At our state-of-the-science Ambulatory Surgery Centers (ASC), you’ll find award-winning surgical care for common and complex orthopedic conditions. Our orthopedic surgeons perform a variety of procedures – including knee and hip arthroscopy, and shoulder repairs – that don’t require an overnight hospital stay. The Ambulatory Surgery Centers are a part of all TRIA orthopedic centers so you have coordinated care and resources available to you.
Ambulatory is used to describe outpatient surgery or same-day surgery. When you come in for an outpatient orthopedic procedure, it will likely be less invasive, so you can head home the same day.
Before you head home, you will recover at your own pace in a well-equipped surgical suite. We’ve designed it specifically to support your unique postsurgical needs, including comfortable lighting, communication, connectivity and real-time medical video capabilities.
Depending on your condition, we can provide same-day surgeries for a variety of orthopedic conditions – from your shoulders down to your feet. Common procedures include:
Your knees work hard and when you have pain, you feel it in almost everything you do. Many knee issues can be treated with a same-day surgery. Our surgeons use an arthroscope, a small tube with a camera on the end, to treat infections and torn meniscus, as well as remove loose cartilage and bone fragments. This is a minimally invasive procedure done through small incisions, which cuts down your recovery time and gets you back to doing what you love.
Hip issues can really get in the way of daily living, but we commonly correct and address hip issues at our Ambulatory Surgery Centers. Arthroscopic hip surgery is a procedure where we use an arthroscope to guide us as we remove or repair injured tissue around the hip. We might recommend hip arthroscopy for conditions like hip labral tears and other soft tissue injuries.
We rarely give our feet and ankles a thought – until we are in pain. Whether it’s from an injury or just wear and tear, foot and ankle pain can affect everyday life. When that happens, we’re here to help. We use arthroscopic surgery to treat ligament, tendon, bone and joint conditions with procedures that don’t require a hospital stay. Our skilled surgeons will quickly get you on the path to recovery.
Some days it feels like your shoulders carry the weight of the world. So, you need them to be in top working condition. When they aren’t, we can help you get back to better. Shoulder conditions such as rotator cuff tears and tendonitis can be treated in our Ambulatory Surgery Center. And that means you can start healing in the comfort of your own home.
Absolutely. We know how stressful surgery can be for you and your loved ones, so we do whatever we can to provide peace of mind for everyone. Your family member or friend can also keep track of your status with our different methods of communication, including a pager we provide so they can move around the building while staying in touch.
We care for patients from 5 years old through geriatrics. To help ease anxieties and personalize the experience for younger patients, we have a teddy bear in their room to greet them. We also outfit the bear with a hospital gown and surgical hat. After the surgery, they will see their bear has a matching cast or bandage, too!
We recommend you arrive wearing comfortable and loose-fitting clothing for your surgery. Please try to keep all your valuables at home and remove any watches and jewelry, including all piercings before your surgery. This step helps in eliminating any last-minute removals prior to your procedure.
Your medical team will communicate with you on how to best prepare, but we recommend you arrive anywhere from 60 minutes to 180 minutes before your scheduled surgery. We want to assess your physical condition and discuss pain management options with you. Arrival times will vary for every patient so make sure to call your doctor first.
We recommend you calling in to discuss your cost of care at TRIA. The best number to discuss your financial questions will be: 952-806-5463.
We accept most health insurance plans, including Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota, CIGNA, HealthPartners, Medica, Medicare, Medicare Advantage, PreferredOne and many others.
You can check with your insurance to see if your plan covers part or all of the services needed. Don’t have your card in front of you? Here are member services numbers to help you get started:
- HealthPartners: 800-883-2177
- HealthPartners Medicare plans: Visit our contact page
- Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota: 800-382-2000
- CIGNA: 800-244-6224 (insurance through work); 866-494-2111 (insurance directly or through the Exchange)
- Medica: 800-952-3455
- Medicare: 1-800-MEDICARE
- PreferredOne: 763-847-4477 (in the Twin Cities); 800-997-1750 (outside the metro area)