and Women's Center, Inc.
Suites 204 & 205
Columbia, MD 21044-2979
Kathryn Cervi, C.R.N.P.
We would like to introduce you to Jeri Shuster, M.D., Women’s Center Inc., our in-office Ambulatory Surgery Center owned and operated by Dr. Shuster for the benefit of the patients in her practice who require minor surgical procedures.
The center is located in Suite 205, immediately adjacent to our GYN office, with staff you may already know. We believe that our Surgery Center will provide you with a comfortable, convenient and private environment for your surgical procedure.
Although our Center looks like a typical GYN exam room, it contains equipment and quality assurance protocols that have enabled us to meet the high standards established by both the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care and Medicare.
Sara Bos, RN
We believe that we are providing you with a good alternative to traditional hospital-based surgery. In fact, patient response has been overwhelmingly positive. You have the option of having your procedure done under LOCAL ANESTHETIC, which means that you remain awake and alert, but the cervix or uterus is made numb by injection of medication directly into the structures that are manipulated during the procedure. In this instance, we encourage you to come to the Women's Center well hydrated and well nourished. You will be able to leave the office immediately after the procedure and may drive yourself home.
Now for some paperwork! You will receive a packet of information prior to your procedure. Please click on the following links to download all of the appropriate forms for your procedure which will be performed under Local Anesthesia:
Cervical Polyp Removal (Excisional biopsy of endocervical polyp) — LOCAL ANESTHESIA or without anesthesia»
Colposcopy — LOCAL ANESTHESIA or without anesthesia »
D & C — LOCAL ANESTHESIA »
Endometrial Biopsy — LOCAL ANESTHESIA »
Hysteroscopy — LOCAL ANESTHESIA »
Intrauterine Device Insertion (IUD) —
LOCAL ANESTHESIA or without anesthesia »
LEEP (Loop Electrical Excision Procedure) — LOCAL ANESTHESIA »
Vulvar Bipsy —— LOCAL ANESTHESIA »
Incision and Drainage —— LOCAL ANESTHESIA »
Fine Needle Biopsy Breast Cyst —— LOCAL ANESTHESIA »
Nexplanon® (etonogestrel implant) — LOCAL ANESTHESIA »
Prior to your surgical procedure, you will meet with one of our clinicians because we feel strongly that you are well educated about your diagnosis, procedure details, with risks, benefits and alternatives. We will discuss pertinent medical information and give you the opportunity to ask questions. Our nursing and medical assistant staff are also available to answer your questions. In all instances, we will provide information pamphlets or internet information sites with information pertinent to your procedure.
Our office staff can assist you with any questions regarding fees and insurance coverage. Fees are due at the time services are rendered unless prior arrangements have been made with our staff. We will obtain any pre-authorization that your insurance company mandates. In the event that our Center does not participate with your insurance carrier, you may have the option of going out of plan. Please understand that our Women’s Center may not participate with all of the same insurance companies that Jeri Shuster, M.D., PA participates with.
If you have any questions, we can be reached by calling the main office phone number at 410-730-5700.
As always, our goal is to provide you with the highest quality GYN care in a safe environment while maintaining a comfortable, home-like atmosphere. We encourage feedback and suggestions.
All of us on Staff at the Women’s Center