Office-Based Surgery (OBS) has seen a rapid spike in interest since the Covid-19 pandemic halted elective surgeries in 2020. In fact, ophthalmologists are among the most interested, and many have already begun to take steps to pursue OBS for cataracts. Not only is Covid-19 a contributing factor, but also due to the cost-effectiveness, seamless patient care, and full control over the surgical experience.
Covid-19 has created an interesting situation for medical facilities, who now have to adhere to increased safety regulations and policies (as they should to keep public health safe). Managing social distancing and patient flow can be complex in these environments. Especially in the context of elective surgery, having another surgical alternative, both for safety reasons and convenience, may hold great benefits.
OBS offers great incentives to medical practitioners by offering safety and convenience to the surgeon, reduced anesthesia utilization, and higher retention of surgical fees within the practice. While ophthalmologists will not be able to fully move away from ASC (or Hospital) surgery as some cases will require additional monitoring and support, OBS is an attractive option for a healthy percentage of cases in most practice demographics.
Here’s a great article from Ophthalmology Management discussing the many facets of OBS for cataracts, comparisons to ASC surgery, and more…
Surgical Direct Inc can help office-based cataract surgery become a reality for your practice.
Surgical Direct’s Mobile Cataract Services allows you to gain access to today’s latest technology without investing in upfront capital. We provide a wide selection of phaco platforms, ophthalmic microscopes, ancillary supplies, lens consignments, and highly-trained hands-on support for every case you operate with us.
Working with us…
- Eliminates capital budget expenses on cataract equipment
- Increases your technology flexibility (switch or upgrade platforms easily)
- Eliminates maintenance costs
- Reduces in-house inventory management for surgical supplies (we bring it all)
- Allows access to any lens you need (we’ll handle the consignments)
- Increases the level of support you have during surgery (our technicians provide high-quality support, assisting surgeons with equipment settings and your staff with room turnover)
OBS isn’t right for everyone, but if you are considering pursuing office-based cataract surgery, we are the partnership that you’ve been looking for.
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