Houston, TX – January 19, 2018 – American Surgical Professionals (ASP), a provider of surgical assisting staff support services, announced that it has acquired Chesapeake Medical Staffing, LLC. (CMS), a medical staffing solutions and active managed services provider located in Lutherville-Timonium, MD. American Surgical Professionals …

Identifying De Novo Business Opportunities

Share this Post Finding and identifying new business opportunities requires going the extra mile, as well as solid teamwork. Robust companies have a corporate culture where everyone is constantly on the lookout for new business. Although many opportunities are identified through intentional strategies and business …

Quality Improvement for Service Providers From the Clients’ Perspective

Share this Post The most critical aspect of a quality, long-term business relationship is maintaining trust For ASP to provide high quality care, we must first understand and respect our clients’ needs, attitudes and concerns. Each hospital and surgeon should be viewed from two perspectives; …

Credentialing and Compliance: Differentiator or Detractor


Share this Post Credentialing …the word itself conjures up feelings of frustration and despair.  What is the point?  Why do I have to jump through so many hoops?  What business is it of anyone what I did twelve years ago?  It doesn’t matter!  That is …

The Changing World of Healthcare Providers

Wishbone Spiral

The changes in healthcare are occurring on many fronts and with increasing speed. The simple driver is that utilization is up due to population growth, a higher percentage of covered lives and an aging society. Consistent with this, costs are up due to the growing number of patients, the sophistication of the treatments and the rising costs of technology and prescriptions. The US healthcare per capita spend in 2000 was $4,857. By 2014, it was $9,523; that’s a growth rate of 5.3% per year. For the US, this amounts to over $3 trillion per year or 17% of Gross Domestic Product. As a result, the overall system is resource constrained and economically stressed, which is leading to more stringent upfront testing, the requirement for better outcomes, and the utilization of alternative lower cost treatment venues.

What is a Surgical Assistant?

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At American Surgical Professionals, we know that Surgical Assistants play a vital and important role in the delivery of health care inside the operating room. Many people, both in and outside of the medical field, do not fully understand the differences, in what capacity and to what extent the surgical assistant is utilized by the surgeon and the operating room team in general.

ASP Explores New Territory With the da Vinci Xi

Fort Bend Lifestyles and Homes - da Vinci Grand Opening

On July 23rd, CHI St. Luke’s Health – Sugar Land Hospital became the first hospital in the Houston area to use the newest and most advanced Intuitive da Vinci Xi Surgical System. In fact, St. Luke’s is the fifth hospital in the world to be using the latest robotic surgical system…

OR Today Features American Surgical Professionals

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Surgical assistants combined with an experienced surgical team can have a tremendously positive impact on the flow in an OR, permitting surgeons to perform an extra case or alternatively shortening the OR day. These benefits can mean improved patient care, the potential for increased revenue and greater satisfaction for the surgical team and the patient.

Surgical Assistant Excerpt

Medical/Surgical Operative
Share this PostAn Excerpt from The Surgical Assistant, by Walter M. BricknerSurgical text books, even those that deal most minutely with operative techniques, make scant reference to the duties of the surgical assistant. And yet the skill of the assistant is scarcely less important than ...