Ambulatory Surgery Center Now Open

The new Ambulatory Surgery Center at Stony Brook opened in March 2002 is located next to University Hospital. The spacious, state-of-the-art facility (32,000 square feet) is designed to create a comfortable, stress-free outpatient surgery experience for both adult patients and pediatric patients.

The Center has six operating rooms and two minor procedure rooms all with the latest equipment and monitors.

Consistent with the latest concepts in ambulatory surgery, the recovery area is divided into two stages. The first-stage room is a conventional recovery area and set up for those patients requiring more frequent observation.

But many patients go directly to a second-stage room where they can be fed, enjoy their families, and relax before going home thanks to new short-acting anesthetics, combined with minimally invasive surgical techniques, that are allowing more and more patients safely to bypass the conventional recovery process with minimal, if any, pain or nausea.

The Center's planners have paid particular attention to the needs of children and their families. There are pediatric play areas with specially designed furniture for children, as part of our effort to make their experience as pleasant as possible.

Easy accessibility for both patients and surgeons is a high priority of the Center. Parking is easy, plentiful, and free of charge.

The Center also houses the preoperative testing area for inpatient surgery. This area allows patients to have their inpatient preoperative lab tests, EKGs, chest x-rays, and history/physicals all done in one easy visit.

For more information, please visit the Ambulatory Surgery Center's website at