Menu

Ambulatory Surgery


The CSHP Ambulatory Surgery Center is accredited by the Joint Commission on the Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations. Our ASC is designated as a “23 hour facility” which means we see patients for outpatient surgery needs that do not require an overnight stay. We pride ourselves on having competent, compassionate nursing staff to assist our surgeons and care for our patients.

 

We have been serving patients at our surgery center since 2010, and prior to that provided a limited number of procedures through our GI Lab on Nevada Avenue. Since our opening at Medical Center Point, we have expanded our services to include ophthalmology, orthopedics, pain management, plastic surgery, podiatry and more. Our well qualified staff consists of specially trained nurses and technicians, as well as board certified physicians, who have years of experience and expertise in their fields. Our first priority is quality outcomes for our patients and while providing you with the best care possible.

Surgery Center: 719-636-3555 GI & Pain Scheduling: 719-635-7740
Business Office: 719-538-2945 Surgical Scheduling: 719-630-6310
Main Fax: 719-667-4230 Scheduling Fax: 719-634-5650

LOCATION

Ambulatory Surgery Center (ASC)

1615 Medical Center Point
Colorado Springs, CO 80907

PATIENT INFORMATION

Before your procedure:

After you schedule your appointment, a member of our nursing staff will contact you to obtain necessary information and provide important instructions pertaining to your procedure.

Please follow the guidelines listed below:

  • If you are having a colonoscopy, please follow your prep instructions carefully.  Once your procedure is scheduled, instructions will be mailed to you – you can also find a copy of this under “forms”. Not completing a good prep may result in the procedure having to be repeated.
  • Do NOT eat any solid foods on the day of your procedure.
  • Do NOT smoke or use tobacco products after midnight the night before your procedure.
  • Do NOT drink alcohol 24 hours before and after your procedure.
  • Please take your prescription medications with a sip of water the morning of your procedure UNLESS you have been instructed otherwise.
  • If you develop a fever, cough or other medical problem call you physician or the surgery center immediately.
  • If you are unable to keep your appointment or will be delayed, call the surgery center as soon as possible.
  • If you have questions about your prep, please call 719-636-3555 to speak to one of our nurses.

 

When you arrive:

Upon your arrival, you will check in with our receptionist and they will make a copy of your photo ID and your insurance card. Once you are in the admitting area, you will be asked to change into a surgical gown and your medical information will be reviewed. If applicable, a member of the anesthesiology team will visit with you and an IV may be started depending upon the type of procedure you are having.

We ask that you limit the number of people accompanying you to two people, due to our limited space in our waiting room. They will be asked to remain at the center, or provide a cell phone number to our receptionist if they need to leave at any time. People accompanying a minor will NOT be allowed to leave the center at any time until the patient is dismissed. Please also remember to leave all valuables at home (there is no secure place to store them at the surgery center). The CSHP surgery center is not responsible for lost valuables.

 

After your procedure:

When your procedure is completed, you will be taken to our recovery area and carefully monitored until you are discharged. Before you are ready to leave, we will provide post operative instructions to a member of your family or your companion.

You must have a ride home after your procedure. You will not be permitted to drive yourself or take public transportation unaccompanied. It is also important for you to have someone stay with you for the first 24 hours following your procedure. Please note that your procedure will be cancelled if you do not follow these required arrangements.

 

Please follow your physician’s orders regarding activity, diet, medication etc. Contact your physician if you feel you are having problems. If you feel it is an emergency, please call 911 immediately. A member of our staff will contact you one business day after your procedure and answer any questions you may have.

SERVICES

  • Gastroenterology (colonoscopies, etc.)
  • General Surgery (gall bladder, etc.)
  • Gynecology
  • Interventional Pain Management
  • Ophthalmology
  • Orthopedics
  • Otolaryngology (ENT)
  • Plastic Surgery
  • Podiatry
  • Urology

PHYSICIANS

Anesthesiology

Alan Merkow, MD

James Rollman, MD

Stephen D. Ochs, MD

Carrie Diehl, MD

Michael Moore, MD

Southern Colorado CRNAs

Gastroenterology

Lukasz Kowalczyk, MD

Michelle Hor, MD

Prashant Krishnan, MD

Joseph Moore, MD

Bhakitasharan Patel, MD

Anju Sidhu, MD

James Howden, MD

Austin Garza, MD

Brian Kavanaugh, MD

Christopher Harmon, MD


Gynecology

Judith Brinkman, MD

Matthew Dunham, MD

Crystal Evig, MD

Toby Genrich, MD

David Stark, MD

Diedre Wagers, MD

Brent Shelton, MD

Robyn Mills, MD


Ophthalmology

George Ulrich, MD

James Sbarbaro, MD

 

Orthopedic

Benjamin Kam, MD

Karl Larsen, MD

Steven Waskow, MD

Otolaryngology (ENT)

David Book, MD

Jennifer Decker, MD

Pain Management

Stephen Ford, MD

Plastic Surgery

Douglas Raskin, MD

Podiatry

G. Marc Conner, DPM

Kenneth Coates, DPM

Eric Gessner, DPM

William Montross, DPM

Urology

Scott Jennings, MD
Nicholas Toepfer, MD

 

 

BILLING

You will find friendly, supportive people to help you understand your bill, answer your questions and get the information you need when you need it.

Please ask us about your bill and the billing process at any time, whether it’s before you arrive, at the time you receive care, and of course, when you receive your bill.  We are here to help you.

 

Before you Receive Care

Patients, as the recipients of plan benefits, are responsible for knowing where their plan is accepted and what services are covered. CSHP accepts most major insurance plans as a convenience for our patients. Many times, insurance plans designate where you are able to be seen for special services like diagnostic tests and hospital care. Authorization from your insurance company is generally required for surgeries, MRI, CT scans, certain cardiac procedures and certain other tests. Our Benefit Coordinators will work with your insurance company to obtain benefit information or authorization that may be required to help confirm that your care will be covered.

Patient Service Representatives

Upon arrival at CSHP, every patient meets face-to-face with a Patient Service Representative.

When you register, we will:

  • Ask to see your insurance card and make a copy of the card
  • Ask for a photo ID to verify billing information
  • Ask you to sign HIPAA regulation forms
  • Collect any copayments or deductibles
  • Confirm your approval to bill your insurance company and share information with other care providers involved with your care

We will never delay the emergency care you need. If necessary, a member of the patient services team will contact you at a later time to obtain this information.

 

When You Receive Care

At the time you receive care, charges are entered into your account by your provider. These may include the ordering of any lab tests, procedures, medications or x-rays.

If you do NOT have insurance:

  • A down payment of a predetermined amount will be required at the time of service. This down payment will be applied to any charges you incur on this date of service; these may include, but are not limited to, lab tests, procedures, or medications administered at the time of service. If the down payment exceeds the charge, a refund will be processed for you as soon as possible.
  • You will receive a bill from Colorado Springs Health Partners approximately two weeks after your visit.

If you HAVE insurance:

  • Your copay or deductible will be collected at time of service
  • We will bill your primary and secondary health insurance for you. You will receive a bill from CSHP if there is a balance due after your insurance company has paid CSHP or if the insurance company requests more information from you.
  • Any unpaid balance for services you received at CSHP is your responsibility.

 

Please contact one of our Patient Accounts Representatives at 719-538-2945 with any questions you may have about payment.