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Surgical Smoke Nearly Killed Me - Outpatient Surgery Magazine - February 2018

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adult urology cases resulted in a profit of $3,120. Of 3 reconstruc- tive/plastic cases, one generated a profit of $132, the second lost $145 and the third cre- ated a profit of $1,500. Accommodating add-ons As you can see, it's clearly to your advan- tage to accommodate non-urgent cases when they arise. Rather than viewing add-on surger- ies as a nuisance, think of them as a marketing tool, a commitment to your surgeons and patients, and a source of additional revenue. Any opportunity for you to help a surgeon is an opportunity for you to build a relationship and to be a vital part of the surgeon's "team." Do you want your surgeons to view your facility as their primary surgical site? Then gladly make room for add-ons. OSM Mr. Kupper (bkupper@stonypointsc.com) is the CEO and administrator of Stony Point Surgery Center and West Creek Surgery Center in Richmond, Va. F E B R U A R U Y 2 0 1 8 • O U T PA T I E N TS U R G E R Y. N E T • 3 1 InstaPoll O S M Trying to add a case to an already packed schedule can bring inefficiency to your opera- tions and inconvenience to you and your staff. That appears to be true for one-third (33%) of the 300 Outpatient Surgery readers we sur- veyed online last month who consider add-on cases to be a "major" or "significant" problem. Do You Abhor or Adore Add-Ons? How big of a problem are add-on cases at your facility? • major problem - 12% • significant problem - 21% • moderate problem - 25% • slight problem - 27% • no problem at all - 15% SOURCE: Outpatient Surgery Magazine InstaPoll, January 2018, 300 respondents

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