Dr. Bailie is demanding from start to finish in the operating room. Although he will be the only person performing your surgery, Dr. Bailie enlists the assistance of highly skilled personnel, including surgical facility staff, anesthesiologists, surgical nurses and technicians, whom he chooses based upon their expertise and meticulous safety standards.
Dr. Bailie is known for his perfection over his many years in the operating room. By utilizing the same staff members and facilities on a regular basis, he is able to orchestrate a routine which maximizes outcomes and minimizes complication risks.
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Dr. Bailie has developed a reputation as a skilled Orthopedic surgeon who demands excellence from all medical personnel interacting with his patients. This includes pre-op nurses, OR staff and those that care for patients in the recovery room. Since 1996 he has been instrumental in developing policies and procedures to assist facilities in becoming more efficient, lowering costs and minimizing facility associated complications. This led to his previous election to serve as Chief of Orthopedic Surgery and Chairman of the Department of Surgery at Scottsdale Healthcare Shea and initial medical director of The Orthopedic Surgery Center of Arizona. The facilities listed meet Dr. Bailie’s strict criteria of high quality accompanied by cost-effective care and customer service.
Whenever possible, Dr. Bailie hand-picks the staff that work with his patients in surgery as he believes that familiarity and repetition leads to fewer complications, safer surgery and better outcomes. From the OR nurses and surgical techs at the facility to his first assistant and the anesthesiologist. These are useful links that can provide further information on these personnel.
Heather is a certified RN First Assistant, receiving her degree from Northern Arizona University. In 1990, she helped pioneer RN First Assisting in Arizona and was one of the initial RN First Assistants at St. Joseph’s, Good Samaritan and Phoenix Children’s Hospitals. She achieved Certification in Operating Room Nursing (CNOR) and served as the charge nurse and manager at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Phoenix. In 1993, she was recognized as part of the first group of registered nurses to become certified in first assisting (CRNFA.) In 1994, along with three associates, she started her own business and founded First Assistant Associates, Ltd., a group of First Assistants and Physicians Assistants serving Valley surgeons and their patients. Heather is currently President of First Assistant Associates and has been working with Dr. Bailie since 2002.
Metro Anesthesia a preferred anesthesia provider for Dr. Bailie at TOSCA and SurgCenter Camelback. He has worked with several of these excellent physicians since 1996. As part of their service, they have created a video of the inter-scalene block, which many patients choose as part of their anesthesia for shoulder surgery. Please click HERE to learn more.
Valley Anesthesia is Dr. Bailie’s preferred provider at Piper Outpatient Surgery Center and he has worked with these excellent physicians since 1996.
If you did not already discuss scheduling your surgery with Michelle while in the office, you may do so here. Please either call Michelle at 480-264-6050 or email her at SURGERY@AZISKS.COM and she will assist you promptly. You may also download copies of the surgical information forms below, including: general surgical information, joint specific postoperative instructions and other important instructions.