By Kassie Parisi
CLIFTON PARK — OrthoNY, a local company focused on orthopedic surgery, is seeking approval for a state-of-the-art, $5.6 million surgery center on Park Avenue.
The new facility would be set up in about 12,000 square feet of leased space on the ground floor of 15 Park Ave., according to an application submitted to the state Department of Health.
The facility would be a multi-specialty ambulatory surgery center, with a focus on surgeries that do not require hospital admittance. It would be OrthoNY’s second such center; the first was established in Albany in 2000.
Plans for the new office include four operating rooms, 18 pre-operation and recovery beds and other support areas. Though OrthoNY specializes in orthopedic surgery and pain management, the new center will be multi-specialty certified to accommodate patients who need procedures that fall outside the orthopedic realm.
The project could be granted contingent approval by the state Public Health and Health Planning Council at the council’s Wednesday meeting. According to OrthoNY’s application, the new facility would need to return for re-certification five years after it opens.
If approved, construction must begin on or before March 1 and be complete by Dec. 31, 2018.
OrthoNY estimated the new facility would bring in approximately $5.8 million in revenue its first year, from more than 3,000 procedures. It would operate Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m., with weekend services and appointments provided as needed.
Emergency treatment and backup would be provided by Saratoga Hospital and Ellis Hospital, which will be about 17 miles and 10 miles away from the new center, respectively. OrthoNY plans to employ 23 full-time employees in the new facility.
Saratoga County has three freestanding ambulatory surgery centers now. According to data from the Statewide Planning and Research Cooperative System, those centers saw 20,342 patients in 2016.
OrthoNY did not respond to requests for further information. The company has 12 offices scattered throughout the Capital Region.