Your safety is important to us.
- For clinical COVID-19 questions, please call the Coronavirus Hotline at 716-859-3222 (open daily 7 a.m. – 7 p.m.).
- For more information on recent or planned travel, please visit the CDC website.
New Patient Information
The Ambulatory Surgery Center of WNY has updated their protocols for our patients and employee’s safety.
Some of our new protocols to be aware of:
Cleaning: We have updated our cleaning policies and in addition to following State and Regulatory guidelines on regular cleaning, we have added the following services to ensure the highest level of infection control.
- Regular and additional cleaning to all surfaces and common areas
- Regular professional disinfecting services in all common areas.
- Increased cleaning of all patient areas utilizing approved solutions.
- You will receive a text message once your surgical appointment is scheduled at our facility.
- You will receive a text message or a phone call with an arrival time 1-3 business days prior to your scheduled surgery.
Family members and rides:
- Contact information for your ride must be given at the time of your pre-operative call so that we can make notation of it prior to when patients come in.
It is important that our surgery center has contact information for your ride so we can keep them updated on patients’ progress and establish communication for your surgeon to speak to your family member/ride.
COVID-19 – What is known at present time:
- COVID-19 is transmitted primarily through large respiratory droplets and contact with contaminated surfaces.
- Protection from large respiratory droplet COVID-19 is achieved by wearing a procedure/surgical mask, goggles, gowns and gloves.
- COVID-19 could become airborne through aerosol generating procedures, such as endotracheal intubation/extubating, BiPAP, OPEN suctioning, bronchoscopy, nebulizer therapy and high flow.
- Protection from aerosolized COVID-19 is achieved by wearing a clean and properly fit N95 mask, goggles, gowns and gloves.
COVID-19 – Guidelines, Supplies, Literature and Social Media:
- The ASC of WNY acknowledges that there is variation in messages from the World Health Organization, CDC, and NYS Department of Health which can cause confusion and fear
- ASC of WNY also recognizes that the body of evidence is evolving daily as research efforts increase across the world