Cosmetic Surgery and Safety Concerns
I recently had a facelift patient tell me how wonderful it was that she was able to have her surgery in Mesa Surgicenter (AAAASF/Medicare Ambulatory Surgery Center (ASC). This is located adjacent to our office. She found this facility to be extremely comfortable and personal. “Being in this environment and not in a hospital, I felt like there was less chance of an infection. The team at the surgicenter was extremely professional and the Board Certified anesthesiologist was outstanding. It was comforting to know that these individuals specialize in this kind of surgery and are aware of all aspects of cosmetic surgery.”
It is important for a patient to find out where their surgery will be performed. Not all surgery centers are accredited. A surgery center must undergo frequent evaluations by state inspectors similar to a hospital to become accredited. A certified facility will also be able to perform general anesthesia.
In my opinion, it is important to have a board certified anesthesiologist performing the general anesthesia. Safety is of utmost importance and higher costs may be involved to achieve this standard.
Please contact our office with any questions or concerns, or to schedule a complimentary consultation, 714-738-4282.
Robert M. Wald, Jr., MD
The Aesthetic Institute
Dr. Robert M. Wald, Jr., M.D. has been in private practice since 1986 and performs all of his cosmetic surgery procedures at Mesa Surgicenter, located at 100 East Valencia Mesa Drive, Suite 303, in Fullerton, CA. This convenient outpatient surgery center is located just adjacent to our office and is right next to St. Jude Medical Center. Mesa Surgicenter is accredited and certified exactly like a hospital to ensure the highest quality of patient safety and satisfaction.
What is in a surgery center?
In addition to an experienced and qualified surgeon, a surgery center needs many other things to be considered a high-quality surgical facility. The following essential elements are what make Mesa Surgicenter such an amazing surgery center:
Advantages of Having a Surgery Center
Having this surgery center ensures that our patients receive the safest, most effective, and private procedure possible. We have a personal approach for each patient with consistent and caring staff, which provides a better patient experience than other centers. Accreditation from the AAAASF guarantees that Mesa Surgicenter meets stringent national standards for quality medical and surgical care, which provides our patients with the assurance of safety and quality in all aspects of their outpatient surgery experience. The deemed status demonstrates that our organization meets the Medicare and Medicaid certification requirements. Our board-certified anesthesiologist works with Dr. Wald on each surgery and is highly knowledgeable of everything associated with anesthesia in order to provide the safest procedure possible.