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About Our Services:
Canton-Potsdam Hospital's Perioperative Care Services consists of the Operating Room, Sterile Processing, and Post Anesthesia Care Unit (PACU). Our staff includes RNs, Scrub Technicians, Anesthesia Technicians, and Certified Sterile Processing Technicians. The Operating Room consists of five suites, which were completely remodeled and updated in 2004. The OR provides the following: urology, general surgery, ophthalmology, orthopedics, OB/GYN, pulmonology, vascular surgery, and neurosurgery.
The Post-Anasthesia Care Unit (PACU) is staffed with an ACLS-certified RN at all times, and the ratio of patients to RN is 2:1. There are 4 units and one isolation room in the PACU.
All staff in the Perioperative Care Services unit are BLS-certified and many RNs are ACLS-certified. The Perioperative Care Services unit strives to provide confidential, caring, and the most advanced surgical services available in the North Country.
Contact: (315) 261-5971
Hours: Monday—Friday, 7 a.m.—7 p.m.
Shockpin Chungfat, MD, General Surgery
A. Martin Clark, Jr., MD, Orthopedic Surgery
Jay Dewell, MD, General Surgery
Tatiana DiCoby, DO, Gynecologic Surgery
Jose Lizardi, MD, Gynecologic Surgery
Robert Nordberg, MD, General Surgery
Luc Perrier, MD, Orthopedic Surgery
John Savage, MD, Orthopedic Surgery
Magendra Thakur, MD, Pulmonary Surgery
Gary Torbey, MD, Ophthalmologic Surgery
Mel Buscemi, MD, Urology
Lars Thompson, MD, Urology
Kris A. VanWagner, DO, Ophthalmologic Surgery
Charles Wilson, MD, General Surgery