Dr. Kelly Krespan and Dr. Richard Jahnle perform the majority of their surgeries at the DelVal ASC, also known as The Eye Surgery Center. The DelVal ASC is a new, state of the art surgery center located in Wayne, PA. The DelVal ASC is unique in that the only type of surgery performed there is eye surgery, specifically cataract surgery.
There are several benefits of having cataract surgery at an ambulatory surgical center (ASC) as compared to the other type of surgery center (hospital-based outpatient department or HOPD).
Cost: ASCs generally have lower costs than hospital-based surgery centers due to their smaller size and lower overhead expenses. This often means lower copays and out of pocket costs for patients.
Specialization: ASCs often focus on specific types of surgery, meaning they may have more experience with cataract surgery, which may lead to better patient outcomes
Advanced Technology: Many ASCs (including the DelVal ASC in Wayne, PA) offer the latest technologies in cataract surgery such as femtosecond laser-assisted cataract surgery, which allows for greater precision, accuracy and faster recovery.
It is worth noting that not all cataract surgeries can be performed in ASCs and there are some cases where hospital-based centers may be the better choice, depending on the complexity of the surgery, patient’s medical history or the availability of specialized equipment. Your Ophthalmologist will be the best resource to give you the recommendations that fit your particular case.