Stop Dealing with Phaco Repairs

As an OR administrator, whether in a hospital or ASC setting, keeping your facility’s functional operations (admin, supply chain, and required surgical equipment) running smoothly is high priority. Smooth operations equate to better patient care. Efficient operations equate to happier patients and surgeons. Better patient care and happier surgeons keep your OR busy and healthy, which keeps your revenues steady.

But the truth is, the unexpected is bound to happen. Regardless of all our planning and preparation (and systems), surgery days don’t always go as planned. As an administrator, you can’t prevent all delays, equipment failures, or unforeseen circumstances that come up. All you can do is prepare your best for what your action plan will be when these things happen.

Equipment failure is a major obstacle and momentum disruptor.

At Surgical Direct, we know cataract surgery. So let us speak to that specifically. If you own your own cataract equipment (Phaco machines, Phaco Handpieces, and Ophthalmic Microscopes), equipment failure is bad news. Equipment failure on eye day typically means that cases have to be canceled and rescheduled. This does not help your reputation with patients and surgeons alike. Repairs then have to be called in and scheduled, which can happen fairly swiftly, but not always. Not only has your OR lost revenue from canceling the surgeries, but now you have accrued (often costly) repair expenses.

Outsourcing your cataract equipment with Surgical Direct eliminates equipment related cancellations and repair costs.

3 ways Surgical Direct’s Mobile Cataract Service brings peace of mind in this area: 

  1.  Our equipment is fully maintained up to manufacture specifications, enrolled in PM plans and routine software updates per manufacture recommendations.
  2. We provide backup equipment in case any issues arise. Every surgery day with Surgical Direct comes with backup machines so case cancellations are minimized as much as possible.
  3. Your facility will no longer need to worry about unexpected repair costs or costly preventative maintenance plans.

We’ve created a service that provides peace-of-mind in your OR when it comes to Cataract Surgery.

For 20 years, Surgical Direct Inc has been perfecting cataract surgery support operations across the country. Our Mobile Cataract Service model allows your facility to pivot from high-focused and time-consuming admin operations, to a tested, trusted, hands-off approach of hosting cataracts surgery in your facility.

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Cataract Surgery Operations Management

How Valuable Is Your Peace of Mind?

Peace of mind…we are all after it. We all excel at a higher level when we know that everything is as it should be. We perform better surgery. We provide better patient care. We contribute more to the good of society. We are better human beings. The list goes on.

As with any surgery, administrative and logistical details (prior to and during) cataract surgery cannot be taken lightly and need adequate time, planning, and attention for success. Any OR administrator (or business leader for that matter) will tell you that streamlining your operational systems is a sure-fire way to raise efficiency and reduce stress.
Surgical Direct Inc provides a mobile cataract service that provides the latest cataract equipment to your OR with no capital outlay. Along with equipment provisions, we provide customized and flexible case supplies (eliminating in-house inventory) and provide highly trained cataract technicians for every cataract case in your OR.

Mobile Cataract Services with Surgical Direct provides:

• Surgery Day Stability

Outsourcing with Surgical Direct brings surgery day stability to your OR. We meticulously pack equipment and supplies for the day with ample amounts of backups and a “can-do” attitude. Our technicians come ready for whatever the day brings, are trained to troubleshoot equipment, help with turnover, and provide additional intra-op assistance when called upon.

• Capital Investment & Ongoing Expense Relief

Outsourcing with Surgical Direct eliminates the need to spend your capital dollars on cataract equipment. This includes Phaco technology, microscopes, hand-pieces, instruments, and disposable supplies. Additionally, if you don’t purchase the equipment, you won’t have to pay for repairs and maintenance contracts either. Plus, allowing SDI to take over your supply and lens inventory saves your team hours of inventory and reduces PO count dramatically.

