About Us

The Eye Surgery Center of the Carolinas is a member of Surgical Care Affiliates (SCA) which is among the largest surgical care providers in the Unites States.  Our history reflects a commitment to provide safe high quality care to our patients of all ages in the most cost effective manner.  Our skilled team of physicians, registered nurses, surgical technicians, and anesthesia personnel perform thousands of surgical procedures a year in three fully equipped operating rooms.  Because of our smaller size, you will enjoy the personalized care our staff is able to provide to you.

The Eye Surgery Center of the Carolinas was established in 1982 in Pinehurst/Southern Pines, North Carolina, by Dr. Robert Gale Martin and Dr. George Tate, Jr. as part of  Carolina Eye Associates.  Since 2007, the center has become a member with Surgical Care Affiliates, one of the largest providers of surgical care in the United States.

The Eye Surgery Center of the Carolinas enjoys a partnership with Carolina Eye Associates to ensure that all of our patients receive first rate care.

The Eye Surgery Center offers you a full–service accredited center with the finest medical and surgical care available topped with compassion and personalized attention.

Our Leadership Team

Administrator: Kathy Stout RN
Medical Director:  Tarra Millender MD
Business Office Manager: Joy Powers

To care for patients, serve physicians, and improve healthcare in America.

Our Values

Clinical Quality We are committed to outstanding patient care and clinical outcomes. 
Integrity We do what is right, no matter how difficult, without exception.  We say what we mean, and we do what we say. 
Service Excellence We seek to exceed the expectations of patients, physicians and each other in everything we do. 
Teamwork We work together, helping and supporting one another to make our Centers, Departments and all of SCA successful. 
Accountability We take complete, personal responsibility for our actions and commitments. 
Continuous Improvement We seek to relentlessly improve our performance in every area – clinical, operational, and financial – constantly   pushing ourselves to new heights.