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Why Would You Choose to Have Outpatient Surgery at an ASC?

November 21, 2018

Why Would You Choose to Have Outpatient Surgery at an ASC?

You find yourself having that discussion with your surgeon about your upcoming need for surgery. Have you asked about having your procedure in the CHI Health Ambulatory Surgery Center at Midlands?

Ambulatory Surgery Centers offer significant benefits over outpatient surgery including a shorter stay and a lower cost. Ambulatory Surgery Centers are a great choice for patients who do not need to be admitted to the hospital. Depending on the procedure being performed, cost savings can be anywhere from 20% for a simple colonoscopy to more than 57% for more complex orthopedic cases.

Time is valuable and Ambulatory Surgery Centers offer efficiency with all you need in one location. From the check in process through discharge from the center, the process is streamlined by a highly skilled team to allow you to recover in the comfort of your own home just hours after your surgery. Ambulatory Surgery Centers offer a relaxed, comfortable atmosphere where your care is personalized.

Only surgical patients are being treated in this environment. If a patient is ill, surgery will be cancelled. Because of this, there is a reduced risk of cross-contamination in ambulatory surgery centers. The Ambulatory Surgery Centers are held to the same high standards with the same regulations and guidelines as hospital outpatient departments. Studies continue to show reduced rates of complications and infections after surgery and higher patient satisfaction rates with a shorter stay in the Ambulatory Surgery Center.

Ambulatory Surgery Centers are a good alternative to efficient, quality, and cost-effective care. If you are in good health, ask your surgeon if the ambulatory surgery center is the best option for you.

Questions about whether an ASC is right for you? Contact us for more information at (402) 593-3400.

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