Southgate Surgery Center

Southgate Surgery Center

Bladeless Cataract Surgery is Here!We are excited to offer our patients LENSAR™ the most advanced cataract surgery technology available. To learn more, visit our LENSAR patient website and visit Our Procedures page for a list of qualified laser cataract surgery providers at Southgate Surgery Center and a surgeon's testimonial video about the benefits of choosing the bladeless LENSAR procedure.

Lower Co-Pays. Exceptional Care. Southgate Surgery Center is an independent, state-of-the-art, licensed, Medicare-certified ambulatory (outpatient, same-day) surgery facility with a team of surgeons, anesthesiologists, CRNAs, nurses, technicians and administrators committed to providing excellent gastroenterology, ophthalmology and pain management surgical care.

Since 1983, we have provided the best personalized, cost-effective and quality care possible. Our passion for exceptional patient care and quality is exemplified through our consistent 98% patient satisfaction and less than 0.1% infection rates.

We serve the Southeast Michigan, Wayne, Oakland and Washtenaw Counties, Metro Detroit and Downriver areas.

Please browse our website and learn more about our facility, our specialty procedures and how ambulatory outpatient surgery saves you money, is more convenient and provides better outcomes. If you have any questions please feel free to contact us and we will get back to you within one business day.

Watch our patient testimonial video:

Mission Statement

Mission Statement Southgate Surgery Center is dedicated to providing our community exceptional outpatient surgery through lower co-pays, timely care and unparalleled patient satisfaction.

Patient Benefits

Southgate Surgery Center Benefits   •  Over 30 years outpatient surgery experience

  • Lower co-pays

  • Courtesy transportation

  • Timely care and short stays

  • Personalized care

  • Unparalled patient satisfaction

  • Clean, safe, relaxing environment

  • Equipped for emergencies


Community Education Southgate Surgery Center is committed to informing the Southeast Michigan, Wayne, Oakland and Washtenaw Counties, Metro Detroit and Downriver communities about important health topics and providing free health screenings at our facility or various events. Please visit our Events page to review our schedule.

For our most up-to-date community and free screening events information, please connect with us by following our social media sites: .

Affordable Care Act Basics What You Need To Know Now (as of April, 2014)
Open enrollment for 2014 has ended. If you missed the enrollment deadline, your next opportunity to buy a plan will be during the 2015 open enrollment period from November 15, 2014 to January 15, 2015. However, you can still get 2014 coverage in certain cases. Review this weblink to see if you are still eligible to enroll.

Here are the most helpful, current websites about the ACA:
  •  Health Insurance Marketplace for Families
  •  What Is the Affordable Health Care Marketplace?
  •  What are my Preventative Care Benefits?

Kaiser Family Foundation:
  •  Health Reform Frequently Asked Questions
  •  Subsidy Calculator

Michigan Medicaid Health Care Program Michigan Medicaid is intended to provide medical and health-related assistance to low-income individuals and families who have no medical insurance or have inadequate medical insurance. Generally, the program serves: persons aged 65 or older; blind or permanently disabled persons; members of families with dependent children; children in foster care homes; pregnant women; and individuals under age 21 in psychiatric hospitals.

General Program Requirements
In order to qualify for this benefit program, you must be a resident of the state of Michigan, a U.S. national, citizen or permanent resident in need of health care/insurance assistance, whose financial situation would be characterized as low income or very low income. If very low income, you must also be pregnant, have a child(ren) with a disability, or be responsible for children under the age of 19 years.

Application Process
You can apply for these benefits at your local Department of Human Services (DHS) or by mail. In addition, there are a number of local community agencies, such as your local health depar tment, that offer help in applying for Medicaid. Your local DHS county office can be found here.

A listing of local health departments can be found here.

In addition to the Medicaid programs, the Michigan Department of Community Health provides various other health care programs. Information about these programs can be found here.

Educational Web Links
Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care, Inc. (AAAHC)

American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE)

Area Agency on Aging C-1 (AAA-C1 Wayne County)

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Crohn's & Colitis Foundation

U.S. Dept. of Health & Human Services

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

Medline Plus (U.S. National Library of Medicine)

National Eye Health Education Program (NEHEP)

Remedy for Residential Drug Disposal

Patient Savings

Savings for Patients Ambulatory surgery centers (also known as "same-day" or outpatient surgery centers) are a cost-effective alternative to hospitals; offering lower co-payments and greater affordability for patients due to lower out-of-pocket expenses.

By having your procedure done at Southgate Surgery Center, you do not have to worry about sacrificing your health to save money. Our accreditations, experience, high standards of safety and care, along with lower-co pays make our facility an incredible value for patients.

