Minor Surgical Procedures and Other Special Services
Other Special Services include:
- Bone marrow aspiration
- Casting; cast changes
- Chest tubes
- Removal of HICKMAN ® catheter*
- Liver biopsy
- Lumbar puncture
- Renal biopsy
- Small plastic cases (e.g., removal of skin tags, etc.)
Call the Ambulatory Procedure Unit (APU) Scheduler at (650) 497-8912 for the procedures listed above. The APU is equipped to provide local anesthesia, sedation and general anesthesia.
All community physicians and faculty physicians not participating in the pre-certification program are required to obtain all necessary authorizations and certifications prior to the date of admission.
For minor surgical procedures, a completed scheduling form must be faxed to Admitting Reservationist at (650) 497-8968.
The admitting staff will contact the physician's office if there are problems with obtaining authorization or services denied by insurance company.
*HICKMAN is a registered trademark of C.R. Bard, Inc. and its related company, BCR, Inc