Oklahoma, often called the Sooner State, is home to about 3.9 million people. Present in the 69,897 square mile area is about 110 hospitals, some of which are the best in the country. Their number one hospital is the Integris Baptist Medical Center in Oklahoma City, with 837 affiliated doctors and has high performance in six adult procedures/conditions. Three other hospitals in the state are in a tie for second rank: the Norman Regional Hospital and the St. John Medical Center are both high performing in four adult procedures and conditions, while the St. Francis Hospital is high performing in three adult procedures and conditions.
The state is also home to two medical schools, namely Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine in Tulsa and the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine in Oklahoma City. There is a good number of health professionals available – as of 2016 there are 8,911 practicing physicians assisted by 53,378 professionally active nurses. The state also has plenty of laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis (LASIK) surgeons available in its many eye centers.
Oklahoma is not the only state reaping the benefits of LASIK eye surgery – the entire country has an average of around 700,000 surgeries performed each year. It ever growing popularity keeps increasing, and is estimated there will be around 720,000 LASIK procedures on average by the year 2020. People who undergo LASIK report high satisfaction, and surveys and studies have revealed this range to be between 92 and 98 percent. Patients who qualify tend to achieve improved or even near-perfect vision, ranging between 20/20 (perfect) and 20/40 (the minimum vision by law required for driving cars and other motor vehicles). In fact, 99 percent of patients can see better than 20/40 post-surgery.