Privacy Notice
Notice of Privacy Practices
Effective Date September 1, 2006
THIS NOTICE DESCRIBES HOW MEDICAL INFORMATION ABOUT YOU MAY
BE USED AND DISCLOSED AND HOW YOU CAN GET ACCESS TO THIS
INFORMATION. PLEASE REVIEW IT CAREFULLY.

OUR COMMITMENT TO PRIVACY

You have entrusted Summit Surgical Institute with the responsibility of providing
health care for you and your family. We are dedicated to maintaining your trust.
We know that the privacy of your personal medical information is important to
you. That's why we take our responsibility to protect the privacy of your personal
medical information very seriously.

This privacy notice describes how we safeguard your privacy as we provide
coverage and services to you. It describes the personal information we collect
about patients, how we use it, and with whom we share it. This notice also
explains your rights and certain obligations we have regarding the use and
disclosure of health information.

This notice applies to all of the records of your care generated by the Summit
Vascular Institute, including our physicians and medical staff at all our office
locations.  This includes all our employees, medical staffs, staff personnel,
volunteers, students and trainees, as well as those outside the organization
with whom we've contracted for assistance for health care services. All of these
offices, sites and locations may share your medical information for treatment,
payment or health care operations, as described in this Notice and by law. Your
doctor may have different notices and policies about the use and disclosure of
your medical information created in his or her office or clinic. We are required by
law to make sure that medical information that identifies you is kept private, give
you this notice of our legal duties and privacy practices concerning your medical
information, and follow the terms of the notice that is currently in effect.

If you have any questions about this Notice of Privacy Practices, or questions or
complaints about how we handle your medical information, please contact:

Summit Surgical Institute
332 Summit Avenue
Hackensack, NJ  07601
phone: (201) 488-6445
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Medical Disclaimer
The information on this web-site or by any links to or from this site is strictly presented for educational purposes only.  
This information is not a recommendation for a specific treatment plan, product, or course of action or medical or healthcare
provider.  In addition, this information may become out of date over time.  It is important that you see a healthcare professional
for detailed information about medical conditions and treatments.  This information is not intended to be a substitute for the advice
of a healthcare professional or a recommendation for any particular treatment plan.
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