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How do I choose the right ambulatory surgery center?

May 16, 2018
In our earlier posts in this series, we talked about what outpatient surgery is and how to decide if you…
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Should I have my surgery in the hospital or in an ambulatory surgery center?

May 15, 2018
Ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs) are modern, standalone healthcare facilities that allow patients to have surgery without being admitted to a…
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What is outpatient, or ambulatory surgery?

May 15, 2018
A few decades ago, the majority of surgeries were done in a hospital setting. A patient would show up to…
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Coronary Bypass Surgery: What You Need to Know

April 13, 2018
If you’ve developed coronary heart disease (CHD), your doctor may have referred you to a cardiac surgeon to discuss heart…
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4 Reasons You Should Offer Your Employees Center of Excellence Benefits

April 13, 2018
Running a business requires you to think about both your employee’s well-being and your company’s bottom line. Sometimes that can…
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How to Reduce Your Risk for Surgery in 2018

April 12, 2018
If you’re like 40% of other Americans, you probably have a high deductible health plan through your employer. As of…
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3 Quality Measures to Consider When Making Healthcare Decisions

April 12, 2018
When the need for surgery arises, most patients turn to their friends, family members, or primary care provider for a…
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How to talk to your employer about getting surgery

March 15, 2018
Taking weeks off for surgery is not quite the same as missing a couple hours of work for a doctor’s…
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Hip Replacement 101

March 15, 2018
Your hip is one of your largest and most important joints. When arthritis or an injury causes problems with your…
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Knee Replacement 101

March 15, 2018
Has your doctor told you that you are a candidate for knee surgery? If so, you probably have a lot…
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How to choose the best hospital for your surgery

March 6, 2018
When you need surgery, there are a lot of things to consider. Choosing the best hospital is one of them….
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How to Get Back to Your Life After Surgery

March 6, 2018
After spending time thinking about whether you really needed surgery, going through the qualification process, choosing a surgeon, and, finally,…
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How to Choose a Bariatric Surgeon

March 6, 2018
Bariatric or weight loss surgery is a helpful and often necessary step in treating obesity. It is often the only…
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How to Choose the Right Surgeon

March 6, 2018
Choosing a surgeon can feel like an overwhelming task. After all, you are putting your health into their hands and…
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How to Prepare for Weight Loss Surgery

February 22, 2018
Severe obesity, defined by the National Institute of Health as having a body mass index (BMI) of 40 or more,…
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What to expect before, during, and after knee and hip replacement surgery

February 22, 2018
If you have been told you need hip or knee surgery, you are not alone. The Centers for Disease Control…
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4 Ways to Decide if it’s Time to Get Surgery

February 16, 2018
Surgery is often the definitive answer when it comes to relieving severe joint pain, treating heart conditions, correcting spinal injuries,…
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Traveling for Surgery: Here’s What You Need to Know

February 6, 2018
Who should my surgeon be? How should I prepare for surgery? What is this surgery going to cost me? These…
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10 Ways to Keep Pain From Ruining Your Holidays

December 14, 2017
Whether you’re waiting to get surgery in the new year or you’re on the mend from a recent surgery, dealing…
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