• Extra Levels of Safety

Using old equipment for surgery could be a risk. Not only is the technology outdated, but the possibility of equipment failure is higher. New Phaco technology provides higher/more efficient cut rates, fluidics, and safety features. Plus, all our machines are manufacture-maintained and up to date at all times. Safety always comes first at Surgical Direct.

• Flexibility for the Future

Outsourcing with Surgical Direct brings a level of flexibility to your OR that you would not have on your own. We provide the opportunity for surgeons to be flexible with their equipment preferences (eg. trying a new technology). Or perhaps you have another surgeon that would like to operate in your facility but does not prefer the equipment you have. Having the option to provide multiple surgeons with their preferences in equipment without spending large amounts of capital is a benefit that should not be overlooked. 

• Open Doors for Expansion.

Outsourcing with Surgical Direct opens expansion opportunities that perhaps were not possible before. Opening a second room (fully outfitted with all the equipment you need) is simple. Expanding our service to other locations you’re connected with is as simple as letting us know who to talk to. If you want to grow, Surgical Direct is the expansion partner you need to talk to. 

We’ve found that for many of our partners, after transitioning to the outsourcing model, have dramatically increased their ‘Peace of Mind’ and have built more successful and efficient cataract surgery programs in their ORs. And it’s not just administrators, surgeons love us too ;). But don’t just take our word for it, read through our reviews. 

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Surgical Direct is the partnership that you’ve been looking for. 

 

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Financial Risk Mitigation for Cataract Equipment

When considering to pull the trigger and allocate precious capital dollars on cataract equipment, make sure you ask the following questions and determine whether the investment is wise for your facility in 2021.

Will the equipment purchased provide a healthy return on investment?

With so many other specialties bringing in higher reimbursements and charge rates, cataract equipment may not be the best investment when it comes to ROI. Surely, there is a huge benefit of acquiring the latest technology for your cataract surgeons…we are just talking dollars and cents. Often, there is other specialty-specific technology that will bring a higher return for your capital and should at the least be considered.

Does your targeted technology have a healthy demand among surgeons?

Cataract technology is a highly-competitive field and rapidly evolves as new technology is introduced. Keeping up with the latest platform, device, or technology software can be a challenge (financially speaking) simply due to the rate technology is released within the specialty.

Another area to consider is the longevity of your surgeons remaining in your facility. Will there be turnover within a few years? If a new surgeon comes to your facility, what platform will they want to operate with? Relying on one technology to invest in and provide stability in this area might not be a reality.

What does maintenance cost look like for this equipment?

Taking the time to factor the ‘lifetime’ or ‘actual’ cost of your investment is a non-option. Preventative maintenance plans and repair budgets both eat into your profit margins and factoring them into your decision to purchase is a must. Unlike many other medical specialties, Ophthalmic technology is delicate, precise, and sensitive. Working in millimeters of space leave no room for error and your equipment must be precise at all times.

When you’ve finished analyzing the true cost, where do you land?

Factoring your true cost and the risk, is purchasing cataract equipment right for your facility in 2021?

If it’s not an investment that makes sense, there’s another way to acquire the latest technology in Ophthalmology that also eliminates your financial risk.

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 your capital.

Here’s a quick list of benefits:

  1. Save your capital to spend on other (more lucrative) specialties
  2. Gain access to the latest cataract technology right away
  3. Save on repairs and maintenance plans
  4. You only get billed when you have cases, lowering risk if a surgeon stops bringing in cases and still having to pay for unused equipment.
  5. Gain cross-platform access. Add another surgeon who prefers a different technology, and we’ve got you covered.
  6. Outfit more rooms (2-3 room days) without purchasing a single piece of equipment.

This just scratches the surface of the benefits of outsourcing with Surgical Direct.

Gaining access to the latest cataract technology doesn’t have to be a financial risk.

Learn more about our services and get a full picture of the benefits of outsourcing in your facility.

Surgical Direct is the partnership that you’ve been looking for.

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Financial Challenges? Save Your Capital Dollars!

