Why Ambulatory Surgery?
The turn-around time between surgeries is three to ten times faster in an ASC than it is in a hospital operating room.
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The Surgery Center of Southern Oregon (SCSO) was established in 1997 to better meet the needs of the patients in Southern Oregon and Northern California who require Outpatient surgery. Our facility combines the most advanced technology, treatment, advanced surgery techniques, and physician expertise in the most cost effective setting. In addition, our facility is designed to minimize the stress associated with traditional surgery settings and is AAAHC accredited, which is the highest level of accreditation for ambulatory surgery centers. To pass this accreditation, rigid standards must be met in patient safety, infection control, anesthesia services, instrumentation, and quality controls.
Advantages of a Surgery Center
Lower Costs - The surgical facility fee averages between 40-60% less than a traditional hospital outpatient department.
Convenience - A typical patient can expect a much shorter total procedure time (admission to discharge) than a hospital. An average one hour surgical procedure will take approximately 3 -4 hours from admission to discharge. An average Endoscopy procedure is less than 2 hours.
Less Infections - The Surgery Center of Southern Oregon has an infection rate of less than 1 in 1000 cases. By comparison, hospitals nationwide, average between 5-10 infections per 100 cases. A typical hospital acquired infection is estimated to cost over $15,000 to treat according to the Reduce Infections Deaths (RID) website.
Same Doctors as the Hospital - SCSO doctors are the very same that practice at the hospital. We have over 70 specialists that perform procedures at our surgery center. In fact, we performed over 11,000 procedures in the past year, making us one of the busiest surgery centers in the Oregon and the US.
Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care, Inc.