ICASC Advantage Blog

The ASC Advantage: Successful Outcomes and Infection Rates

Posted by IowaCityASC on Jul 25, 2019 11:54:00 AM

As a patient, the world of healthcare can be intimidating, and all of your options for care can be overwhelming and a little scary.

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Topics: ambulatory surgical center, why choose asc, patient rights

Is an ASC Right for Me?

Posted by IowaCityASC on Jul 23, 2019 2:44:55 PM

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.

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Topics: ambulatory surgical center, why choose asc

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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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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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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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: News, ambulatory surgical center

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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Topics: surgery, ambulatory surgical center

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: ambulatory surgical center, why choose asc

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