The efficiency of surgical procedures in today’s ophthalmic landscape is an always-increasing priority for surgeons and facilities alike. For most ophthalmologists, time is very valuable, and we understand the need to increase surgical efficiency as much as possible without decreasing patient care and optimal outcomes. Our goal at Surgical Direct Inc has always been to creatively problem solve and create the paths of least resistance for your eye practice. We create options and eliminate obstacles. In many cases, it makes sense for an ophthalmologist to add YAG or SLT procedures to a surgery day, especially in a satellite surgery location or a rural area. Your best option is a mobile YAG & SLT laser service like ours.
Mobile YAG & SLT Laser procedures add efficiency boosts to your satellite practice.
If you are reading this post and are unfamiliar with YAG and SLT lasers, allow us to shed some light for you.
1) Mobile YAG Laser
A YAG laser is used primarily for two procedures: a capsulotomy, and an iridotomy. A YAG capsulotomy is a special laser treatment used to improve your vision after cataract surgery. It is a simple, commonly performed procedure which is very safe. In some patients, after cataract surgery has been performed, the remaining capsule becomes thick and hazy. This can occur anywhere from a few months to a few years after surgery. The YAG laser is used to make small holes in the capsule, which in effect causes the capsule to return to its original thickness and removes the haziness. A YAG Iridotomy is a glaucoma treatment procedure which involves creating a tiny opening with the laser in the peripheral iris, allowing aqueous fluid to flow from behind the iris directly to the anterior chamber of the eye.
Adding YAG capsulotomy or iridotomy cases onto your cataract day can reduce your OR days by including both cataracts and YAGs in the same day. Putting more procedures onto one day can reduce the need for multiple, smaller surgery days, which makes your surgery days more profitable, and frees up more days in your month. If you are operating in satellite locations, this potentially reduces the number of trips a surgeon will need to make to the area, and at the same time increases efficiency and profitability of each trip. Since YAG cases typically only take a few minutes, this doesn’t prolong the day by much, but it does increase revenue!
2) Mobile SLT Laser
Selective Laser Trabeculoplasty (SLT) is primarily an in-office procedure that reduces intraocular pressure in patients with glaucoma. The laser is applied through a special contact lens to the drainage system of the eye where it stimulates a biochemical change that improves the outflow of fluid from the eye.
Similarly to YAGs, any surgeon that works with Surgical Direct also has the option to add SLT procedures to their surgery days. Like YAG procedures, SLT laser procedures are generally quick and effective in treating glaucoma patients and can boost the day’s overall revenue if added on.
In-office Laser Services.
Surgical Direct Inc gives you the ability to reserve our YAG & SLT lasers separate from your surgical days as well. For ophthalmic practices that do not have YAG or SLT lasers in office, we provide laser setup and support directly to your office. Our mission is to cater to your needs in this area, eliminating your need to purchase and maintain equipment, while providing high-quality laser treatments for your patients, right in your office.
Surgical Direct Inc provides high-quality lasers.
Surgical Direct provides high-quality Zeiss YAG Lasers and Lumenis SLT Lasers, each accompanied by our high-quality slit lamps, lenses, and height-adjustable tables. These lasers are state-of-the-art, easy to use, and are manufacturer maintained. Included in our YAG and SLT services is an optional in-room technician that can assist the surgeon in settings, adjustments, and exposure read-outs.
Our overall goal at Surgical Direct is to partner with ophthalmologists and surgical facilities to help your vision become a reality. We are flexible and supportive to your schedule and needs!
To inquire about our mobile YAG & SLT laser programs, please contact us today.
Surgical Direct Inc is a partner that you can trust and depend on!