Relieving Patient Preoperative Anxiety as a Surgeon

Relieving Patient Preoperative Anxiety as a Surgeon

For Surgeons, Uncategorized
Relieving Patient Preoperative Anxiety as a Surgeon Those of us who work in healthcare marvel at the low complication rates and rapid speed of today’s outpatient surgery procedures. But for patients, who are less familiar with what goes on beyond the clinic room, the word “surgery” can induce a lot of anxiety. In fact, research shows that over two thirds of patients experience preoperative anxiety. As a surgeon, here are a few strategies for helping patients overcome that anxiety and prepare for their operation: Help patients regain a sense of control. Patients generally don't have your level of medical training and are deferring to you about their options even when they make the final choice. During a period of pain or illness, which may have already caused them to feel a…
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New Endoscopy Equipment: Arthrex Synergy UHD4

New Endoscopy Equipment: Arthrex Synergy UHD4

For Surgeons, Our Facility
New Endoscopy Equipment: Arthrex Synergy UHD4 Ambulatory surgery centers focus on reducing the cost and burden of surgery for their patients. One way to do this is by ensuring our surgeons operate with the best equipment, which is why we just added the Arthrex SynergyUHD4 Imaging Platform to the arsenal for our Orthopedic and Spine surgeons at Preferred Surgicenter. Outpatient Surgery Magazine points out that having 4K video equipment, which offers four times the resolution of traditional HD, can help surgeons take minutes off of their procedure times. Not only is this great for surgeons that have multiple procedures in one day, but it is also easier on friends and family of the patient that may be waiting anxiously.To learn more about or to see footage of procedures with the Arthrex SynergyUHD4, check out their…
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Operating at ASC’s Improves Surgeon Reviews Online and It Matters

Operating at ASC’s Improves Surgeon Reviews Online and It Matters

Expanding Your Practice, For Surgeons
Operating at an Ambulatory Surgery Center Improves Surgeon Reviews Online and It Matters If you were headed to surgery today, how would you pick your surgeon? You may simply request the surgeon referred by your physician. You may ask friends or family who have had a similar procedure performed. Or perhaps you fall into the 59% of patients that a 2012 JAMA study found considered physician review or rating websites as “very important” or “somewhat important."1The study found that, 35% of patients that visited physician review sites selected a physician based on good ratings and that 37% avoided a physician because of bad ratings. A more recent study by Software Advice found that 84% of patients use online physician reviews when selecting their physician and that 47% of patients would select…
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