ICASC Advantage Blog

UNICOMPARTMENTAL KNEE REPLACEMENT: AN EASIER ALTERNATIVE

Posted by IowaCityASC on May 8, 2019 3:46:54 PM

If you suffer from osteoarthritis in your knees, you know how uncomfortable life can be, and it might seem like your mobility will continue to be limited, but there are options available to help you get back to living your best life through knee replacement surgery! Knee replacement surgery is often recommended for patients with osteoarthritis in their knees. At Iowa City Ambulatory Surgical Center (ASC), our team of care providers know the thought of having surgery can be stressful and scary to patients. However, knee replacement surgery can help you get the most out of your life by taking away the pain and helping you regain mobility. Furthermore, our team offers an alternative to traditional knee replacement surgeries that make the process easier than before.

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Topics: Orthopedics, Knee Replacement, Osteoarthritis, knee replacement surgery

Tips for Taking the Stress out of Surgery

Posted by IowaCityASC on Apr 4, 2019 2:05:05 PM

If you or one of your loved ones has had surgery, you know how stressful it can be. Stress and surgery are not an atypical pairing, and many people deal with anxiety before their procedure. In fact, there’s even a word for the fear patients experience before their surgical procedure: tomophobia. While it’s natural to be experience stress and some fear before a surgery, receiving the care you need doesn’t have to cause you anxiety. This is certainly more easily said than done, but you can reduce your stress by following the advice of your care provider that will make your surgery experience as comfortable and easy as possible.

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Topics: surgery

WHAT'S AN ASC?

Posted by IowaCityASC on Jan 18, 2019 3:58:18 PM

By now, you’ve likely heard about Ambulatory Surgical Centers (ASC), but you might be a bit confused on the differences between services provided by an ASC and a regular hospital. For starters, hospitals provide a wide range of care, from everyday checkups to intensive surgeries. Hospitals are also capable of housing patients who require long-term care while they convalesce from cancer treatment or surgeries. However, although hospitals are capable of providing a wide range of services, depending on what procedure you need done, the care a hospital can provide might not be necessary.

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Topics: asc, ambulatory surgical center

An Affordable Solution: ASCs and the Cost of Healthcare

Posted by IowaCityASC on Dec 5, 2018 2:21:00 PM

In our past blogs, we’ve outlined how Ambulatory Surgical Centers (ASCs) are an affordable solution in our age of rising costs of healthcare. At Iowa City ASC, we’re proud to offer patients excellent care for their outpatient surgical procedures, while also helping them save money. Our team recognizes the need for affordable and accessible healthcare, and we are continually looking for ways to help make care for our patients cost-effective.

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Topics: asc, ambulatory surgical center, affordable healthcare, cost of healthcare

By the Numbers: The Healthcare Savings and Cost-Effectiveness of ASCs

Posted by IowaCityASC on Nov 15, 2018 2:30:00 PM

In our last blog, we outlined the differences between inpatient and outpatient care and why Ambulatory Surgical Centers (ASCs) are a reasonable choice, and in this blog, we’ll be looking at the cost-effectiveness. Cost-effectiveness is a major pull for many patients who choose to have their procedure done at an ASC, because the savings are often astronomical between a traditional hospital and an ASC.

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Topics: asc, ambulatory surgical center, affordable healthcare, healthcare savings, cost-effectiveness

IOWA CITY AMBULATORY SURGICAL CENTER CELEBRATES 10 YEARS OF SERVICE

Posted by IowaCityASC on Oct 9, 2018 8:15:00 AM

IOWA CITY, Iowa, October 9, 2018 — Iowa City Ambulatory Surgical Center (ASC) is celebrating 10 years of serving Iowa City and the surrounding areas. Join us for an open house celebration on October 16 from 5-7 pm at 2963 Northgate Drive.

The Iowa City ASC is a multi-specialty, state-of-the-art surgical facility focused on providing quality outpatient surgical services including Orthopedic procedures and Opthalmology. The center was established in 2008 and currently performs approximately 7,000 surgical procedures per year. Our goal is to deliver exceptional care in a uniquely tailored experience, providing restoration to our patients and their lives.

Iowa City ASC is owned by Mercy Iowa City and a group of surgeon investors with more than 50 surgeons performing surgery at our facility. Over the years our surgeons have been recognized for exemplary service to the community and performing cutting edge surgeries like Inspire Therapy – Iowa City ASC was the first facility in Iowa to perform this new and cutting-edge procedure.

We employ 67 individuals from Iowa City and surrounding communities. In 2017, we were recognized as one of the Coolest Places to Work by Corridor Business Journal. Our nurses have been repeatedly recognized, by both their patients and numerous accreditation sources, for their outstanding work. Most recently our nursing staff was awarded the 2018 CNOR® Strong Designation for a facility-wide commitment to nursing excellence and outstanding patient care.

Iowa City ASC would like to invite our community, especially our former patients, to help us celebrate 10 years of serving the community at an open house on October 16 from 5-7 pm at 2963 Northgate Drive.

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Topics: Iowa City

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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