11 ASCs adding spine, orthopedic procedures

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Here are 11 ambulatory surgery centers that have added or will soon add spine and orthopedic procedures.

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Hays Surgery Center (Kyle, Texas). Hays Surgery Center is affiliated with Arise Healthcare. In September 2013, the surgery center began to offer adult stem cell grafting for cartilage defects in orthopedics. The procedure came to the surgery center as a result of collaboration between Arise Healthcare and Celling Biosciences.

Microsurgical Spine Center (Puyallup, Wash.). The surgery center recently added two-level cervical artificial disc replacement procedures as well as stem cell procedures. In October 2013, Richard Rooney, MD, and Kathy Wang, DO, of NeoSpine in Puyallup, performed the state's first stem cell procedure to treat patients with back pain from degenerative disc disease at Microsurgical Spine Center. The surgery center is a part of NeoSpine. It is affiliated with Symbion and it is staffed by a team of five physicians. It offers a wide-array of procedures, including artificial disc surgery, outpatient spine surgery, minimally invasive surgery and fusions.

New Tampa Surgery Center (Wesley Chapel, Fla.). The surgery center, which is affiliated with Surgery Partners, added the AccuraScope back pain procedure in January 2014. The AccuraScope is a minimally invasive procedure that diagnoses and treats intervertebral lumbar discs, spinal stenosis and other chronic back pain causes. The center includes two operating rooms and two procedure rooms. It provides surgical care in numerous specialties, such as pain management, pediatrics, gastroenterology, orthopedics, ophthalmology and ENT. It is certified by Medicare and accredited by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care.

Oregon Outpatient Surgery Center (Tigard, Ore.). The surgery center added total joint procedures in April 2014, and plans to offer total hip and total knee procedures. The center put together the program with the help of Marshall Steele, a consulting company and Providence Health and Services, its hospital partner.

"Total joints are a great fit for our center, which is about 80 percent orthopedics and sports medicine," says Jesseye Arrambide, RN, BSN, CNOR, executive director of the center. "There were a lot of new areas to explore in terms of equipment, supplies and available resources. It has been a very exciting endeavor for our already busy center."

The surgery center was established in 2004 and is accredited by Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care. The facility is a joint venture with Renton, Wash.-based Providence Health and Services and it is staffed by seven physicians.

Orthopaedic Surgery Center of Asheville (N.C.). In February, the Orthopedic Surgery Center of Asheville added partial knee and unicompartmental knee surgery. The 9,000-square-foot center, affiliated with Symbion, has three operating rooms. It focuses on providing orthopedic, podiatric, hand and spine surgical services. It is accredited by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care.

Prime Surgical Center of Foothill Ranch and Foothill Ranch Surgery & Medical Center (Calif.). Prime Surgery Center of Foothill Ranch and its sister facility Foothill Ranch Surgery & Medical Center will be adding spine surgery next month. The two ASCs are affiliated with Prime Surgical Affiliates.

Slocum Surgery Center (Eugene, Ore.). The surgery center is adding unicompartmental knee procedures and is also preparing to add total hip arthroplasty. The center is accredited by Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care and includes 20 orthopedists. It offers treatments for a wide array of musculoskeletal problems, such as sports injuries, complex fractures, joint reconstruction and arthritis. Its administrator is Shelley Yuva.

St. Augustine (Fla.) Surgery Center. The surgery center added total joint procedures in January. It is the first ASC in the state to introduce a total joint program supported by robotic technology. The center used Apex Robotic Technology, developed by OMNIlife Science, to support the program.

"This program has proven that quality care for more complex cases can be safely and efficiently delivered in the outpatient surgery setting," said Stephanie Martin, BSN, RN, CNOR, CASC, administrator of the surgery center, in a Becker's ASC Review article.  

The center offers surgical services in a number of specialties, including ENT, gastroenterology, ophthalmology, podiatry, orthopedics, pain management and gynecology. The center is accredited by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care and certified by Medicare.

Stonegate Surgery Center (Austin, Texas). In September 2013, the surgery center began to perform adult stem cell grafting for cartilage defects in orthopedics. Stonegate Surgery Center is affiliated with Arise Healthcare. The procedure was introduced at the surgery center as a result of Arise Healthcare's partnership with Celling Biosciences.

The Surgery Center (Columbus, Ga.). Between September and December 2013, The Surgery Center added three new procedures: anterior cervical discectomy and fusion and direct lateral interbody fusion and kyphoplasty. The surgery center is affiliated with Symbion and was established in 1999. It offers surgical services in a wide array of specialties, such as ophthalmology, general surgery, orthopedics, ENT, gastroenterology/endoscopy, dermatology and urology.

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