Ambulatory Surgery Center at Traverse City Eye
Our ambulatory surgery center, or ASC, is where the dedicated and professional eye doctors at Traverse City Eye perform their outpatient surgeries. Our ASC is a state-of-the-art facility offering many of the most advanced surgical technologies available today.
The ASC at Traverse City Eye is located on-site. On the day of your surgery, you will not have to search for directions to a surgery center you have never been to before.
You will be able to have your surgery in the same location where you visit your eye doctor for your exams. Offering an ASC to our patients is a significant factor that sets Traverse City Eye apart from other providers in the area.
What is an Ambulatory Surgery Center?
An ASC or ambulatory surgery center is a healthcare facility that specializes in same-day or outpatient surgical procedures. These surgical facilities function under the assumption that the patient will not need hospitalization or exceed a 24-hour stay.
Doctors often perform more complicated procedures or procedures that have higher risks at hospitals where there is additional medical support if needed. The eye doctors at Traverse City Eye can safely perform your cataract, cosmetic and refractive procedures at our modern ASC outside a hospital setting.
Benefits of Ambulatory Surgery Centers
One significant benefit of an ASC is that it can cost you less. Procedures conducted in ASCs often cost less than the same procedure in a hospital OR.
The average time for surgical visits in a hospital setting is often much higher. This can include the time spent in surgery and the recovery room.
Ambulatory surgery centers are often smaller than hospitals, with about four ORs and two procedure rooms. ASCs can provide you with a more personalized setting and experience on the procedure day.
Although smaller than a hospital, ASCs are still part of a highly regulated industry. Each facility is required to comply with strict oversight and certification, so you feel confident in the care you are receiving.
Another benefit of an ASC is convenience. Our ASC at Traverse City Eye is much more convenient for you and your family member or friend who will be bringing you to and from your procedure.
Rather than navigating a hospital on the day of your surgery, you can find comfort and peace being at a familiar location. Traverse City Eye Consultant’s ASC is one of a kind and unlike any other office in the area.
What Kind of Technology Does the ASC at Traverse City Eye Offer?
At Traverse City Eye, we are dedicated to providing you with the most state-of-the-art technology available. We can ensure a better procedure outcome and experience for you using advanced technology and surgical methods, especially when performing cataract surgery. At Traverse City Eye, we offer the following:
LenSx Femtosecond Laser
The LenSx femtosecond laser is an innovative tool for customizable cataract surgery. LenSx enables your eye doctor to perform cataract surgery in a way that is specifically tailored to their preferences and the anatomy of your eye.
Your eye doctor uses the advanced, computer-guided LenSx laser to make the small incisions in the cornea during cataract surgery. This laser is highly accurate and can assist your cataract surgeon in being as precise as possible during the procedure.
The LenSx offers optical coherence tomography or OCT, which allows your eye doctor to view real-time, high-quality photos of your eye. This imagery can help your cataract surgeon determine the proper placement for the incisions made during the procedure.
By providing accurate measurements in real-time, the LenSx laser can help your cataract surgeon ensure you will have the best vision outcome after the procedure. This laser is just one of many advanced technologies offered at Traverse City Eye Consultant’s state-of-the-art ambulatory surgery center.
ORA, also known as optiwave refractive analysis, is a revolutionary tool that eye doctors use during cataract surgery to optimize your vision results after the procedure is complete.
What Makes ORA a Beneficial Technology?
The ORA technology provides your cataract surgeon with accurate, real-time data about your eye during the procedure. It can also capture information about your eye that may not have been detected during your initial consultation.
This allows your cataract surgeons to make any adjustments needed in the power of the IOL before it is implanted. ORA also helps your cataract surgeon be as precise as possible when it comes to the placement of your IOL.
ORA provides your surgeon with on-demand guidance to ensure that you will have sharp vision after the procedure. This advanced technology makes the outcomes of cataract surgery more accurate.
ORA is more thorough and accurate than traditional methods used during cataract surgery. This advanced technology at Traverse City Eye can provide patients with their desired results.
How Does ORA Work?
During cataract surgery, the ORA system attaches to a microscope.
This microscope is what your cataract surgeon uses to view your eye during the procedure. ORA takes almost forty instantaneous measurements of your eye.
During cataract surgery, your cataract surgeon will replace your cloudy natural lens with an artificial lens or IOL. Before cataract surgery, your eye doctor uses the measurements taken of your eyes during evaluation to determine which power IOL to implant into your eye for the best vision.
Why Choose An Ambulatory Surgery Center?
Since their onset, ambulatory surgery centers have served people around the country as outpatient surgery centers. Ambulatory surgery centers also have a very high patient satisfaction rate.
In addition to this, there is typically less wait time when scheduling surgeries at an ASC. At Traverse City Eye Consultant’s ASC, you will be able to schedule your procedure at a much closer date than you would at a hospital.
Many eye doctors who perform their surgeries in hospitals are at the will of hospital administration and other surgeons when it comes to scheduling their patients. At Traverse City Eye, your eye doctor can be flexible with their surgery schedule since they perform all their surgeries at their own ASC.