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Our suburban Ambulatory Surgery Centers allow families access to the services of renowned Children's Hospital surgeons without a trip to the city. Staff at these ambulatory sites are all CHOP employees, and each Center provides outpatient general and specialty surgical services to children of all ages.
Narrator: This is Daniel. He is 7 years old, and he lives in New Jersey. Today is a big day for Daniel. He's at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Surgery Center in Voorhees, and he's having an operation on his ear. And guess what? We get to come along.
Karen B. Zur, MD: It's very natural for parents to be overwhelmed by the concept of kids having to go through anesthesia and through a surgical procedure. The next level of anxiety is often: Where is the surgery going to be done?
Douglas A. Canning, MD: So the concept was to bring CHOP, to try to export CHOP, out to the neighborhood.
William P. Potsic, MD: And we started with an Ambulatory Specialty Center and then expanded beyond that to our ambulatory surgical centers.
Karen B. Zur, MD: CHOP offers surgical services at three centers outside of the main hospital. In Pennsylvania they are in Bucks County and at the Exton facility, and in New Jersey, is at Voorhees.