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Ambulatory Surgery Centers were developed over 30 years ago as innovative facilities where patients could have surgery performed in a safe and comfortable setting that does not require an overnight stay. The most common procedures, such as cataract removal, colonoscopy, and knee arthroscopy, are now performed in surgery centers.

Patients have embraced the high quality, safe, and efficient services provided in surgery centers. Over 1.4 million surgeries were performed in Texas ASCs in 2013. A study found that Texas ASCs had an estimated economic impact of $1.7 billion on the 2009 economy, employed over 7,300 Texans, and paid $424 million in 2009 taxes.

Founded in 2003, the Texas Ambulatory Surgery Center Society serves as the surgery center industry’s public policy advocate.

TASCS Annual Conference Recap
April 7-8, 2016 • Grand Hyatt • San Antonio, Texas

Thank you to all of the attendees, speakers, and vendors who participated in the 2016 Annual Conference.  The dynamic and engaging presentations, informative sessions, and quality vendors made the event a huge success!  The Annual Conferences serve as an opportunity to professionally network, become informed on relevant topics from experts in the field, and support the ASC industry as a whole by uniting as ASCs across Texas towards a common goal.

TASCS members have access to download the 2016 Presentations or 2015 Presentation PDFs by clicking here.  If you are a member but your login is not allowing you access to download the Presentation PDFs or if you would like them in PowerPoint format please contact Executive Director Steve Blake at exec.director@texasascsociety.org.

2016 Annual Conference:  PAC Reception with Representative Bonnen and Exhibit Hall Good Times


More on the 2016 Annual Conference Highlights available by clicking here.


2015 Annual Conference:  PAC Reception with Senator Schwertner, Riverboat Cruise, and Quality Vendors



More on the 2015 Annual Conference Highlights available by clicking here.

Executive Director Position Open

Full Time Executive Director Candidates Apply Now

The Texas Ambulatory Surgery Center Society (TASCS) is currently seeking candidates to identify the right individual to serve as its next full-time Executive Director.  As the unified voice of the Texas ASC industry, the Society seeks a person who can help lead the organization to new heights. 

Upcoming Events

ASCA 2016

Network & Learn in Grapevine
Gaylord Texan Resort
May 19-22, 2016

Capitol Fly-In

Meet with your National Leaders and lobby in DC on Capitol Hill
June 13-14, 2016

2nd Healthcare Safety Conference

Texas Department of State Health Services
August 18-19, 2016
San Antonio, TX

Become a Member

Become a member of the Texas ASC Society and join hundreds of other ASCs and vendors that have chosen to support the Texas surgery center industry.

TASCS membership offers a number of benefits including monthly eNewsletters, discounted meeting fees, private website content and free webinars.