Wisconsin, with its 5.7 million residents, is the 20th most populous state in the U.S. These people have access to 127 hospitals throughout the state’s 65,498.37 square mile area, and some of these medical facilities are the best in the country. The University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinic in Madison is nationally ranked in nine adult specialties, plus ranked with high performance for nine procedures and conditions. The Froedtert Hospital and the Medical College of Wisconsin in Wauwatosa is also nationally ranked, leading in four adult specialties and ranked high performing in eight procedures and conditions.
As home to some of the best medical institutions, the Badger State also boasts two medical schools, namely: the Medical College of Wisconsin, and the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. Finding a good laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis (LASIK) surgeon in Wisconsin is easy among the wealth of healthcare workers in the state. Based on a report by the Kaiser Family Foundation, there are 16,190 practicing physicians assisted by 31,992 professionally active nurses as of 2016.
In the U.S. alone, LASIK has become more and more popular each year, reaching as many as 700,000 surgeries performed in a year. Experts believe this is bound to increase, estimating it to reach around 720,000 LASIK procedures by the year 2020. With millions of Americans still relying on wearing prescription glasses and contact lenses in their every day lives, this refractive surgery is a great investment that promises improved vision. Studies revealed that more than 90 of people who have undergone LASIK achieve between 20/20 and 20/40 vision – around 99 percent see better than 20/40 which is the minimum requirement for driving cars and other motor vehicles. The American Society of Cataract and Refractive surgery has revealed that patients’ satisfactory rates range between 92 to 98 percent.