Patients of the Saratoga Schenectady Endoscopy Center, L.L.C. seeking treatment at the ambulatory surgery center have the responsibility to:

  1. Behave in a responsible manner and observe all center rules and regulations.
  2. Treat staff and other patients with courtesy and respect.
  3. Be considerate of other patients’ rights to confidential care.
  4. Provide to the best of your knowledge, accurate and complete information about present complaints, past illnesses, medications and other pertinent facts relating to your health status.  A patient is responsible for making it known whether you clearly comprehend a contemplated course of action and what is expected of you.
  5. Follow the treatment plan prescribed by your provider and participate in your care.
  6. Participate in the decision-making involved in your procedure and follow-up care.  This includes being honest on the recovery process and answering questions honestly at discharge, so patients are not discharged prematurely.
  7. Discuss with the medical staff any problems or obstacles that may affect your ability to return home for recovery.
  8. Be responsible for your actions if you refuse treatment or do not follow instructions.
  9. Pay for care on a timely basis after receiving a bill for payment from the Surgery Center.
  10. Make suggestions about improving Center operations.  Ask questions about any aspect of your care and treatment plan.
  11. Participate in the post-procedure telephone survey and patient survey to assist in maintaining high quality care at the Center.
  12. Provide a responsible adult to transport you home from the Center and remain with them for 24 hours.