Colorado Eye Practices Consolidate, Build 10,000-Square-Foot Surgery Center

Retina Consultants of Southern Colorado, Eye Associates of Colorado Springs and Colorado Eye Associates are merging into a single practice and constructing a 40,000-square-foot medical building and surgery center, according to a Colorado Springs Gazette report.

The two-story project includes 30,000 square feet of offices and a separate, 10,000-square-foot ambulatory surgery center that will be used by the four practices. Dean Carlson, MD, of Eye Associates said offices have been designed for the physicians' specific needs, instead of adapting existing space. An office needed for eye exams requires a different amount of space than, say, one for internal medicine, he said.

Most importantly, the physicians wanted a surgery center on-site that could be tailored to their needs. Dr. Carlson said hospitals in the region are not set up to accommodate eye surgery.

The building is scheduled for completion in summer 2013.

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