AUTISTIC AND SPECIAL NEEDS CHILDREN CAN NOW UNDERGO SIMPLE SURGICAL PROCEDURES IN THE COMFORT AND PRIVACY OF THEIR OWN PHYSICIAN’S OFFICE
Laguna Hills, CA – MobiSurg, a revolutionary new mobile anesthesiology and patient care service, now makes it possible for children with Autism and Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) and others with special needs to undergo routine dental and medical procedures in the comfort and convenience of their own doctor’s office – with their parents by their side.
Serving all of Southern California, including Los Angeles, Orange, San Bernardino, Riverside and San Diego Counties, MobiSurg is the brainchild of Shar Alikhani, M.D., a Harvard-trained, and board certified Physician anesthesiologist. Recognizing an underserved patient population – special needs children and hard-to-treat patients – he began MobiSurg to offer the same safe, hospital-quality anesthesia and medical services to these patients within the security and privacy of their own physician’s office.
“Autistic and special needs children can be among the more difficult patients to treat, and on whom to perform even the most routine surgery or exam,” says Dr. Alikhani. “With MobiSurg, doctors and dentists can now minimize the anxiety and nervousness many of these young patients experience by safely and easily performing procedures in a warm, secure and non-threatening environment – their own doctor’s office.”
“The administration of anesthesia can be very challenging to special needs children who oftentimes may have co-existing medical conditions such as seizure disorders, gastro-esophageal reflux, airway abnormalities, heart and lung problems, neuro-muscular issues, spasticity and rigidity,” Dr. Alikhani says. “With MobiSurg, we bring a board-certified anesthesiologist, who is qualified to administer deep sedation when needed and to do so in a manner that protects each patient’s airway. The anesthesiologist by a support staff and brings hospital-grade equipment directly to the doctor’s office. In this comfortable setting, children can actually fall asleep in their parents’ arms and wake up the same way post-procedure. MobiSurg virtually eliminates the worry, concern and stress for both the patient and the parent.”
MobiSurg enables doctors and dentists to perform a host of procedures including dental extractions, cleanings, root canals, ear tube placement, exams under anesthesia, dermatologic procedures such as mole removal and cyst excision, upper GI endoscopy, and MRI/CT scans, among many others. And with MobiSurg, you don’t have to experience the expense or stress of undergoing procedures in a hospital or surgery center.
Concludes Dr. Alikhani, “MobiSurg truly offers the best, most worry-free and comfortable solution to surgical procedures for special needs kids. And because safety is of the utmost importance, we also provide a detailed floor plan and emergency evacuation plan for every location, as well as an emergency lighting system battery backup system state inspected fire extinguisher, wireless communication system, back up monitors and oxygen delivery service and sterile supplies. With MobiSurg, there is no need to ever go to a hospital again.”
Dr. Shar Alikhani is a board-certified Physician anesthesiologist and former Director of Anesthesiology at Children’s Hospital Orange County at Mission. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Anesthesiologists and trained at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, where he also served as Chief Resident and as a clinical faculty member. He completed a Fellowship in Pediatric Anesthesia at Children’s Hospital in Boston, the top rated pediatric teaching facility of Harvard Medical School.
He began MobiSurg to help doctors and surgeons offer better, more convenient quality medical care to their patients by providing the same safe, hospital-quality anesthesia to very young children, high risk and difficult-to-treat patients but within the comfort, security and privacy of their own doctor’s office. Dr. Alikhani hopes to make MobiSurg available in more cities across the United States to better serve doctors and patients everywhere.