Private Equity and Cardiology at ASCs

In this episode we are joined by Dr. Jim Melton, Vascular Surgeon and Cofounder of the Cardiovascular Health Clinic to discuss private equity investments in healthcare and how they have skyrocketed – especially in ambulatory surgery centers. Tune in to hear about how cardiology is expected to be the next enticing investment! This episode is sponsored by Philips.


Investment in Healthcare: Private Equity's Impact on Ambulatory Surgery Centers

Episode Overview

In this episode, we are joined by Dr. Jim Melton, Vascular Surgeon and Cofounder of the Cardiovascular Health Clinic. We delve into the topic of private equity investments in healthcare, particularly in ambulatory surgery centers, and discuss the exponential growth in this area. Additionally, we explore the potential investment opportunities in cardiology.

Sponsored by Philips

This episode is sponsored by Philips, a leading company in the healthcare industry.

Dr. Melton's Insights on Private Equity Investments

Dr. Melton shares his personal experience of opening a hybrid OBL/ASSC (Office-Based Lab/Ambulatory Surgery Center) and highlights the reasons why cardiovascular ASCs are attractive to investors. He sheds light on the impact of private equity investments on patient care operations and finances, along with the advantages of partnering with private equity firms. Furthermore, he explains the role of the industry in fostering company growth.

Advice for Practice Owners

For practice owners seeking to partner with private equity investors, Dr. Melton offers valuable advice. He stresses the importance of finding a firm that aligns with their vision and compares the process to getting married without dating. He discusses how his own practice found a suitable private equity firm that believed in their model and had a compelling vision. He also highlights the potential benefits of working with a firm at an early growth stage, emphasizing the possibility of investing in something with significant future value.


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This episode aired on 05/23/2023 and can be listened here.


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