What is an Ambulatory Surgery Center?
Ambulatory Surgery Centers (ASC), like ours, are facilities where surgeries that do not require long-term hospital admission are performed. They provide a cost-effective and convenient environment that is less stressful than what many hospitals can offer.
Patients who elect to have surgery in an ASC arrive on the day of the procedure, have the surgery in an operating room and recover under the care of the nursing staff, all without hospital admission. From pediatric to elderly, both the patient and their families benefit from the comfortable environment of the ASC, by minimal separations from each other, as well as extensive pre- and post-operative teaching.
Cataract Eye Surgery
A cataract is the clouding of the eye’s naturally clear lens. Most cataracts are related to aging, usually starting at age 40. Cataracts are so common that by age 80 more than half of all Americans either have a cataract or have already had cataract surgery.
Glaucoma Treatment & Surgery
Glaucoma is a common disease that can cause a progressive loss of vision if left untreated. The treatment of glaucoma depends on the severity and progression of the disease. In some instances, eye drops and oral medication can be used to manage the disease. In more advanced instances, laser or operative surgery to promote fluid drainage from the eye may be necessary.
LASIK/Laser Vision Correction
In this procedure, a laser is used to reshape the cornea—the most common refractive surgery is LASIK. Alternative procedures are LASEK and PRK.
There are numerous conditions that can permanently impair vision including retinal tears and retinal detachments; the key in successfully treating retinal tears and detachments is through early detection.
Eye Lid Surgery
Eyelid surgery, or an eye lift or blepharoplasty, reduces bagginess from lower eyelids and removes excess skin from the upper eyelids.
Brow Lift Surgery
A brow lift, also known as a forehead lift: Reduces the wrinkle lines that develop horizontally across the forehead, as well as those that occur on the bridge of the nose, between the eyes.