Madison Plastic Surgery Coronavirus Policy
I am reaching out to you to discuss your impending office visit or surgery and hopefully dispel possible frightening rumors about the coronavirus pandemic.
At this time New York City and State hospitals have canceled surgical operations that are elective or non-urgent. Obviously cosmetic procedures fall within that category. However, office based surgery centers, like ours, have the distinct advantage from hospitals because of much lower volume of surgery and much less foot traffic. Also, sick patients simply are not treated in our office, only healthy individuals cleared for clean elective surgery or procedures.
PRIOR to the Coronavirus outbreak, both our Surgery Center and Office has been maintained with a strict daily cleaning schedule, including disinfecting all areas and maintaining strict sterility within the operating room. This cleaning maintenance program already transcends all CDC recommendations with regard to safe cleaning standards. This vigorous cleaning routine remains unchanged. Our primary goal is to uphold the highest safety standards both for our patients and or our staff!
There are no surgical procedures scheduled for the next two weeks and thereafter, cases will be assessed on an individual basis. I have implemented a specific screening process in which individuals scheduled for surgery with us will be contacted two days prior to surgery and then screened again on the morning of surgery. The screening process includes questions regarding recent travel, possible contact with individuals who have contracted the coronavirus and medical history, including any form of lung disease. In an effort to maintain the highest levels of safety, individuals with certain lung ailments or those who have possibly been in contact with infected people, or are febrile, will be asked to postpone their surgery. A modified version of this screening process will be used for all new consultations and office visits.
As of now, and continuing forward, I will keep myself available for any of you that need my services. All medical issues, including emergencies like lacerations or necessary postop visits will be addressed by me as needed, and please do not hesitate to call!
It is a privilege to be one of your doctors and please understand that in these trying times we will do our best to continue providing the best and safest care. I will update you as the weeks progress. Please, Stay Safe And Healthy, We All Will Get Through This!
Robert Tornambe M.D.