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J ay Horowitz, CRNA, who provides anes- thesia services for ophthalmologist Hunter Newsom, MD, is in awe of the surgeon's efficiency. "It's not just speed that makes him so unusual — the top 10% of cataract surgeons can all operate quickly," he says. "What I think sets Dr. Newsom apart is his almost supernatural ability to repeat the procedure identically with each patient." Mr. Horowitz says keeping up with Dr. Newsom requires a system of logistics, ergonomics, focused discussions and explanations with patients, and coordination with staff. A lot of it has developed into 'scripts,' according to Mr. Horowitz, "I intro- duce myself to the patient the same way," he explains. "I ask patients questions the same way. I explain what's going to happen during surgery the same way. Doing so allows for additional time to 5 4 • O U T P A T I E N T S U R G E R Y M A G A Z I N E • S E P T E M B E R 2 0 2 0 Joe Paone | Senior Associate Editor Secrets of High-Volume Cataract Facilities It's a simple surgery. The hard part is keeping your facility running as efficiently as possible. CONSTANT MOTION It takes a total team effort to keep patients moving along the perioperative pathway in busy ophthalmic centers. Eye 35 ASC

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