Vitreoretinal Surgery In The Ambulatory Surgery Center

F Hampton Roy, M.D. Ophthalmic Outpatient Surgical Society (OOSS) Councilor to AAO “Vitreoretinal surgeons have traditionally operated in hospital-based settings for several reasons. Until recently, most procedures were long and tedious, they often required the use of multiple, complex instrumentation, and general anesthesia was the norm. So it is not hard to understand why most […]

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The Case For Equipment Planning

You’ve decided to build an ambulatory surgery center. You’ve agonized over the risk. Excitement about the prospects of independence, freedom, control and even profit fills your thoughts! Hundreds of key decisions are being made. The right location, the size of building, layout, the structure of the organization, the right partners, financing…etc. all huge decisions. After […]

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Developing an Ambulatory Surgery Center

Introduction This article was prepared for the purpose of documenting the process we went through in the development of a freestanding ambulatory surgery center for ophthalmic practice. We wanted to share our experience so that others might be encouraged to take this process on. We based this on the actual development process of our center […]

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Developing A Low Cost Ambulatory Surgery Center

By Ronald Blair Introduction We are constantly asked the following question: What is the minimum number of cataract surgeries required for an ASC to be successful? This article was prepared for the purpose of documenting the process of the development of a freestanding ambulatory surgery center for an ophthalmic practice. This discussion is based on […]

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Is It Too Late For An ASC?

By Ronald Blair Ophthalmic practices today are under increasing pressure to get costs under control and to develop ancillary income streams. With this in mind, the question we most often get asked is whether or not it is “too late” to develop an ASC for an ophthalmic practice. Since most of the “high volume” practices […]

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