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Special Outpatient Surgery Edition - Surgical Construction - March 2017

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M A R C H 2 0 1 7 O U T P A T I E N TS U R G E R Y. N E T 1 1 more space to grow the program. When a GI prac- tice offered to piggyback on our certificate of need in exchange for bringing in an initial 8,000 cases a year, we jumped at the chance to join forces on building a new surgery center. The 28,000-square-foot, single-story facility, which opened 5 months ago, is divided into 2 separate clin- ical paths for GI/pain management cases and ortho- pedic procedures, including total joint replacements. Four of the 16 pre-op/recovery rooms on the facili- ty's orthopedic side are dedicated to total joint cases, so patients recover in the same space where they begin their surgical journey. Here are a few of the design features and equipment purchases that ensure the trip is as safe, efficient and comfortable as possible. • Revved up for regional. Multimodal pain man- agement is one of the main reasons total joint surgery is now feasible in the outpatient setting. Adductor canal blocks, which inhibit pain sensors without impacting motor sensation in knee replacement patients, require ultrasound guidance, so we spent a total of $24,000 on 2 compact ultrasound machines that are shared among our 4 pre-op rooms. Because our anesthesiologists are the ones who use the tech- nology, we consulted with them and invested in the devices they felt provided the best picture, had the user-friendliest features and interfaced with our new EMR. Jumping • WARM WELCOME The Buffalo Surgery Center and Excelsior Orthopaedics designed the new facility to make joint replacement patients feel right at home.

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