Wheeling Hospital Opens Ambulatory Surgery Center in Bridgeport
February 24, 2020
BRIDGEPORT, OH — Wheeling Hospital’s new Ambulatory Surgery Center (ASC) is now treating patients, offering Ohio Valley residents a more convenient option for outpatient procedures. The 11,400-square-foot facility, located at 68 OH 7 in Bridgeport, is open on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The ASC holds three newly-renovated operating rooms with state-of-the-art technology including new surgical lights, the most up-to-date Stryker laparoscopic and arthroscopic towers and a real-time patient tracking system to keep families updated during procedures. Additionally, the space is equipped with ample parking and conveniently located right off of Ohio 7, next to Bob Evans.
Wheeling Hospital’s ASC offers a more convenient experience for patients receiving outpatient procedures such as gastroenterology, plastic surgery, cataract surgery, podiatry, gynecologic surgery, orthopedic surgery and other general surgeries. Due to the efficiency of the check-in and discharge processes, patients typically experience a shorter overall time spent in the facility. Furthermore, the ASC boasts a more comfortable and quiet atmosphere, with little to no delays in surgery start times thanks to no emergency traumas or additions to the daily surgery schedule.
“Our Ambulatory Surgical Center will not only enhance the patient experience, but provide high-quality care at a reduced cost,” said Erika Scarpone, ASC director. “Furthermore, with the ongoing roadwork happening on I-70, we’re pleased to have the ASC up and running in Bridgeport to help give some of our patients a break from the traffic.”
Not all surgeries are appropriate for the ASC setting and patients must meet certain health conditions to be eligible. Patients who are planning for an outpatient surgery should discuss facility options with their physician.
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