Hospitals and healthcare networks all across the country are making the hard decision to downsize and let go of staff in direct response to the financial hardship that COVID19 has brought to our healthcare system.

This article from Becker’s Hospital Review is both sad and sobering, but it’s also the real pulse of what we are facing nationwide.

Administrators and key-decision makers now have to navigate these challenges, making hard/strategic decisions to keep their facilities open and in the black. Capital budgets are likely suspended for the foreseeable future, especially in smaller (revenue) specialties like Ophthalmology.

Upgrading equipment is likely not an option right now.

Getting started in a new speciality is likely not an option either due to up-front costs.

We have some good news for you!

Have you considered outsourcing?

Save your Capital! Outsource and upgrade your cataract equipment with Surgical Direct.

 

Already facilitate cataract surgery in your facility? 

Outsourcing with Surgical Direct has multiple benefits.

  • Upgrade your equipment now (Phaco, microscopes, and more). No capital needed!
  • Keep your surgeons happy (or attract more surgeons to your facility) with the latest technology available.
  • Eliminate those costly maintenance plans.
  • Save admin time and inventory costs associated with cataract surgical supplies (including IOL implants).
  • Access top-level support from our technicians for every case, increasing your surgery day productivity and eliminating stress relating to equipment failure.

 

Not currently facilitating cataract surgery in your facility? 

Are you interested in a new revenue stream?

Starting an outsourcing relationship with Surgical Direct is a fast track to a new revenue stream in your OR.

  • We offer an easy (low-risk) way to get cataract surgery started in your facility with no capital expense.
  • We take care of all the equipment setup, fully outfitting your OR for cataract surgery.
  • We bring the majority of the disposable supplies for surgery (including IOL implants), alleviating the burden on your team to manage new inventory.
  • No need to think about long-term cost and upkeep of equipment.
  • If you do not have a surgeon relationship yet, we’ll do the legwork and connect you with one so cataract surgery in your facility can become a reality.

In our current economy, 2021 has to be thought through very intentionally with smart financial decisions. We firmly believe that outsourcing is a smart financial decision. Together, we can keep (or start) positive momentum in your facility when it comes to cataract surgery.

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Think Cataract Equipment Outsourcing in 2021

2020 has been a year! Unexpected turns and necessary adjustments now seem part of normal everyday life. What has been brought to the surface in 2020 is the realization that we all need to be flexible and creative to keep business moving forward. Look at almost every business sector in the market, and you’ll see creative & adaptive solutions have been put in place to keep doors open and revenue flowing. Sometimes the worst situations bring out our most creative & adaptive work. 

If you are a key decision-maker in a hospital or ASC, spending capital dollars in 2021 may not be on the table, especially for a specialty like ophthalmology.

Surgical Direct Inc provides a mobile cataract service that provides the latest cataract equipment to your OR with no capital outlay. Along with equipment provisions, we provide customized and flexible case supplies (eliminating in-house inventory) and provide highly trained and hands-on cataract technicians for each during surgery.

Why Outsource in 2021?

1# Safety

Safety always comes first. At Surgical Direct, our number one priority is the safety of our team, your team, and every patient that enters that OR door. Our team is annually trained in OR and Safety protocols, state regulations, and equipment training. In 2020, we have adopted strict and safe measures to deter the spread of the Covid19 virus. You can depend on us to provide a service that is safe.

#2 Stability

Outsourcing with Surgical Direct brings surgery day stability to your OR. We meticulously pack your equipment and supplies (with ample amounts of backups), ready for whatever the day brings along. Our techs are trained to troubleshoot equipment to keep the day moving as smoothly as possible.

#3 Flexibility

Outsourcing with Surgical Direct brings a level of flexibility to your OR that you would not have on your own. We provide the opportunity for surgeons to be flexible with their equipment preferences (eg. trying a new technology). Or perhaps you have another surgeon that would like to operate in your facility but does not prefer the equipment you have. Having the option to provide multiple surgeons with their preferences in equipment without spending large amounts of capital is a benefit that should not be overlooked. 

