ICASC Advantage Blog

Iowa City Ambulatory Surgical Center performs first outpatient partial knee replacement surgery

Posted by IowaCityASC on Jun 14, 2018 9:27:46 AM

Iowa City Ambulatory Surgical Center performs first outpatient partial knee replacement surgery

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Topics: knee, surgery, asc

5 Ways You Can Mentally Prepare Yourself for Surgery

Posted by IowaCityASC on Mar 12, 2018 2:49:38 PM

Although it’s necessary in many cases, the process of undergoing surgery can be a frightening thought. Everyone’s reaction will be different when they find out they need a surgical procedure, but thankfully the ways in which you can mentally prepare for surgery work for nearly all individuals.

 The team at Iowa City ASC knows that surgery can bring up a lot of unanswered questions, and by far the most essential element to consider is how you are feeling mentally and emotionally during the days leading up to the procedure. Here are 5 ways you can get yourself ready for surgery.

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Ear Infections in Children: Common Symptoms You Should Know

Posted by IowaCityASC on Feb 6, 2018 3:58:55 PM

Parenting can certainly bring its fair share of challenges, and for anyone who has young children, visits to the doctor are one of these tasks that often seem to be a struggle. Each year, tens of millions of kids will come down with an ear infection, and many times they occur so regularly that you’re on a first name basis with the office staff.

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Why an ASC Could Be the Best Option for Your Surgery

Posted by IowaCityASC on Jan 9, 2018 1:56:11 PM

Most people will end up having surgery at one point in their lifetime. When you think about having surgery, a hospital probably comes to mind, right? Many patients are surprised to learn that there are other skilled facilities that are dedicated to surgeries only. These facilities are referred to as Ambulatory Surgery Centers or ASCs, and they come with a lot of benefits.

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Ambulatory Surgical Centers - A Great Option For Patients

Posted by IowaCityASC on Nov 28, 2017 9:01:42 AM

Most people will end up having surgery at one point in their lifetime. When you think about having surgery, a hospital probably comes to mind, right? Many patients are surprised to learn that there are other skilled facilities that are dedicated to surgeries only. These facilities are referred to as ASCs, and they come with a lot of benefits.

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Topics: surgery, asc, ambulatory surgical center, benefits

Iowa City ASC was awarded the “Coolest Places to Work” award

Posted by IowaCityASC on Sep 15, 2017 10:54:20 AM

Check out this video of our team who make it true!

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Topics: surgery, end of year surgery, insurance

Beat the End of Year Rush for Surgery

Posted by IowaCityASC on Aug 18, 2017 4:24:33 PM

Summer is almost over and you have satisfied your health insurance deductible. You might also have money sitting in your flexible spending account (FSA) that needs to be spent before the end of the year. So now you’re considering scheduling that elective surgery or procedure that you’ve been putting off before your deductible resets for the new year. But if you’re thinking that you can call in October or November and get it scheduled during your winter holiday vacation, you might want to think again because that’s exactly what hundreds, if not thousands of other people think too.

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Topics: surgery, end of year surgery, insurance

The Ultimate Sleep Tips for CPAP Users

Posted by IowaCityASC on Jun 29, 2017 3:24:22 PM

If you have obstructive sleep apnea and use a CPAP device while sleeping, you might find it difficult to fall asleep or stay asleep throughout the entire night. It does take some time to adapt to using a CPAP device because of the sound, the feel of the mask on your face and of course the air pushing on your face. But it’s important to continue using your CPAP as prescribed to keep your sleep apnea under control and speak with your physician about any concerns you have about using it.

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Topics: sleep apnea, obstructive sleep apnea, CPAP struggles, CPAP

Sleep Apnea Inspire Therapy Explained

Posted by IowaCityASC on May 19, 2017 2:09:03 PM
 
 
People often joke about snoring, but if your snoring is caused by obstructive sleep apnea, it’s nothing to joke about. This serious condition causes you to stop breathing anywhere from a few seconds to a few minutes while you are sleeping because soft tissues in your mouth and throat relax and block your airway. When this happens, your body and especially your brain is being deprived of the oxygen it needs to function correctly. Inspire therapy can help reduce your obstructive sleep apnea.

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Topics: sleep apnea, sleep apnea symptoms, obstructive sleep apnea, CPAP struggles, CPAP

Why am I Struggling With My CPAP Device

Posted by IowaCityASC on May 19, 2017 11:47:28 AM
 
Many people rely on CPAP devices to control their breathing difficulties from obstructive sleep apnea. And unfortunately, many find that they are continually struggling with their CPAP device. If your CPAP makes you uncomfortable, you might find it difficult to sleep at night, which goes against what the CPAP is supposed to be accomplishing for you.

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Topics: sleep apnea, inspire therapy, obstructive sleep apnea, CPAP struggles, CPAP

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