While most cosmetic surgery patients believe that the hard part is over once they have found a board-certified surgeon, they still have another crucial step to take to ensure that their procedure is done in the safest manner possible. The surgery center is an integral part of the process, impacting patient safety, infection rates, complications and other health issues. Patients must never settle for any local surgery center when an accredited one is certainly the best choice.
Finding the Best Place for Cosmetic Procedures
An accredited surgery center is always the safest option for cosmetic surgery because it is overseen by some type of governing body, such as JCAHO, that ensures that the safest and most modern practices are being followed. In addition, accredited surgery centers only allow board-certified surgeons to operate in them. Because a governing body is in charge of basic rules governing accreditation, these facilities are all similar in certain ways. They must obey rules for anesthesia, medications, equipment, staffing and emergency protocols. They practice high standards of care, protecting patient’s rights and clearly stating what the patient’s responsibilities are. In fact, accredited surgical facilities have been shown to have much lower levels of complications and mortality rates when compared to non-accredited facilities.
Excellent Surgeon with Excellent Facilities
Dr. Tavoussi, a double board-certified cosmetic surgeon who practices at OC Cosmetic Surgery Clinique in Newport Beach, believes strongly in the safety and security of accredited surgical facilities. He uses the Pacifica Outpatient Surgery Center for all procedures requiring general anesthesia. Pacifica employs highly trained anesthesiologists as well as ACLS-certified registered nurses. The surgical facilities are up-to-date with cutting-edge technology. Patients interested in Pacifica can ask to tour the facility or see pictures of the operating suites.