Northern Arizona SurgiCenter

Last month marked the 25th anniversary of the opening of the Northern Arizona SurgiCenter (NASC). Since the creation of the surgery center, it has impacted the community in a very positive way, delivering excellent health care and medical attention to patients over the past decades. We love serving our Northern Arizona community as we continue to provide quality surgical procedures that positively impact patients’ lives by improving function, enhancing appearance, and restoring confidence.


How the SurgiCenter Began

NASC opened in March of 1996 as the first free-standing, state-of-the-art, multi-specialty Ambulatory Surgery Center (ASC) in the Flagstaff area. Two years before the SurgiCenter’s opening, its founders, Stephen F. Lex, M.D. and Jack Quigley, M.D. of PSNA, saw a need to offer their surgical patients improved comfort, convenience, confidentiality, and lower cost than other surgical facilities in the area could provide. To address these needs, they began plans to construct a new building to house Plastic Surgeons of Northern Arizona (PSNA), and an ASC, all under one roof.

NASC is licensed by the Arizona Department of Health Services, certified by Medicare, which is the highest standard in the industry, and for your safety, accredited by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC). NASC is staffed by an exceptional group of registered nurses and other health professionals who have an outstanding reputation within the medical community for providing safety, comfort, and compassionate care. NASC is very fortunate to have such a highly trained, experienced, and caring staff of professionals who are dedicated to giving the best possible care to their patients. Most of the staff have been working at the facility for more than ten years, so there is not only the experience and knowledge of the staff but also the cohesiveness and familiarity with work processes and procedures that lead to a highly efficient, harmonious team.

What the SurgiCenter has to offer

In addition to plastic surgery, both cosmetic and reconstructive, NASC has provided surgical care for patients in a wide variety of other specialties. These include pain management, orthopedics, podiatry, general surgery, and ENT. NASC anesthesia providers deliver excellent care, with patient safety and comfort always being the foremost concerns. Great consideration is given to all patients, not only to assure safety but also to see that each patient’s experience at NASC is as pleasant as possible. From the moment a patient arrives, staff efforts are focused on the patient experience, with streamlined procedures and one-on-one nursing, to ensure that the patient care provided is second to none. It’s no wonder or surprise that the skilled nurses, anesthesia providers, surgical technicians, and support staff are recognized with so many positive reviews for the quality of service and care they provide to their patients, year after year.


For over 25 years, NASC has been providing the highest quality of care to all patients, ranging from plastic surgery (both cosmetic and reconstructive) to podiatry, pain management, orthopedics, and ENT. Our founders sought to improve the way they were able to deliver care to their patients, and they saw the construction of a new building to house both their plastic surgery practice and an ambulatory surgery center as the best way to do that. This bold venture to build their own new facility was completed in 1996. Since then, PSNA and NASC have thrived, providing outstanding care to thousands of patients over the years.

At Plastic Surgeons of Northern Arizona and Northern Arizona SurgiCenter, our goal is not only to help you feel comfortable in your skin again, but to achieve that goal while assuring the best in comfort, convenience, and patient-centered, compassionate care. To schedule an appointment for any of our procedures with one of our board-certified plastic surgeons or aestheticians, contact us today at (928) 774-2300 or (800) 962-1390 for a consultation at our Flagstaff location.

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