National Surgical Care Bulks Up

National Surgical Care has acquired two multi-specialty outpatient surgical facilities – the Fullerton Surgical Center in Fullerton, Calif., and the Weston Outpatient Surgical Center in Weston, Florida. No financial terms were disclosed. NSC is a Chicag-based portfolio company of CCMP Capital and Brazos Private Equity Partners.



National Surgical Care (“NSC”), a leading operator of ambulatory surgery centers, today announced it has acquired two multi-specialty outpatient surgical facilities.  Terms of the transactions were not disclosed.


Fullerton Surgical Center in Fullerton, California, and Weston Outpatient Surgical Center in Weston, Florida, are the newest additions to NSC’s network of surgery centers.  Together, the centers have nine operating rooms, four procedure rooms, and are operated with 63 physician partners.  Surgical specialties emphasized at the centers include orthopedics, pain management, gastroenterology, podiatric surgery, general surgery, and ear/nose/throat.


Commenting on the announcement, Sami Abbasi, NSC’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, said, “We are delighted to add Fullerton Surgical Center and Weston Outpatient Surgical Center to our growing network of ambulatory surgery centers.  These two facilities, along with our new physician partners, provide their respective communities with first-rate patient care.  We look forward to building on this tradition and positioning the centers for further growth.”


Lewis Yocum, M.D. of Fullerton Surgical Center, added, “Fullerton Surgical Center has afforded me the opportunity to provide my Orange County patients with an outstanding surgical facility.  Our recent affiliation with NSC allows and reinforces Fullerton Surgical Center‘s continuing commitment to excellence in healthcare.  We are very pleased to be associated with NSC, as it brings with it a track record of first-class care and high quality standards.”


Al DeSimone, M.D. and Robert Baylis, M.D., with Weston Outpatient Surgical Center, also commented on the new partnership.  DeSimone stated that the physicians are pleased with the opportunity to work with such an outstanding management team, as it enables the physicians to uphold their longstanding commitment to providing the community with excellent patient care in a state-of-the-art facility.  Baylis echoed those comments saying that NSC’s expertise and reputation in the industry provides the physician partners with added security and confidence they can continue to provide high-quality care in the ever-changing healthcare environment.


National Surgical Care operates a network of surgery centers across the country and seeks to provide the best possible service to its physicians and their patients.  The company is dedicated to clinical excellence in outpatient surgery and adds value to its surgical facilities by providing superior operations management.  NSC is actively seeking additional physician-owned surgery centers to join its network.