More and more these days, patients are interested in receiving care from surgery centers because they are often more convenient than hospitals, but are they as safe as hospitals?
Ambulatory Surgery Centers are health care facilities that offer patients the convenience of having surgeries and procedures performed safely outside the hospital setting.
Health care services and technology advances usually come with a higher cost, ambulatory surgery centers are the exception, as they’re known for being a cost-effective alternative to patients.
The first surgery center emerged from frustrations due to hospitals scheduling delays, limited operating room availability, limited budgets, and other important factors.
In ambulatory surgery centers settings, doctors are able to schedule procedures more conveniently and offer treatments to the specific needs of the patients.
Ambulatory, Outpatient, and Same-day Surgery: The difference
Ambulatory Surgery is commonly known as minimally invasive, outpatient or same-day surgery.
Minimally invasive procedures often called laparoscopic surgeries, are surgeries that are performed using the smallest incisions possible.
While they are designed to reduce the recovery times, this is not necessarily same day procedures but they as well can be performed at an ambulatory surgery center.
In order to make it clear the kind of surgical procedures that are minor and do not require extended recovery times, the patient wakes from anesthesia, with no signs of problems can continue their recovery process in their own home, are the kind of procedure performed at this surgery centers.
Surgery centers, like hospitals, are breeding grounds for bacteria that can lead to serious infections are not kept clean.
Ambulatory centers are safe just like hospitals, they also held to many of the same regulations as hospital-based facilities.
Before choosing getting care at an outpatient surgery center make sure is accredited, that the doctors and staff have experience with the procedure you’re interested in, and that they count with a certified anesthesiologist.
It’s important for patients to understand any surgery carries risks no matter where it’s done.
Before programming a schedule for a surgical procedure make sure the surgery center facility ensure the standards of care, safety, and protocols are followed and that they count with the right equipped and qualified staff to take care of emergencies.
Not everyone is a good candidate for an ambulatory surgery center procedure.
• Patients with overall good health, an ambulatory surgery center procedure may work for them.
• The doctor will do a complete medical checkup in order to determine if the individual is well enough before any procedure.
• For those who had a bad reaction to anesthesia in the past need to make sure to communicate this to the doctor.
• Being overweight, obstructive lung disease, hypertension, previous cardiac intervention are considered risk factors for this type of surgery.
• Patients who are in health risk and not a good candidate should consider having surgery at a hospital.
Although the cost may be higher and they wouldn’t probably be able to return home the same day, at a hospital you ensure if any complication surged, to receive a quick response to emergencies.
Convenient for patients care: Commonly in this type of surgery, the patient can return home on the same day as your surgery to continue with their recovery process.
Shorter procedure times: This can be attributed to an increase in less invasive surgical techniques, of course, that the time varies depending on the surgery type and in each case.
Affordability: As commonly, patients don’t need to overstay the night of the surgery. Therefore, is more affordable for patients to have surgery done in this surgery centers than in the hospital.
More comfortable for patients: Having the possibility to return home the same day of the procedure, reduce stress, and time for patients.
• Make a deep research
This is a must before deciding where to have a surgical procedure. It is convenient if you visit the website, see review’s from past patients in order to find a safe place to get your procedure done.
• Credentials: As mentioned before, surgery centers need to count with the necessary licenses and certifications.
• Doctors and Staff: Choose a clinic with bilingual doctors and staff to ensure that you can communicate all of your questions, doubts about the procedure and your desired results. Remember that communication is key!
Also, it’s very important to see a board-certified doctor. Having a board-certified doctor to perform a procedure means that the doctor achieves a further, extensive specialty and passed an exam for a medical specialty. Always make sure your health is in good hands.
Prepare for the day of the Surgery
Know that you know some tips on how to find a safe center and If you choose to have a procedure done, we listed some recommendations you should follow to prepare for the day of the surgery.
Shower or bathe the morning of your surgery.
Arrive at least one hour before the surgery, or as your surgeon indicates.
We recommend staying the night after the surgery in a nearby hotel.
Following the Surgery
After surgery, you will be transferred to the post-operative area. When the doctors and nurses determined that you are ready, you’ll be allowed to get dressed and proceed to go home.
You will receive post-care instructions by the doctors that you will need to follow to avoid any further complications.
Each patient’s recovery time varies depending on the surgery and each individual. The effects of anesthesia take time to wear off.
The First Surgery Center in Los Algodones, Mexico
Baja Surgery Center is the only surgery center in Los Algodones, Mexico. At our surgery center, we offer the best in surgical technology in a comfortable environment.
