Use of Physician Assistants (PA) During Your Surgery
Your surgeon may utilize a Physician Assistant (PA) during your surgery. A PA is a medical professional who works as part of a team with a doctor. A PA is a graduate of an accredited PA educational program who is nationally certified and state-licensed to practice medicine with the supervision of a physician (Source: www.aapa.org).
At Holy Cross Hospital, PAs assist in surgery, perform procedures, complete physical examinations, and provide follow-up care for patients while they are in the hospital. As part of the surgical team, PAs provide increased clinical support so your surgeon has the resources needed to operate efficiently, and provide safe and quality clinical care.
Fees for professional services, including PA services, associated with your care at the hospital will be billed directly to you, as applicable. Their services will generally be billed separately from the hospital’s services. If you have any questions about our hospital PAs or our other professional services, please contact us.