Elevate Your Cataract Surgery Potential.
It’s 2022. Cataract surgery numbers are headed for all-time highs in the United States. Baby boomers are in range (some already needing the surgery, but millions more on the horizon). At the same time, Ophthalmology as a specialty isn’t growing at the same rate as the population’s needs. Projections indicate that there could be fewer practicing Ophthalmologists (per-capita) in the coming years that are tackling a much heavier volume of care than the US has ever seen.
Read this interesting article from Healio that supports this data.
In tandem, physicians are still working through a backlog of cases from the previous 2 years of the pandemic.
To sum up, practicing physicians are likely going to have very busy surgery days ahead.
So how do you prepare for an influx like this?
Increasing your surgery day efficiency is a great place to start! Adding more rooms to your surgery day increases your capacity for more cases.
Adding a Second OR on Eye Day is easy with Surgical Direct.
Outsourcing your equipment with Surgical Direct’s mobile cataract service allows you to gain immediate access to the latest technology available for cataract surgery without spending a dime of capital. But capital savings is not the only benefit…
(1) Double the cataract equipment.
Since the facility no longer needs to purchase Phaco machines, microscopes, and hand-pieces, confining your surgeon to one room is no longer an issue. On 2 room days we provide all equipment required for both rooms to operate safely and efficiently. This saves the facility upwards of 6 figures in capital investment, maintenance, repairs, and other unexpected costs.
(2) Double the support.
Having enough equipment to have 2 rooms running doesn’t always make the day more efficient. The team of people that work in the room is what does! Having the right amount of support staff is vital to keep the day moving efficiently. That’s why we provide 1 technician per room on 2 room days. This increases the manpower, technical support, and teamwork in each room so that those 8-15 minutes cases stay 8-15 minutes. We also help with turnover, so that the surgeon can bounce between rooms without waiting.
(3) Double the supplies & lenses.
2 room days typically mean a lot of cases. A lot of cases means a lot of supplies. No matter the surgeon and their supply preferences, 12-20 cases in one day requires a large amount of inventory. Surgical Direct provides all inventory needs for your cataract cases (except for meds).
For 2 room days, we fill our cargo vans (sometimes to the roof) with equipment and supplies. Think of the shelf space you’ll be saving. Think of the time you’ll be saving in inventory if you didn’t have to order, receive, unpack, and shelf all of those supplies every time the surgeon is scheduled.
Lens consignments are also time-consuming to manage. If a surgeon is doing 15 cases, you’ll also need about 45 lenses (primary + 2 backup) ready and accounted for before the day starts.
With Surgical Direct as a part of your team, you don’t need to stock case supplies or manage lens consignments anymore.
Now is the time to get prepared for more.
You may already be feeling the increase. Now is the time to restructure and prepare yourself for heavier surgery days. Surgical Direct is a support system that is here to help. Read through our client reviews to find out more about how we can help.
Surgical Direct is the partnership that you’ve been looking for.