All procedures are performed in my outpatient clinic. Hospitalization is not required!
VIROPANA = Causing a Wound to Heal (Sanskrit Definition)
Today, medical, and surgical care has become increasingly inefficient. Primary care providers often have so many patients to see that they do not have time to set aside for performing surgical procedures and wound care management. Urgent care clinics and ERs are flooded with a diverse array of patients. When heart attacks, strokes, and life-threatening bleeding occur, the less urgent patients must wait in the lobby for hours, sometimes even overnight, to be seen.
We are now offering patients the ability to schedule an appointment to quickly address many surgical and wound care procedures.
After 20 years of performing surgeries and caring for thousands of patients, I have discovered that many lumps and bumps can be addressed outside of the hospital operating room and without general anesthesia. This type of surgical care can be managed efficiently in a clinic setting utilizing local anesthesia and/or numbing sprays.
Due to my surgical background combined with my military field experience, I am equipped to perform a vast array of surgical procedures with minimal equipment or medication.
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About Siri Sastri, MD
Born in Bangkok, Thailand, my parents moved to the United States when I was very young. The US has always been my homeland, with much of my childhood spent in Ohio and Illinois until we moved to Texas when I was 7 years old.
From then until I joined the Air Force at the age of 26, Texas was home. I grew up in College Station, Texas where I graduated high school and then received an academic scholarship from Texas A&M University.
In 1996, after graduating with a B.A. in Biology and a minor in Spanish, I applied for a health professions scholarship with the US Air Force and was awarded a 4 year scholarship for medical school. After graduating from Baylor College of Medicine in 2000, I was accepted into a general surgery residency at Keesler Medical Center in Biloxi, MS.
After 5 years of general surgery residency, I moved to Misawa, Japan to initiate paying my time off in the US Air Force. I owed 4 years due to the 4 year scholarship for medical school. I was in Misawa for 3 years, and this is where I began my journey as a full-fledged general surgeon.
Due to being on a very remote military base in the most northern portion of Japan, I was required to live on base as I was the only general surgeon covering for the entire Misawa air base between 2005-2008. I served not only as a general surgeon on call 24-7, but also as chief of tumor board registry, morbidity and mortality board, and the contingency response team. During these 3 years, I sharpened my leadership and multitasking skills.
Once my 3 year tour in Japan was completed, I moved to fulfill the rest of my service requirements in Las Vegas, NV at Nellis Air Force Base. I decided to not only fulfill my commitment time, but signed on to retire with 20 years of active duty service.
Between 2008-2020, I deployed 6 times overseas to include Afghanistan, Haiti, Philippines, Iraq, Qatar, UAE, and various other countries. I also completed POTUS missions and trauma/life support teaching workshops all over the world to include Jordan, Lebanon, Ethiopia, Slovenia, Argentina, Papua New Guinea, and over the arctic circle.
My career in the US Air Force expanded my horizons to become adept at major leadership positions not only as the commander of mobile forward surgical teams but also as chief of staff over 200 doctors at Nellis Air Force Base. I developed my mentoring and teaching skills by educating PAs, family practice and general surgery residents. Overseas, I was in charge of teaching a diverse array of medical professionals how to perform triage and basic trauma life saving procedures. I had to adapt to all types of environments and lack of resources. My 20 years in the Air Force opened my eyes to so many diverse religions, cultures and languages.
I retired from the US Air Force in June 2020 and moved back to Nevada. For the first 1.5 years after my military retirement I worked as a physician/surgeon in Boulder City, NV. I expanded my surgical skill set to include vasectomies, colposcopies and aesthetic procedures using fillers and botox. Due to being the only female doctor at that clinic, I also took on other patient encounters to include pap smears, breast exams, and Nexplanon insertion and removal. I also performed EGDs and colonoscopies with biopsies for the patients.
I then moved on to work at a wound care practice. I was seeing wound care patients at private clinics, inpatient units, a hospital hyperbaric center, and at the Decatur Southwest Medical clinics.
After 6 months of integrating into the wound care industry, I realized that I wanted to have my own surgical clinic that would provide efficient and a “one-stop shop” approach for wound care and minor surgical needs.
Retirement Shadow Box from my surgical team at my last station.
In full gear on deployment.