New Chattanooga surgery center underway on Riverfront Parkway

Staff photo by Troy Stolt / Bob Elliott, left, president of Noon Development, and Dr. Jay Jolley, an investor in the future Riverfront Surgery Center, talk at the construction site of the facility on Riverfront Parkway.

A new medical building underway at the former Alstom site in Chattanooga will hold an independent surgery center specializing in spine, pain management and orthopedic procedures.

Riverfront Surgery Center will offer same-day surgical care at the facility that will have four operating rooms, said Chattanooga physician Dr. Jay Jolley.

"It's driven by our desire to create value for the patient," said Jolley, a spine surgeon who is among a handful of physicians investing in the new facility that will go on the ground floor of Riverbend Medical Center at The Bend on Riverfront Parkway. "We've assembled a fantastic group of surgeons to open this center."

Patients will benefit from better outcomes at the ambulatory surgery center, Jolley said, and they'll save from 30% to 40% than having a procedure at a hospital.