SAMBA Member Survey Program: Take a survey on Screening at Ambulatory Surgery Centers

The message below is a survey invitation from an independent organization or individual and the Society for Ambulatory Anesthesia does not represent or endorse the accuracy of the information described. Any questions about the survey or its results should be directed to the primary investigator listed in the invitation below.

Members are invited to participate in the following survey from fellow member Nicholas Heister, MD as part of the new SAMBA Member Survey Program

Title of Survey: Screening at Ambulatory Surgery Centers
Principal Investigator: Nicholas Heiser, MD

Dear Participant,

The purpose of the study is to assess common practices among anesthesiologists with respect to screening patients for surgery at an ambulatory surgery center.  We are trying to identify which patient comorbidities are used to exclude patients from ambulatory surgery.  It is our hope that the results will help guide decision-making as ambulatory surgery at such facilities continues to increase in prominence. The survey should take about 10 minutes to complete.  The identity of respondents will be kept confidential. IRB 461-17-EX.

To participate in the survey, please click on the link:

If you have any questions, please contact the Principal Investigator: Nicholas Heiser, MD (

Click here for more information on our survey program.

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