Following the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) protocol to protect the public against COVID-19, and prioritizing the safety of our patients and staff, we have made the following operational changes effective Monday, March 16, which will remain in effect until at least Monday, March 30, 2020.
Discontinuing patient office hours
Our office will remain open from 9 am to 5 pm via phone and email communication only. The building is not open to patient traffic of any kind. Unless all phone lines are in use should you call, a staff member will answer your call, or return your call within 30 minutes.
Post-op patients, those who had surgery from March 9 to March 13, will be contacted personally on Monday, March 16.
All other patients requiring follow-up care who have non-emergency questions, concerns or potential complications, call the office at (732) 217-3897 or email our practice manager at email@example.com. (Emails will be answered within 24 hours).
Should you experience a life-threatening emergency, dial 911.
Please do not send clinical (medical-related) messages via social media, as this can delay a timely response to your issue.
We will announce when in-office visits will resume and invite you to call the office to schedule your next visit.
All scheduled surgeries of a non-emergency nature are postponed and will be rescheduled as soon as possible.
In the interim, should you have a pre-op emergency, call our office and report to the Emergency Department. If your symptoms are life-threatening, dial 911.
Bariatric support group and future patient seminars
All group meetings are cancelled until further notice.
Future schedule changes and updates
We will continue to update our patients as the situation changes. If you have questions, please call our team at (732) 217-3897.
For more information on COVID-19
Thank you for your understanding in this unprecedented situation. We pray for your good health and are always here to offer any assistance. We shall overcome, together.
To get the latest information on coronavirus, including tips for prevention and symptoms to look for, visit the CDC website, https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html.
In addition, the New Jersey Department of Health (NJDOH) has a 24-hour coronavirus hotline: 800-222-1222.
Ayotunde Adeyeri, MD FASMBS, Medical Director