Questions to Ask Your Orthopedic Surgeon Before Surgery

Questions to Ask Your Orthopedic Surgeon Before Surgery

For Patients, Medical, Orthopedic/Spine, Uncategorized
Questions to Ask Your Orthopedic Surgeon Before Surgery Going to a surgeon can be an intimidating process. You may feel a bit vulnerable putting yourself in their hands, especially when you don't know the surgeon well or don't feel well informed about your different treatment options. Below are a list of questions that you can ask your orthopedic surgeon to make sure that you are getting the best surgeon, understanding your condition, and selecting the right treatment option. About the Surgeon How long have you been in practice? Are you board certified? Have you seen this condition before? How many times have you performed the recommended procedure? Will there be other physicians assisting you in the operation? Are they board certified? Where can I get a second opinion? About your…
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Surgery at ASC’s is a Better Alternative to Surgery in Hospitals For Many Patients

Surgery at ASC’s is a Better Alternative to Surgery in Hospitals For Many Patients

For Patients
Surgery at an Ambulatory Surgery Center is a Better Alternative to Surgery in a Hospital For Many Patients Ambulatory or outpatient surgery centers (ASCs) are state-licensed facilities that perform single-day, outpatient procedures within specialties including orthopedic, gastrointestinal, pain management, and cosmetic medicine. Physicians at ASCs are the same ones you would see at a hospital, but they choose to perform your surgery at an ASC for the benefits outlined below. If you have a surgery coming up, ask your physician if it can be performed at an ASC. The Benefits of an Ambulatory Surgery CenterASCs are cheaper and have transparent pricing. Patients save over $5 billion annually in lower deductibles and coinsurance payments by choosing to have their surgeries in ASCs.1 Because ASCs are smaller facilities and perform a limited range of…
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