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Eye Surgery Center of Augusta, L.L.C. (ESCA) [GA License #121-167] is a state-of-the-art ophthalmic surgical facility located in the same building as Eye Physicians and Surgeons of Augusta, P.C. In operation since June of 1999, the center is dedicated to ultra-modern ophthalmic microsurgery, bringing together the combined talents of some of the area’s best ophthalmic surgeons, anesthetists, nurses, technicians and administrators. The facility has AAAHC accreditation and is licensed by the State of Georgia. Recently, Medicare awarded the Eye Surgery Center of Augusta a rating score of 100%.
ESCA houses the finest in ophthalmic surgical equipment, including small-incision cataract phaco emulsifiers, surgical microscopes and Argon and YAG lasers. Services available at the center include cataract surgery, glaucoma surgery, corneal transplantation, procedures of the external eye/eyelid and extraocular muscle surgery.
At present, ESCA has four operating rooms, a six-bay pre-operative area and a five-bay postoperative area. The pre- and post-op areas are equipped with oxygen, code carts, defibrillators, suction, warming cabinets for blankets, monitors, and refrigerators for postoperative nutrition. Each bay has curtains for the patient’s privacy. Each operating room is equipped with modern ophthalmic surgical equipment, oxygen, monitors and anesthesia equipment. The average age of patients seen in the Eye Surgery Center is 72. Great care is taken to meet the special needs of older and/or handicapped patients.
Because we focus only on eye surgery and the needs of eye surgery patients, we offer a high level of efficient service. This benefits patients, payors and physicians. The center has implemented strict policies regarding credentialing, quality assurance, peer review and review of adverse outcomes. Patient satisfaction surveys have been and continue to be excellent.
ESCA is conveniently located at the geographic center of the Central Savannah River Area, with low traffic, ample parking and convenient access for handicapped patients.