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Iowa City ASC Wins 2020 Patient Experience Award

Posted by IowaCityASC on May 18, 2021 4:01:14 PM

Iowa City, Iowa, May 18, 2021 -- Iowa City Ambulatory Surgical Center (ASC) is honored to announce that it has received the 2020 National APEX Quality Award. The award recognizes the Iowa City ASC’s commitment to creating exceptional patient experiences. 

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Topics: News

What is the Urolift Procedure?

Posted by IowaCityASC on Apr 16, 2021 3:11:32 PM

You wouldn’t be the first person to take urination for granted. But that all changes once you start feeling the first symptoms of an enlarged prostate, especially if it means you have trouble peeing. Maybe you feel like you’re not able to fully empty your bladder or you begin to lose control of when (and how much) you urinate.

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Topics: Urology

How to Choose the Best Knee Surgeon

Posted by IowaCityASC on Feb 26, 2021 7:00:00 AM

Finding the right surgeon for your total knee replacement surgery is vital, and that’s why patients are encouraged to spend time selecting the right orthopedic surgeon for their needs. The problem is that many patients don’t know where to start. 

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Topics: Knee Replacement, knee replacement surgery

What is the Right Age for Knee Replacement Surgery?

Posted by IowaCityASC on Feb 2, 2021 4:21:00 PM

Life after a knee replacement is expected to be less painful and more mobile. At the same time, total knee replacement isn’t a procedure that most surgeons recommend rushing into. It’s hard for patients to know when the ideal moment to undergo joint replacement surgery might be. Usually, total knee replacement is recommended for those between the ages of 50-80. But even within that age bracket, it’s natural to wonder: when is the right age for a knee replacement?

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Topics: Knee Replacement, knee replacement surgery

How is Life After a Total Knee Replacement?

Posted by IowaCityASC on Jan 21, 2021 3:10:10 PM

A total knee replacement surgery can be transformative. The activities you used to dread--climbing the stairs or getting out of bed--likely become routine once again. Life after a knee replacement can be challenging, especially in the months following your outpatient surgery. But patients generally enjoy significant improvements to their quality of life and pain levels that last for years or decades.

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Is Knee Replacement Surgery Worth It?

Posted by IowaCityASC on Jan 21, 2021 2:13:29 PM

Discomfort and pain in the knee can significantly impair your mobility and impact your quality of life. Routine activities such as climbing stairs, taking a shower, or even sitting on the couch can become excruciating ordeals. Knee replacement surgery, also known as knee arthoplasty, is a procedure designed to mitigate chronic and severe knee pain.

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Take the Stress Out of Surgery

Posted by IowaCityASC on Nov 30, 2020 2:27:34 PM

If you need a partial knee replacement, total joint replacement, or other outpatient surgery, the thought of going through the procedure can cause some jitters. Fear of surgery is known as tomophobia. It's normal to feel some stress before surgery, often because you don't know what will happen. Follow these five tips to ease your uncertainty.

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Topics: General Surgery

Help Others With Your Patient Review

Posted by IowaCityASC on Nov 30, 2020 11:10:09 AM

If you've been a patient at Iowa City ASC, thank you for choosing us as your ambulatory surgery center care provider. We want to give our patients exceptional service and hope we achieved that during your stay.

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Outpatient Total Hip Replacement Available At Iowa City ASC

Posted by IowaCityASC on Nov 2, 2020 2:18:23 PM

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Iowa City, IA - Total joint and hip replacement technologies have improved tremendously over the last decade allowing for these surgeries to move from inpatient care to outpatient care.  This year, The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) approved hip arthroplasty (replacement) in outpatient settings like Iowa City Ambulatory Surgical Center.

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Topics: Orthopedics

Blood Drive 9/3/20 at Noon!

Posted by IowaCityASC on Aug 31, 2020 2:20:56 PM

Save the Date to Save Lives this Summer!

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Topics: News, blood drive

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