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Baptist Eye Surgery Center, formerly the Foundation for Advanced Eye Care, is an ambulatory surgery center specializing exclusively in same-day eye surgeries and procedures for a wide range of ocular conditions. With a team of leading specialists and state-of-the-art technology, the center provides convenient and comprehensive surgical eye care. Our on-site Femto laser operates on the most recent software platform, allowing us to provide the quickest and most efficient service.

Services & Specialties Available

  • Advanced Glaucoma Surgical Management
  • Corneal Transplant and Ocular Surface Restoration
  • Laser Assisted Cataract Surgery
  • Oculoplastic and Reconstructive Surgery
  • Retina Vitreous Procedures


3737 North Pine Island Road
Sunrise, Florida 33351

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This center is accredited by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care.

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Reserved Parking is available for the patients visiting our facility. In addition, there is a public transportation drop off a block away from our facility.

Insurances Accepted

To view the insurances accepted at this surgery center, click here.


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Patient Portal

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Patient Rights & Responsibilities

Baptist Health believes it’s important for you to take an active part in your healthcare.


We have added additional new safety measures to keep us all well.


Thank you for choosing the Baptist Health Surgery Center. Our goal is to make your surgical experience as stress-free as possible.  

Please help us better care for you by completing our required forms (link below).  You will need:

  • driver's license
  • insurance card
  • list of medications
  • list of previous surgeries
  • a short summary of the surgical procedure being performed

The first form will ask you for personal and financial information, which will allow us to verify your insurance coverage and inform you of your out-of-pocket responsibilities prior to your date of surgery.  The second form will inquire about your medical history.  This information will help us plan for your care and it will ensure that you have had all necessary tests performed pre-operatively.  

You will receive a confirmation email from the system once the forms have been submitted.  Please do not respond to the email since it is an automated message. You will receive a call from our staff a few days before surgery to verify the information you have provided and to give you additional instructions.

Click here to pre-register.

What to Expect Before You Arrive

You will receive a call from a preregistration nurse a few days before your procedure to verify your information, review your benefits and give an estimate of any out-of-pocket charges you may be responsible for. Please note that you may need clearance for surgery by your primary care physician, especially if you have a pre-existing medical condition. Please plan to spend several minutes providing us with this information when we call.

Arrival time

Please note that your arrival time is from 1-1 ½ hours prior to your scheduled surgery to allow enough time to complete your registration and prepare you for your procedure. During this time, you will also have the opportunity to speak to your doctor, the anesthesiologist and our clinical staff. Please be on time; a delay in starting your case could affect many other patients that day.


Surgery can create some anxiety and stress. While these are more normal reactions, it may be helpful if you talk freely with your surgeon and anesthesiologist about your concerns. They will answer your questions, and they will discuss with you the best surgical anesthesia for your needs. 

Family or friend as companion

You will need to bring along a responsible companion who can drive you home after your procedure and assist you with follow-up care. It is not necessary that he or she wait at the center during the procedure. Your companion can provide us with a phone number where he or she can be reached when you are ready to be discharged. Or, your companion has the option to enjoy the following amenities while waiting:

  • Waiting rooms with comfortable seating
  • Flat screen TVs
  • Freshly brewed coffee

Preparation Tips

Please notify your surgeon if you develop any sign of illness - even a cold - before the date of your surgery.

The day before surgery

  • Do not eat or drink anything after midnight the day before your surgery — not even water. (Many surgeries have to be canceled because people forget this rule.)
  • Do not smoke 24 hours prior to surgery. 
  • Consult your surgeon regarding any prescribed medications.

The day of your surgery

  • The morning of your surgery, you may brush your teeth, but do not swallow the water.
  • Do not chew gum or eat hard candy the morning of your surgery.
  • Bring your insurance card, driver’s license or picture ID.
  • Bring a list of your medications and dosages with you 
  • You may wear your glasses, dentures or hearing aid.
  • Be sure to wear loose, casual clothing that will be comfortable and easy to put back on after your surgery, including low-heeled, comfortable shoes with non-slippery soles.
  • Do not wear any eye makeup.
  • Do not bring or wear any jewelry or other valuables.
  • Bring a responsible adult to drive you home. 

Please keep in mind that if you do not follow the proper instructions, your surgery could be delayed or rescheduled.

Recovery & Discharge

Following your surgery, you will be brought to the recovery room, where specially trained nurses will closely monitor your condition while you are recovering from anesthesia. Recovery from anesthesia will vary for each patient, so discharge can take up to several hours. We'll make sure that those who are concerned about you are kept informed of your progress. 

Upon discharge, a nurse will go over your written discharge instructions with you and you will be given a copy. Prescriptions will be given to you if necessary by your physician.

Resources for Hospital Data

Florida's Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA) makes available data on hospital prices and performance on their website at Pricing.FloridaHealthFinder.Gov. The service bundle information is a non-personalized estimate of costs that may be incurred by the patient for anticipated services and that actual costs will be based on services actually provided to the patient.

Baptist Health is committed to quality healthcare and patient safety, participating in a variety of state and national initiatives.

During your visit at our facility, you may receive services from our facility as well as from other health care providers. You may receive a separate bill from these other health care providers, and they may or may not participate in the same health insurance plans as the facility. You should contact the health care providers who may render services to you for a list of the insurance plans with which they participate. You may also request from the facility and other health care providers a personalized estimate of charges. For a list of health care providers and medical practices who may provide services to you during your visit a Baptist Health facility, click here.

If you have any questions regarding a separate statement/invoice you received from a health care provider, please contact the specific health care provider’s or group’s billing offices.

If however, you have any questions or concerns directly pertaining to your Baptist Health facility bill, please contact our Patient Financial Services Department at (786) 594-6000.

Additional information regarding patient billing and collection procedures, our financial assistance policy and charitable care program is available on our site.

Good Faith Estimate

If you are uninsured, you have a right to receive a Good Faith Estimate of Expected Charges under the No Surprises Act. Learn more.

Your Rights and Protections Against Surprise Medical Bills

When you get emergency care or get treated by an out-of-network provider at an in-network hospital or ambulatory surgical center, you are protected from surprise billing or balance billing. Learn more.