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New Procedure Center Opens January 12

(From the January 2015 Issue of MedStat)

The Procedure Center provides the benefit of a streamlined approach to sedation/anesthesia in one location, designed to enhance the patient and family experience during minor procedures and diagnostic and interventional radiological services that require anesthesia. The Procedure Center is located behind the Crossroads registration in the C Lobby. The Center is staffed with critical care physicians, anesthesiologists, nurse anesthetists and perioperative services.

In order to offer this enhanced service to our patients, several changes have occurred to the diagnostic imaging ordering process:

  • All diagnostic imaging orders will now be placed through Central Scheduling at (614) 722-6200.
  • On-site anesthesiologists will determine the type of anesthesia required; therefore ordering physicians will no longer need to choose the type of sedation/anesthesia their patients will receive.

For diagnostic procedures not requiring anesthesia, patients will not receive care in the Procedure Center. Patients will be given directions to the appropriate registration area when scheduling appointments.

Another highlight of the Procedure Center are two procedure rooms available for minor treatments and procedures including, but not limited to, wound and burn dressing changes, lumbar punctures, SSEPs, ABRs, echocardiography and interventional pain procedures. To schedule a procedure in the Procedure Center, please contact the Perioperative OR Schedulers at (614) 722-4125. For more information about the Procedure Center, please contact Josh Uffman, MD at

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