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Projected Growth of Cataract Surgery in 2022

Prepare your OR for higher capacity.

2022 is poised to be a busy year for ophthalmologists. The number of cataract cases in the U.S. sees a compound annual growth rate of roughly 3% to 4% due to the aging of our population and increased life expectancy. In addition to these normal trends, there is still a sizable number of cases that are still caught in the backlog from the 2020-2021 pandemic.

Preparing to facilitate larger surgery days will position your facility for increased revenue. Are you equipped to take on higher volumes of cataract cases in your OR?

Surgical Direct Inc is a capital-free solution that will increase your facilities capacity for cataract surgery in 2022.

 

Here are 5 ways Surgical Direct helps your facility prepare for higher volume cataract days.

1) Access the latest cataract technology

Partnering with Surgical Direct allows your facility, surgeon, and staff immediate access to the latest cataract surgical technology. This includes the surgeons choice of phaco platform, microscope, and other related equipment. Newer technologies result in shorter procedure times, allowing for increased patient volumes during scheduled block times. Additionally, Surgical Direct is able to outfit multiple OR’s on surgery day, increasing your patient volume even more.

2) Save Your Capital Dollars

Surgeons gains immediate access to the equipment they want without spending a single dollar from your facility’s capital budget. This is a big roadblock avoided, especially in our current financial landscape! Save all your capital dollars for other specialties that bring more revenue to your facility.

3) Straight-forward Per Case Pricing

Our pricing structure is a ‘per-case pricing’ structure. This means that you only pay us when you use us and there are no contractual obligations to pay for our services when your surgeon doesn’t have any cases. This reduces financial risk for the facility and offers an immediate positive revenue stream from cataracts.

4) Case Supply Relief (Lenses, Disposables, + Specialty Items)

In addition to equipment provisions, our Mobile Cataract Service provides your facility with extensive case supplies, custom tailored to your facility and surgeon. 

  • Lenses: We work directly with the surgeon’s office for surgery day lens picks. We then bring all the surgeon’s lens picks for the day with us, including a full back-up consignment just in case there are any last minute changes. This includes specialty, premium & backup lenses. We’ve got the day fully covered! Plus, the facility no longer must manage lens consignments.
  • Disposables: We compile preferences supply lists for each surgeon including blades, cannulas, viscoelatsics, BSS and other disposable supplies. We pack plenty of supplies for the day’s case volume, plus plenty of extras in case of unforeseen drops or contaminations. 
  • Specialty Items: Including regular case supplies, we stock and carry specialty items on an as-needed basis. Items like Vitrectors, Malyugin Rings, Iris Hooks, MIGS, and more!

Allowing us to supply all of these items to your facility dramatically reduces your in-house inventory load, reducing your PO’s to just 1 for Ophthalmology.

5) In-Room Support

Along with all the equipment and supplies, comes a thoroughly trained Surgical Direct representative shows up ready to assist  the surgeon and staff on every case! We call them our Cataract Coordinators. Our coordinators go through an extensive 90 day training prior to working alone. Most have years of experience, seeing more cases that most nurses. Our coordinators meticulously and carefully pack all equipment, supplies and lenses, arrive at your facility early, load in, prime and set the equipment, and then provide in-room support on every case throughout the day. From helping the surgeon with equipment settings, to sterile-field opening, to taking out the trash….our coordinators don’t just stand around. They HELP the day go by efficiency and safely.

Can you envision a smoother, less stressful, lower risk way of doing Cataract Surgery? Increase your OR’s capacity for more cataract surgery (and greater revenue) with Surgical Direct.

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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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Satellite Cataract Surgery Boost

Is your Ophthalmic practice looking for new ways to increase revenue in 2020 and beyond?

Satellite Cataract Surgery can offer a revenue boost for your practice and allows access into new markets of case potential that you did not have before. However, starting satellite surgery entails ample setup and administration before your first case. Ongoing management of satellite operations may also present unique and time-consuming challenges that differ from traditional practice. Some surgeons have the desire to establish satellite surgery because of the potential revenue stream, but are deterred by the startup details.

Surgical Direct’s satellite surgery program takes care of the legwork associated with getting started in a new satellite market. In addition, we manage many of the ongoing surgical details associated with the account. In short, we make it much simpler for our surgeons to start a satellite surgery in new markets.

Here’s how we do that:

1) Finding Your Satellite Market

The first step is picking a market to satellite. In initial conversations, we will help you determine which market is best for you and begin the legwork. Alternatively, approaching our team with a desired target market is welcome. Once we know general area, we can begin making calls.

2) Finding Referrals

A big piece of the Satellite Surgery puzzle is a healthy referral relationship. Often times, we already have connections with referring OD practices in the area that we can connect you to. If we do not have any previous connections, we will do the legwork in finding some.

3) Finding An OR

Next, we will take inventory of our connections with hospitals and ASCs we may already have in the area and start making some calls. Similar to referrals, we may already have a center that is interested in an extra day of cases that is just looking for a surgeon. If we don’t have pre-existing connections in the area, we will find some. We connect the dots for you.

4) Outfitting The OR

Once the previous steps are confirmed, Surgical Direct’s Mobile Cataract Service will step in and outfit the OR with the equipment you need to operate comfortably. Select the Phaco system and microscope you want and we’ll provide it at no capital expense to the facility.

5) Ongoing Surgery-Day Partnership

Not only will we supply the technology you are comfortable operating with, but we also supply surgeon-selected ancillary supplies, lens picks, and backups for your cases. Our team works directly with your office on acquiring accurate lens picks for each surgery day, ensuring that you have what you need on surgery day. Read more about our provisions here.

Surgical Direct is the partner you have been looking for when it comes to Satellite Cataract Surgery. Our missions to create a more seamless cataract surgery experience and open the doors to new opportunities for your practice.

Have questions?

Click or call today to get a conversation in motion about Satellite Cataract Services with Surgical Direct.

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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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