Is Now The Right Time To Invest in New Cataract Equipment?

Keeping up with the rise of Office-Based Cataract Surgery.

Office-Based Surgery (OBS) has seen rapid growth in interest since the Covid-19 pandemic halted elective surgeries in 2020. Ophthalmologists are among the early adopters, putting efforts towards moving cataract surgery (for the patients that qualify) to the office-based model.

This could dramatically change things for Hospitals and ASCs that host cataract surgery. A few years ago, Hospitals were hosting roughly 35% of cataract surgeries in the US, while ASCs hosted 65%. This was prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, and those numbers have most definitely shifted even more in ASCs’ favor. Adding OBS as an option for Ophthalmologists to offer their patients, takes cataract surgery cases away from both hospitals and ASCs alike.

This begs the question if you are a hospital or ASC administrator…

 

Is now the right time to invest in new cataract equipment? 

 

Analyzing the numbers and current trends, it’s likely that investing in new cataract equipment may not be a profitable and smart use of your capital funds. However, not investing may cause your facility to lose surgeons altogether due to cases being taken elsewhere. Generally speaking, surgeons love new technology, and we’ve seen many surgeons move their cases to other facilities just to operate with newer technology. 

This creates a sort of conundrum for administrators who feel the pressure to spend capital that (truthfully) may be a bit of a risk to spend.

Save your capital $$ and let Surgical Direct upgrade your cataract equipment. 

Surgical Direct’s Mobile Cataract Services allows you to gain access to today’s latest technology without investing with upfront capital. We provide a wide selection of phaco platforms, ophthalmic microscopes, ancillary supplies, lens consignments, and highly trained hands-on support for every case you operate with us.

Working with us…

  1. Eliminates capital budget expenses on cataract equipment
  2. Increases your technology flexibility (switch or upgrade platforms easily)
  3. Eliminates maintenance costs
  4. Reduces in-house inventory management for surgical supplies (we bring it all)
  5. Allows access to any lens you need (we’ll handle the consignments) 
  6. Increases the support level during surgery (our technicians come with the equipment and help with programming, adjusting, and room turnover).

Surgical Direct offers a simple and straightforward “per-case pricing” structure. You only pay for our service when you use us for cases after they happen. This allows you to allocate your facility’s capital funds into other specialties that may bring in more revenue, and help keep your cataract surgeons happy at the same time. It’s a win-win if you ask us!

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Thinking about Office-Based Cataract Surgery?

Office-Based Surgery (OBS) has seen a rapid spike in interest since the Covid-19 pandemic halted elective surgeries in 2020. Ophthalmologists are among the interested, in fact, many have been beginning to take steps to pursue OBS for cataracts, not only because of Covid-19, but due to the cost-effectiveness, seamless patient care, and full control over the surgical experience.

Covid-19 has created an interesting situation for medical facilities, who now have to adhere to increased safety regulations and policies (as they should to keep public health safe). Managing social distancing and patient flow can be complex in these environments. Especially in the context of elective surgery, having another surgical alternative, both for safety reasons and convenience, may hold great benefits.

OBS offers great benefits to surgeons by offering safety and convenience to the surgeon, reduced anesthesia utilization, and higher retention of surgical fees within the practice. Ophthalmologists will not be able to fully move away from ASC (or Hospital) surgery as some cases will require additional monitoring, etc. But for a healthy percentage of cases in most practice demographics, OBS for cataracts is now a very attractive option.

Here’s a great article from Ophthalmology Management, discussing the many facets of OBS for cataracts, comparisons to ASC surgery, and more…

Surgical Direct Inc can help office-based cataract surgery become a reality for your practice.

Surgical Direct’s Mobile Cataract Services allows you to gain access to today’s latest technology without investing in upfront capital. We provide a wide selection of phaco platforms, ophthalmic microscopes, ancillary supplies, lens consignments, and highly-trained hands-on support for every case you operate with us.

Working with us…

  1. Eliminates capital budget expenses on cataract equipment
  2. Increases your technology flexibility (switch or upgrade platforms easily)
  3. Eliminates maintenance costs
  4. Reduces in-house inventory management for surgical supplies (we bring it all)
  5. Allows access to any lens you need (we’ll handle the consignments)
  6. Increases the level of support you have during surgery (our technicians provide high-quality support, assisting surgeons with equipment settings and your staff with room turnover.)

OBS isn’t right for everyone, but if you are considering pursuing office-based cataract surgery, we are the partnership that you’ve been looking for.

To learn more about our services, contact us below for  through…

Call Us Directly | 314-997-4455

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More about our Mobile Cataract Services