We feel that preparing for surgery will be a team effort. We are going to do our part. We also want YOU to assume an active role to do your part. We have used the latest and the most up to date information to try to convey as much knowledge for you as possible. During this crisis we have all been in this together. We are with you on preparing for your surgery.

Here are some steps that are vital for this preparation:

Step 1: Preparing for your surgery

To help minimize risk of asymptomatic spread of coronavirus during your procedure we ask that you:

  • Continue to shelter in place to protect yourself from others in the community.
  • Follow physical distancing and handwashing guidelines. This applies to the person who will be bringing you to and from surgery as well.
  • Avoid contact with others or leaving the home as much as possible prior to surgery.
  • Check for symptoms daily prior to surgery and notify us if you have any of the following:
    • Fever ≥ 38.0 C (100.5 F) last 24 hours
    • New respiratory symptoms (e.g. cough, shortness of breath, respiratory distress, sore throat)
    • Chills
    • Muscle pain
    • New loss of taste or smell
  • If you have traveled out of state 3 weeks leading up to your surgery, please call to inform our office.

Step 2: Stay flexible

Your surgery is currently scheduled to proceed on the planned date and time, but we also must be flexible to deal with any potential changes in Washington’s State’s regulations and proclamations. We would appreciate your understanding if things change, and in return we promise to keep you informed with up to date information with what is happening here at EPSC, as well as keeping your best interests and safety at the forefront.

Step 3: Understand what to expect the day of surgery due to COVID-19 changes

For patients with scheduled surgery at Egrari Plastic Surgery Center:

  • Upon arrival via the private elevator, both you and your caregiver are to don a mask at the designated mask station.
  • Upon entering our facility, you will be escorted to the pre-op room where both you and your caregiver will be health screened via questionnaire.
  • Both you and your caregiver will have your temperatures taken.
  • As an extra layer of protection, you will notice our entire staff will be wearing surgical masks.
  • If not already completed, you will sign the COVID-19 consent prior to surgery.
  • You are to continue to wear your mask until escorted to the Operating room where the surgical team will direct you on how and when to remove it
  • Once escorted to the Operating Room, your caregiver will be asked to leave the facility until notified by Dr. Egrari at the completion of surgery.
  • Our surgical staff will keep your designated point person informed of your progress.
  • Caregivers are required to wear the mask supplied to them when returning to the facility.
  • Within your Recovery goodie bag, we will supply you with a facemask that is to be worn upon exit and at your follow-up appointments.

Step 4: Post-Surgery

After surgery you are in an immunocompromised state so please adhere to the following:

  • Please bring and wear the mask you and your caregiver were provided to your follow up visits
  • For all patients we only recommend necessary travel; however, if you have specific questions, we will be happy to discuss our guidelines
  • Due to your immunocompromised state after surgery we recommend you refrain from interacting with groups larger than 5 outside of your immediate household for at least 4 weeks.
  • Please do not bring anyone with you to your clinic visit, unless authorized by a EPSC staff.

Please know we genuinely care about you and will do everything we can to provide you with the safest and best possible care experience. If you have any questions or concerns prior to that day, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

2950 Northup Way Bellevue, WA 98004

Plastic Surgery Center, Suite 100 | (425) 827-7878

Non-Invasive Center, Suite 105 | (425) 827-8285

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We are open!

It is with great pleasure that we announce the opening of our practice May 19,2020. Our clinic, operating facility, skin care and noninvasive center (ENIC) will resume their full activity. This is in line with Governor Jay Inslee lifting elective surgery ban effective midnight May 18, 2020.

WE ARE HERE FOR YOU VIRTUALLY

Despite the challenging times we are faced with, we are still here for you and available during normal business hours for all inquiries via telephone and email. We are also offering on-line consultations for new patient inquiries.

Our virtual web consultations can be done right in the comfort of your own home, all you need is a secure internet connection and a computer, tablet or smartphone.

We welcome you, we are here for you. If you would like to have a VIRTUAL CONSULTATION or have any questions at all, please give us a call at (425) 827-7878 or contact us via the website to set up your virtual consultation today.

Practice policy update for Coronavirus (Covid-19):

Updated May 5, 2020

As previously stated, we are pleased to announce the opening of our practice May 19,2020. Our clinic, operating facility, skin care and noninvasive center (ENIC) will resume their full activity.

We know that so much of this has caused inconvenience for you. We want nothing more than to see our patients and resume what we do best. But we also know that we had to be patient and make sure that the timing is right.

We know clearly well that our work ahead is an important one. For over two decades we have considered safety as our most important prerogative. And, there has never been a more important time to put that to use.

As we stage the comeback of our States businesses and our own practice, we clearly understand that we must do everything in our power to ensure the safety of our patient, and our staff.

We also ask for your patience in the rescheduling process. Without any exception our patients have been kind, gracious and understanding. We sincerely appreciate your indulgence in this very difficult time.

Here is some of what we are doing to ensure that you are protected and that we maintain this facility as a Non-Covid Care (NCC) Zone:

Patient Flow and Clinical office Space

  • We are coming up with spacing and logistic protocols. This might include texting patients who are waiting in their car.
  • We are assigning everyone to hourly wipe downs of high use areas with approved sanitizing wipes.
  • We are asking for no one to wait in the waiting area.
  • We are coming up with protocols for room wipe downs after each patient visit.
  • We are creating a questionnaire and temperature control that will make the patient Covid-19 Clear.
  • We will ask staff to change out of their clothing into scrubs. Jackets for front office are being ordered.
  • Every staff will always wear masks while in the office.
  • Every staff will wear gloves.
  • Every staff needs to sanitize or wash hands after every interaction.
  • Use of virtual pre ops and nursing visits and questions.

Operating Room Experience

  • Similar precautions and questionnaires will be provided to establish Covid-19 Clear Status.
  • All staff will always wear masks. All staff will always wear gloves.
  • Hand washing with any patient interaction.
  • Specific wipe down of our OR, recovery and pre op areas.
  • Minimize accompanying care takers to only one. Those care takers will be treated just like the patients.

Anesthesia Experience

  • Every anesthesia staff will wear goggles protective equipment during intubation.
  • Our anesthesiologists have been fully trained and are implementing all precautions for prevention of Covid-19 spread.
  • All circuits will be changed between each patient.
  • Full wipe down of surfaces and floors.
  • A time out protocol that would confirm the Covid-19 Clear status of every patient.

As you can see, we are taking this very seriously. We fully understand that this will cause some inconvenience in the short term but realize that it is for the best.

Although Covid-19 is a serious issue, we strongly believe that it will pass and hopefully make our infrastructure and our ability to deal with pandemics in this Country even better than it currently is. We are monitoring this situation on a real-time basis and will not sit back until we know that we have done everything possible to avoid unnecessary exposure.

We know well that when you see us in action, you will realize that you have put your trust in the right practice.

Here are some links that might be useful:

State of Washington Department of Health

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

World Health Organization (WHO)

White House Opening Up America Again

CMS Reopening Guidelines Phase One

Please do not hesitate to contact us. We are always here to answer your questions

Call us at (425) 827-7878

Email us at [email protected]

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