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Edmonds Outpatient Center for Surgery (ECOS) is the ambulatory surgery center that we use to perform cataract surgery. This facility is located two blocks North of our office at the Pavilion in front of the Swedish Edmonds Hospital. A map is provided for your convenience at your counseling appointment.
You will receive a text or email in the week prior to surgery to register with the surgery center. You will need a list of medications, allergies, and previous surgeries to complete their profile. If you need assistance with this form, please call the surgery center.
Please make sure we have a working cell phone and email address on file.
The surgery center will be able to give you an estimate of your potential out-of-pocket costs to use their facility. Per policy this is due in full before the date of surgery. Payment plans are made on a case-by-case basis at the discretion of the surgery center itself.
Arrival and Surgery Time
The surgery center itself determines your surgery schedule the day of surgery. The center itself has patients coming from multiple office and specialties so there are multiple considerations when it comes to scheduling each surgical day. Our office has no control over the schedule, but we can make accommodation requests in certain situations. If you have a specific need scheduling-wise please let our office know as soon as possible.
The surgery center will call you the day before surgery to let you know when to arrive the next day. Our office does not have this information.
All patients having surgery are required to have a driver to and from the surgery center due to the type of sedation that is used during the procedure. The surgery center does not allow transport via taxi, Uber, or Lyft without a chaperone present at all times for your safety.
All patients having surgery are required to have supervision for the first 24 hours after anesthesia. This can be a friend, family member, or other source of support. Special considerations can be made on a case-by-case basis.
While masks are no longer required by the Department of Health our office is encouraging all staff and patients to don a face mask due to the proximity of staff to your face during your visit.