Presidio Surgery Center is an ambulatory surgery facility which has been providing high quality care to patients in San Francisco since 1989. Modern medical advances have made it possible for an adult or child to have non-emergency surgery and return home the same day. We are accredited by The Joint Commission (www.jointcommission.org) and Medicare Certified, meeting the highest quality standards, and consistently exceeding national benchmarks for safety.
This affordable and convenient alternative to overnight hospitalization has earned us a reputation as the region’s “Center of Excellence for Outpatient Surgery”.
If you would like a tour of the facility prior to surgery, please feel free to contact the center, and this can be arranged.
We are proud to be a CPMC affiliate.
Our Commitment To You
To deliver excellent outpatient surgical services in a caring, friendly, convenient, professional and comfortable environment.
Patient Rights and Responsibilities:
The patient has the right to:
Receive the care necessary to help regain or maintain his or her maximum state of health and, if necessary, cope with death.
Expect personnel who care for the patient to be friendly, considerate, respectful and qualified through education and experience and perform the services for which they are responsible with the highest quality of service.
Expect full recognition of individuality, including personal privacy in treatment and care. In addition, all communications and records will be kept confidential.
Complete information, to the extent known by the physician, regarding diagnosis, treatment and prognosis, as well as alternative treatments or procedures and the possible risks and side effects associated with treatment.
Be fully informed of the scope of services available at the facility, provisions for after-hours and emergency care and related fees for services rendered.
Be a participant in decisions regarding the intensity and scope of treatment. If the patient is unable to participate in those decisions, the patient’s rights shall be exercised by the patient’s designated representative or other legally designated person.
Make informed decisions regarding his or her care.
Refuse treatment to the extent permitted by law and be informed of the medical consequences of such a refusal. The patient accepts responsibility for his or her actions should he or she refuse treatment or not follow the instructions of the physician or facility
Approve or refuse the release of medical records to any individual outside the facility, except in the case of transfer to another health facility, or as required by law or third-party payment contract.
Be informed of any human experimentation or other research/educational projects affecting his or her care or treatment and can refuse participation in such experimentation or research without compromise to the patient’s usual care.
Express grievances/complaints and suggestions at any time.
Change primary or specialty physicians or dentists if other qualified physicians or dentists are available.
Provide patient access to and/or copies of his or her individual medical records.
Be informed as to the facility’s policy regarding advance directives/living wills.
Be fully informed before any transfer to another healthcare facility or organization.
Express those spiritual beliefs and cultural practices that do not harm or interfere with the planned course of medical therapy for the patient.
Have an initial assessment and regular reassessment of pain.
Education of patients and families, when appropriate, regarding their roles in managing pain, as well as potential limitations and side effects of pain treatment.
Have their personal, cultural, spiritual and/or ethnic beliefs considered when communicating to them and their families that pain management is an important part of care.
The patient is responsible for:
- Being considerate of other patients and personnel and for assisting in the control of noise, smoking and other distractions.
- Respecting the property of others and the facility
- Reporting whether he or she clearly understands the planned course of treatment and what is expected of him or her.
- Keeping appointments and, when unable to do so for any reason, for notifying the facility and physician.
- Providing caregivers with the most accurate and complete information regarding present complaints, past illnesses and hospitalizations, medications, unexpected changes in the patient’s condition or any other patient health matters.
- Observing prescribed rules of the facility during his or her stay and treatment and, if instructions are not followed, forfeits the right to care at the facility and is responsible for the outcome.
- Promptly fulfilling his or her financial obligations to the facility.
- Payment to the facility for copies of the medical records the patient may request.
Licensing and Accreditation
We are Medicare certified and accredited by the Joint Commission. Joint Commission standards deal with organizational quality of care issues and the safety of the environment in which care is provided.
Presidio Surgery Center does not honor any advance directive. We provide the patient with information on our policy should a patient so inquire. Patients are advised of our policy on the pre-op phone call or prior to surgery.