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    Medical Staff | Palo Alto Surgecenter


    The key to the Surgery Center Palo Alto's quality patient care is its exceptionally dedicated, highly trained and friendly staff. Everyone, whether in a clinical or administrative capacity, works together as a team to ensure the safety, comfort and well-being of its patients and their families.

    The clinical and administrative care team includes registered nurses, licensed vocational nurses, surgical technologists and administrative staff. This team works closely with the patient's physician and anesthesiologist to provide an individualized plan of care for him or her.

    When the patient's care requires an anesthesiologist, the patient will be attended by one of a group of Palo Alto Medical Foundation (PAMF) anesthesiologists who also provide anesthesia services at Stanford University Hospital and other nearby hospitals.

    Currently, more than 100 board-certified physicians have privileges at the Surgery Center Palo Alto, 85% of whom are PAMF medical staff members with offices conveniently located in the same building. In total, they represent more than 9 specialties and perform more than 11,000 procedures annually at the Surgery Center Palo Alto.

    Common among those procedures are diagnostic and operative gastroenterology, knee arthroscopy, breast biopsy, gynecological procedures, ophthalmology, pediatric ear tube insertion, cosmetic surgery, bunion removals and many others.

    From the patient's first contact with the Surgecenter pre-operation phone call to a follow-up phone call from a nurse after a procedure, the Surgecenter hopes patients will be pleased with the professionalism and friendliness of everyone they meet at the Surgecenter.

    Benjamin Maser, M.D.
    Physician Director, Ambulatory Surgery Center Service Line
    Palo Alto Medical Foundation

    Richard Hunter, M.D.
    Medical Director
    Surgecenter of Palo Alto

    Melody States, RN, CASC, CNOR
    Executive Director, Ambulatory Surgery Center Service Line
    Palo Alto Medical Foundation

    Johnny Russell, Director
    Surgecenter of Palo Alto

    Please contact us directly at 650-324-1832 for more information.