Consistent Technicians Add Value To Your OR

No matter where you operate, Surgical Direct provides stability in your OR when it comes to cataract surgery. Our Mobile Cataract Service model provides new equipment, ample supply provisions, and highly trained cataract technicians to your OR on surgery day. To read a full description of what we offer, click here.

Part of our culture at Surgical Direct is a persistent and dedicated pursuit of unparalleled customer service. Our goal is to offer the absolute best support to our surgeons and OR teams. We believe that our technicians are the gold standard; the difference makers between our service and others like us.

We believe having experienced, aware, cordial, and supportive technicians in the OR during surgery can make a big difference on surgery day. These qualities in a tech can increase the day’s efficiency, raise the surgeon’s comfort level, and improve patient care by letting the nursing staff focus more on the patient vs other details (such as adjusting machine settings, opening case supplies, or taking out the trash).

Our technicians are highly trained in:

  • Phaco & Microscope Technology (annually, directly with the manufacturers)
  • Equipment Failure and Troubleshooting
  • IOL, Instrumentation, & Case Supplies (annually, directly with the manufacturers)
  • Anatomy of the Eye
  • Phaco Dynamics (Procedure & Cataract Surgery Techniques)
  • Case Supply Management
  • OR Protocols (annually)
  • Workplace Safety (annually)
  • Sterile Field Protocol (annually)
  • And more

Creating a “Team Dynamic” with Consistent Techs

One of the biggest stand-out differences between our service and others is our “ABC” tech model. In this scheduling model, our technicians are assigned to their surgery days with the intent that our accounts will see a familiar face and consistently work with the same technicians. Why? Because we believe that familiarity and consistency with whom you work increases the flow of your surgery day by creating a true “team dynamic”. Trust and relationships are built between our techs and the teams they work with, and from our experience, this results in better surgery days.

Our aim is to help our surgeons achieve the best surgical results possible by supplying the right equipment, the right supplies, and the dedicated support they need, when they need it.

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More about our Mobile Cataract Services

What is Your Vision?

Partnering with Surgical Direct Inc provides your OR with the industry’s best cataract outsourcing service available. Behind the scenes, our Practice Growth Team works on your behalf to learn what your vision is for your practice, and we help you with a map to get there successfully. We replace the obstacles with a growth-centric infrastructure that rallys OD referrals, along with installing and establishing a streamlined cataract program at a satellite facility in the territories you are wanting to expand in. Together we create a customized solution on how to achieve your growth goals. By providing you and facilities with reliable cataract technology and our streamlined service, we create a process that has proven growth and expansion!

As a surgeon, when you connect with Surgical Direct, you are given access to our extensive OD referral network. This is especially valuable if you have the desire to begin satellite cataract surgery  outside of your normal area of practice.

Our extensive OD referral network opens up satellite location possibilities.

If you are interested in expanding your surgical practice into new territories, we have the connections you need for your vision to become reality.   

1) We do the legwork in connecting you to OD referrals.

Let us know where you would like to begin operating, and we will get you connected to referring ODs in the surrounding area of interest. If we don’t already have connections in that area, we will find them for you. This has the potential to turn minimal monthly referrals into a larger number, making a potential surgery day in that area more substantial and profitable for both your practice and the local facility that we help to place you in. This model of surgical care is very successful in rural areas because it reduces patient commutes outside their region. This makes for happy patients and referring physicians!

2) We handle all logistics and coordination with the local hospital / ASC.

Generally, rural area hospitals will not have designated capital to invest in ophthalmic equipment if the surgeon only has enough cases for a once-per-month surgery day. This is where we come in and shine! We will do all the legwork with the hospital to ensure that you (the surgeon) have everything that you need, no matter the location. Providing your desired equipment with your tailored settings, your customized supply list, organizing and coordinating instruments, and a consistent surgical coordinator makes stepping into a new facility for the first time as if it were in your own surgery center. Our goal is to make it as easy as possible for you to get started in a new facility!

3) Repeatable systems that work in multiple satellite locations.

The benefit of this system is that we can reproduce the exact same process in as many satellite locations that you would like, ensuring consistent surgical outcomes. Once we’ve worked with you in one location, we know your process, procedure needs, likes, and dislikes, making adding another satellite location an easier step. This gives you the opportunity to grow your practice and revenue without dealing with all the minute details involved in getting started in a new facility. Our goal is to act as your partner. Your success is our success, and your vision is our vision!

Whether you already work with us or have never heard of us before, we have finely-tuned logistical systems in place that make getting cataracts started in a new facility easy!

For more details about our service offerings, visit our Mobile Cataract Services page and give us a call to begin discussions about your needs and goals.

We also offer a FREE Demo Day, so you can put your inhibitions aside about whether or not we are the real deal.

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Why a Cataract Outsourcing Partnership makes sense in 2019

Welcome to 2019! The 2019 National Cataract Reimbursement rates were just released. ASC reimbursements slightly dropped from 2018, and hospital reimbursements remained the same. There has never been a better time to try mobile cataract services.

A cataract outsourcing partnership with Surgical Direct raises your efficiency and profitability when it comes to cataracts. Efficiency on surgery day is a big part of the puzzle in growing your cataract business, and in 2019 you have a real opportunity to do that. A partnership with Surgical Direct allows you to focus on your patients and practice, leaving all the surgery-day details to us.  Let us break it down for you…

Cataract Outsourcing Partnership Benefits

1) Keep your Capital funds

The ophthalmology specialty (from a surgical facility’s point of view) has never been the biggest ‘money-maker’. Other specialties have always been more profitable. That’s why it doesn’t make sense to invest large amounts of capital into ophthalmic equipment. Forget about spending your capital on eye equipment. We provide the latest phaco machines, microscopes, YAG lasers, SLT lasers, and instrumentation to you affordably on an as-needed basis.  You only use it when you need it, and it won’t be taking up space in your storage areas. PLUS, no need to worry about repairs (be on the lookout later this month for an in-depth article on equipment repairs).

2) Lose the stress of Case Supply & Lens Inventory

Think of all the time, energy, and focus it takes to keep your cataract supplies stocked in inventory. Think of all the time it takes to manage your IOL consignments. Re-Ordering. Special Ordering. Re-Stocking. Expiration Losses. The list goes on, and those hours add up! Lose that stress, and let Surgical Direct handle all of your case supplies, IOL management, custom orders, and surgery day prep.

3) Rely on our Expertise

Every surgery day with Surgical Direct provides your facility with one of our sharp, trained, and pleasant cataract technicians. Our cataract technicians know what they are doing, having undergone months of training before working on their own, and most have years of experience (which equals thousands of cataract case hours under their belts). Think of them as the Cataract Experts. Our technicians are trained to know what to do if a machine acts up, if the case requires a special item, or just lending a helping hand by taking out the trash. Read all about our techs in our recent post about the “Cataract Caddie”.

The 3 reasons above are just the beginning. We didn’t even get to mention instrumentation support, our OD referral network, 2-room day upgrades, or YAG and SLT services.

Check out our post about  5 Headaches Eliminated with Mobile Cataract Services to see how Surgical Direct can help alleviate your cataract surgery woes.

Take it from us, if you are wanting to grow your cataract business, 2019 is the year that you need to try a partnership with our Mobile Cataract Services.

Call us anytime with your questions! Or you can try our services first hand for FREE. Sign up for our Free Demo Day and experience Surgical Direct first hand at no charge. (see demo day page for full details).