Surgery Center of Oradell

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Advance Directives

All Patients have the right to participate in their own health care decisions and to
make advance directives or to execute powers of attorney. These documents
authorize others to make decisions on their behalf based on the Patient's expressed
wishes when the Patient is unable to make decisions or unable to communicate
decisions. This surgery center respects and upholds those rights.

However, unlike in an acute care hospital setting, The Surgery Center of Oradell does
not routinely perform "high risk" procedures. Procedures performed in this facility are
considered to be of minimal risk. Of course, no surgery is without risk. You will
discuss the specifics of your procedure with your physician who can answer your
questions as to its risks, your expected recovery and care after your surgery.


Therefore, it is our policy, regardless of the contents of any advance
directive or instructions from a health care surrogate or attorney in fact,
that if an adverse event occurs during your treatment at this facility, we
will initiate resuscitative or other stabilizing measures and transfer you
to a hospital for further evaluation. At the hospital, further treatment or
withdrawal of treatment measures already begun, will be ordered in
accordance with your wishes, advance directive or health care power of
attorney.

(If a patient should provide his/her advance directive, a copy will be placed on the
patientís medical record and transferred with the patient should a hospital transfer
be ordered by his/her physician).


For more information on Advance Directives, please visit the following website:
www.lsnjlaw.org






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