For patients choosing Southgate Surgery Center for their procedure, most co-pays will typically be 46% less than a hospital outpatient co-pay:

Procedure Hospital Outpatient Department
Southgate Surgery Center
Your Savings with Southgate Surgery Center
Cataract Surgery $346.09 $188.00 46%
Upper GI Endoscopy $124.69 $77.73 38%
Colonoscopy $138.20 $75.11 46%
After Cataract Laser Surgery $82.16 $44.63 46%

*2013 Medicare fee schedule

Southgate Surgery Center

Press Releases Southgate Surgery Center Offers LENSAR™Bladeless Cataract Surgery
April 8 , 2014 - SSC is now offering patients the FDA-approved LENSAR Laser System, a new femtosecond laser technology used to remove cataracts and restore vision more safely and accurately than traditional cataract surgery.... Read More

Southgate Surgery Center Acquires New Cataract Surgery Technology
July 19 , 2013 - SSC announced that it has acquired the groundbreaking ORA System® to support its ophthalmic surgeon’s ability to bring more precise vision outcomes for patients having cataract surgery.... Read More

Southgate Surgery Center Offers Low- and No-Cost Colonoscopies
February 28, 2013 - SSC announced that it is again offering its complimentary screening colonoscopy program throughout March's National Colorectal Cancer Month to qualified applicants. The facility also offers ColonoscopyAssist™ a lower-cost option for patients... Read More

Southgate Surgery Center Patients Not at Risk for Fungal Meningitis
October 9, 2012 - In light of the recent meningitis outbreak and the Center for Disease Control recall of steroid injection medication.... Read More

Southgate Surgery Center Receives Prestigious Sloan Award for Excellence in Workplace Effectiveness and Flexibility
October 1, 2012 - Southgate Surgery Center accepted their award at the 2012 Michigan Society for Human Resources Management Conference.... Read More

Oculoplastic Ophthalmologist Joins Southgate Surgery Center

May 29, 2012 - John M. Ramocki, M.D., oculoplastic specialist has joined the ophthalmic surgical team at Southgate Surgery Center.... Read More

Southgate Surgery Center Recognizes Champions of Colorectal Cancer Awareness
May 15, 2012 - Southgate Surgery Center proudly recognizes general surgeon, Sham Gupta, M.D. and gastroenterologists, Sudarshan Singal, M.D. and Stephen Watts, M.D.... Read More

Administrator Recognized
May 10, 2012 - The national healthcare trade publication, Becker's Hospital/ASC Review, listed Linda Phillips ... Read More

Southgate Surgery Center Offering Free Colorectal Cancer Screening
Feb. 24, 2012 - Southgate Surgery Center is now accepting applications from financially distressed, uninsured people age 50 and over to receive a free colorectal cancer screening in March. ... Read More

Southgate Surgery Center Conducts Free Glaucoma Screenings

Jan. 26, 2012 -
In an effort to stop what is called the "sneak thief of sight ... Read More

September is Pain Awareness Month: Downriver Healthcare Providers and Southgate Surgery Center Leading Pain Education Effort
Sept. 23, 2011 -
According to the June, 2011 Institute of Medicine study, pain is a public health problem and a cultural transformation is necessary ... Read More

Pain Management Specialty Now Available at Southgate Surgery Center
June 1, 2011 - Southgate, Michigan
Southgate Surgery Center announced its partnership with Dr. Daniel Mekasha of the MAC Pain and Spine Institute today -- creating a new pain management healthcare option for the Downriver community... Read More

100 Best Places to Work in Healthcare
January 1, 2010 - Southgate, Michigan
Southgate Surgery Center, which opened in 1983, specializes in ophthalmology and gastroenterology procedures. The center has experienced less than 1% turnover rate, based on historical data... Read More

Surgery Center Options
January, 2009 - Southgate, Michigan
Have you ever stayed at a Bed & Breakfast and received four star hotel service? Well that's what patients receive when they have their same day surgery at Southgate Surgery Center. Patients experience both worlds; the quaint, warm, serene environment of a Bed & Breakfast but the quality... Read More

Surgery Center is Accredited for Patients and Surgeons
April 3, 2007 - Southgate, Michigan
When it comes to choosing a location for surgery, often patients do not think they have a choice, but they do. When specifically considering eye, podiatry or GI procedures, the Southgate Surgery Center stands out... Read More

Quality Care, Southgate Surgery Center
November, 2007 - Southgate, Michigan
It's only natural for people facing surgery to experience anxiety. It's often the minor detail surrounding the surgery, however that drives people crazy with worry. Southgate Surgery Center alleviates those extraneous worries... Read More

Surgery Center is Now Open
September 20, 2006 - Southgate, Michigan
The expanded, new Southgate Surgery Center, 14050 Dix Toledo, officially opened on July 12 and hosted a gala open house on Aug 31. Attendees included the surgeons and their staffs as well as the full-time surgery center staff and Linda Phillips, the administrator of the Southgate Surgery Center... Read More

Savings for Patients
Southgate, Michigan
When it comes to choosing a location for surgery, often patients do not think they have a choice, but they do. They can also save themselves, their company and their insurance company hundred of dollars... Read More

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