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The Sovereign Health SurgiCare Story: A Record of Innovation in Superior Care

Sovereign Health SurgiCare has led the way in providing patients with superior same-day surgical care for a quarter of a century.

In the early 1990s, urologist John Hajjar, MD, FACS, MBA, recognized that advances in operative techniques and technology made it possible to perform a number of procedures in ambulatory surgery centers rather than hospitals, greatly enhancing patient convenience and comfort while providing excellent outcomes and safety.

Dr. Hajjar opened Sovereign Health SurgiCare’s first ambulatory surgical center in Fair Lawn, NJ, in 1992. That center – the first facility of its kind in Bergen County, NJ – immediately won high marks from patients and surgeons alike, paving the way for the establishment of additional centers.

Today, there are more than a dozen Sovereign Health SurgiCare centers located throughout the tri-state area and Florida. The centers’ highly skilled surgeons perform a wide variety of same-day procedures in areas and specialties including:

  • Ear, nose and throat (ENT)
  • Gastrointestinal (GI)
  • General Surgery
  • Gynecology
  • Ophthalmology
  • Orthopedics
  • Pain Management
  • Plastic Surgery
  • Podiatry
  • Spine surgery
  • Urology

The centers’ renowned surgeons practice in close collaboration with an outstanding team of anesthesiologists, nurses, surgical technicians, administrators and others with deep experience and a shared commitment to providing superior care.

Almost 25 years after its establishment, Sovereign Health SurgiCare remains a leader in same-day surgical care through its use of the latest technologies and approaches for promoting optimal patient outcomes and safety. Its ongoing leadership role is reflected in the high marks and awards for excellence in patient care that its fully licensed facilities receive from independent accrediting agencies, and from the consistently high patient-satisfaction ratings given by the people we’ve been privileged to serve.

While Sovereign Health SurgiCare has grown considerably since its founding, and continually evolves in step with advances in medicine, what has not changed – and what will not change – is its commitment to providing superior patient care in a convenient, comfortable, and compassionate setting.