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Indiana Eye Clinic’s Ambulatory Surgery Center (ASC) was one of the first of its kind to be licensed in the state of Indiana. They have become more popular with the passage of years, in no small part because they can keep costs down — for both patients and doctors — while maintaining the same outcomes as a hospital surgery center.
Recently the Indianapolis Star ran an article on which local hospitals have the cheapest prices for various procedures, including surgical eye procedures. You can read the entire article by clicking here.
In its survey of cataract surgery with lens replacement, the state average to have this procedure at a hospital is $8,582. One area hospital came in below this figure, but four other hospitals were quite a bit above that average. One hospital charged nearly $11,000!
Compared to this, the cost to have cataract surgery at an ASC is much lower.
Here at the Indiana Eye Clinic, you can have the same procedure done for as little as $3,550, which includes physician and facility fee charges.
As you can see, there are ways to cut your medical bills, and ambulatory surgery centers are one vehicle to do just that.