#4 Cost-Efficiency

Outsourcing with Surgical Direct eliminates the need to spend your capital dollars on cataract equipment. This includes Phaco technology, microscopes, handpieces trays, instruments, and disposable supplies. Additionally, if you don’t purchase the equipment, you won’t have to pay for repairs and maintenance contracts either. Allowing us to take over your supply and lens inventory saves your team hours of inventory and reduces your PO count dramatically.

#5 Expansivity

Outsourcing with Surgical Direct opens expansion opportunities that perhaps were not possible before. Opening a second room (fully outfitted with all the equipment you need) is simple. Expanding our service to other locations you’re connected with is as simple as letting us know who to talk to. If you want to grow, Surgical Direct is the expansion partner you need to talk to. 

After the year we’ve had, 2021 holds quite a bit of uncertainty still. Finding partnerships that can bring safety, stability, flexibility, cost-efficiency, and expansivity will give you the support that you need to be successful. 

Surgical Direct is the partnership that you’ve been looking for. 

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A Partnership Committed to Safety

You need an outsourcing partner that is committed to providing dependable, timely, and safe service to your OR in a day where safety is vitally important.

In case we haven’t met yet, Surgical Direct provides an outsourcing partnership to Ophthalmologists and OR facilities by providing all the equipment needed for Cataract Surgery at no capital expense. Along with the latest technology in Ophthalmic Microscopes and Phaco Technology, we handle a large portion of the supply demand that comes with Cataract Surgery. We supply ancillary supplies like blades, drapes, viscoelastics, cannulas, and more…tailored to the surgeon’s preference. We also supply full lens consignments and coordinate surgery day lens-picks directly with our surgeons. This includes primary, secondary, and premium lenses.

In short, we take the capital out of fully outfitting your OR for Cataract Surgery, while providing hands-on support for every cataract case in your center.

In the current medical landscape, it’s vitally important to have alternative options and partnerships that reduce barriers and increase efficiency (both financially and practically). Surgical Direct’s Mobile Cataract Service does just that.

It’s equally important today to be highly “Safe Conscious” during the ongoing situation with COVID19 in our communities and medical facilities.

Surgical Direct is serious about our role to reduce the spread of COVID19 when we provide service to our partners.

  1. All CDC guidelines are being adhered to by our team with no exception, including social-distancing, mask-wearing, and sanitizing.
  2. All Equipment is disinfected upon arrival and dismissal from each facility.
  3. Employees are to stay home if they or a family member show any symptoms.
  4. Employees are to let management know if they have had a positive exposure, even if they are not experiencing symptoms, and follow CDC guidelines for isolation immediately.
  5. Employees are required to take their temperature before leaving the office to go out on call and record that information in our logbook.

In addition to our direct role in your facility, we are actively cleaning and disinfecting our office, warehouse, and supply arrivals daily.

We are committed to the safety of our communities and each facility that we partner with.

For more information about our services, contact us today to discuss. We are ready to serve!

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Operating Room Cost Management

Hospital systems (small and large) have been freezing capital expenditures and reducing expenses as much as possible across the country. Priorities for OR administrators and decision makers have shifted to conserving cash in any way possible due to the effects of COVID19. Outpatient procedures were shut down altogether for months. Certain states have re-opened elective surgeries, yet some facilities still have restrictions on case volume. Needless to say, it’s been an unprecedented year for healthcare.

Ophthalmology has lost the most volume in 2020 than any other specialty, seeing an 81% volume drop compared to 2019 (according to eyewire.news).

Cataract Surgery in particular has dropped 97% in procedure volume. This is largely due to the restrictions that have been in effect for elective surgeries and COVID precautionary measures in place. In-office patient checkups are at an all time low due to the pandemic. Hardly anyone is going to see their healthcare provider unless it’s an emergency.

