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What's the Harm? - December 2015 - Outpatient Surgery Magazine

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tal, they were astounded at how much our staff was acclimated to their cases, and how much easier that made them," says Ms. Ivanovski-Hauser. Your slate of retina services shouldn't come at the expense of your consistent, predictable cataract schedule. "You can do 6 cataracts in the time it takes to do 1 retina," says Ms. Ivanovski-Hauser, and while a retina case can net you as much as $1,000, the cataracts deliver a $250 profit multiple times. Mr. deBrueys further points out that a high-volume retina surgeon might bring in 200 cases a year, but cataract surgeons can reliably per- form 500 to 1,000. "My No. 1 thing when meeting with a retina surgeon is to find out if they have flexibility on when they'd like to bring cases to the center," he says. "Are they willing to follow in the afternoon? If 1 3 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 O N L I N E | D E C E M B E R 2 0 1 5

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