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Incorporating Office-based Otolaryngology Procedures into Your Practice

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Lee M. Mandel, MD, FACS
South Florida Sinus and Allergy Center, Inc.
Ear, Nose and Throat Associates of South Florida, PA

Otolarynology procedures that traditionally have been performed in the operating room or surgical center are transitioning to the office setting. This trend offers a number of benefits but also requires the establishment of equipment, staffing, and protocols.

This white paper discusses the benefits of office-based procedures and addresses the items to consider when moving otolaryngology procedures from the surgical center to the office setting, including:

  • staffing
  • room set-up
  • office flow
  • patient safety and monitoring
  • local anesthesia protocols
  • establishing office policies and procedures

Includes a sample perioperative care in-office procedure checklist!

Download this whitepaper today to learn more about the payoff—for both the physician and the patient—of moving otolaryngology procedures into an office setting, including:

  • improved time management
  • cost effectiveness
  • patient satisfaction
  • time efficiency
  • avoidance of general anesthesia
  • faster patient recovery
  • less out-of-pocket costs compared with a similar procedure in the OR setting

There are a number of items to consider when moving otolaryngology procedures into an office setting. These include staffing, room set-up, office flow, patient safety and monitoring, local anesthesia protocols, and establishing office policies and procedures. The payoff, however, can be worth the effort for the physician in terms of improved time management, cost effectiveness, and patient satisfaction. In-office procedures also benefit patients in terms of time efficiency, avoidance of general anesthesia, faster recovery, and less out-of-pocket costs compared with a similar procedure in the OR setting.

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