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For 15 years, cardiovascular procedures have been performed in outpatient settings such as office-based labs (OBLs) and ASCs, starting with peripheral vascular...

There has been an enormous amount of media attention and general buzz surrounding the new glucagon-like peptide-1 receptor agonist (GLP-1) medications semaglutide...

Surgical items are left in patients more frequently than you might think....

The status quo can be comforting and reassuring, but it also can choke innovation, progress and growth. In the ASC world, perhaps its most seductive example is paper...

The potential and appeal of robotic platforms has always been easily understood: Surgeons gain clearer fields of view (in three-dimensions) on devices that are...

We recently spoke with two experts: An administrator of an ambulatory surgery center that contracted with a third-party, offsite sterile processing facility after...

Most cataract patients suffer the condition in both eyes. So why not perform cataract surgery on both eyes on the same day? Well, for many surgeons and facilities...

The first time Elizabeth “Betsy” Dovec, MD, FACS, FASMBS, DBOM, performed a laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy in an ambulatory surgery center setting...

I started studying karate as an adult, and I was what was called a “legs fighter,” meaning I mostly kicked my way through 11 years of training, complete with some intense...

No surgeon wants to face a postoperative complication. But the reality is that complications, such as chronic postoperative pain, happen to patients even when...

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