Recently, all ambulatory Medicare licensed surgery centers were recertified in the United States. This was a Federal Government Medicare requirement. The recertification process allowed us to importantly review all the reasons why having Medicare licensure is so important. The certification of Medicare in an ambulatory facility allows a similar standing to those hospitals that are federally certified throughout the United States and the standards must be upheld in a similar fashion. Recertification was multi-modality. Investigative team reviewed all the physicians, surgeons, anesthesiologists, registered nurses, and certified scrub techs for credentials and made sure all certifications were updated and were up to present status. Peer reviews were evaluated for all MDs and similar fields of surgery or anesthesia.
Chart examinations were performed in order to evaluate the specific details of charting both by the surgeon, anesthesiologist as well as by the circulating nurse and recovery room nurse. Mediations are reviewed, including crash carts, postoperative recovery as well as documents for all narcotics. Specific minutes as well as quality insurance was also reviewed in order to make sure that all standards are upheld with Medicare. We are pleased that Brighton Surgery Center is a Medicare certified facility and that it allows the safest environment for a patient to undergo plastic and reconstructive surgery under general anesthesia. In our surgery center we only allow Board Certified Anesthesiologists to perform anesthesia either intravenous sedation or general anesthesia.
The specific anesthesiologist that I have worked with for over 12 years, I have performed well over 8,000 general anesthetics without a single complication. Experienced judgment will allow for safe surgery and maintaining Medicare status will allow patient the comfort in knowing that the surgery center is of the highest certification and standards in the United States. Recently, I received a testimonial with a patient specific to the anesthesiologist and nursing staff. I provide this for your perusal.
TEAMWORK IN THE SURGICAL CENTER
Besides, the two wonderful women you have in your mainoffice; Adrina and Nelli and of course you’re the best plastic surgeon in the WORLD and has always been such a blessing to me and made me feel like family. You have always done all these things and more that I have written below about these three people. So, thank you.
I wanted you to know what a great team you have in Sheila, Nurse Vicki and Dr. Hoffman. Anytime you enter a surgical center, there’s always some anxiety and you’re very nervous, however this team makes you feel like you’re right at home and that they care about the patient!
No matter the procedure you’re having, from the time you walk in with Sheila, to Nurse Vicki and then Dr. Hoffman you forget all about the surgery and before you know it, the procedure is all over. This team I must say, is first class, they really care about the patients and always ensure you’re ok with a smile. (Read More)