Satellite surgery is a very effective way to grow revenue for your ophthalmic practice, and as mentioned in our previous blog on upcoming Cataract Reimbursement Changes, satellite surgery is a reliable way to regain lost revenue after the new reimbursement cuts take effect.
Half the battle in a successful satellite cataract surgery arrangement is the startup!
Surgical Direct Inc (SDI) simplifies the process in 4 primary ways:
4 Ways SDI Simplifies Satellite Cataract Surgery.
1) Referral Network Connections
SDI is well connected. If you are a surgeon and you approach us with the desire to start a satellite location, we do the legwork in connecting you with referring ODs in your desired satellite region. If you are a surgical facility with a desire to add cataract cases but have no equipment (or capital for equipment), we provide the latest technology directly to your facility on surgery day at no upfront cost. Have no surgeon connections? Not a problem! We simply connect the dots in our referral program, connecting you with surgeons who are ready to take on cataracts in your area. It’s a win-win-win!
2) Supply Management & Coordination
A big detail in starting a new surgery in your facility is supply management and inventory. For cataracts, there are quite a few supplies needed for a normal case, but also additional items that must be on hand in case of an unexpected instance during surgery. With Surgical Direct, you don’t need to worry about supplies (even back up supplies) or lenses. We coordinate with surgeons and facilities, filling the gaps, and often providing the majority of case supplies. We alleviate inventory hassle for the facility, and ensuring the surgeon has everything he/she wants and needs…every time!
3) Full-Service Facility Setup
So what happens on surgery day? Our surgical coordinators arrive at your facility at least 1 hour before surgery begins to start setting up equipment and unloading case supplies for the day. They will dress-out, wheel-in the clean equipment, and prime/test to ensure that everything is ready to go well before the surgeon arrives. They will also hand-off/coordinate supplies for the day, working directly with your OR team. But that’s not all! Our coordinators offer knowledgeable and aware support during surgery. This includes machine setting adjustments, sterile supply opening, room-turnover, troubleshooting, and more.
4) Stable Equipment Provisions
No surgeon wants to use equipment that is not dependable. At Surgical Direct, we do our best to alleviate any equipment issues during surgery. All of our equipment is regularly maintained and always up to date with the manufacturers’ preventative maintenance specifications. However, we’ve been doing this long enough to know that unexpected things happen and even perfectly maintained equipment can act up. That’s why we also provide backup equipment (onsite or on-call) for every surgery day to minimize OR time as much as possible and keep the day running smoothly.
Surgical Direct reliably provides a stable turn-key solution for Ophthalmic technology access. We offer and deliver the best surgical service, platforms, devices, and supplies in cataract outsourcing.
We make the option of satellite cataract surgery a reality.
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