Are you wondering what it’s like visiting our office during the COVID-19 pandemic? We know how stressful and challenging it may be to continue living a normal life during these unusual circumstances. Although a lot has changed, you can still expect the same great, quality experience when visiting Buffalo Plastic Surgery. Following the CDC guidelines, here are some changes we have implemented to make your visit safer:
Screening Questions, Wearing Masks, and Temperature Checks
We ask our patients to make sure they have not had any flu-like symptoms or fever in the last fourteen days. We explain the no contact check-in and new patient paperwork that is to be filled out online prior to your arrival. We are mandating that all patients who come into the office wear a mask to help decrease the spread of COVID-19. Screening for fevers equal to or over 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit at the time of check in is just one other precaution our office is carrying out.
We ask any patients who have travelled to any state on Governor Cuomo’s advisory list in the past 14 days to reschedule their appointment and quarantine. The list of states is constantly changing, but here is the current list of states:
- North Carolina
- New Mexico
- South Carolina
All surfaces including door knobs, chairs, and bathroom appliances are sanitized between each patient. Cleaning these areas frequently decreases the chance of contracting the virus via surface exposure.
Currently, the office is not allowing more than 2 patients to sit in the waiting room (more than 6 feet apart) and not allowing guests to accompany patients. This eliminates extra traffic in our office and decreases airborne spread of the illness.
COVID-19 Testing Prior to Surgery
All surgery patients must get tested for the virus within 5 days before their surgery date and quarantine after the test is complete. This policy decreases the spread of COVID-19 among surgical staff, hospitals, and patients.
At Buffalo Plastic Surgery we are dedicated to decreasing the spread of COVID-19 and protecting our patients and staff. If you have any questions about these precautionary measures, feel free to reach out to us!