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 FAQ 

COVID-19 Policies
What type of anesthesia is provided?

We safely offer a range of Anesthesia options, depending on the type of surgery, including conscious "twilight" sedation, general anesthesia, and regional anesthesia.

 

Pre-procedure screening?

Before scheduling your procedure the office manager will ask you about your symptoms. If you have had symptoms such as a cough, fever, fatigue, or difficulty breathing in the last week you will be tested for COVID-19 before scheduling your procedure. 

What if I was COVID-19 positive?

For patients that are COVID-19 positive, we will postpone elective procedures until after you have been fever free for 5 days and been COVID retested with a negative result. Some offices offer antibody testing to ensure you have neutralizing antibodies.

How long is recovery from anesthesia?

Depending on the type of anesthesia used patients wake up within minutes of the end of your procedure. Your escort will take you home 30-60 minutes after the procedure. 

 

Do you have adequate PPE? 

Physicians and staff are utilizing Personal Protective Equipment including masks and faceshields. We ask patients and their escort to wear masks as well, and clean their hands using provided sanitizers when in the office.

New York State Guidelines

Our offices are following recommended guidance from public health authorities, including the CDC and WHO. Patient's will be screened for fevers at the door. Exam, procedure, and recovery rooms are sanitized between patient visits. In addition to PPE, staff wash hands between patient interactions. We allow adequate space for distancing you from other patients, and space appointments apart to minimize waiting times.

 

Facility guidance 

The Anesthesiologists in our group work very closely with your Surgeon to ensure your safety and comfort. We believe that with the proper policies in place, you can feel confident about visiting your doctors office for a medical procedure. We do not want anyone to delay their medical exams out of fear. If there are any questions about our policies, please reach out to us on the Contacts Page.  

Day of Surgery
  • Do not eat or drink anything for 6 hours prior to surgery.

  • If you are taking any blood thinners (aspirin, coumadin, etc.) please make sure that your doctor has reviewed this with you.

  • Take any regular medications (high blood pressure, antibiotics, etc.) using only a small sip of water unless otherwise instructed.

  • Someone must accompany you on your surgery date and drive you home after your surgery.

  • Minors (under the age of 18) must have a parent or legal guardian present. If parents are unavailable, arrangements must be made to sign consent forms ahead of time.

  • Wear loose, comfortable clothing with short sleeves.

  • We advise you to wear glasses and not contacts on the day of your surgery.

  • We encourage you to not wear make-up and to remove nail polish.

  • Please remove all facial and oral piercings prior to your surgery. 

  • Should you develop a cold, sore throat, or flu-like symptoms, please contact our office.

  • If there is anything that you feel your doctor should know prior to surgery, please contact our office.

Billing

Our prices are affordable and transparent. When billing insurance, we follow ethical billing standards. We have a reproducible record of safety and patient satisfaction. Our prices are comprehensive of all services on the day of your procedure. We accept credit card payments.