14050 Dix-Toledo Rd., Southgate, MI 48195
March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness MonthSouthgate Surgery Center, its physicians, anesthesiology team and lab donate their expertise and services to provide complimentary colorectal cancer screenings to severely financially distressed and uninsured people (age 50 and over). Unfortunately, space is limited and an application and qualification review is required.
To review the application package, click here. Or, if you prefer, you may pick it up at our front desk.
Lower co-pays. Exceptional care. Southgate Surgery Center is an independent, state-of-the-art, licensed, accredited, 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.
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Mission Statement Southgate Surgery Center is dedicated to providing our community exceptional outpatient surgery through lower co-pays, timely care and unparalleled patient satisfaction.
Southgate Surgery Center Benefits
• Same-day, outpatient surgery for over 30 years
• Lower co-pays
• Courtesy transportation
• Timely care and short stays
• Personalized care
• Unparalled patient satisfaction
• Clean, relaxing environment
• Equipped for emergencies
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 October, 2013)
Most Americans will need to enroll in a health insurance plan by March 31st, 2014 or pay a penalty ($95 or one-percent of income, whichever is greater) on year-end taxes. Many will be eligible for subsidized health insurance costing anywhere from 0% - 9.5% of taxable income.
Open enrollment began on October 1, 2013 and Michiganders may shop/compare pricing and benefits of various plans, apply for a subsidy and purchase insurance through the online Health Insurance Marketplace (weblink here).
If you know someone who needs to enroll, but they do not have internet access, they can call the Health Insurance Marketplace anytime (24/7):
(855) 889-4325 (TTY)
Mail-in applications are available. Anyone can call the numbers above for general information 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
If you miss the enrollment deadline of March 31, 2014, your next opportunity to buy a plan would be during the 2015 open enrollment period from November 15, 2014 to January 15, 2015. The only exception would be if you have a qualifying event--birth of child, marriage or divorce--which enables you to apply for coverage outside of the open enrollment period.
Here are the most helpful, current websites about ACA | Obamacare:
• 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 Department of Insurance and Financial Information:
• Affordable Care Act Information Page
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
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:
|Hospital Outpatient Department
|Southgate Surgery Center
|Your Savings with Southgate Surgery Center|
|Upper GI Endoscopy||$124.69||$77.73||38%|
|After Cataract Laser Surgery||$82.16||$44.63||46%|
*2013 Medicare fee schedule
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
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
Becker's Review - 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
Southgate Surgery Center Gives Magic of Christmas to Local Family
December 12, 2009 - Southgate, Michigan
Southgate Surgery is spreading the spirit of Christmas this holiday season by adopting a family of four in the Southgate community. The surgery center was connected with the family through Volunteers of America... Read More
Surgery Center Options
Downriver Health News - 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
Downrvier Profile Magazine, November/December of 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
The News Herald - 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
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
Southgate Surgery Center
Linda Phillips, RN/Administrator