The Bascom Palmer Surgery Center is owned and operated by the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute of the University of Miami Health System. Surgery is performed by faculty members of Bascom Palmer Eye Institute and anesthesia services are provided by the Anesthesiology Department of University of Miami Health System.
Our surgery center maintains accreditation through AAAHC (Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care) and we provide surgical care of the highest accepted standards to our patients. Our faculty are available for appointments to review your surgical needs and work with you to plan your surgery.
We accept many insurances and will be happy to review your insurance plans for acceptance. You may request a personalized estimate. This can be done when scheduling your surgery or as follow-up with our insurance verifier who will be able to identify your payments and insurance coverage details. More information is provided in the surgical packet that you will receive when you schedule your surgery.
There will be providers who will bill separately from the surgery center, such as the surgeons, anesthesiology groups, and pathology groups. You may contact these providers to obtain a personalized estimate and to find out if they accept your insurance plan.
Meet Our Surgeons
Below is the list of surgeons providing services at our location. Their biographical and contact information can be obtained by clicking on the links below.
Jorge Fortun, MD, Retina, Medical Director
William Smiddy, MD, Retina
Luis Haddock, MD, Retina
David Greenfield, MD, Glaucoma
Krishna Kishor, MD, Glaucoma
Arindel Maharaj, MD, Glaucoma
Terrence O'Brien, MD, Cornea
Ellen Koo, MD, Cornea
Bradford Lee, MD, Oculoplastics
Bjorn Herman, MD, ENT
AnesthesiologistsAdy Bermudez-Besharat, MD
Clifton M Patton, Jr., MD
Please use the links provided to access more information about our center:
- Patient Rights and Responsibilities
- UHealth Billing Information (includes financial assistance, collections, etc.)
- AHCA pricing website (https://pricing.floridahealthfinder.gov) which provides non-personalized estimate of costs that may be incurred while actual costs will be based on the services provided.
- Your Surgery Made Easy Brochure
Bascom Palmer Surgery Center
7103 Fairway Drive
Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33418
UHealth Anesthesiology Department
1611 NW 12th Ave
Miami, FL 33136
Ocular Pathology Department
900 NW 17th Street #348
Miami, FL 33136