(By appointment only)
Now that we are able to start scheduling procedures and operations, I wanted to share some info.
First, ELECTIVE SURGERY actually just means SCHEDULED SURGERY. This can vary from surgery that needs to happen in the next 24-48 hours, to surgery that is not critical to maintaining health.
Next, we MUST remain vigilant. The coronavirus is here and it doesn’t care that you may be bored. It’s not going away anytime soon.
In order to get our community’s non-emergent health needs addressed, we need to SMARTLY and SAFELY develop a new way to take care of our patients.
Using tele-health technology has been amazing, but doesn’t work for all of my patients. We are carefully opening up for in-person visits with social distancing strictly enforced: Mask on, keep your distance, no visitors, and lots of disinfecting.
All patients who will be having a procedure at Sonoma Valley Hospital will be referred for COVID-19 testing prior to their procedure. All patients must have a negative result prior to being admitted. This is for everyone’s safety.
Furthermore, we are working through the list of patients that had elective procedures cancelled because of the initial closure of the ORs. This takes time. We appreciate your patience.
If you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to us.
Great to have this professional join our home-town community- she is so friendly, social and kind, she fits right in!
Dr. Alexis made me feel confident about my upcoming surgery and I truly felt that everything was under control and would turn out well. In my situation, I met her at the office and then met her at the hospital for surgery only hours later. Start to finish, I really felt that I had an excellent experience.