The Outpatient Outlook

A St. Cloud Surgical Center Blog

St. Cloud Achieves Advanced Orthopedic Certifications

St. Cloud Surgical Center Achieves AAAHC Advanced Orthopedic Certification & Designation as a Blue Distinction Center for Knee and Hip Replacement

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St. Cloud Surgical Center has achieved Advanced Orthopedic Certification by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC).

  • Certification is based on patient outcomes and built on accreditation requirements.

This means St. Cloud Surgical Center has met the highest level of nationally recognized standards for the provision of quality health care set by AAAHC.

  • AAAHC Certification demonstrates the use of evidence-based clinical practice guidelines, ongoing performance improvement strategies, and an effective organizational infrastructure aimed at providing safe and effective care.
  • St. Cloud Surgical Center has also received designation as a Blue Distinction Center for Knee and Hip Replacement through BlueCross Blue Shield Minnesota. The Blue Distinction Centers designation signifies that their Knee and Hip Replacement Program met nationally established Selection Criteria by demonstrating expertise in delivering quality specialty care, safely and effectively.
    • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota identifies providers on bluecrossmnonline.com. These postings are an important component in differentiating designated providers and help Blue members make better-informed decisions about where they seek specialty care.

St. Cloud Surgical Center has completed over 1,542 joint replacement surgeries since starting its program in 2014.

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No Increased Risk of Complications For Joint Replacement In Ambulatory Surgery Setting

EurekAlert!, an online, global news service operated by the American Association for the Advancement of Science, just shared a fantastic article about the benefits of having your joint surgery in an ambulatory surgery setting. In the article they stated:

“The average length of stay in hospital was 8:09 hours for the ambulatory group, much shorter than 23:24 hours for the in-patient group. Overall, the rate of complications was low and there was no meaningful difference between groups: 3.9% for the in-patient group and 2.4% for the ambulatory group. There was also no significant difference between groups for readmission rates.”

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Overcome Hip & Knee Pain with Mako Technology  – May 7th, 2019

See Past Hip and Knee Pain

If you or a loved one is curious about hip or knee surgery, we invite you to join us for a free seminar to learn more about the revolutionary Mako Robotic-Arm Assisted technology! This medical breakthrough helps surgeons provide patients with a personalized surgical experience. A 3D model of your hip or knee will be used to pre-plan and assist your surgeon in performing your joint replacement surgery.

Learn more and get your questions answered! Light appetizers and refreshments will be provided!

REGISTER ONLINE 

RSVP via Phone: 1-800-349-7272 ext. 2100

When:
Tuesday, May 7th, 2019
6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Where:
Pebble Creek Golf Course
14000 Club House Lane
Becker, MN 55308

Learn more about Mako Technology 


See Past Knee Pain with Navio Technology – April 30th, 2019

See Past Knee Pain

We invite you to join us for a free seminar to learn more about the revolutionary Navio Robotics-Assisted surgery! The Navio system is an advancement in the way our orthopedic surgeon performs knee replacement. This added level of accuracy can help improve the function, feel and potential longevity of the knee implant.


Learn more and get your questions answered! Light appetizers and refreshments will be provided!

REGISTER ONLINE

RSVP via Phone: 1-800-349-7272 ext. 2222

When:
Tuesday, April 30th, 2019
6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Where:
The Oaks at Eagle Creek
1000 26th Ave NE
Willmar, MN 56201

Learn More: Smith and Nephew Website


Are You Struggling with Your CPAP?

Struggling with CPAP

Get Relief with Inspire Therapy

Inspire therapy is a breakthrough sleep apnea treatment that works inside your body with your natural breathing process. Simply turn Inspire therapy on before you go to bed and off when you wake up. No mask, no hose, no noise.

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See Past Knee Pain – FREE Seminar

See Past Knee Pain

St Cloud Surgical Center Presents

NAVIO◊ Robotic Assistance, A breakthrough technology for knee replacement. Featuring Eric Green, MD – Orthopedic Surgeon.
REFRESHMENTS & APPETIZERS PROVIDED

Event Details

When: Tuesday, January 29th, 2019 | 6:00pm – 7:30pm
Where: St Cloud Surgical Center, 1526 Northway Drive St Cloud, MN 56303


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Precision Total and Partial Knee Replacement Through Robotics

Free Knee Pain Seminar in Marshall, MN

Dr. Eric Green and St. Cloud Surgical Center offer Partial and Total Knee Replacement utilizing the NAVIO™ Surgical System- a CT-Free robotic-assisted platform. NAVIO™ is a tool designed to help your surgeon correctly size and position the knee implant. Attend this event to find out if you are a candidate.

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See Past Knee Pain with Navio Technology – Free Community Seminar

See Past Knee Pain Hutchinson, MN on Nov 6

If you or a loved one is curious about joint surgery, we invite you to join us for a free seminar to learn more about the revolutionary Navio Robotic Assistance technology! This medical breakthrough is a robotic-assisted technology that helps surgeons provide patients with a personalized surgical experience. A 3D model of your knee will be used to pre-plan and assist your surgeon in performing your joint replacement surgery.
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Glaucoma, Astigmatism, and Presbyopia – Common Eye Conditions

Eye Associates of Central MN

With a wide range of eye conditions affecting those over 40, it is difficult to keep them all straight. Dr. Andrea Joplin and Dr. Mitchell Gossman of Eye Associates of Central Minnesota talked with us recently about some of these common conditions.

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Cataracts: Signs, Symptoms, and Treatment

Dr. Dvorak

While cataract is a well-known term, many find themselves fuzzy on what a cataract actually is. The key term in the above sentence being “fuzzy,” a cataract is a cloudiness of the natural lens of the eye. As Dr. John A. Dvorak of Dvorak Eye Clinic explains, “Essentially, a cataract acts like a dirty window for your eye.”

Dr. Dvorak is no stranger to Ophthalmology. He opened Dvorak Eye Clinic in March of 2017 and has over 20 years of experience in conventional cataract surgery, laser-assisted cataract surgery, LASIK, PRK, laser eye surgery, and any comprehensive ophthalmic surgery. Dr. Dvorak sat down with us to explain the symptoms and treatments for cataracts.

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