BOSTON, MA – On Wednesday, June 14, Boston Out-Patient Surgical Suites, in Waltham, performed the first total joint replacement surgery in a Massachusetts free-standing ambulatory surgery center. The outpatient environment allowed the knee replacement patient to return to her home later in the day and receive ongoing support from a dedicated team of home healthcare professionals and physical therapists.
The knee replacement procedure performed at Boston Out-Patient Surgical Suites is virtually identical to those performed in a hospital. However, instead of the traditional several day hospital stay, patients recover in the comfort of their home.
“We are excited to offer our patients the chance for a ‘less disruptive’ recovery,” said Greg DeConciliis, PA, Administrator of Boston Out-Patient Surgical Suites and President of the Massachusetts Association of Ambulatory Surgery Centers. “Our personalized clinical pathways allow us to customize care to the unique needs of each patient. And our carefully vetted team of healthcare professionals provides the support patients need to recover comfortably in their home.”
“This convenient alternative to the hospital is the culmination of hard work and close collaboration to develop protocols for our surgeons and assessments that identify patients who will benefit from surgery in an ambulatory setting,” said Dr. Louis Bley, Chief of Orthopedic Surgery at Atrius Health. “We are grateful to our partners at Boston Out-Patient Surgical Suites and look forward to providing more coordinated, high-quality care that serves patients at every step leading up to surgery and throughout their recovery.”
Free-standing surgery centers provide patients the same quality care as hospitals but offer significant cost savings. “Our charges are significantly lower than those of a hospital, which translates for most patients to a significantly lower co-payment and overall cost of care. In the era of high-deductible healthcare, patients need high-quality care at a more affordable price,” DeConciliis added.
Outpatient total joint replacements are performed regularly in many parts of the country, and data indicate that in addition to cost savings, patients also experience lower rates of infection and higher overall satisfaction.
Boston Out-Patient Surgical Suites is dedicated to delivering a superior orthopedic surgery experience by providing compassionate, personalized care to each patient. Some of the most qualified and highly trained surgeons in Boston choose to do their surgeries here. The surgery center is jointly owned by local surgeons, AMSURG, the largest ASC surgery provider in the United States, and Atrius Health, an innovative nonprofit healthcare leader in eastern and central Massachusetts. Learn more at www.bostonoutpatient.com or call 781-209-5645 to be referred to one of our surgeons.