At Avant First Assistants, we often receive glowing feedback from the surgeons we assist, as well as the hospitals and surgery centers we work in. We are proud to share just a few of the testimonials received from those we serve.
Keith Kerr, MD (Neurosurgeon)
"Prior to working with Avant, I had inconsistent coverage by a surgical assistant. This led to my cases not running as smoothly, having prolonged surgical times, and more difficulty completing cases. It’s incredibly frustrating to work with a different assistant from case to case, as you have to explain what they need to do over and over. When you realize that the assistant’s ability can directly impact important parts of the surgery, you understand just how important a good assistant is to a case.
Ivan is professional from top to bottom. He is on time, great with the OR staff, pays close attention to detail, and is extremely responsive. His hands are excellent, and I am always confident in his skill even when working next to critical structures of the brain and spine. After a number of cases with Ivan, my cases were running smoother. I was no longer having to spend as much time with the scrub prior to surgery going over equipment, because he knew actually what was needed and let them know. This allowed me to spend more time on other critical parts of my day.
Additionally, in several tougher cases, I could trust his ability to help me get the angles I needed and achieve the outcomes we were striving for. My cases are running at a high level now. We’re getting excellent outcomes on even some of the most difficult cases due to the excellent nature of the team. I no longer worry that I’ll get the coverage I need for my cases, or that the person assisting will have the capability to get the job done."
Laura Sabbe, Labor & Delivery Charge RN
"Before Avant, I was having trouble finding coverage for nonscheduled OR cases and emergency cases. It was very time consuming trying to call several people without having a dedicated on-call person. That was time I couldn't afford to waste, for the sake of our patients and their babies. Having a scheduled coverage provider makes it much easier to line up OR cases. It's a wonderful feeling, knowing that we no longer have to call around to find a surgical assistant – that we have one who is always dedicated to our area. Now, when we have scheduled cases, I no longer worry about which assistant is going to show up and whether they will show up. I no longer have to tell the physicians to schedule their own assistants. It's very nice not having to worry about prescheduling assistants. Also, knowing who is on call for any emergency cases makes my life so much easier and it's one less step I have to take when time is precious."
Tracy McManaman-Bridges, Labor & Delivery Charge RN
"I am a nurse. I take care of vulnerable moms and babies. Until we had an arrangement with Avant, I could never be confident I could get a C-section done fast enough! The service we had was unreliable and difficult.
Avant recognizes that minutes count when you are trying to save the life of a mom and/or her baby! Avant gives us 110% confidence that when we call, they will come! This is an amazing group of first assists who have more experience and positive outcomes than any group I have ever worked with in 28 years. Avant provides a service different from all others because of their level of experience. Every member of the Avant team is exceptional, confident, careful, and compassionate. They are detail-oriented and careful – which we all know is imperative during any surgery. Truly, they are overqualified and we are blessed to have them."
Top-of-the-Line Surgical Assistance
Are you a surgeon, hospital, or surgery center looking for top-of-the-line surgical assistance? Look no further. The licensed surgical assistants at Avant First Assistants are among the most qualified and experienced in southeast Texas. Call our business office in Sugar Land, Texas, at (713) 725-9368 today to find out how we can help you.