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SCCR Introduces Advanced Mako SmartRobotics™ for Orthopedic Surgeries

From Left to right: Rachel Brecht, RN, Tracy Peterson, RN, Cara Schachtlie, CST, Beth Graves, CST, and Omar Akhtar, MD. Are you tired of living in pain? With an increasing demand for total joint replacements, Surgery Center Cedar Rapids is excited to become the only Outpatient Surgery Center in the Cedar Rapids Corridor to offer […]

Gynecological Care & Compassion in Cedar Rapids, IA

We know the idea of gynecological procedures can be intimidating. At Surgery Center Cedar Rapids, all of our gynecology services offer the highest level of privacy and comfort for each patient who comes through our doors. Along with our dependable surgery times and lower costs, our expert doctors use state-of-the-art equipment to perform your procedure […]

A Mask-Free Solution to Sleep Apnea

Struggling with sleep apnea and looking for a solution? Most people assume that bulky CPAP machines are their only option, but at Surgery Center Cedar Rapids, we offer another choice – Inspire® Sleep Apnea Innovation. Inspire is an FDA-approved sleep apnea treatment that targets the root cause of obstructive sleep apnea by working inside the […]

Know Your Options with SCCR

Surgery Center Cedar Rapids in Cedar Rapids, Iowa

When it comes to your healthcare, you have choices. Surgery Center Cedar Rapids has been the leader for outpatient surgeries in the Cedar Rapid’s area for over 20 years. Thank you for choosing Surgery Center Cedar Rapids. When faced with a surgical procedure, you may be able to enjoy the many benefits of avoiding a […]

SCCR Welcomes A New Executive Director

Surgery Center Cedar Rapids has appointed Elly Steffen, FACHE, MHA, MPH as executive director. Steffen was previously chief operating officer for the Eastern Iowa Health Center, chief executive officer for UnityPoint Health – St. Luke’s Hospital’s Continuing Care Hospital, St. Luke’s Hospital’s senior project manager/consultant, and chief operating officer for Waverly Health Center in Waverly, […]

SCCR Year in Review

Surgery Center Cedar Rapids in Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Another year has come to a close, and what a year it was for Surgery Center Cedar Rapids! First, we would like to thank all of our amazing team members for all their hard work and dedication. We couldn’t do any of it without you. Because of our team we were able to successfully complete over […]

Join Our Team of Nurses!

Do you know what perioperative nurses do? Perioperative nurses are also known as surgical nurses or operating room nurses. These team members are the ones who care for patients before, during, and after their procedure. Perioperative nurses’ duties include anything from being a scrub nurse, choosing and passing instruments during the procedure, checking vitals, or […]

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

For almost 40 years, October has been known as Breast Cancer Awareness month. It started in 1985 as a promotion of mammograms as the most effective tool to fight cancer. At Surgery Center Cedar Rapids, we are honored to take part in the battle against breast cancer. Along with the ability to remove breast lesions, […]

SCCR Proud to Assist in Mission Trips Abroad

At Surgery Center Cedar Rapids, we have an incredible team of specialized doctors who work hard for the health and betterment of their patients. But their work doesn’t stop when they leave for the day – and neither does ours. Our Dr. Edward H. Hu is also a member of the Christian Ophthalmic Surgical Expedition […]

Advantages of Using an ASC vs. a Hospital

While Ambulatory Surgery Centers like Surgery Center Cedar Rapids and hospitals can similarly perform your procedure, there are benefits to choosing an ASC over other options. Over 80% of surgeries are done in an outpatient setting. Ambulatory Surgery Centers (ASCs) meet a wide range of state and federal requirements and are reviewed regularly to ensure […]