For Immediate Release
October 18, 2013
For more information, contact:
Glenda Silvey, (918) 660-3317
Karen Mulkey, (918) 625-5698
TULSA, Okla. – OU Physicians, the physician practice group of the OU School of Community Medicine, is opening a new surgical procedure center offering a comprehensive range of services. The OU Physicians Surgery Procedure Center will be dedicated during ceremonies at 11 a.m., Monday, October 21, at the OU Schusterman Clinic at 41st and Yale.
The new center will open on November 4, offering endoscopy, hemodialysis access, vascular treatment and venous treatment on a same day, outpatient basis. Other cancer prevention procedures are offered in the same building where the center is housed, including dermatology screening and palliative care services during cancer treatment.
“OU Physicians and the OU School of Community Medicine are eager to offer these specialized surgical options performed by experienced, board-certified surgeons with training in the latest techniques,” said Ondria Gleason, M.D., Interim Dean of the OU School of Community Medicine. “We believe patients will feel comfortable and assured in this attractive new space, where our physicians and staff will do everything possible to assure the best possible outcomes.”
“With the only board-certified vascular surgeons through the American Board of Surgery in Northeastern Oklahoma, we can offer patients and referring physicians superb care in a very patient-friendly environment,” said John Blebea, M.D., Director of the OU Physicians Procedure Center.
The public is invited to attend an open house at the new center at 6:00 p.m. Thursday, October 24, featuring a free seminar titled “Advances in Surgery and New Options for You.” OU Physicians surgeons will discuss:
• Minimally Invasive Procedures for Poor Leg Circulation
• Hemodialysis Procedures and Ports for Chemotherapy
• Prevention of Colorectal Cancer
• Upper Endoscopy – How to Find Cancer and Ulcers
• Varicose Veins – New Outpatient Treatments
The OU School of Community Medicine and its physician practice, OU Physicians, includes more than 300 physicians, some 70 medical students and 81 physician assistant students. They perform approximately 300,000 patient visits per year at 24 community clinics and work from St. John Medical Center, Hillcrest Medical Center, St. Francis Medical Center, Laureate Psychiatric Clinic and Hospital and Jane Phillips Medical Center in Bartlesville. For more information about the OU School of Community Medicine, call 660-3098 or visit http://tulsa.ou.edu.