Maintaining Quality of Care within Budgets

Office Based Procedures and Outpatient Treatments

Limited hospital resources and rising operational costs present a fundamental challenge to the medical marketplace of simultaneously maintaining the availability of services and the quality of care.  Severity of the procedure takes precedence relative to operating room resources as well as room nights and this reality combined with patient preference has driven the demand for out-patient and office based procedure alternatives. 

Ideally, out-patient and office based procedures should accomplish the following objectives;

  • Clinical efficacy and safety should be paramount. Alternative out-patient and office based procedures should deliver similar if not identical clinical outcomes and quality of patient care, without compromise.  Our urology laser procedures target the identical treatment objective to Trans Urethral Resection of the Prostate (TURP) which is to remove obstructing tissue in support of predictable and lasting outcomes.  The unique absorption characteristics of the Pathfinder BPH laser facilitate effective vaporization of tissue with enhanced coagulation, delivering immediate symptom relief and durable clinical outcomes
  • To represent a viable alternative, out-patient and office based procedures must be practical.  Technology should be affordable, easy to maintain and operate and be implemented without any specialized room requirements, additional staff, maintenance considerations or extensive training requirements.  Our urology lasers are portable, run on standard 110V power and require minimal staff training, which is included in the investment
  • As one of the fundamental objectives, out-patient and office based procedures must be financially feasible; simultaneously maintaining the quality of care while reducing operational costs.  The Pathfinder laser and fibers represent the most cost effective laser based alternative for out-patient/office based laser BPH procedures, with the most affordable cost of capital and consumables and various financial alternatives for a ‘cost per case’ solution versus capital investment.  One of the most compelling financial considerations for the hospital is the significant cost savings in bed nights our urology lasers facilitate by transforming the majority of BPH laser treatments into outpatient surgeries.  This savings alone justifies the investment in the technology

For more information on how the Pathfinder TURP laser can maintain the quality of patient care while reducing operational costs, contact the team at Surgical Lasers Inc. today.