We want to take this opportunity to inform all our patients that Drs. Eghbalieh and all the staff at Southern California Multi-Specialty Center are here for you more than ever in this very difficult time.
We would like to stress to ALL our existing and new patients and to the community at large, the importance of social distancing and home isolation which is critical to the containment and reduction in the spread of the COVID-19 virus.
We have implemented a strict protocol with advanced telephone screening for all patients who need to have physical in-office appointments.
Our office has always (even prior to COVID-19) met the highest standards of cleanliness and sterility by strict protocols that we adhere to on a continuous basis as it pertains to our exam rooms, front lobby, doorknobs, restrooms, and surfaces that are sanitized after each encounter. Furthermore, all patients are screened at the door prior to entry into our facilities and everyone's temperatures will be taken at the door prior to entry to the office.
The protocol is strict and is fully enforced, so our patients know that if coming to the office is required, we have taken every step possible in making it a safe and healthy environment.
If a patient is experiencing any symptoms of fever, chills, cough, shortness of breath or has traveled outside the US or recently been on a cruise ship, etc., they are directed to contact the Department of Health (DOH) and directed to the nearest Emergency Department.
We are happy to inform you that we are also offering telemedicine services through Skype, FaceTime, or Messenger for non-emergency visits which do not require face-to-face contact or leaving the comfort of your own home.
We appreciate your patience and understanding during this difficult time. Rest assured that your well-being and surgical needs are of utmost importance to us. We will do everything we can to ensure prompt service during this challenging time in all of our lives.
The following guidelines will be adhered to for our Surgical Patients: Given the limitations of supplies, facilities, and medical/surgical limitations, strict guidelines have been recommended by the American College of Surgeons, Commission on Cancer, the State of California, the City of Los Angeles, and all Local Hospitals.
- All elective surgeries have been postponed and will be scheduled between 6 to 8 weeks from the time of visitation/consultation.
- All previously scheduled surgeries have been canceled and will be re-scheduled between 6 to 8 weeks effective April 1st, 2020.
- All cancer surgeries will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis and scheduled accordingly
- All patients with end-stage renal disease, dialysis patients, and those with vascular emergencies will continue to be scheduled as per normal.