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Davis Ambulatory Surgical Center

Type:Surgery Center

The James E. Davis Ambulatory Surgical Center in Durham is an outpatient surgery center affiliated with Duke Regional Hospital. More than 8,000 same-day surgeries and procedures are performed at our center each year. Our team provides the care you need before, during, and after your procedure.

Clinic Hours

Mon Tues Wed Thur Fri Sat Sun
6:00 am - 4:30 pm 6:00 am - 4:30 pm 6:00 am - 4:30 pm 6:00 am - 4:30 pm 6:00 am - 4:30 pm Closed Closed
Monday - Friday 6:00 am - 4:30 pm
120 E Carver St
Durham, NC 27704-2700
Office 919-470-1000
Fax 919-470-1053

Clinic Hours

Mon Tues Wed Thur Fri Sat Sun
6:00 am - 4:30 pm 6:00 am - 4:30 pm 6:00 am - 4:30 pm 6:00 am - 4:30 pm 6:00 am - 4:30 pm Closed Closed
Monday - Friday 6:00 am - 4:30 pm


Our ambulatory surgery center is staffed by a team of professionals including surgeons and surgical technicians from multiple specialties, anesthesiologists, certified nurse anesthetists and anesthesia technicians, registered nurses and nursing assistants. Together, they care for people needing same-day diagnostic and treatment-based surgical procedures.

Our center has four operating rooms, four procedure rooms, and 12 beds in our recovery area. Same-day procedures mean you will go home the day of your procedure. In rare cases, your post-op care may require an overnight stay. You may be scheduled for a surgical procedure at our center for one of the following reasons. This list is not inclusive; rather it is meant to provide a representation of the procedures we perform. Procedures are often performed with minimally invasive techniques using the latest treatment advances.

Breast Cancer

Ear, Nose, and Throat

Eye Surgery

GI Procedures

General Surgery


  • Hysterectomy
  • Oophorectomy
  • Tubal reversal


Pain management

  • Pain injections
  • Pain pump trials and implants




Our Providers

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Accepted Insurance

Duke Health contracts with most major health insurance carriers and transplant networks, including the ones listed below. Before scheduling your appointment, we strongly recommend you contact your insurance company to verify that the Duke Health location or provider you plan to visit is included in your network. Your insurance company will also be able to inform you of any co-payments, co–insurances, or deductibles that will be your responsibility. If you proceed in scheduling an appointment and your health insurance benefits do not participate with Duke, your out of pocket liability may be higher. We will contact you regarding your coverage and patient liability. If you are uninsured, learn more about our financial assistance policy.

  • Aetna Choice POS, Aetna Choice POS II
  • Aetna Elect Choice HMO, Aetna Open Access Elect Choice
  • Aetna Health Network Only, Aetna Health Network Option
  • Aetna HMO
  • Aetna Limited Benefit Insurance PPO
  • Aetna Managed Choice POS
  • Aetna Medicare Assure Plan (HMO D-SNP)
  • Aetna Medicare Eagle Plan (PPO)
  • Aetna Medicare Essential Plan (PPO)
  • Aetna Medicare Value Plan (HMO)
  • Aetna Open Access HMO, Open Access Aetna Select, Aetna Open Access Managed Choice
  • Aetna Open Choice PPO
  • Aetna PCP Coordinated POS Plan
  • Aetna Quality Point of Service (QPOS)
  • Aetna Select HMO
  • Aetna Traditional Choice
  • Aetna Voluntary Indemnity Group Plan
  • Aetna Whole Health – Duke WakeMed WKCC
  • Aetna/CVS Health
  • Ambetter of North Carolina
  • Blue Advantage
  • Blue Medicare (HMO, PPO)*
  • Blue Options (123, PPO, HSA)
  • Blue Select
  • NC State Employees Health Plan
  • *Duke HomeCare and Hospice does not participate in the plan.

  • Cigna Behavioral Health (*Limited eligibility)
  • Cigna Choice Plus
  • Cigna Connect Individual Family Plan
  • Cigna Open Access
  • Cigna Open Access Plus
  • *Please call Cigna Behavioral Heath to see if the provider is participating in your plan.

