70% of ASC surgeries start within 7 minutes of scheduled time: 5 insights

Mark Giovanini, MD, of NeuroMicroSpine in Pensacola, Fla., is an advocate and leader in outpatient surgery.

Here are five insights on the benefits of ASCs:

1. Dr. Giovanini developed the Andrews Institute Ambulatory Surgery Center in Gulf Breeze, Fla., and Cornerstone SurgiCare in Pensacola.

2. The cost of an outpatient surgery is typically 45 percent to 60 percent less than surgery performed in hospitals.

3. Dr. Giovanini reports patients who are undergoing ACDF procedures at outpatient centers can save between $4,000 to $8,000.

4. Additionally, surgeries at outpatient centers tend to not have major delays. A study found 70 percent of surgeries performed in ASCs begin within seven minutes of their scheduled time.

5. Dr. Giovanini is a minimally invasive spine surgeon. He travels around the world advocating for outpatient surgery through minimally invasive techniques.

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