Surgery Centers Outcomes Readmission to hospitals post surgery for DVT’s cost on average of $16,000 and for PE’s $48,000. A study concluded that 547,596 hospitalizations occur post surgery from 2007-2009. What we offer: Patients will receive a take home Sequential Compression Device (SCD Unit) when discharged after surgery. This will decrease or eliminate readmission to the hospital. The SCD Unit is a method of DVT prevention that improves blood flow in the legs. SCD’s are shaped like “sleeves” that wrap around the legs and inflate with air one at a time. This imitates walking and helps prevent blood clots.