The Importance of an Accredited Surgery Center

The Wall Street Journal recently ran a detailed article on the importance of having procedures done in an accredited surgery center. I could not agree more. An accredited facility is one of the most important ways you can work toward having the safest possible plastic surgery experience.

Our facility -- Rodeo Drive Outpatient Surgery Center -- is accredited by the AAAHC and Medicare. This means we are inspected for such things as our physical layout, equipment, staff training, medical records, and history and background of our physicians. We have all necessary safety equipment on site. We keep emergency medicines available at all times. We have a transfer agreement with a local hospital. When we do procedures using anesthesia, we use physician anesthesiologists. We use our safe operating rooms even when we do smaller procedures without anesthesia. One example is liposculpture without anesthesia. All of these things are part of our accreditation and they are always at work preserving patient safety as we do procedures.

If you have any questions about the safety measures employed during our procedures, please do not hesitiate to contact us.