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New Laser and Surgery Center Opens in Plymouth
Our OCB team in Plymouth is welcoming patients into a brand new, bright and comfortable, state of the art ambulatory eye surgery center. The Plymouth Laser and Surgical Center (PLSC) moved to its new home in October, enabling our experienced team of eye surgeons to deliver the most advanced, highest quality care to our patients in Plymouth County and surrounding areas while improving their overall experience.
"We strive to create a soothing environment for patients. Anticipating eye surgery can be very anxiety provoking and we truly wanted this new center to have features that help bring the patient's anxiety level down," said Katie Murphy, RN, Administrator for PLSC.
The new center offers two operating rooms equipped with the most sophisticated technologies, laser and surgical equipment and spacious pre and post-operative suites complimented by comfortable waiting areas. In addition, it is located in the same building as OCB Plymouth Eye Center to allow both practice visits and surgical & laser treatments in one location.
"It makes it more convenient for patients having our surgical, diagnostic and technical team in the same building. It allows us to simplify the process and coordinate patient care resulting in fewer visits," said Daniel O'Connor, MD, Medical Director for PLSC.
The physical construction of the roughly 5,000 square foot center incorporates the most advanced infection control technologies and sterilization equipment. The center exceeds the highest standards set forth by the American Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC). Patients have access to cataract and glaucoma surgery along with retinal laser treatments. LASIK and Oculoplastic services will soon follow.
Dr. O'Connor says that in his 20 years of practice he has witnessed a growing demand for cataract surgery due to an increased retirement population in the surrounding area and a trend towards patients opting to have surgery in highly specialized ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs) at a lower cost than in a hospital setting.
"Patients are treated by a highly experienced, reassuring team focused only on eyes", he said. "Because of our singular focus, we are in tune to the patients' needs. We operate more efficiently and cost effectively than we could in a hospital setting and it's the patient who benefits."