As new COVID19 infection rates drop, elective surgeries have started to reopen. The more restrictions are lifted, the more we can expect to see a backlog of elective surgeries begin to flood our ORs. In other words, we may be facing a potential surge in elective surgery across the country.

This creates a unique challenge we’ve never encountered before. On a large scale, hospitals and ASCs will see surges in elective surgery cases, while experiencing strict spending restrictions due to the previous months of record-low revenues. Even if the facility has capital to spend, ophthalmic cases might be the last specialty on the list to acquire new technology or receive any investment.

Outsourcing your cataract equipment is a solution you should be considering.

Surgical Direct offers a perfect partnership model for the current landscape.

1) Access new technology with no capital expense.

We deliver the equipment to your facility on the day of surgery; Phaco machines, microscopes, hand-pieces, lenses, case supplies, and backups.

2) Eliminate your ongoing maintenance costs.

We maintain and repair our equipment directly with the manufacturer, ensuring that our equipment is working safely and efficiently at all times.

3) Eliminate inventory management costs.

Our Mobile Cataract Services include case supply and lenses for each case. Eliminate the time/cost connected to ordering, reordering, stocking, and expiration losses of cataract supplies from your facility.

4) Increase your facility’s surgery day potential.

Increase your cataract days from 1 room to 2 (or even 3) rooms with no capital expense, allowing room for more cases and increased revenue.

This just scratches the surface.

Our goal is to be a service that reduces your overall expense and increases your efficiency in cataract surgery and your level of patient care.

Partnership is the way forward. Partner with us!

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Not All Mobile Cataract Services Are Created Equal

As a service provider in today’s economy, it’s crucially important to find and nurture the “lasting impact attributes” (or the key differentiation practices) that stick with a client and build lasting trust from their experience with your service. In truth, it goes way beyond the service itself.

We have all experienced (to some degree) a service or product that talked the big talk, but when it came down to the day-in/day-out interactions, it was a disappointment. Sure, perhaps the service or product was everything as advertised, but the details in-between did not deliver.

The reality is that the more “weight” or dependance that is involved with a service’s role…the level of trust with that services has to match. When you are dealing with patients (their time, their vision, their over-all health, and their safety), trust and consistent follow-through is a must!

10 ways Surgical Direct is different in our approach to Mobile Cataract Services.

 

Our goal is not to just offer a service. Our goal is to be a reliable partner that adds value to your OR, practice, and the patient experience. This bleeds into almost every aspect of our service, because it’s not just about checking the to-do’s off the list. The partnership mindset we foster plays into all of the below areas:

1) Consistent Technology

Consistency is important for efficiency. You will always get the same tech that you’ve requested on every surgery day. We will not bring something your haven’t approved or are not comfortable working with. This includes phaco, microscope, and all other supplies.

2)Back-up Phaco Machines (Every Time)

We always bring a backup phaco. This allows if a machine is acting up, we have another on-hand to keep the day running. And for more extreme (unforseen) situations, our warehouse team is ready to run more backup equipment or supplies to the surgical location if needed. We take all necessary steps to ensure your surgery day runs as smooth as possible.

3) Full Lens Consignments (every visit)

We work directly with your office for lens picks for surgery day so we know exactly what you need on surgery day. But beyond that, we also bring full consignments of your primary, secondary, and AC lens selections. This covers all last minute calculation changes, accidental contaminations, and unforeseen case issues.

4) Stationary Cataract Instruments

Unlike many other service providers, we do not travel with instruments. The reason we don’t is because Cataract instruments are too delicate, and travel allows too many opportunities for instruments to be damaged. We do provide instrumentation, but these instruments will be stationary at your surgical location, lowering usage from others, and preserving the life of the instrument.

