Why Joint Commission Office Based Surgery?
Office Based Surgery Advantages
Dr ‘s Standpoint
From a physician’s standpoint it is much easier to schedule cases. Additionally, the “operating room” is set up according to Dr jeneby’s needs—instead of the particular needs of 30-40 different physicians. The surgeon always knows who his assistants are —they are members of the office staff. And cases are rarely delayed because of the numerous reasons that hospitals rarely run on time.
Appointments are much more flexible. For instance, in our office, we find that many women prefer elective surgery on a Friday so they can use a three day weekend to recover if they need to. For other women, they may have a day off during the week and we can accommodate them as well. The point is that with office based surgery there are just two schedules to coordinate—yours and ours. With hospital based procedures there are 3 schedules that need to be coordinated—trying to get the stars into perfect alignment isn’t often easy.
You’re going to be in familiar surroundings. You already know what Dr Jeneby’s office looks like and who’ll be assisting him or her. There’s none of the anxiety that goes along with trying to negotiate the complexities of a hospital. There’s no “follow the yellow line to the red elevator to the third floor!”
You usually don’t have to get to the office 2 hours before your surgery is scheduled to start only to find that when you’re there your surgery has been delayed by an hour!
You can get general anesthesia! One of the really valuable benefits of office-based surgery is that it can be performed under local , conscious sedation, or general anesthesia . In some other non-accredited facilities you do not get to have general anesthesia , which gives you the most pleasant, least painful procedure. Dr Jeneby does surgeries under local , however should you choose to have this method.
Recovery from office based surgery is much quicker than from hospital-based surgery. For instance the time you spend in our office recovering for a procedure is between 30 – 90 minutes. The same procedur in the hospital would require you to spend at least 4-5 hours! And that assumes that there are no delays. Remember that your 7 AM procedure at the hospital requires that you get there at 5 AM (2 hours prior), doesn’t actually begin until 8:00 and often requires another 2 hours between extra O.R. and recovery room time.