  • Duke Basic
  • Duke Select
  • Experience Health Medicare Advantage (HMO) Plan
Gateway Health Alliance
  • Humana Choice (PPO)
  • Humana Choice - Medicare Advantage (PPO)
  • Humana ChoiceCare - Medicare Advantage (PPO)
  • Humana Gold Choice - Medicare Advantage (PFFS)
  • Humana Gold Plus - Medicare Advantage (HMO)
  • Humana Medicare Advantage Group Plan - NC State Retirees
  • First Medicare Direct
  • Medicare Part A
  • Medicare Part B
  • AmeriHealth Caritas North Carolina
  • Carolina Complete Health
  • Healthy Blue
  • NC Medicaid Direct
  • WellCare of North Carolina
  • TRICARE Prime
  • TRICARE Prime Remote
  • TRICARE Select
  • AARP Medicare Advantage Plan 2 (HMO-POS)
  • AARP Medicare Complete (HMO, PPO)*
  • AARP Medicare Complete Essential (HMO)*
  • All Savers Alternate Funding
  • All Savers Fully Insured
  • United Healthcare (HMO, PPO, POS)
  • United Healthcare Charter/Charter Balance/Charter Plus
  • United Healthcare Choice/Choice Plus
  • United Healthcare Core/Core Essential
  • United Healthcare Navigate/Navigate Plus/Navigate Balanced
  • United Healthcare Option PPO
  • United Healthcare Passport Connect Choice/Choice Plus
  • United Healthcare Passport Connect Options PPO
  • United Healthcare Select/Select Plus
  • United Healthcare Shared Services - Harvard Pilgrim/UHC Options PPO Network
  • United Medical Resources (UMR)
  • *Duke HomeCare and Hospice and mental health providers do not participate with the plan.

About Us

Davis Ambulatory Surgical Center is located on East Carver Street in Durham, across the street from Duke Regional Hospital. Our facility features four operating rooms, four procedure rooms, and a 12-bed recovery care center. There is a spacious waiting area with vending for family members and friends.


Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care, Inc. accolade.

Davis Ambulatory Surgical Center is accredited by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care, Inc. (AAAHC), Medicare/Medicaid certified, and licensed by the State of North Carolina as a freestanding surgery center.

Preparing For Your Visit

Once your case is scheduled, you will receive a call from a member of our pre-operative nursing team. In most cases, they will conduct a pre-anesthesia evaluation over the phone. They will let you know if you need to come in if additional testing is required.

You will receive another phone call from our team 24 hours before your surgery to let you know what time to arrive. They will provide details about your visit, including the need to bring a care partner with you. Your procedure cannot take place without your care partner with you. They should plan to stay in the building during your procedure and remain your care partner for the first 24 hours after your surgery.

If you have not received a call by the day before your surgery or have additional questions, please call us at 919-470-1014 between the hours of 8:00 am to 2:00 pm and ask to speak with a preoperative nurse.

If you need to speak with a business office representative, please call 919-470-1000 between the hours of 8:30 am and 4:30 pm.

Please notify the center and your surgeon, if you:

  • Have an elevated temperature, cough, cold, vomiting or diarrhea between your last visit and the day of your surgery
  • Suspect you may be pregnant
  • Are on medications such as diet pills, aspirin, ibuprofen, any blood thinning agents or certain herbal medicines. You may need to stop taking these one to two weeks before your surgery
  • Have a drug-eluting stent, pacemaker or on dialysis

Escort: A friend, relative or dedicated caregiver must stay with you at the surgery center the entire time of your visit and for the first 24 hours after your surgery.

Care for Children: If you normally care for young children at home, please plan for assistance for their care at least 24 hours following surgery.

Accessibility Services

We provide equal access for all people and offer a range of free accessibility services to patients and visitors who need them.

Interpreter Services

If the patient cannot read, speak English or use sign language, an interpreter is required. This individual must be over the age of 18 and speak English. If you need assistance arranging for an interpreter, please contact our Business Department office at 919-470-1014 as soon as possible.

Free Wi-Fi Available


120 E Carver St
Durham, NC 27704-2700


Free parking is located at the front of the surgical center.

Public Transportation

Plan your trip to Davis Ambulatory Surgical Center through GoDurham bus routes 4 and 9A/9B. The closest bus stops are Carver St at Patrick Henry Dr and Roxboro Rd at Carver St. If you have trouble accessing this route, visit GoDurham Access to check if you meet the ADA eligibility for Durham County’s accessible transit program.