Suncoast Eye Surgery Institute of Hudson, Florida

The Suncoast Eye Surgery Institute first opened January 1989. Our state-of-the-art facility is equipped with two operating rooms, two laser suites and comfortable pre and post-operative areas. Your surgical experience and comfort should be as pleasant as possible. Providing that personal attention and care is our main goal.

The Surgery Institute is Medicare-certified and fully licensed by the State of Florida.

Just one of the many benefits of choosing Suncoast Eye Center/Eye Surgery Institute whether it's for cataract, droopy eyelid, retinal, corneal or cosmetic surgery is that your procedures are performed in our own Ambulatory Surgery Institute where your privacy, comfort and personal care are ensured.

The Suncoast Surgery Institute opened in January 1989, to offer our patients the personal attention and care they deserve. This state-of-the-art facility features two fully equipped operating rooms, two laser suites as well as a comfortable pre and post-operative area. Our main goal is to make your surgical experience as comfortable and pleasant as possible.The Surgery Institute is Medicare-certified and fully licensed by the State of Florida.

As an additional convenience, courtesy transportation is provided upon request for all surgery patients. Just let us know prior to your surgery.
Before and After of Eyelid Surgery - Suncoast Eye Center and Eye surgery Institute- Hudson, FL

Financial Assistance

Suncoast Eye Surgery Institute offers a financial assistance program offers a variety of ways to reduce a patient's financial responsibility for services rendered by the surgery center. Our program structures a balance between offering the patient a reduced financial liability while still complying with insurance contract obligations and Federal and state regulations. Please contact our facility's business office for further information on our policies as reflected below. Surgeons and other service providers (such as pathologists or laboratories) bill for their services separately from the surgery center and may offer their own financial assistance program, please contact them for further information regarding their services.

Application Process

You may request the facility to provide details for any of the elements within the financial assistance program. Certain policies have an application process requiring the patient to submit additional financial and household information to determine qualification of the available assistance.

Suncoast Eyecenter Introduces CareCredit

As a service to our patients, we are pleased to offer the Care Credit card, North America's leading patient payment plan. Care Credit offers a full range of payment plans to meet every financing need. With the popular No Interest Payment Plans* there are no interest charges if the balance is paid in full within the specified time period. Or, if you prefer an even lower monthly payment, you can choose the low interest, Extended Payment Plan* for procedure fees from $1,000 to over $25,000. Plus, there are no upfront costs, no annual fees, and no pre-payment penalties. It's easy to apply and you may receive an online decision in seconds. Follow the link below for more details.

Payment Plans

Each patient is expected to pay his/her estimated financial liability on or before the day of service. In the event a patient is unable to pay the estimated liability in full, our surgery center may offer a short term repayment schedule after a minimum down payment is made. For an extended repayment schedule, a patient may need to secure financing with an outside source. Please consult with our surgery center's business office for further information.

Uninsured Discounts

Patients who are not eligible to receive services paid for by insurance or other third party payment sources may be eligible to receive an uninsured discount from our facility. This discount does not apply for cosmetic surgery services as defined by our facility. The discount is a set percentage off of charges and is subject to change. If a patient's services are subsequently found to be covered by insurance or other third party payment source, the uninsured discount may be disallowed.

Charity Care

The center maintains a charity discount policy which provides financial relief to patients who receive medically necessary care and who do not qualify for state or Federal assistance and are unable to pay the estimated or remaining financial responsibility in part or in full. A patient must meet the policy's household income qualifications which are based on Federal Poverty Level Guidelines (revised annually). Submission of supporting documentation is required to validate a patient's qualifying status.

Out of Network

A patient receiving treatment at our surgery center under insurance with which our facility is out of network may be eligible to receive an adjustment to their assigned out of network patient liability, assuming our facility is not prohibited from offering Out of Network adjustments under state/Federal laws or your insurance company's provisions. If not prohibited, the application of any out of network discount is subject to vary based on a patient's benefit coverage. Accounts which become delinquent may have the adjustment disallowed.

Collection Procedure

As a courtesy to our patients, we will file an insurance claim on behalf of the patient to his/her insurance plan. A patient is expected to respond to his/her insurance plan's request for information timely,as needed, in order to minimize processing delays with the claim.

Patients are expected to pay their financial obligations in a timelymanner including the estimated portionby the day services are received, and any remainingportion upon finalization of the claim by the payer. Unpaid claimsby the payer may resultin the account's outstanding balancebeing fully transferred to the patient for collection.

If needed, the center will attempt to reach a patient by any method available to us to secure paymenton the outstanding balance utilizing internal and external resources. If the account becomes delinquent, it may be placed with an attorney or agency for collection in which their fees and expenses may be the obligation of the patient.

Other Providers

Services may be provided in this health care facility by the facility as well as by other health care providers who may separately bill the patient and who may or may not participate with the same health insurers or health maintenance organizations as the facility. You may pay less for this procedure or service at another facility or in another health care setting.

Patients and prospective patients may request from this facility and other health care providers a more personalized estimate of charges and other information. Patients and prospective patients should contact each health care practitioner who will provide services in this surgery center to determine the health insurers and health maintenance organizations with which the health care practitioner participates as a network provider or preferred provider.

Contracted Service Providers

As of July 1, 2016 the following providers render services to patients of this surgery center. Patients should contact:
Safe Harbor Anesthesia
(727) 868-9442


This surgery center submits specimens to different pathology providers so please inquire with the facility as to which pathology provider will be used. Some pathology providers may engage specialized pathologists to assist in examining the patient's specimen.


This surgery center submits specimens to different laboratories so please inquire with the facility as to which one will be used. Some laboratories may engage other labs to assist in analyzing the patient's specimen.

Patients may access the State of Florida's Agency for Healthcare Administration website at this link for
information about this surgery center: