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The Telegram
  • Surgical center to open in Fall 2014 in Kirkland

  • If all goes according to plan, a new 17,000-square-foot $4.5 million pain management surgical center will be accepting patients next fall.
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  • If all goes according to plan, a new 17,000-square-foot $4.5 million pain management surgical center will be accepting patients next fall.
    The OMNI Outpatient Surgery Center is tentatively set to break ground in March on Route 5 between the OMNI Plaza and the Kirkland Day Habilitation Center Arc, Oneida-Lewis Chapter, and would bring about 20 new jobs.
    Dr. Nameer Haider, who will serve as the surgical center's lead doctor, said it will specialize in minimally invasive treatments for chronic pain particularly in the areas of the spine, skeletal muscles and migraine headaches.
    "We anticipated the need and wanted to bring some new services to the area," said Haider, who has practiced medicine locally for the past 15 years but also maintains a clinic in Washington, D.C. "These will be new state-of-the-art procedures that aren't being done anywhere else in the country."
    Including Haider, the surgery center will start out with a staff of four doctors who currently practice with Haider at Spinal and Skeletal Pain Medicine in the OMNI Plaza. He anticipates adding a couple of more physicians as things progress.
    Town Planning Coordinator Melinda Albertine said a near-final site plan for the facility was presented by Syracuse-based Bennetts & Huysman Architects PC at the Dec. 16 planning board meeting, and that the firm now has to go through the state Department of Environmental Conservation's impact assessment, and meet the qualifications of other agencies such as the state Department of Transportation.
    "I think this will be a great service to our residents and the community at large," said Kirkland Supervisor Robert J. Meelan. "Not to mention a nice tax boost for the town and the sewer district."
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