Scott Becker, host of Becker’s Healthcare Ambulatory Surgery Centers Podcast, interviewed orthopedic surgeons Christopher Nanson, M.D., and James Ballard, M.D. for a recent episode. The Oregon Surgical Institute (OSI) partners discussed industry trends such as the evolution of arthroplasty to the outpatient setting, effective pain management, opioid reduction, and more.
Listen to the full interview here.
Both Ballard and Nanson are fellowship-trained joint replacement specialists and work for different groups in the Portland, Oregon area. In a joint venture with surgeon partners and Regent Surgical Health, they designed OSI as an outpatient center of excellence specifically for complex procedures. The center focuses on total joint replacement, spine, orthopedics, pain management, and cardiology.
OSI has implemented high-quality standards, safety precautions, and best practices around total joint programs since inception. The surgery center’s success derives from the surgeon partners being focused and having aligned visions, pre-operative patient education ensuring patient and care coaches are well-prepared. The center has dedicated total joint coordinators as well as a physical therapist on staff to work with patients throughout the process.
Becker’s Healthcare Ambulatory Surgery Centers Podcast is a new podcast from Becker’s Healthcare that features interviews and conversations with thought leaders in ASCs on trending topics. To listen and subscribe, click here.