5) Familiar Cataract Coordinators (Techs)

We have a policy with our techs and our scheduling, that 2-3 techs are designated to your account. This means that you will almost always see a familiar face on surgery day. The tech’s learn the surgical style of their surgeon and protocol with the OR team so each day is as smooth as possible, achieving a true “team” approach.

6) Highly-Trained Cataract Coordinators

Not only will your account tech be consistent and familiar, but they are also highly-trained. Upon hire, each tech goes through a 90-day intensive training of the equipment, surgery, OR protocol, in-service training, troubleshooting, and more…all before ever servicing an account on their own. You will NEVER get a tech that does not know what they are doing.

7) New Account Onboarding

If you are a new client, we do our part to ensure there are no surprises in our initial onboarding. We will request a visit to your main surgical location so we can observe and learn specifically how you prefer to operate. This allows us to thoroughly prepare for working with you in a new account.

8) Competitive (Hassle-Free) Pricing

We believe that you can’t put a price on the level of service you receive from us. But if you are comparing our services to other cataract outsourcing providers, you’ll notice that our pricing is very competitive. Plus, we don’t nickel and dime, no hidden fees, and offer simple and upfront pricing.

9) Retina, Glaucoma MIGS, SLT, & YAG Access

Being a SDI Partner allows for direct access to other technology offerings from Surgical Direct. Our Mobile Retina Services offer flexibility and capital savings for Retinal operations. Add-on Glaucoma procedures easily to your surgery day, we’ll provide what you need. Add-on SLT & YAG procedures to your day to lower your travel (especially beneficial in satellite locations).

10) Grow Your Surgical Options (Mobile & Fixed)

We are here to help you grow. Tap into our OD referral network and expand with satellite locations. Upgrade your main surgical locations equipment, or let us help you move from 1 to 2 room surgery days. Whatever your need is, we are motivated to be a resource and parter to help you achieve the growth you are looking for.

It’s a goal of ours to be the best Mobile Cataract Service provider in the US. The above 10 examples are intentional ways we have developed to be become just that. Still on the fence? Read through our reviews and see what our long-time partners have to say about what it’s like to work with us.

Whether you are looking to outsource for the first time, or are unhappy with your current cataract service, Surgical Direct makes the transition painless and beneficial for your practice and OR team.

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A Time To Work Together

Today, perhaps more than ever, recognizing the need to work together might be one of the most crucial elements to getting through these unique times. We all know the saying that “2 is better than 1” in reference to solving a problem. Or maybe you’ve heard the African Proverb, “If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together”. If you are reading this, you most likely work in healthcare. We know we don’t need to convince you of the benefits of working together in healthcare, which consists of 11% of the entire workforce in the United States. Teamwork (working together) is essential for good healthcare and good healthcare would cease to exist without it.

Surgical Direct Inc is in the business of working together with Ophthalmologists and OR facilities to create an atmosphere of teamwork and possibility. We firmly believe that together can remove barriers, which helps us achieve safer and more efficient surgery with better outcomes for your patients. We work with physicians and OR teams all over the country, enhancing the cataract surgery day experience.

Surgeon’s feel safe with us.

The surgeon is always the captain of the ship in the OR. Our goal is to reduce barriers for our surgeons so they can focus on performing surgery to the best of their ability. This means providing surgeons with everything they need so they have peace of mind and feel comfortable while operating.

  1. New phaco & microscope technology at your fingertips.
  2. Tailored supply lists from your preferred brands
  3. Coordinated Lens Picks (Primary, Sulcus, AC, & Premium)
  4. Backup supplies for the day to ensure all accidental contaminations are covered (this includes lenses).
  5. Trained Technicians who support cataract surgery every day. Our guys are heavily trained in equipment protocol and specs, and are in the room ready to assist on every case!

We take unneeded pressure off of your OR Staff.

Like the surgeon, your OR team has enough weight on their shoulders. Between other case specialties in your OR, to supply inventory management, and (most importantly) patient care…your team needs to stay focused on what matters.