Advances in surgical techniques, pain management, and the used of anesthesia have all contributed to this effective alternative to hospital-based surgery, making it more convenient for our patients and possible for them to find a safe surgery place in the country.
From General Surgery to Aesthetic Procedures, our wide variety of specialties will completely satisfy all your needs.
Our Specialties Include:
Plastic Surgery is focused on the reconstruction of facial and body defects to correct and achieve a normal function and appearance.
Correcting birth disorders, trauma due to injuries, burns or the outcome of a disease, are mainly what plastic surgery treatments are all about.
The specialty that focuses mainly on abdominal contents including the esophagus, stomach, small bowel, colon, liver, pancreas, gall bladder, and bile ducts.
General surgery is constantly on the “cutting edge” it continues to reinvent itself to benefit the patient.
Urology is the medical and surgical specialty involving disorders of the genitourinary tract and the adrenal glands.
Diagnoses and treats pathologies affecting the urinary tract, kidney glands, and retroperitoneum of men and women, and the male reproductive system.
It is a surgical specialty with a wide spectrum of procedures, ranging to minimally invasive endoscopes to open surgical procedures.
It treats conditions involving the ear, nose, throat, and related structures of the head and neck.
Otorhinolaryngology Surgeons often treat conditions that affect the senses such as hearing and balance disorders or smell and taste problems.
Facial cosmetic surgery is also part of otorhinolaryngology surgery and includes:
• Rhinoplasty (nose surgery)
• Otoplasty (ear surgery)
• Blepharoplasty (removal of excess skin around the eyelids)
• Facial reconstruction due to trauma
Orthopedics is the medical specialty that focuses on injuries and diseases of your body’s musculoskeletal system.
This system includes your bones, joints, ligaments, tendons, muscles, and nerves that allow us to move and be active.
For orthopedic conditions, there is more than one form of treatment. Surgery might not be necessary for all patients and non-surgical treatments will be recommended.
Comprises all medical procedures whose goal is to improve the physical appearance and satisfaction of the patient, using non-invasive and minimally invasive cosmetic procedures.
Some of these procedures are performed under local anesthesia while others don’t require anesthetics at all.
Hair Transplant surgery is a procedure used to treat hair loss in which a plastic surgeon moves the patient’s hair to fill an area with thin or no hair.
This method consists of removing single follicles from the donor area from the back or the side of the scalp with a specialized cutting tool and then replanting the single follicles back into the scalp in the balding recipient areas.
The goal of this procedure is to extract a graft as intact as possible for better results and also for a great recovery.
The length of the procedure, the amount of use of anesthesia or sedation, will be determined by the type of procedure you are undergoing.
Communication with your doctor is everything! Prior to the procedure, it is very important to communicate all your questions and expectations.
Don’t hold back to ask any questions about the procedure, recovery time, and sanitary regulations.
At Baja Surgery Center, all of our doctors, nurses and staff are bilingual and highly skilled ensuring patient's comfort.
We are very proud of our doctors who are trained, certified, and always seeking to continually advance their knowledge.
Our modern facility counts with the latest technology and equipment that will help the patients achieve the health state and quality of life they desire.
We care of offering patients access to innovative treatments and technological advances keeping us on the cut edge of surgical procedures.
All of the doctors and staff follow every safety standard before and after the surgery focusing on safe, high-quality and “cost-effective” care.
We are located in Los Algodones, Mexico a small town is known worldwide for being the No. 1 destination for dental tourism in Mexico.
Its popularity has grown thanks to the wired variety of top quality medical and dental treatments offer to tourists from all around the world.
This town is devoted to tourists, full of friendly people where more than 70% of the population speaks English.
Like mentioned before, in this little town everything is walking a distance so there is no need for public transportation.
We offer a free shuttle service for our patients. One of our staff members picks up patients either from the border or one of the nearby airports.
AtBaja Surgery Center, the health and comfort of our patients is everything. We recommend staying the night in the city on the day of the procedure just to ensure the safety of our patients if any complications occurred.
We count with two nearby hotels at our patients’ disposal. Cielito Lindo Hoteland Hacienda Los Algodones, two of the best hotels in town. Great service and they count with all the accommodations patients may need to spend a restful night.
We hope this information about how to find a safe place to get surgery was useful. Although, If you want to know more about the procedures we offer, our safety policies, or our prices, call us! We have a team of patients’ coordinators ready to assist you. Visit us, get to know our clinic and our team of specialists.