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AMSURG CORP filed this Form 10-12G/A on 05/21/1997
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                              OPERATIONS OF AMSURG
     AmSurg develops, acquires and operates practice-based ambulatory surgery
centers in partnership with physician practice groups through partnerships and
limited liability companies. As of March 31, 1997, AmSurg owned a majority
interest (51% or greater) in 28 surgery centers, operated another center
pursuant to a management agreement, owned a majority interest (60% or greater)
in two physician practices and had established and was the majority owner (51%)
of three start-up specialty physician networks. As of March 31, 1997, AHC owned
59% of the common stock of AmSurg.
     Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of
Operations contains forward-looking statements which are based upon current
expectations and involve a number of risks and uncertainties. These statements
which have been included in reliance on the "safe harbor" provisions of the
Litigation Reform Act, may be affected by the risk factors set forth in this
Information Statement and by the important factors, among others, set forth
below, and consequently, actual operations and results may differ materially
from those expressed in these forward-looking statements. The Litigation Reform
Act does not apply to initial public offerings. The important factors include:
AmSurg's ability to enter into partnership or operating agreements for new
practice-based ambulatory surgery centers and new specialty physician networks;
its ability to contract with managed care payors for its existing centers and
its centers that are currently under development; its ability to obtain and
retain appropriate licensing approvals for its existing centers and centers
currently under development; and its ability to maintain favorable relations
with its physician partners. See "RISK FACTORS -- Risks Associated with
Forward-Looking Statements."
     The following table presents the components of changes in the number of
surgery centers in operation and centers under development at the end of fiscal
1994, 1995 and 1996 and at March 31, 1997. A center is deemed to be under
development when a partnership or limited liability company has been formed with
the physician group partner to develop the center.

                                                                  YEAR ENDED       THREE MONTHS
                                                                 DECEMBER 31,         ENDED
                                                              ------------------    MARCH 31,
                                                              1994   1995   1996       1997
                                                              ----   ----   ----   ------------
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Centers in operation, beginning of period...................    6     14     18         27
New center acquisitions placed in operation.................    3      2      6          2
New development centers placed in operation.................    5      2      3         --
                                                               --     --     --         --
Centers in operation, end of period.........................   14     18     27         29
                                                               ==     ==     ==         ==
Centers under development, end of period....................    4     13     20         20

     Twenty-two of the surgery centers in operation as of March 31, 1997 perform
gastrointestinal endoscopy procedures; four centers perform ophthalmology
procedures; one center performs otolaryngology procedures; one center performs
orthopaedic procedures; and one center performs ophthalmology, urology, general
surgery and otolaryngology procedures. In addition, on January 31, 1996, AmSurg
acquired a 70% interest in the assets of a gastroenterology and primary care
physician practice located in Miami, Florida and associated with a surgery
center in which AmSurg already held an ownership interest. On January 1, 1997,
AmSurg acquired a 60% interest in the assets of a urology practice and currently
has a surgery center under development with this same practice. While AmSurg
generally owns 51% to 70% of the entities that own the surgery center or
physician group practice, AmSurg's consolidated statements of operations include
100% of the results of operations of the entities, reduced by the minority
partners' share of the net income or loss of the surgery center/practice
     The limited partnerships and limited liability companies formed by AmSurg
own and operate the AmSurg surgery centers, with the exception of one center in
which AmSurg has no ownership interest but which is operated by AmSurg under a
management agreement. The other partner or member in each partnership and
limited liability company is in each case an entity owned by physicians who
perform procedures at the center.