Surgical Direct becomes part of your team and alleviates the following:

  1. Cataract Supply Inventory Management
  2. Case Supply Pulling
  3. IOL Implant Consignment Management
  4. Equipment Cost, Maintenance, Repairs, and Troubleshooting
  5. Storage space needs for equipment & supplies
  6. And More…

For 20 years, Surgical Direct Inc has been perfecting cataract surgery support operations across the country. Our Mobile Cataract Service model allows your facility to pivot from high-focused and time-consuming admin operations, to a tested, trusted, hands-off approach of hosting cataracts surgery in your facility.

We believe in teamwork. We believe in working together to accomplish a smoother, safe cataract surgery experience. If you’ve never considered mobile cataract services, we believe now is a perfect time to start.

Interested in learning more about what it looks like?

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Now Is The Time To Start Outsourcing Cataracts

Being strategic with how you manage your OR is so important in the season we are in. Maybe (more than ever), it’s that much more important to save your capital dollars for specialties that will be most beneficial to your revenue growth. That is why we believe right now might be one of the best times to consider Mobile Cataract Services with Surgical Direct Inc.

Why? Well, there are numerous benefits! Let’s look at some scenarios…

“Our OR currently does not facilitate Cataract Surgery. Getting started seems overwhelming.”

Adding Cataract surgery to your OR can bring a new stream of revenue and put your staff back to work, which we all know right now (because of COVID-19) that everything helps! Many facilities who have a desire to branch into new specialties face common problems like:

  1.  “We don’t have the capital to purchase a phaco & microscope and the surgeon wants the latest technology.”
  2. “All the details of getting started feels overwhelming, from inventory, equipment, and staff training.”
  3. “We would love to branch into Ophthalmology, but we don’t have a surgeon relationship yet and don’t have time or network to get started.”

Cataract outsourcing with Surgical Direct will help in all 3 of these areas. We provide the latest equipment (whatever phaco & microscope the surgeon wants to use) directly to your OR without spending a dime of capital. Along with the equipment, we bring trays, packs, disposable supplies, and implants (tailored to the surgeon’s request) so your inventory stress is alleviated! On top of that, our technicians (who come every surgery day and provide hands-on support throughout the day) are trained and experienced in everything associated with cataract surgery. Leaning on their experience helps relieve the tension of the day.

Don’t have a surgeon relationship yet? Our established network in the ophthalmology world can be of use. All you need to do is let us know that you are interested in getting started with cataracts, and we’ll do the legwork of looking for a surgeon that wants to operate in your area.

But maybe you are reading this and already facilitate Cataracts?

“We already facilitate cataracts. Why start outsourcing now?”

 

Using Surgical Direct’s mobile cataract service comes with big benefits for facilities already managing a cataract program.

  1. Upgrading your phaco & microscope can happen immediately with no capital costs.
  2. Equipment flexibility (allowing the surgeon to change and try new technology easily, or multiple surgeons able to use different systems from each other)
  3. In-house inventory of cataract disposable supplies and IOL implants can be decreased dramatically (or even eliminated), allowing your team’s time and focus to go elsewhere. We take over inventory and ordering of supplies and lenses completely.
  4. Multi-room capacity upgrades! Jump from 1 room days to to 2 room days. We simply bring more equipment, and your day’s capacity just doubled.
  5. No Maintenance Costs. We maintain our equipment according to manufacture guidelines and PM schedules.
  6. Extra Hands. Our technicians jump in wherever they can from assisting the surgeon with setting to helping with room turnover so the day runs as smooth as possible.

For 20 years, Surgical Direct Inc has been perfecting cataract surgery support operations across the country. Our Mobile Cataract Service model allows your facility to pivot from high-focused and time-consuming admin operations, to a tested, trusted, hands-off approach of hosting cataracts surgery in your facility.

Contact us today to learn just how easy it is to get started.

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