Our surgery center located at 435 North Roxbury Drive, Suite 409, was constructed to provide a state of the art surgical facility in an outpatient setting. The surgery center was created to replicate the safety of a hospital in a serene, private environment. It was built to not only meet but also surpass the city, state and federal regulations for ambulatory surgical facilities.
Design and Equipment
Our ambulatory facility was designed as a free standing surgery center to provide our patients quality care. The space includes a reception area, operating room, recovery room, bathroom, changing area and doctor’s office.
The facility contains a state of the art life-safety system, a dual system heating and air-conditioning unit to assure precise climate control and a high vacuum suction system throughout the operating and recovery rooms.
Our surgery center is equipped with a state of the art anesthesia delivery system, monitors and surgical instruments.
All of our equipment is routinely checked and serviced to maintain its utmost efficiency. Lower extremity sequential compression devices and air heating blankets are routinely used to provide patients with additional safety and warmth.
Additional safety features include a distinct room that houses our medical gas and emergency energy systems, specially constructed fire rated walls and ceilings throughout the operating room and a nurse call system.
Our surgery center was built to standards that far exceed those required by most outpatient surgery center regulation authorities. We were formally inspected and accredited by the American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities, Inc. (AAAASF) in September, 2002. Our surgery center was also inspected for Medicare certification and this was received in February, 2004. Our center is re-certified every three years. Our last inspection was in 2013.
Our facility is staffed with certified health care professionals of the highest caliber. Each one of our employees has over a decade of experience providing care to patients in both hospital and ambulatory settings. Our anesthesiologists are all board certified.
Our ambulatory surgery center was specifically designed and equipped to facilitate the performance of most aesthetic and reconstructive plastic surgery procedures. Procedures that rejuvenate the face, eyes, and abdomen as well as cosmetic and functional nasal surgery, breast augmentation, reduction and reconstruction and most liposuction procedures are safely performed in our facility. Each patient is evaluated individually and those with significant pre-existing medical conditions may be better served in the hospital setting. At the time of your consultation your medical history will be reviewed and recommendations regarding the location of your surgery will be made.
All operative procedures performed at the surgery center are ambulatory. Postoperative care is initiated in our recovery room under the supervision of Dr. Markowitz, our charge nurse, and anesthesiologist. The amount of time spent in the recovery room is always individualized but relates to the anesthetic used and the surgery performed. Once patients are deemed suitable for discharge they are either transferred to an aftercare facility, hotel with a private duty nurse or at times may go directly home under adult supervision. Our office will be intimately involved with the patient arranging their postoperative care.
At the time of your consultation the charge for the use of the surgery center will be discussed. The cost, independent of the surgeon’s and anesthesiologist’s fee, is related to the type of procedure performed and the amount of time necessary to complete it. Although the cost is not insignificant, the charges are significantly less than if the surgery was performed in the hospital.