Marion surgery center director addresses meningitis concerns | Health
MARION, IL (KFVS) - The director of a Marion surgery center is addressing concerns about the recent meningitis outbreak.
Dr. Laxmaiah Manchikanti, Medical Director of the Ambulatory Surgery Center (ASC) in Lone Oak says that the recent announcement by the CDC, related to a meningitis outbreak is not a cause for concern for patients of the ASC or the Pain Care Surgery in Marion.
Manchikanti, who is also the Chairman of the Board of the American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians, says that the methylprednisolone acetate compounded at the New England Compounding Center is not in use at either of the two surgery centers which he directs.
“Thankfully, our patients have not been exposed, but we are working with state officials to assist in this time of crisis.” said Manchikanti.
Although, he stresses that patients who have received epidural injections at other clinics or hospitals, should contact their physicians as a precautionary measure.
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