The physicians and mid-level staff (Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists) of the Ambulatory Surgery & Endoscopy Center are board certified specialists in Anesthesiology. They are committed to ensuring your experience at Springfield Clinic's Ambulatory Surgery & Endoscopy Center is safe and comfortable. They collaborate with your surgeon and his team and together, work to provide the most successful medical outcome for each patient.
Springfield Clinic's Ambulatory Surgery & Endoscopy Center encompasses the entire second floor of the Main Campus East Building.
Patients arriving for a procedure may park in the East Building lot and use the main lobby elevators to access the 2nd Floor. Check-in is to the right (to the west) as you exit the elevators. Ample and comfortable seating is available for patients and their guests. A responsible party is required to remain on Main Campus property during the surgery or procedure.
Following the procedure, family members or guests will be allowed to visit the patient and gather personal effects while the patient recovers. A member of the ASC / EC staff will escort the patient, via wheelchair, to the main lobby for discharge.
Springfield Clinic is the first Ambulatory Surgery Center in Illinois to use Xenex germ-prevention technology. By implementing the latest in infection control, we can keep our patients safer and improve the quality of their medical outcomes.
The system uses ultraviolet (UV) light to quickly and safely destroy harmful bacteria, viruses, fungi and bacterial spores. The system is effective against even the most dangerous pathogens, including C. diff, influenza, and MRSA.
Meet Louie, the Xenex Germ-Zapping Robot.
All procedures at Springfield Clinic's Ambulatory Surgery & Endoscopy Center are performed in collaboration with a highly qualified team of anesthesiology specialists, including board certified anesthesiologists and certified registered nurse anesthetists (CRNAs). An anesthesiologist is a physician who specializes in administration of anesthesia and manages patients while under sedation. They play an important but rarely witnessed role in the operating theater.
The role of Springfield Clinic's anesthesiologists begins with a thorough pre-operative evaluation of each patient and consultation with the surgical team. The team carefully coordinates the anesthetic needs of the patient, the patient's response to the medication and the requirements of the surgery. During the procedure, the anesthesiologist provides pain control medication and supervises life-support functions. In addition, the anesthesiologist and / or CRNA provides continual medical assessment of the patient. Following surgery, the anesthesiologist ensures each patient fully emerges from the effects of the anesthesia and regains full consciousness.
The utmost concern of the anesthesiology team is the patient's safety and comfort before, during and after an experience at Springfield Clinic's Ambulatory Surgery & Endoscopy Center.
Your Anesthesia Experience at the ASC
Anesthesia and You video from American Society of Anesthesiologists
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