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Special Outpatient Surgery Edition - Surgical Construction - March 2018

Outpatient Surgery Magazine, providing current information on Surgical Services, Surgical Facility Administration, Outpatient Surgery News and Trends, OR Excellence and more.

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3 0 • O U T PA T I E N T S U R G E R Y M A G A Z I N E • M A R C H 2 0 1 8 O ur orthopedic practice was aware of the buzz surround- ing outpatient spine — that better anesthetic techniques, minimally invasive approaches and improved pain man- agement are making believers out of surgeons, patients and insurers — but it was the 600 spine cases our orthopods were performing at the local hospital each year that really got our attention. Why shouldn't our group manage all aspects of care and profit from the procedures? That's when we decided to build a sur- gery center set up for same-day spine and outpatient orthopedics. Early into our search for a new space, we found a 50,000-square-foot building that was centrally located to our other offices with off-high- Doris A. Collier, RN, MBA | Syracuse, N.Y. Set Up for Same-Day Spine A new 50,000-square-foot surgery center will help our surgeons keep pace with an expected jump in case volume. • ELBOW ROOM The Syracuse Orthopedic Specialists' new space will feature 600-square-foot ORs outfitted for spine and joint replacements.

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