Welcome to the state-of-the-art OSMC surgery center in Elkhart, Indiana. Rest assured that our entire surgery center provider team and medical staff are entirely focused on your care and well-being – before, during, and after your outpatient procedure at our facility.
If you have any questions about your procedure, be sure to ask your physician prior to the day of your surgery. Your physician may also provided you instructions to properly prepare for your surgery as well as what to expect afterward. Please be sure to follow all instructions from your physician.
OSMC Surgery Center FAQs
What is an Orthopedic Surgery Center?
Orthopedic surgery centers have changed how outpatient surgery is done by providing better care, better customer service, lower costs, and much more. An orthopedic surgery center is a very specialized place of health care that focuses on giving orthopedic patients same-day surgical care.
What Surgical Procedures are Available at OSMC?
Great question! Our surgical center offers procedures for many different specialties, including:
- Sports Medicine
- And more!
Have questions regarding your condition and if our Surgery Center can help you? Reach out to us at (574)266-4173.
How Much Will my Procedure Cost?
We offer price estimates for our patients to offer insight into what their procedure may cost. For more information, see our price estimation tool here.
The Benefits of an Orthopedic Surgery Center
Hospitals are essential to our community, but an orthopedic surgery center is a much better place to have an outpatient orthopedic procedure done than a hospital because they provide many benefits, including:
The Surgery Center at OSMC only does orthopedic surgeries on outpatients. Outpatient means that our patients go to this location to accomplish the necessary procedures and then leave shortly afterward. The orthopedic surgeons and support staff at OSMC are board certified in these orthopedic procedures, so you will be in good hands.
You will also most likely see the same support team you met with before your surgery, which gives our patients peace of mind because they know that the people taking care of them already know about their situation and medical history.
When you get outpatient care, you can usually go home the same day as your procedure. However, for some surgeries, like a total joint replacement, you should stay in an extended-stay room overnight. We promise you will be home in less than 24 hours, even if you must stay overnight.
Going home means that your recovery can be quicker. So not only do our patients feel better when they heal at home, but they can also get back to everyday life faster.
Because orthopedic surgery centers offer specialized care and are smaller than hospitals, they can offer this option at a lower cost than full-service hospitals.
It's important to know that there's no difference in physician training, credentials, or how the procedure is performed. The price difference is because an orthopedic surgery center is more efficient. An outpatient procedure at OSMC will save you money.
Higher Safety and Quality of Care
Orthopedic surgery centers have a higher safety rating due to the absence of other sicknesses patients may encounter in a hospital setting.
Regarding the quality of care, our Surgery Center here at OSMC takes pride in our care for our patients. This service is specifically for outpatient surgeries, with an expert staff trained to handle these procedures and recoveries.
Higher Patient Satisfaction
Medicare.gov says that the average hospital gets a rating of three out of five stars, which is about 60%. However, the Ambulatory Surgery Center Association says that 92% of patients are satisfied with local surgery centers' compared to overcrowded hospitals.
At OSMC, our Orthopedic Surgery Center in Elkhart, IN, gives each patient a personalized experience that makes surgery much easier for them and their families. So, if you need orthopedic surgery, you should consider OSMC. Our physicians and staff are experts in what they do, and you will be in good hands!
An Alternative to Inpatient Hospital Surgery
Before there were Surgery Centers, almost all surgeries were done in hospitals. As a result, most patients needed to stay in the hospital overnight and get care there, and some people had to wait weeks or even months before they could get help. Recovery and rehabilitation services after surgery also tended to take a long time.
Orthopedic Surgery Centers have been shown to be a cost-effective alternative to inpatient care. This is mostly because there are fewer scheduling delays, more operating rooms are available, the rooms are turned over more quickly, and they can get new equipment faster than a regular hospital.
Here at OSMC, we are ready to provide you with the utmost care and attention for your orthopedic surgical needs. Let’s get started with your journey back to your normal activities, reach out to us today at (574)319-1675 to schedule your appointment.
We commonly receive questions about the anesthesia or sedation we use at the surgery center. Below is some general information about both:
We use anesthesia to eliminate the sensation of pain during your procedure. The anesthesia you receive depends on your health, history, and the type of surgery you’re having. There are some risks involved with the use of anesthesia, and your provider will discuss the risks and benefits of its use with you. There are three basic types of anesthesia:
- General anesthesia affects the entire body and results in you having no awareness or feeling during the procedure. You will likely be given medicine through an intravenous (IV) line in your arm. You may also be fitted with a mask or tube that will allow you to breathe in oxygen and other gases or vapors. You will be monitored to ensure oxygen and gases are moving in and out of your lungs easily during the procedure. Side effects of general anesthesia include a sore throat or upset stomach, although these sensations are temporary and usually resolve quickly.
- Regional anesthesia produces a loss of feeling to a specific region of the body. You will be given an injection to numb the region requiring surgery. You may be awake during surgery or you may have sedation.
- Spinal anesthesia produces a loss of feeling in your body below the waist. You will sit up or lie on your side while an anesthesia provider injects medicine into your lower back. You will not be able to move your legs once the medicine starts to work. It may take longer for spinal anesthesia to wear off than it does for general anesthesia.
- A peripheral nerve block is an injection near a group of nerves to produce a loss of feeling in a specific area of your body or extremity (arm, foot, shoulder) requiring surgery. You may also be sedated during a peripheral nerve block.
- An arm block involves an injection in your armpit or above the collarbone of the arm that requires surgery.
- A foot block involves an injection behind your knee or in your foot to produce a loss of feeling in your foot.
- shoulder block involves an injection in your lower neck to produce a loss of feeling in your shoulder.
- Local anesthesia produces a loss of feeling to a small, specific area of the body. You will receive an injection to numb the area, but will remain awake during surgery.
We use sedation to relax you during a procedure. Sedation may be used alone, or in addition to anesthesia. With sedation, you will feel one of two ways:
- You may feel relaxed and awake. You will be able to answer questions and follow directions.
- You may feel relaxed and drowsy and may even sleep through much of the procedure. You may hear sounds and voices around you and will easily awaken when someone touches or speaks to you.
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If you have any questions about your procedure, be sure to ask your physician before the day of your surgery. Your physician may also provide you instructions to properly prepare for your surgery as well as what to expect afterward. Please be sure to follow all instructions from your physician.
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