A trip to the hospital can be a complicated process for minor or minimally invasive procedures. With an on-site ambulatory surgery center (ASC) at Total Diagnostic and Interventional Pain in LaGrange, Georgia, skilled pain management physicians can perform procedures in an outpatient setting. This allows you to return home quicker than after surgery at a traditional hospital.
Apex Medical Surgery Center is a state-of-the-art, JCAHO-approved facility where procedures are performed. The staff of Apex is specifically trained to assist you and the physicians to make sure care is delivered with the utmost safety in mind. Apex is here to care for you!
Call the office today or request an appointment online to learn more about the ASC services available.
What is an ASC?
An ambulatory surgery center, or ASC, is a facility where doctors can perform certain outpatient procedures outside of a hospital. Inpatient procedures are typically more costly and less convenient than outpatient options. When you visit a hospital, scheduling conflicts, low room availability, and overnight stays can be challenges to your care.
With an ASC, physicians at Total Diagnostic and Interventional Pain perform an array of minimally invasive procedures to relieve pain and restore function without the downtime of an inpatient visit.
How is an ASC different from an inpatient setting?
Conventional hospitals and ASCs share many similarities. While both facilities provide surgical treatment, ASCs offer many benefits for patients seeking elective or minimally invasive procedures. You may benefit from:
Hospitals see patients with various injuries, illnesses, and other complex conditions that can lead to long wait times. The ASC at Total Diagnostic and Interventional Pain provides more flexibility for patients in scheduling specialized procedures to treat their pain.
Fewer out-of-pocket costs
ASCs have fewer overhead costs than large hospitals, resulting in lower patient medical bills. Many inpatient hospital procedures also require overnight stays, while treatment at an ASC usually does not. You may stay in a recovery room at an ASC for a short period, but most patients are discharged within 1 hour. Therefore, the cost of the same procedure in an ASC is significantly less than in a hospital. TDI Pain and Apex Medical Surgery Center are determined to not let costs prevent you from being treated and will create payment plans for any budget.
With reduced overhead costs, ASCs can invest resources in the most advanced technology for their patients. These investments can lead to shorter recovery times and improved patient healing outcomes.
What types of procedures can I get at an ASC?
Total Diagnostic and Interventional Pain performs many types of procedures, such as:
TDI Pain providers perform a physical exam, medical history review, and imaging scans to determine whether you’re a good candidate for treatment at the clinic’s on-site ASC, Apex Medical Surgery Center.
Whether you need an evaluation for existing pain or need a minimally invasive procedure, such as epidural injections, Total Diagnostic and Interventional Pain provides comprehensive treatments to help you achieve lasting relief.
Call Total Diagnostic and Interventional Pain today or request an appointment online to learn more about their ASC.