A new, $6.7 million ambulatory surgery center recently opened its doors in King of Prussia, writes John George for the Philadelphia Business Journal.
This project is the result of a partnership between the Philadelphia Hand to Shoulder Center and Premier Orthopaedics. Additionally, Tower Health and Crozer-Keystone Health System are minority partners.
The surgery center spans 14,500 square feet and features four operating rooms and 14 pre-op and post-op rooms. It has 20 orthopedic surgeons on staff and was designed to accommodate joint replacement patients since procedures such as knee and hip replacements are currently being done on an outpatient basis.
The entire facility has been geared specifically for orthopedic surgeons, said Dr. Sidney Jacoby, a hand surgery specialist with Hand to Shoulder Center.
“Other surgery centers have to cater to different types of surgery — like ophthalmology or gastrointestinal,” said Jacoby. “We cater only to ourselves and the needs of our orthopedic patients.”
The center had a soft opening this summer and has so far performed 90 surgeries. It is expected to handle anywhere between 4,200 and 4,500 surgeries next year. Read more about the ambulatory surgery center at the Philadelphia Business Journal by clicking here.