Where is cataract surgery performed?

ophthalmology operating room at Melville Surgery Center

The Melville Surgery Center operating rooms are equipped with state-of-the art equipment

Most high volume ophthalmologic surgeons prefer to do their surgeries in ambulatory surgery centers.

Ambulatory Surgery Centers, also known as ASC’s, have many benefits. Among these are shorter time from admission to discharge, specialized operating room staff that are adept at assisting with quick surgeries, low incidence of infections because there are no nearby ill hospitalized patients, and a streamlined process that is pleasant, efficient, and accurate.

Beginning in early 2007, Dr. Krawitz, along with several other physicians and ASCOA, a professional management corporation based in Massachusetts, purchased the Melville Surgery Center, located in Melville, New York.

The Melville Surgery Center is an accredited surgical facility that regularly scores in the top percentile of performance among New York ASC’s. Patient satisfaction surveys routinely score 100% positive each month.

Melville Surgery Center check-in is fast and easy!

Checking in at Melville Surgery Center is fast and easy!

Check-in at Melville Surgery Center is quick and easy.Upon your arrival at the Melville Surgery Center, you will be greeted in the lovely waiting room by our friendly staff.

Although you wont’ be there long, your friend or family member will be there for about 1 1/2 to 2 hours.

Pre-operative preparation for ophthalmic surgery

Melville Surgery Center's pre-operative nurses are renowned for their efficiency and at the same time, making sure you're comfortable and relaxed.

Most patients are then brought back in only a few minutes to the preoperative area, where eyedrops are administered, a nurse checks blood pressure and pulse, and asks medical history questions again. It is there that you will be introduced to the anesthesiologist.

Dr. Krawitz uses a Leica ophthalmologic microscope for the best visualization

Dr. Krawitz uses a Leica ophthalmologic microscope for the best visualization.

You will then be brought to the operating room and be gently laid down on a comfortable flat surgical bed.

The area around the eye is cleaned using iodine. Then, your entire face and body are covered using a sterile sheet with the exception of your eye. There is fresh oxygen given to you beneath the sheet.Dr. Krawitz performs nearly all of his eye surgeries using only eyedrop anesthesia. That means that you will not get any Novocaine shots around the face or on.

Most of Dr Krawitz’s surgeries take just a few minutes. The surgery doesn’t hurt, you cannot watch it as it is performed on your own eye, and the intravenous sedatives will make you relaxed and calm.

Patient comfortable following eye surgery with Dr. Krawitz

"It's over already? I didn't feel anything!"

At the conclusion of the surgery, you are wheeled across the hallway to the post-operative area, where nurses check your blood pressure and pulse again and review the instructions before sending you home.

The Melville Surgery Center post-operative area

A warm blanket is welcomed moments after arrival in the surgical recovery area.

Approximately 15 minutes following most eye surgeries by Dr. Krawitz, patients are sent home.

You will need somebody to drive you, since it is illegal in New York State to drive home following intravenous sedation. However, your eye will be uncovered, without any eye patch or shield.

15 minutes after his eye surgery with Dr. Krawitz, he's on his way home

Back home in time for breakfast!

Among the many benefits of Dr. Krawitz’s surgical techniques is that you will be able to bend and lift without limitation immediately following your eye surgery.One of Huntington Eye Care’s staff members will call you that evening to make sure you’re feeling okay. You will be seen the following day by Dr. Krawitz in the office at 755 Park Avenue.

 Melville Surgery Center location

Melville Surgery Center
1895 Walt Whitman Rd, Suite 10
Melville, NY 11747
(631) 293-9700