Keeping Our Patients Safe During COVID-19

As the world moves deeper into the COVID-19 pandemic, Polaris Spine and Neurosurgery Center recognizes that the need for safe medical care not related to COVID-19 has become more important than ever.   We are hearing of more and more instances where fear of exposure to the virus has resulted in delaying necessary care and routine office visits.  To make sure our patients feel comfortable coming into our office, we want to take the opportunity to communicate all of the important precautions and protocols we have implemented to ensure a safe visit every time you walk in our doors.  

With guidance from the Center for Disease Control and local public health departments, our Outpatient Surgery Center (OSC), in particular, has taken great care to create its own set of guidelines to promote a safe option for surgical intervention, all while maintaining the excellent standard of personalized care Polaris is known for. To keep our patients safe before, during and after surgery, we have adopted the following policies: 

 WE ARE SCREENING.

WE ARE LIMITING VISITORS.

WE HAVE ADOPTED ENHANCED ANESTHESIA AND OPERATING ROOM PRECAUTIONS.

WE REMAIN FOCUSED ON KEEPING OUR FACILITY CLEAN.

Our anesthesiologist, Dr. Gennifer Wiley, reports finding that “patients are more likely to choose an outpatient facility due to the fact that there is less risk of exposure involved. With our recent protocols in place and our extensive screening process, we have greatly reduced the risk of contracting and spreading COVID-19.” 

Finally, we know that this time is challenging for everyone and we hope that we can help you feel safe in a way that is not itself scary.  As more information and data emerges, we will continue to monitor guidelines and adjust our protocols and procedures as necessary.  Polaris is here for you and we look forward to continuing the great relationship we have with our patients.  If you have questions about what we are doing to keep you safe from COVID-19, contact Polaris Spine and Neurosurgery Center today at 404-256-2633.

 

Author
Alexandra Kern

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