Last updated on November 17, 2020.
You need to undergo surgery and are weighing options with your doctor as to which day surgery center to book? When going private in Hong Kong, there are a plethora of options to choose from. While your doctor may have a preferred center, it is important to know that private patients have the freedom to choose where their surgery is performed.
With top-notch facilities and a central location, The Central Surgery is a day procedure center you may want to consider. Launched in 2018, The Central Surgery was set up by a leading international healthcare group: Ramsay Sime Darby Health Care, a joint venture between Ramsay Health Care from Australia and Sime Darby Berhad in Malaysia.
Here are 6 reasons to choose The Central Surgery.
#1 Global Reputation
The Central Surgery was established in Hong Kong in 2018. It is a day procedure center supported and operated by Ramsay Sime Darby Health Care, backed by a leading international healthcare group from Australia, Europe and Asia. It is one of the only day surgery facilities in Hong Kong backed by an international healthcare group with more than 50 years’ experience in operating hospitals, clinics and day procedure centers around the globe.
Did you know that The Ramsay group delivers healthcare services from 480 facilities in 11 countries, making it one of the largest and most diverse private healthcare groups in the world? In fact, its medical network employs over 77,000 staff and treats more than 8.5 million patients annually in its hospitals and primary care clinics located in: Australia, France, the United Kingdom, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Germany, Italy, Malaysia, Indonesia, Hong Kong, and China.
#2 Highest International Standards
The Central Surgery focuses on maintaining the highest standards of quality and strictly complies with the highest international standards. In fact, Ramsay Sime Darby Health Care is well-respected for its excellent record in hospital management and patient care.
All staff members of The Central Surgery constantly make sure that their patients are in safe and caring hands. What’s more, the center implements the strictest standards of infection control to safeguard the health of every patient and staff member. Thanks to its clinical excellence, Ramsay Sime Darby Health Care has received numerous awards and recognitions worldwide over the last decades.
By focusing on relationships with their staff and doctors, and delivering high-quality outcomes to patients, it is an employer of choice, operating its business according to “the Ramsay Way”, that is a strong culture of “People Caring for People”.
#3 Easily Accessible Location
Conveniently located right in Central, The Central Surgery is easily accessible from the main entrance of Champion Tower (3 Garden Road). If you are looking for a discreet drop-off/pick-up spot, you can use the rear entrance located between Champion Tower and the Murray Hotel.
If you travel by MTR, the center is only a 5-minute walk from Central station Exit K.
Thanks to Hong Kong’s well-developed transportation network, there are also many direct routes of buses, minibuses, and trams from different districts in Hong Kong that allow you to effortlessly commute between your home (or workplace) and The Central Surgery! Click here to know more about taking public transport and driving to the clinic.
Taxis are easily available from a taxi rank located at the main entrance of Champion Tower.
As for parking, it is also available on an hourly basis from Champion Tower’s main entrance.
** Warning: Customers receiving surgery under sedation or anaesthetic must not drive after surgery.
#4 Top-Notch Clinical Facilities
The Central Surgery is equipped with state-of-the-art operating theatres, procedure rooms and endoscopy suites – all backed up by an on-site endoscope processing and a sterile services unit. All the center’s equipment is carefully selected and regularly maintained to ensure the best outcomes.
Operating theatres have been designed to comply with international standards of quality and safety and are capable of accommodating various procedures ranging from minor surgeries under light sedation (Local Anaesthesia or Monitored Anaesthetic Care) to more complex procedures under General Anaesthesia.
And there is more to come in 2021 as The Central Surgery is looking to expand the scope of its services and add new equipment to further accommodate the needs for a greater variety of procedures.
#5 Wide Range of Procedures & Day Surgeries
The Central Surgery provides a wide range of procedures and day surgeries in a quiet and comfortable setting. Its scope of services currently includes endoscopy, plastic surgery, general surgery, gynaecology, orthopaedics and urology.
Diagnostic & Therapeutic Endoscopy:
- Cancer Screening and Detection
- Gastroscopy and Colonoscopy
- Endoscopic Ultrasound
- Dilation of Strictures
- Haemorrhoid Banding
Reconstructive & Cosmetic Plastic Surgery:
- Face (Facelift, Neck lift, Browlift, Rhinoplasty, Otoplasty, Chin/Malar)
- Eyelids (Blepharoplasty, Double eyelid surgery, Ptosis surgery, Canthoplasty, Removal of eye bags)
- Breast (Augmentation, Uplift, Reduction, Exchange, or Removal of breast implants)
- Liposuction (with or without Fat grafting)
- Abdominoplasty (with or without Liposuction)
- Minor procedures (Scar excision/revision, Excision of skin lesion)
- Upper Gastrointestinal
- Full range of minor general surgeries
- Endometrial surgery
- Ovarian surgery
- Uterine surgery
- Bladder surgery
#6 Lower Costs: Shifting Trend Towards Day Surgeries
It is important to note that many surgeries for patients who are fit and healthy can actually be done as day-only cases, meaning that the entire process from check-in to discharge occurs within the same calendar day (as opposed to 2 days, 1 night).
With the advancement of medicine, the majority of elective surgeries in countries such as the UK and Australia are now done as day surgery, and here in Hong Kong, we are experiencing a shifting trend in health insurance coverage towards day surgeries. This benefits patients with lower medical costs and lower risks of hospital-acquired infections.
This article is brought to you in partnership with The Central Surgery. It is informative only and is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and should never be relied upon for specific medical advice.