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Definition of Surgicenter

Surgicenter: A facility for minor surgery done on an outpatient basis; a facility designed to serve patients who need surgical treatment exceeding the capabilities of the usual physician's office yet not of such proportions as to require hospitalization.

An abbreviation of "surgical center."

Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
http://www.medicinenet.com/script/main/art.asp?articlekey=11016
Last Editorial Review: 10/9/2012

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