As a patient, the world of healthcare can be intimidating, and all of your options for care can be overwhelming and a little scary.
What's an ASC?
Maybe you’ve heard of ambulatory surgical centers before, but even if you have, there’s still a high chance you are unsure whether an ASC is right for you.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.