Green Bay, Wis. – Prevea Health is pleased to announce the completion of new, state-of-the-art surgery center in Green Bay for same-day surgical care, including diagnostic and preventive procedures.
 
Patient care at the Prevea Surgery Center, located on the city’s west side at 1860 Shawano Ave., will begin June 6. It is the first ambulatory surgery center (ASC) for Prevea Health, a multi-specialty health care provider based in Green Bay with locations throughout Wisconsin – and it is the first multi-specialty ambulatory surgery center in the greater Green Bay region for medical specialties including: Ear, nose and throat; gastroenterology; ophthalmology; orthopedics; plastic surgery; podiatry; and urology. Common procedures and surgeries performed will include ACL repair, cataract removal, colonoscopy, tonsil and adenoid removal, ear tubes and more.
 
“Many of these procedures are currently offered by our Prevea Health physicians at our HSHS hospital partners, including St. Vincent and St. Mary’s hospitals,” said Dr. Ashok Rai, President and CEO, Prevea Health. “Our new surgery center allows us continue providing high-quality care for those select procedures, but with the added benefits of lower costs and easier access for patients.”
 
Prevea Health physicians will continue to perform hospital-based surgeries at all six HSHS hospitals in Wisconsin, including St. Vincent and St. Mary’s hospitals in Green Bay. The shift of select, one-day surgeries and procedures to the new Prevea Surgery Center allows for more space and appointment availability for all patients in need of surgical care, whether within the HSHS hospitals or at the new Prevea Surgery Center, and ultimately helps to meet a growing demand for surgical services in Northeast Wisconsin.
 
The approx. 33,000 square foot facility is comprised of a spacious waiting/reception area with technologies to keep patients’ loved ones apprised of their status, 5 operating rooms, 10 procedure rooms, 28 surgical preparation and recovery rooms, and 8 post anesthesia care unit (PACU) rooms. A separate discharge corridor also allows for patient privacy and comfort as they leave the surgery center following their procedure and recovery.
 
“Today, more than half of all surgeries performed in the U.S. are done on an outpatient basis,” said Angie Perronne, director of the Prevea Surgery Center. “Along with advances in surgical techniques, anesthesia and pain management, the Prevea Surgery Center will allow more patients to recover from surgery safely and comfortably in their own homes.”
 
Construction on the Prevea Surgery Center began in April 2021. For more information about the Prevea Surgery Center, please visit: www.prevea.com/SurgeryCenter.
 
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About Prevea Health
Founded in Green Bay, Wis. in 1996, Prevea Health is a health care organization that provides high-quality, primary and specialty health care in 80+ locations across Northern, Eastern and Western Wisconsin in clinic and hospital settings. It is partnered with six Hospital Sisters Health System (HSHS) hospitals across Wisconsin to provide patients a system of highly coordinated care, close to home: HSHS St. Vincent Hospital and HSHS St. Mary’s Hospital Medical Center in Green Bay; HSHS St. Nicholas Hospital in Sheboygan; HSHS St. Clare Memorial Hospital in Oconto Falls; HSHS Sacred Heart Hospital in Eau Claire; and HSHS St. Joseph’s Hospital in Chippewa Falls. For more information, visit www.prevea.com.