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Modernization Project at Mississippi Valley Surgery Center Enhances Outpatient Experience


Submitted by Mississippi Valley Surgery Center

There was a time when virtually all surgical procedures were performed in hospitals. It was not uncommon to wait weeks for an appointment, and patients often spent several days in recovery.

Thanks to medical advancements, today’s procedures, ranging from tonsillectomies and ear tubes to hip and knee replacements, can take place in ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs) — such as the Mississippi Valley Surgery Center at 3400 Dexter Court in Davenport.

As an innovator in minimally invasive outpatient surgeries and procedures, the Surgery Center is always striving to offer its patients more. Recently, the center completed interior updates as part of its modernization project, resulting in better patient flow, more privacy, and an even better surgical experience.

What to consider when deciding where to have surgery
If you are planning a surgery and feel that recovering at home may be right for you and want a better experience, here is more information you should know about the benefits of an ambulatory surgery center:

  • Scheduling: Because a surgery center does not manage an emergency room environment and all procedures are planned, it is less likely that a procedure will be delayed or rescheduled.
  • Comfort: With teams that care and specialize both in the emotional and physical comfort of patients, surgery centers experience a very high patient satisfaction rate. On-going patient feedback at the Mississippi Valley Surgery Center indicates that 95 percent of all patients would recommend the facility to family and friends.
  • Infection rate: Accredited surgery centers like the Mississippi Valley Surgery Center meet or exceed an extensive set of infection prevention standards. That means surgery centers have an excellent reputation of providing safe patient care.

Why choose a surgery center?
Surgery centers provide a high-quality, cost-effective alternative to hospitals. According to Michael Patterson, President and CEO of Mississippi Valley Surgery Center, the facility’s healthcare experts are focused on personalized care.

“We specialize in minimally invasive surgical techniques that allow our patients to recover faster,” said Patterson. “Our entire staff is focused on creating the best outpatient experience.”

The Surgery Center is accredited by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC), demonstrating its commitment to high-quality health care and high standards. The Surgery Center is also Medicare-certified.

According to Patterson, the modernization is an example of how the Surgery Center goes above and beyond for its patients.

“As the Quad-Cities’ largest multi-specialty outpatient surgery center, we have experts in the most up-to-date and proven techniques,” he said. “The additional square footage from our modernization combined with patient flow enhancements, eight additional private recovery rooms and spaces to talk one-on-one with medical staff are all about our commitment to excellence in care and service.”

Talk to your doctor
Quad-City physicians from a variety of practices choose to perform their outpatient procedures at the Surgery Center.
If you’re considering surgery, talk to your doctor about your choices. Do your own research and be prepared with a list of questions. Ultimately, knowing your options will lead you to an experience you’ll feel good about.

To learn more about the Mississippi Valley Surgery Center, go to www.mvhealth.net or visit the center’s Facebook page at facebook.com/MississippiValleySurgeryCenter.