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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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