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Center for Same Day Surgery
 

A Convenient and Comfortable Choice for Surgery

For Your Routine Surgical Needs:

Ear, Nose and Throat
General Surgery
Urology Surgery
Podiatry Surgery
Orthopedic Surgery
Gynecologic Surgery
Plastic Surgery
Gastroenterology
Pain Management

 

Outpatient Surgery

When it comes to your surgical procedure, you need access to sophisticated technology, leading services and effective treatment options. That’s why we offer elective and outpatient surgical procedures at the Center for Same Day Surgery.

Committed to providing you with a convenient, safe and comfortable setting for your surgical procedure, the Center for Same Day Surgery has been designed with your needs in mind. Best of all, having your procedure in the Center means there’s no overnight stay – your surgery and recovery take place in one day.

The Center for Same Day Surgery
At the Center for Same Day Surgery, our professional staff provides each patient with personal attention specific to his or her health care needs.

All of this is located conveniently adjacent to Wilkes-Barre General Hospital with its spectrum of advanced health resources and health professionals.

 

Advantages of Outpatient Surgery


TRUSTED MEDICAL STAFF: Your own physician performs the surgical procedure at our facility, providing the quality, timely and comprehensive care you expect.

HIGHLY QUALIFIED STAFF: Assisting your physician are highly qualified nursing professionals and physician anesthesiologists. Although not mandatory at surgical centers, we ensure that an on-site anesthesiologist oversees the anesthesia services of every patient.

REDUCED COSTS: Same day surgery is more economical because you avoid the higher costs associated with overnight hospital stays.

MAXIMUM INSURANCE REIMBURSEMENT: Members of our staff typically handle all insurance billing. We allow 45 days for insurance payment, after which the patient is billed for any outstanding balance. We encourage you to check on the status of your account during the initial period as it can expedite insurance payment.

FASTER RECOVERY: After discharge, your recuperation takes place in the comfort and convenience of your home, under the supervision of your physician. That means less disruption of your normal routine for you and your family.

Specially Suited for Children
At the Center for Same Day Surgery, we strive to meet all of our patients’ needs – regardless of their age. That’s why we designed the Center with a warm and comforting setting – to reduce the stress and anxiety our youngest patients may feel when they arrive for treatment. We understand the special requirements of children, especially when it concerns anesthesia. That is why we have an anesthesiologist on the premises at all times. In addition, we encourage parents to stay with their children right up until the time of the surgery and rejoin them in our recovery area following the procedure.

The Logical Choice
When you consider its advantages and convenience, we think you’ll agree that the Center for Same Day Surgery is the most logical, practical and pleasant option when it comes to surgery. Remember – you do have a choice when it comes to your surgery. Ask your doctor about the Center for Same Day Surgery.

 

 Advance Directive
In an ambulatory care setting, where we expect to provide less invasive care to patients who are not acutely ill, admission to the Center indicates the patient will tolerate the procedure in the ambulatory setting without difficulty. If a patient should suffer cardiac or respiratory arrest or any life threatening condition, the patient will be transferred to a more acute level of care, that is, the Wilkes-Barre General Hospital emergency room.

If a patient, who is to undergo a procedure at the Center, presents the staff with an advance directive/living will, the patient must be advised that the Center will not honor those that do not allow resuscitation. It is the policy of the Center to transfer any patient requiring resuscitation to the hospital. The hospital caregivers can determine when to implement the advance directive/living will once the patient or others notify them of the documents.

Advance directives allow adults who have the ability to decide and communicate health care wishes to give directions for future care in the event of incapacity. The two most common types of advance directives are the living will and the durable power of attorney for health care.

The living will is an instructional directive that allows a person with decision-making capacity to give instructions for medical treatment in the event of incapacity at the end of life. The durable power of attorney for health care is a document that allows a person with capacity to name a trusted person to act as a health agent in the event of incapacity. For advance directive forms, please visit www.pennsylvaniaadvancedirectiveforms.com.

 Patient Rights
IN ACCORDANCE WITH HEALTH AND SAFETY CODES, THE CENTER AND THE MEDICAL STAFF HAVE ADOPTED THE FOLLOWING LIST OF PATIENT RIGHTS.

  1. A patient has the right to respectful care given by competent personnel.
  2. A patient has the right, upon request, to be given the name of the attending practitioner, the names of all other practitioners directly participating in his care, and the names and functions of other health care persons having direct contact with the patient.
  3. A patient has the right to consideration of privacy concerning his own medical care program. Case discussion, consultation, examination and treatment are considered confidential and shall be conducted discreetly.
  4. A patient has the right to have records pertaining to his medical care treated as confidential except as otherwise provided by law or third party contractual arrangements.
  5. A patient has the right to know what the Center rules and regulations are and how they apply to his or her conduct as a patient.
  6. A patient has the right to expect emergency procedures to be implemented without unnecessary delay.
  7. A patient has the right to good quality care and high professional standards that are continually maintained and reviewed.
  8. A patient has the right to full information in layman’s terms, concerning diagnosis, treatment and prognosis, including information about alternative treatments and possible complications.
  9. Except for emergencies, the practitioner shall obtain the necessary informed consent prior to the start of a procedure.
  10. A patient – or if the patient is unable to give informed consent, a responsible person – has the right to be advised when a practitioner is considered part of a medical research program or donor program.  The patient or responsible person, shall give informed consent prior to actual participation in the program. A patient or responsible person may refuse to continue in a program to which he has previously given informed consent.
  11. A patient has the right to refuse drugs or procedures, to the extent permitted by statute, and a practitioner shall inform the patient of the medical consequences of the patient’s refusal of drugs or procedures.
  12. A patient has the right to medical and nursing services without discrimination based upon age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, handicap, disability or source of payment.
  13. A patient has the right to receive care in a safe setting and to be free from all forms of abuse and mistreatment.
  14. A patient who does not speak English shall have access, where possible, to an interpreter.
  15. The Center shall provide the patient – or upon request, patient designee – access to the information contained in his medical records, unless access is specifically restricted by the attending practitioner for medical reasons.
  16. A patient has the right to expect good management techniques to be implemented within the Center. These techniques shall make effective use the patient’s time and avoid the personal discomfort of the patient.
  17. When an emergency occurs and a patient is transferred to another facility, the responsible person shall be notified. The institution to which the patient is to be transferred shall be notified prior to the patient’s transfer.
  18. A patient has the right to examine and receive a detailed explanation of his or her bill.
  19. A patient has the right to expect that the Center will provide information for continuing health care requirements following discharge and the means for meeting them.
  20. A patient has the right to be informed of his or her rights at the time of admission.

 For complaints about your medical care, you should contact the Department of Health, Room 532 Health and Welfare Building, Harrisburg, PA 17120. The website to the Office of Medicare Beneficiary Ombudsman:
www.cms.hhs.gov/center/ombudsman

 
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575 North River Street
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18764
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