Our founding partners began developing ambulatory surgical centers (ASC) in 1993. Through the fine-tuning of their vision, SurgCenter Development (SCD) was officially established in 2002. With unique backgrounds in both clinical and operational management, the founders formalized the structure used today, which provides for the most effective physician alignment while maintaining critical oversight. As this structure was created, so began the future of SCD. The company’s passion has led to a culture that exudes the “can do” attitude that fuels our “Never Say No” commitment to always find a solution to every problem. Since 1993, the company and its principals have been involved in the development of more than 230 centers in 26 states with more than 2,220 physician partners…and those numbers continue to grow.

Mission: To empower surgeons to revolutionize the delivery of surgical care.


SCD is a corporation that partners with local surgeons to create physician-owned and physician-operated ambulatory surgical centers (ASC). We have partnered to develop hundreds of successful and highly profitable surgery centers throughout the United States.

We contribute an equal capital per share as other physician investors, we allow our physician partners to maintain majority ownership of their ASC and we provide our industry expertise free of consulting or management fees.

SCD leads physicians through the critical phases of opening an ASC including the formation of a Limited Liability Company (LLC), facility design and construction, licensure procedures, equipment and supply purchasing, staff recruitment and training, and insurance contracting and billing.

Learn more about the benefits of becoming a SurgCenter ASC Partner.


Tenet closes $1.1B surgery center deal

Dallas-based Tenet paid $1.1 billion to acquire SurgCenter Development's ownership interests in 86 ambulatory surgery centers and related services, the company said in a Dec. 22 news release. USPI has offered to acquire a portion of equity interests in the ASCs from physician owners for $250 million.

SCD Announces Development of Advanced Surgical Care of Maryland

Advanced Surgical Care of Maryland will feature two operating rooms featuring state-of-the-art equipment and a trained team that includes surgeons who specialize in general orthopedics, sports medicine, outpatient total joint replacement surgery, and pain management.