Orthopedic practice management & the shift to outpatient care – 3 Qs with Dr. Daniel Larose

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Daniel Larose, MD, is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon and CEO of Omaha, Neb.-based Advanced Surgery Center.

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Dr. Larose recently spoke with Becker's Spine Review about orthopedic practice growth and the shift to outpatient care.

Question: How do you plan on growing your practice over the next two to three years? What are the most promising opportunities in your market?

Dr. Daniel Larose: We are recruiting orthopedists to offer more specialized care. We are also working on marketing directly to patients. Our biggest opportunity is outpatient joint replacement. Cash payment and pricing will become more common.

Q: In what ways are you seeing joint replacement surgery change? What are the leading developments?

DL: The two main changes, in the near future, are more customized implants and robotics. We have taken steps in that direction already.

Q: What role do you see outpatient surgery centers playing in the orthopedics and spine field in the future?

DL: Every year we will see more orthopedic care move to the ASC space. The growth of spine has been more challenging and several procedures are still performed at the hospital. Spine will continue to grow in ASCs, but in my opinion at a slower rate than arthroplasties. Hospitals will have to react to the loss of arthroplasty revenues.

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