COVID-19 (coronavirus) Statement
March 25, 2020 COVID-19 coronavirus update
In response to the ongoing COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic, Tennessee Governor Bill Lee has signed an executive order which, starting March 24, 2020, expressly prohibits non-essential surgical procedures, including cosmetic surgery, from being performed in all hospitals and outpatient surgical facilities. This directly affects our office-based surgery center and we therefore, in accordance with the order, will not be performing any surgery until the order is lifted on April 13, 2020. Obviously, we are saddened by this order as our facility treats only healthy patients and in a much lower volume than a hospital or ambulatory surgical facility; however, we understand the efforts of our government to try to quell the spread of this disease. Please be advised that in light of the above, we are going to temporarily close the office to all patients, other than for urgent issues, during this time to do our part to prevent the spread of coronavirus. Please call our main office phone number (423-392-4884) if you need to be seen. Fortunately, weanticipate that we will be able meet the needs of our cosmetic patients in the very near future. We continue to monitor the situation daily and will keep everyone up to date on how it impacts our practice and your care. We hope and pray that everyone remains healthy during this crisis.