“THE CENTER OF EXCELLENCE”
When going through the process of selecting your plastic surgeon for gynecomastia surgery, another important factor to consider is where is the procedure being done? Many surgeons use a local hospital or surgical facility with multiple operating rooms. In many cases the outcome may be fine, but there are definite advantages when the surgeon has his/her own private surgery center.
First quality control; you have only one operating room. That means less traffic going in and out of the surgical facility, which reduces the risk of infection dramatically. Infection is one of the greatest risks in surgery, the ability to control and reduce the probability is extremely important.
Second, the surgeon would be in charge of ordering his own medical supplies and instruments, therefore monitoring quality and “state of the art” equipment at all times.
Third, the surgeon has command of the surgical staff, he is able to pick and choose the team with the best qualifications and skills available to him. The surgical team must be “in sync” with the surgeon in order to obtain the best possible outcome.
While picking the best surgeon is extremely important, the surgeon’s “team” can make or break him. Having a team that the surgeon has trained himself allows him to focus on the patient and not be concerned with the skills of the staff he may have been assigned to for the day as can happen in a hospital setting. Gynecomastia is a surgical procedure that only a handful of plastic surgeons specialize in; a surgeon that also has his own surgery center and trained team is optimal.
And lastly, check the credentials of the surgery center. Marin Cosmetic Surgery Center, is a fully accredited surgery center, meeting Medicare Guidelines, and the American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities, Inc.(also known as Quad A) thus awarding it the distinction of being a “Surgery Center of Excellence”.