First Anterior Cervical Discectomy and Fusion at Bone and Joint Institute of Tennessee Surgery Center

Casey Davidson, M.D., an experienced orthopaedic surgeon specializing in spine procedures, recently completed the first anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF) at Bone and Joint Institute of Tennessee, a state-of-the-art ambulatory surgery center (ASC) that opened last year outside Nashville, TN. “It is exciting to be able to do ACDF on an outpatient basis because…

Bone and Joint Institute of Tennessee Surgery Center is First ASC in the State to use MAKO Smart Robotics to Complete Anterior Total Hip Replacement

Colin Looney, M.D., one of twelve surgeon partners at Bone and Joint Institute of Tennessee Surgery Center, was the first at the center use robotics-assisted technology to complete an anterior total hip replacement– also the first procedure of its type done in an ASC in Tennessee. A seasoned orthopaedic surgeon specializing in sports medicine and…

ASC’s First Outpatient Spine Procedure Completed at Bone and Joint Institute of Tennessee Surgery Center

Bone and Joint Institute of Tennessee Surgery Center, a state-of-the-art ambulatory surgery center (ASC) that opened earlier this year in Franklin, TN, has now expanded its orthopaedic case load to include outpatient spine procedures. John W. Klekamp, M.D., an experienced surgeon and partner in the ASC, recently performed the first one, a lumbar discectomy, and…

Oregon Surgical Institute Performs 1,000th Joint Replacement Procedure

Oregon Surgical Institute (OSI) has reached a significant milestone marking the 1,000th outpatient joint replacement surgery at the center. Designed as an outpatient center of excellence specifically for complex procedures, OSI focuses on total joint replacement, spine, orthopedics, pain management, and cardiology. In a joint venture with surgeon partners and Regent Surgical Health, OSI quickly…

Case Costing Helps ASCs Thrive Despite Reimbursement Differential

While lower reimbursement for the exact same procedures done at hospitals is a reality for ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs), superior operating efficiency and meticulous accounting make continued sector growth possible. Case costing is one such accounting method, focusing on capturing the costs of supplies used but indirect costs could be rolled in as well. But corralling…

Hometown Surgeon Completes First Outpatient Total Hip Replacement at Bone and Joint Institute of Tennessee Surgery Center

The recent completion of the first outpatient anterior total hip arthroplasty at Bone and Joint Institute of Tennessee Surgery Center in Franklin, TN, was an especially notable accomplishment for orthopaedic surgeon Brian Perkinson, M.D., one of the center’s twelve surgeon-owners. The procedure opened the door to serve growing demand in the area for total hip…

ASCs Provided Safe Surgical Care as Pandemic Spread

New survey shows patients were not at greater risk of contracting COVID-19. Outpatient Surgery Magazine Ambulatory surgery centers performed essential surgeries during the initial phase of the coronavirus pandemic with patients facing virtually no heightened risk of contracting COVID-19, according to a survey conducted by the ASC Quality Collaboration (ASC QC). Go to the full…

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Robotics-Assisted Technology Improves Precision and Outcomes for Alaska’s Joint Replacement Surgery Patients

This content was written by Tucker Drury, M.D., and was published in Alaska Pulse Monthly. Please see the original content here. Not long ago, joint replacement surgery required a hospital stay. But medical advances in recent years have improved and streamlined the procedure, enabling many patients to have a knee or hip replaced in an…