Earlier this week, the surgery center celebrated three years of service! Doctors, nurses, anesthesiologists, assistants and the center’s staff all gathered to rejoice in a successful year of quality care in North East Portland. I am proud to work with such an amazing team of hard working and talented people who provide superior care to […]Continue reading →
Author: Stevanie Fama
GPSC Staff Participate in 2018 Shamrock Run
Last month, some of our awesome staff got to run in the annual Shamrock Run! This run benefited the OHSU Doernbecher Children’s Hospital Foundation, and took place in Downtown Portland.Continue reading →
GPSC at Oregon Dental Conference – April 5-7, 2018
Check us out at booth #202 tomorrow April 6th and Saturday, April 7th! We’ve got some goodies to share with you!Continue reading →
Why Can’t My Child Eat Before Surgery?
We know kids are hungry and thirsty the day of surgery. What is the reason for the strict “empty stomach” rule? It’s about safety during anesthesia. When your child is receiving the anesthetic before pediatric surgery, body muscles are very relaxed. This includes the muscles of the Gastrointestinal tract. The stomach, esophagus, and the opening […]Continue reading →
GPSC Will Exhibit at 2018 Oregon Dental Conference
Find us at booth #202 at this year’s Oregon Dental Conference in Portland, OR! We’ll be talking about what makes our ambulatory surgery center different, and handing out some awesome goodies! Stop by to learn more about GPSC, and for a chance to win a prize! Oregon Convention Center 777 NE Martin Luther King Jr […]Continue reading →
In-Office Surgery vs. ASCs
“Researchers found that risk-adjusted hospitalization rates were higher for procedures performed at physician’s offices, compared to ASCs.” –Eric Oliver A recent article found on Becker’s ASC Review, highlighted some differences between in-office surgery, and procedures performed in an Ambulatory Surgery Center (ASC). Two big findings included: The cost is twice as high for […]Continue reading →
GPSC Receives AAAHC Accreditation
On February 22nd, 2017, Gateway Pediatric Surgery Center received AAAHC Accreditation. The AAAHC (Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care) is a strict organization that only provides accreditation to ASCs that meet their high standards.Continue reading →
How Should My Child Dress for Surgery?
The idea of surgery can be scary. To help your child feel safe, we want him/her to feel relaxed when they come in for their procedure. They can show up in their pajamas or street clothes, whichever they feel comfortable in. We also have…Continue reading →
Is Anesthesia Safe for Children?
Yes, it is safe for children to receive anesthesia. Our anesthesiologists specialize in pediatric anesthesia, so you can rest assured that your child is in good hands. Before any procedure takes place, you will be asked to explain your child’s current health state, and medical history, which can both play a part in determining the best […]Continue reading →