If you’re looking to undergo elective surgery, you may be trying to find a facility to provide treatment. Unfortunately, hospitals can be costly, inefficient and often don’t provide the best recovery environment.
Ambulatory Surgery Centers (ASCs), however, are facilities that offer patients the ability to have surgeries and procedures performed outside of the traditional hospital setting. Prescott Outpatient Surgical Center (POSC) has given the Quad Cities 30 years of exceptional service while reducing out-of-pocket costs normally associated with these sort of hospital stays.
Benefits of ASCs
The environment of an ASC is unique in that procedures are conveniently scheduled, resulting in reduced delays or rescheduling of procedures. The POSC staff is highly skilled, trained thoroughly in all the procedures performed, and specialized equipment and supplies used are tailored to that procedure and the techniques of the physician performing the surgery.
However, the most overlooked aspect of ASCs is the ability of the facility to perform the same surgeries as a hospital, while allowing the patient to recover in their own home. This not only increases recovery rates, but also decreases the infection rates of patients. Patients, too, are less likely to have to make return visits if their procedure was performed at an ASC.
Health benefits are only part of the puzzle when choosing where you want to have your surgery performed. ASCs focus on providing specialized and personalized service to patients. The staff member who calls and reminds you about your upcoming visit is likely going to be a part of the team that helps you the day of your procedure whether in admitting or recovery.
If a patient has concerns or worries, the POSC staff can help walk the patient through the procedure, understand what to do prior to coming into the facility and what can be expected following surgery. This ensures that the patient receives a highly personalized visit and a better experience.
The care that is received at POSC is one of the top reasons to schedule procedures here. Another fact not to be overlooked is the pricing of the surgery. There are several reasons for the reduced costs, including lower coinsurance and deductible rates. Patients also can have a procedure, then return to the comfort of their own home to recuperate rather than having to have an extended stay at a hospital. These extended stays often increase the amount of money that patients will have to pay out of pocket.
Scheduling an Appointment
Patients who are interested in having their procedure done at an ASC should talk to their physician about the location of the surgery. The office of the physician and the ASC work closely together to get the patient scheduled as quickly and effortlessly as possible. After the appointment is set the patient can expect a patient information packet to be filled out prior to the procedure date. Patients bring in the packet when they arrive for surgery.
For information about procedures performed at POSC, as well as the excellent doctors who perform the surgeries, please visit our website at posc-az.com. If you have any questions or would like help finding the right doctor for your needs, our office can be reached at 928-778-9770.