Restoring
Sight

Over 1900 Cataract
Surgeries Performed
Each Year

Restoring
Energy

Ear, Nose and Throat
Surgeries for Adults
and Children

Restoring
Motion

Orthopedic Specialty
for Adults
and Children

Preparing For Your Procedure At Iowa City ASC Resource Guide Cover

Advance
Preparations

This brochure will help you plan and prepare for your surgical procedure by outlining pre-operative, day of and recovery information.

Pre-Operative Information for Surgeries at Iowa City ASC

Pre-Operative
Instructions

This flyer outlines the pre-admission information that an Iowa City ASC nurse will review with you prior to your surgery.

What to Expect on the Day of Your Surgery at Iowa City ASC

Day of
Surgery

This flyer outlines information that might be helpful to you for the day of your surgical procedure at Iowa City ASC.

Post Operation Procedures From Iowa City ASC

Post-Operative
Recovery

This flyer outlines things to watch for following your surgical procedure at Iowa City ASC.

Surgical Care For Your Child Resource Guide Cover

Surgical Care for
your Child

This brochure has a section focused on surgical procedures for your child and what you can expect.

Patient Rights Document for Surgery at Iowa City ASC

Patient Rights and Responsibilities

This document is presented with the expectation that observance of the Patient’s rights will contribute to more effective patient care.

Additional Resources

Take the Stress Out of Surgery eBook

You will learn if what you are feeling about your upcoming surgery is “normal”, 5 tips to reduce stress before surgery, practical ideas you can implement now, and more.

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5 Ways You Can Mentally Prepare Yourself For Surgery

Although it’s necessary in many cases, the process of undergoing surgery can be a frightening thought. Everyone’s reaction will be different when they find out they need a surgical procedure, but thankfully the ways in which you can mentally prepare for surgery work for nearly all individuals.

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Cataracts: What They Are and How to Treat Them

In this resource, you will learn about the different types of cataracts, who is at risk for cataracts, what to expect from cataract surgery, and more.

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When to See an ENT Specialist for Your Child’s Recurring Ear Infections

Regular trips to the doctor and seeing your child in pain because of ear infections can be frustrating but there is hope. Be guided by the ENT Specialists at Iowa City ASC and learn how many ear infections is too many and other symptoms that might require a visit to an ENT Specialist.

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Tips to Avoid Two Common Injuries

ACL and labrum tears are two very common injuries. This resource will provide more information on the injuries, tips to avoid injury, healing time after injury, and more.

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ADVANCED DIRECTIVES

Due to the nature of the services provided at Iowa City Ambulatory Surgical Center, in the event of a medical emergency while under our care, it is our policy to resuscitate all patients until care can be transferred to an acute care facility. A copy of the patient’s advanced directives documents will accompany the patient upon transfer to an acute care facility.

QUALITY PATIENT CARE

We employ a professional staff and work with highly skilled physicians. Our nurses, surgeons and anesthesiologists are experienced in outpatient surgery. Our staff is comprised primarily of RNs averaging 15 years of experience. The Iowa City ASC is regulated by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC). Both require strict adherence to guidelines and expect best practices for all procedures. We independently benchmark and monitor patient outcomes such as infection rates, antibiotic prophylaxis, hospital admissions/transfers and other quality criteria. We regularly perform better than national benchmarks in all areas of quality patient care. These graphs summarize our patients’ experiences with Iowa City ASC.

CONFIDENCE IN CARE RECEIVED AT IOWA CITY ASC

OVERALL ASSESSMENT OF THE PEOPLE AT IOWA CITY ASC

PATIENTS WHO RECOMMENDED IOWA CITY ASC