Frequently Asked Questions



Our Facility:


We have been operating since July of 1994. That's over 25 years of dedicated service to our patients. 

Our facility is licensed as an Ambulatory Care Facility with the New Jersey Department of Health.


We have been Accreditied by The Joint Commission since 1996. We go through a rigorous inspection every three years to keep this accreditation. You can learn more here


We are classified as a single room ambulatory surgery center. This means we are physician owned and not affiliated with any hospital.


We are Medicare Certified, meeting Federal CMS standards. The State Board of Medical Examiners also regulates our operations.

Our Staff:

We are a multilingual staff:

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We only employ registered nurses (RNs) and maintain a 1:1 patient to nurse ratio. This means that you will receive personalized care throughout your visit to our facility. 



Our Doctors:


Before you come to our facility you must first see one of our doctors at their office. You can call our facility to be referred to a doctor on staff.


Our doctors all have privileges at nearby hospitals.





Your Date of Service:


Expect to arrive one half hour before your appointment time to fill out paperwork. The time the nurses give you is the time you should arrive. 

If you arrive prior to your assigned appointment time, you will not be seen earlier.


Please remember to bring your photo ID and insurance cards with you to our facility. This will help insure that we can bill correctly the first time. 


You can find instructions specific to your procedure by going to the appropriate specialty page. 


To make the admission process smoother, you can print and prefill some of your paperwork beforehand. Find the paperwork here.


All services are by appointment only. We do not accept walk-ins.





We are in network with most insurance companies. Our contracts mandate based on your individual plan coverage what we must collect in terms of deductibles and coinsurance.






The Center's billing is performed by a billing professional who has 20+ years of experience.  You can contact billing directly at 201-488-2139.



Our Gastroenterology Department doctors perform colonoscopies and upper endoscopies under light sedation. This ensures you are as comfortable as possible during your procedure. You can learn more here.



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The Center for Special Surgery at Hawthorne

104 Lincoln Avenue

Hawthorne, NJ 07506

For Life-Threatening Emergencies Call 911

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