About Us Pittsburgh

We are a unique state-licensed, Medicare certified, privately-owned Ambulatory Surgery Center (ASC) providing same day, outpatient services for residents of the Tri-State area. The center was founded in 2012 by Board Certified Plastic Surgeon, Brian Vassar Heil, MD, FACS. The center is licensed to accommodate a broad range of outpatient surgical procedures. The center occupies over 7, 000 square feet of space which includes three operating rooms, 7 pre and post operative pods, 1 procedure room, and 1 pediatric room.

Our surgery center offers state-of-the-art technology in a warm surrounding with increased level of personalized attention, quality and efficiency. Our center has completed a series of inspections and surveys by the federal and state governments. Premier Surgery Center of Pittsburgh is Medicare certified and fully licensed by the State of Pennsylvania.

The Premier Surgery Center of Pittsburgh offers exceptionally-skilled board certified physicians, a highly-trained clinical staff of Physician Assistants, Registered Nurses, Licensed Practical Nurses, and Certified Technicians as well as a supportive executive team, all devoted to ensuring that each patient’s surgical experience is safe and as pleasant as possible.

Quickly gaining a reputation for outstanding patient care and leading-edge technology, the Center has achieved a high rate of both patient and medical staff satisfaction. Always seeking to improve, we encourage patient, surgeon, and staff feedback and take comments seriously. Building from the strength of partnerships, the Center has developed into a responsive and customer-focused alternative to traditional hospital outpatient services.

It would be our privilege to participate in your care.

“The staff at Premier Surgery Center of Pittsburgh was excellent throughout my daughter’s surgery. Not only did they give her personal attention, but they cared enough to keep us informed every step of the way.”

Exceptional Quality in a Caring Environment

Our Mission: To provide the best possible patient experience through superior medical care and exceptional service.

The Premier Surgery Center of Pittsburgh offers a high quality alternative to hospital-based outpatient surgery and has the capabilities to accommodate a variety of medical disciplines, including:

  • General Surgery
  • Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
  • Dermatological procedures and more.


At the Premier Surgery Center of Pittsburgh, we offer the best medical care tailored to meet each patient’s individual needs. Our surgical facility has been specifically designed for your comfort, security, and convenience and was developed under the strict guidelines required for Medicare and state licensing.

Patient comfort and safety are a paramount concern at our Center. Consistent with our core value of exceeding accepted standards, the Center demands that only board certified physicians are on staff as well as board certified anesthesiologists. All our Physician Assistants and Registered Nurses are fully certified in Advanced Cardiac Life Support and are trained to be proficient in many specialties.

Your well-being is our number one priority and we pride ourselves on providing the highest level of service, safety and care. The unique model of Ambulatory Surgery Centers allows us to offer a less stressful patient experience that is more cost-effective and efficient. Surgeries are on-time because of minimal interruptions from emergencies and allow the physician to focus completely on one patient at a time. In fact, research has indicated that Ambulatory Surgery Centers have a lower infection rate for outpatient surgery than hospitals and the quality of care is equal to or better than comparable hospital care.

“What a great place to have surgery. It was convenient, efficient and the whole process was relatively stress-free.”

Premier Surgery Center of Pittsburgh, LLC is Pennsylvania State Licensed, Medicare Certified and Fully Accredited by the American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities, Inc (AAAASF).

AAAASFOur fully equipped, state licensed surgery center is the ideal setting for your surgery procedure. It offers safety and affordability with full privacy. Your anesthesia is provided by a board-certified Anesthesiologist (MD).

Our facility is accredited by the American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facility, Inc. and the State of Pennsylvania. The primary mission of the AAAASF is to ensure the highest quality patient care in the ambulatory surgery setting.

The AAAASF has designed an accrediting program to help provide patients with the assurance of safety and quality in all aspects of their outpatient surgery experience. To achieve this goal, every AAAASF accredited ambulatory surgery facility must meet stringent national standards of equipment, operating safety, personnel and surgeon credentials.

As the leading accrediting organization, AAAASF has developed system to effectively monitor and implement the latest advances in outpatient care delivery-advances that directly benefit patients. Today, with more than
2000 accredited outpatient surgical facilities, AAAASF is the largest accrediting organization of its kind in the United States.

What is AAAASF?

The initials AAAASF stands for the American Association for Accreditations of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities. The AAAASF develops and implements standards of excellence to ensure the highest quality of patient safety through an accreditation program. In short, it means Premier Surgery Center of Pittsburgh has been inspected, and meets all of the standards set by AAAASF for Accreditation.

The AAAASF protects patients in an Ambulatory Surgery Center (ASC) by

  • Requiring surgeons to have hospital privileges for any procedure
    they perform in an ASC
  • Mandating the only Anesthesia professionals provide deep levels of
  • Holding each ASC to rigorous standards for a safe surgical
    environment, up-to-date equipment, and appropriate anesthesia drugs
  • Assuring that the standards are the same as Hospital standards
  • Using peer review (peer oversight) to inspect and re-inspect ASC


About the AAAASF

The American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities, Inc. (AAAASF) was established in 1980 to standardize and improve the quality of medical and surgical care in outpatient facilities and assure the public that patient safety is top priority in an accredited facility. More than 2,200 outpatient facilities are accredited by AAAASF, one of the largest not-for-profit accrediting organizations in the United States. Surgeons, legislators, state and national health agencies and patients acknowledge that AAAASF sets the “gold standard” for quality patient care.”

AAAASF programs include surgical, procedural, oral maxillofacial, international surgical and dental. AAAASF is also deemed by Medicare to accredit ambulatory surgery centers, rehabilitation and outpatient therapy agencies and rural health clinics. For more information, visit AAAASF.org or Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter.