The Surgery Center of the Lakelands is a state-of-the-art ambulatory surgical center serving a seven county region, wherein our medical staff can perform a broad range of outpatient surgical procedures. Opened in 2001, our mission is to combine the most advanced and efficient surgical care in the highest quality, patient-friendly setting. Our ultimate goal to provide the very best patient care, is achieved by assembling the best medical staff, nurses and surgery staff to care for our patients. We maintain a stringent application and credentialing process of its medical staff to ensure patients receive the highest quality care possible.
At Surgery Center of the Lakelands, we believe patients should have a right to direct their healthcare, and to date, over 60,000 patients have chosen us for their care and that of their family members.
Surgery Center of the Lakelands offers a safe, convenient, high quality, lower cost alternative to surgical care in an inpatient hospital setting. We are fully licensed by the State of South Carolina and the Federal Medicare program, and we are very proud to be accredited by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Healthcare (AAAHC), a national organization committed to promoting and assuring the highest quality in ambulatory healthcare.
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The medical community of Greenwood County discussed and debated the need for a freestanding surgical facility beginning in the early 1980’s. In 1998, a group of concerned physicians formed an interest group to explore the requirements for such a facility. In 1999, Self Regional Hospital joined with these physicians forming a limited liability corporation* and obtained a Certificate of Need from the state of South Carolina. A site was chosen one block east of the main hospital campus and an ambulatory surgery center became a reality.
In an effort to best meet the surgical needs of ambulatory patients, Surgery Center of the Lakelands opened its doors for patient care on July 5, 2001, becoming the first facility of its kind in the Lakeland’s Region of South Carolina. We are a multi-specialty facility for surgeons in the areas of Ophthalmology, ENT, General Surgery, GYN, Plastic Surgery, Orthopedics and Urological Surgery.
Surgery Center of the Lakelands has been licensed by the state of South Carolina since May 8, 2001. Medicare certification was received July 3, 2001 and patient care was initiated on July 5th. Through June 30, 2007, 30448 patients have received surgical services at our facility.
Our center serves the seven (7) counties that comprise the Lakelands Region of South Carolina: Abbeville, Edgefield, Greenwood, Laurens, McCormick, Newberry and Saluda.
* Surgery Center of the Lakelands partners:
Self Regional Hospital, LLC, Drs. Timothy Austin, MD, Gus Z. Bazan, Jennifer Hershberger, MD, John H. Cathcart, III, MD, William F. Darby, Jr., MD, Jeffery A. Dean, Sr., MD, Robert J. DiBenedetto, MD, J. Randall Erickson, MD, Kevin R. Fuqua, MD, Jerry E. Galloway, MD, Derek S. Harwell, MD, John R. Hobson, Jr., MD, William F. Hubbard, Jr., MD, John A. King, MD, John D. Konsek, MD, Julius L. Leary, Jr., MD, Kevin R. Rust, MD, Kyle Scates, MD, John M. Shingler, III, MD, Gregory Tarasidis, MD, Brian Vahjen, MD, Ted R. Vaughn, MD, William R. Warner, MD, and S. Kelley Watson, MD