ICASC Advantage Blog

How to Take Advantage of Ambulatory Care

Posted by IowaCityASC on Apr 14, 2022 1:47:50 PM

Today, there are well over 5000 Ambulatory Surgery Centers (ASCs) operating throughout the United States. And the number keeps rising. In large part, that growth is fueled by patient demand.

That’s because ASCs generally provide an outpatient surgery experience that’s faster, friendlier, and more convenient than would be expected from a hospital setting. This means many patients will have a viable and enticing alternative to traditional hospital care. Overall, ambulatory surgery centers can provide significant benefits for patients.

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Topics: Why Choose ASC

Shoulder Arthroscopy

Posted by IowaCityASC on Mar 24, 2022 8:23:19 AM

The shoulder is a complex joint with a wide range of movements. In part, that’s why shoulder injuries can be so painful. Often, these injuries are unexpected–the result, for example, of a rough landing. 

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Topics: Orthopedics

How to Maintain a Healthy Urinary Tract

Posted by IowaCityASC on Dec 15, 2021 8:00:00 AM

While it’s not exactly a hot topic of conversation, a healthy urinary tract is an essential part of your day-to-day life. The medical specialty of urology focuses on the health of the urinary tract. Responsible for extracting liquid waste and urination, the urinary tract is made up of the bladder, urethra, ureters, kidneys, and associated muscles.

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Topics: Urology

Am I Passing Kidney Stones?

Posted by IowaCityASC on Nov 16, 2021 9:06:36 AM

In some ways, kidney stones are hard to miss. But if this particular ailment is new to you (or a loved one), you might not immediately recognize the cause of your symptoms. 

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Topics: Urology

Pain Management

Posted by IowaCityASC on Nov 15, 2021 8:00:00 AM

Physicians have long looked for practical ways to address pain and discomfort. For many years, managing pain relied on the frequent use of opioid-based medications. But given that the downsides of long-term opioid use have been well documented, physicians are now much more reluctant to prescribe these powerful drugs.

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Topics: Pain Management

Tips to Avoid Injury During Winter Sports

Posted by IowaCityASC on Oct 28, 2021 2:44:53 PM

Is hockey the most dangerous sport? What about skiing or snowboarding? There’s something about a winter sports injury, where speed is often coupled with cold weather, that can make athletes (and their parents) particularly nervous. 

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Topics: Orthopedics, Sports Medicine

Sleep Expectations vs Reality

Posted by IowaCityASC on Oct 12, 2021 7:00:00 AM

It’s easy to underestimate the importance of sleep. Maybe that’s because nearly 70% of Americans report that they aren’t getting the sleep they need anyway. For many, this means night after night of tossing and turning. Others might simply wake up feeling groggy and exhausted.

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Topics: Sleep Apnea, Obstructive Sleep Apnea

What’s Going on Back There?

Posted by IowaCityASC on Sep 17, 2021 8:30:00 AM

For many people, back pain is a complete mystery. Even when the cause is pretty obvious--you were carrying something that was too heavy--the precise location of the injury can be rather opaque. Yes, you hurt your back, but… what part of your back? In other cases, back pain can be more subtle: a constant ache or aggravation that’s with you day in and day out. 

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Topics: Spine Surgery

Iowa City OBGYN

Posted by IowaCityASC on Sep 8, 2021 12:45:00 AM

For most women, seeing an OBGYN on a regular basis is critical to your long term wellness. That’s because this medical specialty is dedicated to women’s health. An OBGYN (which stands for obstetrician-gynecologist) will offer a wide range of reproductive and general wellness services.

In this way, regular visits to your OBGYN can help keep you healthy and thriving!

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Topics: OBGYN

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

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