- What is outpatient spine surgery?
- Surgery that is performed in an ambulatory surgical center (ASC) or hospital that does not require a patient to be admitted to a hospital while recovering from surgery.
- A person undergoing surgery will check into the surgical center, undergo surgery, recover from anesthesia in a secure environment, and then be released to go home to complete his/her recovery.
- Is outpatient spine surgery safe?
- If certain safety screening requirements are met, such as the person’s age, medical conditions, and type of procedure that will be performed, then outpatient spine surgery is very safe and has less complication rates than procedures requiring a hospital stay
- There are also strict Government safety and administrative criteria which must be met before an ASC can be licensed for patient care. Most centers are monitored and recertified on an ongoing basis.
- How long has outpatient spine surgery been performed in the United States?
- There is at least a 20years’ experience with ASCs across the United States performing outpatient spine surgery with a safe track record.
- In Hawaii, outpatient spine surgery has been performed for about 11 years. Honolulu Spine Center (HSC), an accredited ASC, has been actively
- Where is outpatient spine surgery performed in Hawaii?
- Honolulu Spine Center (HSC), an accredited ASC, has been actively performing outpatient spine surgery for the past 11 years. Until recently HSC was the only ASC in the state which was accredited to perform outpatient spine surgery.
- other outpatient centers have been recently granted permission by the State of Hawaiito perform spine surgery
i. Aloha Surgery Center in Kahului, Maui
ii. MIS of Hawaii in Honolulu
- Outpatient spine surgery experience- Dr. Graham
- He has performed over 1000 outpatient spine procedures over the past 11 years. Most of these procedures have been performed at the Honolulu Spine Center. More recently, he has been performing spine surgeries at the Aloha Surgery Center on Maui.
- The surgeries performed utilize the latest minimally invasive techniques, small incisions with minimal blood loss, low infection rate, and faster recovery than conventional open spine surgeries with usual large incisionsthat often require postoperative hospitalization.
- Typical outpatient spine surgeries include anterior cervical discectomy and fusion, cervical artificial disc, lumbar discectomy, lumbar decompression, and lumbar interbody fusions using the XLIF technique.
- He is the only spine surgeon in Hawaii who routinely performs outpatient lumbar interbody fusion (XLIF) procedures.
- What are the costs of outpatient spine surgery?
- Compared with hospitalization costs for the same procedure, the overall cost is about 50% of hospital charges.
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