Construction of a new surgery center at LECOM Health is officially underway.

Local leaders, including County Executive Brenton Davis, were at the groundbreaking ceremony for the $14.5 million new Ambulatory Surgery Center at the corner of Bryant and Peach streets.

The center will allow for same-day surgery procedures that do not require a long-term hospital stay.

The vice president of surgical services says the new surgery center will give patients access to new types of procedures through several specialties. 

“I think that a lot of the procedures that are currently being performed in the hospital can be moved to the outpatient setting safely, number one, with great outcomes. I think this center will allow for some of that,” said Dr. Anthony Ferretti, orthopedic surgeon, VP of Surgical Services, LECOM Health.

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The surgery center is expected to be completed by August of 2023.