient is a child, have two (2) persons present for drive home).
Please park in the designated surgery center PATIENT PARKING area.
Please bring a photo ID and your insurance cards with you for identification purposes.
Please bring a copy of guardianship authority if the patient is not able to consent for the procedure him/herself.
Bring an extra set of clothes and a special toy, blanket, bottle, sippy-cup, etc.
The legal guardian/custodial parent must accompany the child to the center and remain at the center.
Please bring a copy of the guardianship authority if you are not the parent of the child.
Decisions about the choice of anesthesia will be made together with you, the anesthesiologist, and the surgeon. You will receive written instructions about what to expect when you leave the facility.
Financial Policy We will contact you prior to your procedure to discuss your co-payment, co-insurance, deductible or cash payments. It is your responsibility to know and understand what your insurance will cover. All balances are due prior to the day of the procedure. We do not sponsor any payment plans. We do accept all major credit cards, Cash and Checks. We do not provide any Charity Services. General Insurance Information: Your insurance policy is an agreement between you and your insurance company. Our relationship is with you, not your insurance company. Therefore, all charges are ultimately your responsibility, regardless of your insurance status. We will bill your insurance claim for you; however, all fees collected prior to date of service and any quotes regarding such fees are estimated based on the information available to the Center at the time of service. The Center relies on information provided by the responsible party regarding insurance coverage, information from the responsible party’s insurance company, and procedure fees associated with the CPT codes scheduled and provided to the Center by the patient’s surgeon. There may be additional charges, should the surgeon perform a procedure that is different from or in addition to what was scheduled. This quote is only an estimate for the surgical facility fees. This estimate for surgical facility charges does not include the fees for the: Physician Anesthesia Laboratory Pathology Some Implants/Lenses These entities may or may not participate with your health insurance. You may request a personalized estimate of charges or any other information needed. Contact information is supplied:
South Tampa Surgery Center
3600 West Kennedy Blvd
Tampa, FL 33607
Phone: (813) 873-8700
Fax: (813) 873-0101
Laboratory and Pathology Services are rarely used at our facility. If you have questions, please ask your surgeon and the lab or pathologist used can be discussed. If you have any questions regarding the content of this policy or to request a personalized estimate from the Surgery Center, please contact us at (813) 873-8700
South Tampa Surgery Center Nondiscrimination Notice
South Tampa Surgery Center complies with applicable Federal civil rights laws and does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, ethnicity, religion, culture, language, physical or mental disability, socioeconomic status, sex, sexual orientation and gender identity or expression. South Tampa Surgery Center does not exclude people or treat them differently because of age, race, ethnicity, religion, culture, language, physical or mental disability, socioeconomic status, sex, sexual orientation and gender identity or expression. Our health plans are also subject to the section 1557 nondiscrimination requirements and will be operated accordingly.
South Tampa Surgery Center:
• Provides free auxiliary aids and services to people with disabilities to communicate effectively with us, such as:
o qualified sign language interpreters, video remote interpreting or other aids for hearing impaired individuals
o written information in multiple formats including large print, audio, accessible electronic formats, or other formats for visually
• Provides free language services to people whose primary language is not English, such as:
o qualified interpreters or a language line
o information written in other languages
If you need these services, contact South Tampa Surgery Center’s Civil Rights Coordinator
Beverly Dennison at (813) 873-8700.
If you believe that South Tampa Surgery Center has failed to provide these services or discriminated in another way on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability or sex, you can file a grievance with:
South Tampa Surgery Center
3600 West Kennedy Blvd
Tampa, FL 33607
Phone: (813) 873-8700
Fax: (813) 873-0101
You can file a grievance in person or by mail, fax or email. If you need help filing a grievance,
Beverly Dennison is available to help you.
You can also file a civil rights complaint with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office for Civil Rights, electronically through the Office for Civil Rights Complaint Portal, available at https://ocrportal.hhs.gov/ocr/portal/lobby.jsf, or by mail or phone at:
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
200 Independence Avenue, SW
Room 509F, HHH Building
Washington, D.C. 20201
1-800-368-1019, 800-537-7697 (TDD)
Complaint forms are available at http://www.hhs.gov/ocr/office/file/index.html
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