Advantages of ASC vs. Hospital Based Procedures


Ambulatory Surgery Centers (ASCs) are independent healthcare facilities that offer comprehensive outpatient surgical care. While inpatient surgery options are a more conventional choice, outpatient surgery centers offer several significant benefits, including a shorter stay and a lower overall cost.

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Pain After Surgery and Proper Management

The most important thing to remember is that everyone handles pain differently. Each type of surgery generally involves a certain level and type of pain. At Effingham Ambulatory Surgery Center, we want you to have a safe and comfortable recovery.

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Signs You May Need Cataract Surgery

If you notice cloudiness in your vision, you are not alone. More than 20 million Americas 40 years of age and older have cataracts in at least one eye. Millions of these people must have cataract surgery so they can regain their vision.

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The Rise of Ambulatory Surgical Centers

Ambulatory surgery centers are healthcare facilities which offer patients the opportunity to have selected surgical and procedural services performed outside the hospital setting. Performing surgical procedures at ASCs instead of hospitals is more efficient, cost-effective and convenient, resulting in greater patient satisfaction.

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A Patients Guide to Preparing for Surgery


Getting ready for surgery is very important to your health and recovery because surgery can sometimes be scary and stressful. It is important to plan for your surgery, that is why we have created this simple guide and a few helpful tips to follow before you head over to the hospital:

  1. Be sure to eat healthy and nutritious food weeks and days before your surgery.

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Why Do I Need a Colonoscopy?

What Is a Colonoscopy?

A colonoscopy is a procedure that enables us to evaluate the inside of the colon (also known as the large intestine or large bowel).

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Why Choose an Ambulatory Surgery Center?

ASCs have grown and developed since the first in 1970, and there are now more than 5,500 of these advanced ambulatory surgery center medical facilities throughout the United States. When patients choose an ambulatory surgery center, most find that the process is much more convenient, as well as more personal.

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What to Know Before Your Gallbladder Surgery


Known as cholecystectomy, a gallbladder removal surgery is necessary for patients who suffer from gallstones and other issues. Your gallbladder collects and stores bile, which is a digestive fluid produced in your liver.

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What Causes Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?

Carpal tunnel syndrome occurs when a combination of health combination and activities puts pressure on the median nerve as it passes through the carpal tunnel in your wrist. This pressure leads to symptoms.

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