At ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs), physicians are able to schedule procedures more conveniently, assemble teams of highly qualified staff, ensure the best equipment and design facilities to fit the needs of their patients. This means that physicians have more control over their work atmosphere and the quality of care than what is provided to them at hospitals.
Another benefit to receiving surgery outside of a hospital setting is that it is potentially safer and cleaner. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows that in 2010, approximately 8.95 in 1,000 patients developed a surgical site infection (SSI) in the hospital setting, while only 4.84 in 1,000 patients who had surgery at an ASC developed an SSI.
Every year in the U.S., over 8,000,000 surgeries are performed at ASCs. These facilities are cost-effective, convenient and less stressful than conventional hospital admissions.
Southwest Idaho Surgery Center is a physician-owned ambulatory surgery center offering out-patient surgical procedures. We are accredited by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC) and certified by the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).
Southwest Idaho Surgery Center upholds all standards developed by the federal government to ensures the safety of our patients. Our nursing staff is highly trained in ENT procedures and are certified in Advanced Cardiac Life Support and Pediatric Advanced Life Support. They maintain certifications in operating room care, emergency nursing, pediatrics and peri-operative nursing.
Southwest Idaho Surgery Center provides a patient-centered environment focused on quality, safety and infection prevention. We maintain a robust infection prevention program aimed at preventing surgical infections, maintaining a sanitary environment, performing active surveillance, national reporting and employing the latest CDC recommendations.
Surgical costs at Southwest Idaho Surgery Center and other ASCs are significantly less on average than the same procedure performed at a hospital. Depending on your insurance, our center provides the same surgery for a fraction of the price and typically requires a significantly lower co-pay. Upfront cost estimates are always provided ahead of surgery.
Call Southwest Idaho ENT at (208) 367-3320 for more information or to schedule an appointment.