Our surgeons perform a wide range of major and minor surgical procedures on an ambulatory basis, including these specialties:
- General Surgery
- Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
- Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose & Throat)
- Pain Management
- Plastic, Cosmetic and Reconstructive Surgery
Special Care for Pediatric Patients
If your child will be undergoing surgery at the center, our staff will do everything we can to make sure everyone is as comfortable as possible before, during and after the procedure. We know from experience that it helps to show and tell pediatric patients and their parents what they can expect the day of surgery. If appropriate, you can call us prior to the scheduled surgery date to arrange a personal tour and meet some of the staff. A nurse from the center will call you at least one day before your child’s surgery to go over instructions, including the preoperative guidelines and the day of surgery checklist. If you can’t be reached by phone, please be sure to call the center no later than the day before surgery.
On the day of surgery, it is a good idea to bring your child’s favorite stuffed animal, blanket, toy or other item from home so he or she will be more at ease. You’ll have an opportunity to talk with your child’s anesthesiologist, and just before the procedure we’ll help get your child dressed into pajamas and slippers.
Although we never leave our young patients alone, we prefer that you stay with your child at all times, right up until the time your child is taken to the operating room. Shortly after surgery, parents are reunited with their child, so one of the first faces your child sees will be yours.
Anesthesia services are provided by Anesthesia Providers who are highly qualified in all aspects of outpatient anesthesia. Your Anesthesia Provider will examine you before surgery and answer any questions you may have.
Be sure to talk to your Anesthesia Provider about any medications you are currently taking,even over-the-counter drugs. The appropriate type of anesthesia will be determined by your surgeon in consultation with the anesthesiologist.
There are three types of anesthesia:
- Local: Local anesthesia numbs just the area being operated on. An intravenous line (I.V.) may be used as well to help you relax.
- Monitored Anesthesia Care (MAC): This type of anesthesia relieves pain during surgery and relaxes you without putting you to sleep. An anesthesiologist administers this type of anesthesia and monitors you throughout the procedure.
- General: This type of anesthesia puts you to sleep during the entire procedure. Likewise, an anesthesiologist administers this type of anesthesia and monitors you throughout the procedure.