Friday, February 06, 2009
Plastic Surgery Specialists - Our new office's grand opening!
Well we moved into our new office this week. Wow! What an incredible amount of logistics for a (relatively) small construction project. We're working on the office OR suite accreditation and hope to be doing cases by April on site.
For directions click here.
I continue to be incredulous over office surgery regulations (or thereof). It's amazing that a family practice doctor, OBGYN, or radiologist could go to a weekend course and start performing major cosmetic surgery in a un-inspected exam room without scrutiny or real oversight. My partner and I on the other hand, designed an OR suite that exceeds hospital standards and will require ongoing QA and inspections. To build, furnish, run, and accredit this is expensive (think hundreds of thousands of dollars) but worth it to provide a safe environment.
Once again, I call on states to address this area of office surgery more closely.