COVID19 PRACTICE UPDATES

Dr. York Yates COVID-19 Update

Temporary Procedural Modifications Updated 5/6/2020

SURGICAL PATIENTS

PRIOR TO SURGERY

    1. Please quarantine for at least a week prior to surgery.   Preferably caretaker as well. 
    2. Preoperative COVID testing will be done 5-7 days prior to surgery

DAY OF SURGERY

    1. We ask to have all patients arrive alone, to reduce the numbers of people in the facility and to allow for strict social distancing
    2. Patients will be screened upon entering the facility
    3. Patients and staff will be required to wear a mask and will be provided
    4. The patients caretaker will be called 30 minutes prior to the patient ready for discharge.   The caretaker will come into the facility with a mask to review postoperative instructions
    5. We will not be doing any procedures that require intubation or would be expected to require mask ventilation

RECOVERY

    1. The Caretaker will be asked to stay at home to assist with the recovery of the patient and to limit the risk of exposure. 
    2. When appropriate, follow up visits will be virtually.  We have found this to be an effective way of communication and less burden to the patient. 

CLINIC PATIENTS

Virtual Visits

    1. We will encourage virtual visits for consultations, preoperative visits, and postoperative visits so long as they don’t impact the quality of care
    2. Virtual Visits can be done through the symplast app

In-Office Visits

    1. We will require masks be worn
    2. Please come alone
    3. Screening will be done upon arrival
    4. We will assure your safety with strict cleaning protocols

FOR YOUR SAFETY

  1. All of our staff members have been tested COVID-19 negative
  2. We have increased our already impeccable sanitary conditions
  3. We will be wearing masks for every patient encounter
  4. We have seen NO positive tests in any of our employees or patients.   We are fortunate to be living and working in an area with a very low COVID-19 prevalence.  This is over 50 tests and counting!

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