Minor Surgical Procedures and Other Special Services

Other Special Services include:

  • Bone marrow aspiration
  • Bronchoscopy
  • Casting; cast changes
  • Chest tubes
  • Endoscopy
  • 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