Benefits of Choosing a Surgery Center
Sharing great information from our Practice Partners in Healthcare 2018.
Ambulatory Surgery Centers, also known as ASCs, are freestanding healthcare facilities focused on providing outpatient surgical care. Outpatient surgery offers significant benefits over inpatient surgery. The shorter stay makes it more appealing as well as the normally lower price point. Typical procedures performed in an ASC setting are less complex than those in a hospital setting. However, procedures such as hysterectomies, total joint replacements, and spine surgeries are becoming more common in the ASC with great success.
ASCs provide only elective procedures. Patients first see their primary or surgical provider and select surgery as the best treatment option for their condition.
Often a patient can experience lesser out of pocket expense by choosing an ASC over a hospital setting.
Another benefit to receiving surgery outside the hospital setting is that it is potentially safer and cleaner. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention research shows a lower surgical site infection rate when procedures are performed in an ambulatory surgery center.
In ASCs, physicians are able to schedule procedures more conveniently, assemble teams of highly qualified staff, ensure the best equipment for their techniques are being used and design facilities to their specialties and to fit the needs of their patients. This means that physicians have more control over their work atmosphere and the quality of care than that is provided to them at hospitals. The first ASC was created because physicians were seeking a high-quality, cost-effective alternative to inpatient hospital care.
If you are in good health, having your procedure at an ASC may work for you. Talk with your doctor about what is the best option for you and check with your health insurer to determine if it will cost you more out-of-pocket to have your procedure at an ASC versus a hospital setting.
Jackson Surgery Center is committed to improving the health of the members of our community by providing superior, patient-centered and cost-effective care in a safe, compassionate environment. We are committed to positively transforming a patient’s surgical experience. The choice is yours, choose your specialist from our list of providers.