- About Us
Portsmouth Regional Ambulatory Surgery Center (PRASC) is located at 333 Borthwick Avenue, Suite 200, Portsmouth, NH. The Surgery Center provides excellent multi-specialty surgical healthcare to Portsmouth and it's surrounding communities. Board certified surgical specialists in the areas of orthopedic, opthalmology, ears/nose/throat, gynecology and podiatry.
The doors of our state of the art facility opened September 19th, 2002. The Surgery Center strives to exceed the expectations of patients with every visit. The care provided by our distinguished group of physicians is complimented by a caring and efficent support staff. We continously look for ways to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the Center's sugical healthcare delivery process. Features such as patient satisfaction surveys and bill payment, and on-site patient account representatives are available to make every experience at PRASC a positive one.
Please tell your surgical healthcare provider that you'd like your ambulatory surgery done at PRASC. We look forward to meeting your surgical healthcare needs.
How is Portsmouth Ambulatory Surgery Center different from a Hospital?
Beacause a hospital must be staffed and equipped to treat all types of medical problems, it provides a much broader range of services than your current needs require. Since Portsmouth Ambulatory Surgery Center is designed exclusively for outpatient surgery, we are able to offer patients a convenient, comfortable, and generally less costly alternative to a hospital.
The center's warm surroundings and increased level of individual attention minimizes the stress often associated with surgery. You will be released within hours of surgery to complete your recovery in the comfort of your home. Our pleasant atmosphere and special attention are particularly helpful in easing the fears of children who are scheduled for surgery.
Reduced cost is another advantage of the surgery center. Since your care does not demand an extended stay, your cost will be significantly lower than if you had the same procedure performed as a hospital inpatient. Procedures are covered by health insurance, Medicare.
However, the center is similar to a hospital in these respects:
- 1) Your surgeon is supported by a highly skilled team of Anesthesiologists, registered nurses and other qualified medical personnel specially trained in surgical and recovery care.
- 2) Our surgical suites are equipped with sophisticated monitors and highly technical equipment and instrumentation.