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I had arthroscopic knee surgery at the outpatient surgery center in July 2009. I was getting married in 30 days so the optimum care and swiftness of getting this done was crucial to me. I was nervous to say the least, as I had two surgeries when I was very young, but have no recollection of them. From the second I walked in the door until I left 5 hours later I was treated as a person never a number. From pre-op to surgery to PACU, to recovery and I had the best nurses and doctors. Marvel in pre-op was great.

OR nurse Mary was a sweetheart, Melissa in PACU was wonderful and Anika in recovery/post-op was the best. I cannot say enough about Dr. Vanderslice or Nurse Anesthetist Steve. Dr. Vanderslice spent upwards of a half an hour explaining the anesthesia process to me as I was terrified of "going under". He never once acted annoyed that I asked a ton of questions and was so patient with me. It was the best experience I could have asked for given the circumstances. Every employee there needs to be commended for their excellence in care. I will shout from rooftops about your surgery center and how well I was taken care of. You guys are THE BEST!!!

 

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