Please quarantine for at least a week prior to surgery. Preferably caretaker as well.
Preoperative COVID testing will be done prior to surgery
DAY OF SURGERY
Patients will be screened upon entering the facility
Patients and staff will be required to wear a mask and will be provided
The patient’s caretaker will be called 30 minutes prior to the patient is ready for discharge. The caretaker will come into the facility with a mask to review postoperative instructions
We will not be doing any procedures that require intubation or would be expected to require mask ventilation
The Caretaker will be asked to stay at home to assist with the recovery of the patient and to limit the risk of exposure.
When appropriate, follow-up visits will be virtual.We have found this to be an effective way of communication and less burden to the patient.
We will encourage virtual visits over in-office visits where appropriate, so long as they don’t impact the quality of care
Virtual Visits can be done through the symplast app. This provides a constant stream of communication between the patient, Dr. Yates, and our staff that patients have loved.
We will require masks to be worn
We prefer the patient comes alone to minimize traffic
Screening will be done upon arrival
We will assure your safety with strict cleaning protocols
FOR YOUR SAFETY
We have strongly encouraged Covid Vaccination for all of our staff and almost everyone received the vaccination. The two members of our staff who have not been vaccinated chose not to because they already had covid.
We have increased our already impeccable sanitary conditions