Outpatient Surgery Magazine

Hot Technology Supplement - April 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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2 6 • O U T PA T I E N T S U R G E R Y M A G A Z I N E • A P R I L 2 0 1 8 W hen the Piedmont Outpatient Surgery Center in Winston-Salem, N.C., opened in 2012, it didn't have an ENT image-guided platform. That meant the center's surgeons had to perform all of their image-guided sinus surgeries at a nearby hospital- owned outpatient center. A couple years later, Administrator Brandi Cunningham, RN, BSN, BA, MHA, MBA, decided to see what it would take to keep the cases in her facility. She first made sure the majority of the center's patients who were sent out for sinus surgery met the criteria to have their pro- cedures performed at the ASC. They did. She then performed a cost JoEllen McBride, PhD | Associate Editor Advances in Image-Guided Sinus Surgery Enhanced real-time imaging and improved instrumentation tracking let surgeons operate smarter and safer. • NEW VIEWS Advances in image-guidance technology merge virtual and live views of surgery on a single screen. Martin J. Citardi, MD

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