WALL TOWNSHIP/TOMS RIVER, NJ – Ocean Otolaryngology Associates (Ocean ENT) has reopened its offices in Manasquan and Toms River for both appointments and telemedicine video visits. Ocean ENT has also started scheduling elective surgeries and endoscopy appointments. “Since we continue to see a downward trend in coronavirus cases in New Jersey despite pockets of spikes around the United States, we have opened our office to an increased number of patients,” said Dr. Bruce W. Peters of Ocean ENT. “Moving forward, we will continue to follow all CDC guidelines and recommendations from the American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery (AAO-HNS) and all patients will be required to wear a face mask or facial covering upon entrance to our offices.”
Any individual with a scheduled surgery prior to the COVID-19 pandemic outbreak should call the Ocean ENT office to schedule a new date with a surgical coordinator. Endoscopic procedures can be performed in the office as necessary. Patients will be required to undergo a COVID-19 antigen PCR test (nasal swab) prior to the procedure. The endoscopic procedure can take place three days after a negative test result has been returned.
For those who opt for a telemedicine appointment, the virtual visit will be conducted either through a smartphone via Facetime or a video call, or through a program called doxy.me, which is accessible from desktop computers, tablets and smartphones. “This is an extremely user-friendly process that allows me to continue providing therapeutic services to my patients, especially those who are at the highest risk of contracting the COVID-19,” said Dr. Peters. “We have received wonderful feedback from our patients who have had telemedicine appointments and we will continue to strive to exceed their expectations in terms of patient care.”
The Ocean ENT office is expanding its office hours to accommodate a larger patient volume. To schedule an appointment, please call 732-281-0100. For the most up-to-date information, please follow Ocean ENT on Facebook.
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