How Endohospital is Preparing for Your Upcoming Surgery
To limit the spread of COVID-19, Endohospital is using a multi-step screening process to ensure patients with symptoms are not missed before entering the Endohospital.
- Endohospital is also asking all patients to check their temperature at home before leaving for their travel. All patients are required to notify their coordinator before heading our way if they have had any symptoms of COVID-19.
- We are advising all patients that you put on a cloth face covering or mask, regardless of symptoms, before leaving your home to help prevent contact with others that are traveling.
- Every person coming for surgery to Endohospital will be screened for temperature first when the van pulls over and second time when they arrive at Endohospital.
- You will be given a face mask to wear if you do not bring your own.
- Drivers will be sanitizing the vehicles before and after transporting patients.
- Items that can't be disinfected in waiting areas of endohospital, such as magazines and other materials, will be eliminated until the pandemic has passed.
- Masks will be mandatory for everyone in the hospital, including patients, companions, nurses, and staff.
- Upon arrival to the endohospital, everyone must go through a sanitation tunnel already installed.
- Antibacterial gel will be available at all times in several designated areas in the hospital.
- Due to the pandemic, there will be no city tours until further notice. Patients and companions are instructed to stay inside the campus at all times.
- All visitors are being screened for COVID-19 symptoms, such as sore throat, cough, or fever. Any visitor with visible signs is kindly asked to leave.
- Upon arrival at the endohospital, the medical staff will be taking temperature to the travelers and ask patients to wash their hands and/or offer antibacterial gel.
- Everyone entering the endohospital building will be screened with an IR thermometer. NO EXCEPTIONS.
- Doctors and staff will wash hands before and after visiting/treating each patient.
- Strict visitor restrictions have been implemented throughout the endohospital. Only one companion per patient is allowed, no exceptions. The companion will also be screened and will go through this process.
- Do not greet any visitor, staff member, or medical personnel by hand, hug or kiss.
- Our patients will be best served by carefully evaluating and prioritizing all safety measures to determine what is in the patient's best interests. These efforts will depend upon both public and private initiatives.
- Everyone is required to wear masks AT ALL TIMES during your entire stay with us. Our staff will provide you with one upon arrival if you did not bring one.
All patients (and companions) will be asked to fill out a medical questionnaire aimed at detecting potential cases of coronavirus 14 days prior to coming and also 24 hours before as well.
If any of these pertain to you, your companion, or immediate family over the last 14 days, PLEASE STAY HOME. Respectfully, consider yourself as a potential threat to our facility, patients, and staff.
- Contact your surgery coordinator to reschedule for your surgery with us at no additional fee to do so.
- Take care of yourself with hydration, plenty of rest, and Tylenol.
- You MUST isolate yourself from all public activities.
- For most, this is a mild illness with a quick recovery.
- At this time, we are not recommending that those with these symptoms are positive, but we ask you to take all precautions. We respectfully request that you consider our concerns and clarify the checklist of symptoms not only for yourself but your companion and household as well.
Screening Patients and Companions upon arrival for COVID-19
Endohospital will provide a COVID 19 test kit free of charge for our patients, but it will have an extra cost for the companion or family member. Taking the test will be mandatory before entering the hospital as we continue to keep our facilities completely free of COVID-19. As you are aware this is a private hospital completely focused on weight loss surgery and we do not accept any patients with any other disease, keeping it clean and safe for you and our staff.
We strive to model common sense and sound judgment, taking guidance on COVID-19 from our internal experts and trusted authorities. We believe it's essential to start with the facts, communicate directly with each other, and do our part to help alleviate this global health issue. Know that we understand and truly value the time and resources that many individuals have invested.
Thank you for your time and attention on this matter.
The Endo Team