Advanced Directives are legal documents that allow you to convey your decisions about the type of medical treatment wanted or not wanted in the event that you are unable to make those decisions for yourself. In the document, you can also name someone to make decisions about your medical treatment if you are unable to make these decisions or choices yourself. They provide a way for you to communicate your wishes to family, friends, and healthcare professionals, and to avoid future confusion. The two most common forms of advanced directives are:
Health Care Proxy
The physicians and staff at Manhattan Reproductive Surgery Center value our patients’ right to make informed decisions regarding their healthcare. The procedures at Manhattan Reproductive Surgery Center are considered elective and adverse incidents during surgery are not expected, thus your Advanced Directive will not be honored during your time here at Manhattan Reproductive Surgery Center. All life-sustaining measures will be provided until the patient can be safely transferred to the nearest hospital where the suspension of the Advanced Directive will be lifted. If provided with advanced directive documentation, we will include it in your medical records on transport to the hospital in the event of a transfer.