Ambulatory surgery centers are exploding across the area, so this show dives into why this is good and features Dr. Jeffrey Hoadley of North Atlanta Surgical Associates … all brought to you by HealthGate.
Advances in both anesthesia and technology along with lower costs have fueled the explosion in the use of ambulatory surgery centers (ASC) across the nation. Medicare and other carriers have approved ASC for performing over 70 different types of procedures. Over $60 billion are spent each year in ASC surgical cases. Last year in Georgia, more than 18,000 procedures were performed in ASC’s with over 40% of these surgeries being related to the digestive system. Today we explore the ASC model, expectations, cost savings, indications, and why these facilities, in general, mean good news for both practitioners and patients.
Jeffrey Hoadley, M.D./North Atlanta Surgical Associates
In private general surgery practice at North Atlanta Surgical Associates, Dr. Jeffrey Hoadley is board certified in General Surgery. Dr. Hoadley completed his residency at Emory University and fellowship at The Cleveland Clinic. He is an expert in hernia injury repairs, and conducts these for local Atlanta professional sports teams.