Office Based Plastic Surgery Suite of Dr. Stephen Lazarus, Knoxville, TN Recertified and Accredited to Provide Safety and Privacy to All Plastic Surgery Patients
Outpatient plastic surgery procedures are performed in the safety and privacy of Knoxville TN Plastic Surgeon Dr. Stephen Lazarus’s fully equipped, licensed and accredited on-site plastic surgery suite.
(PRWEB) May 29, 2013
Dr. Stephen M. Lazarus, a Knoxville, Tennessee plastic surgeon announces the successful recertification and accreditation of his office based plastic surgery suite. The on-site inspection by the Tennessee Department of Health was completed in February of this year. Dr. Lazarus’s facility is certified as a Level III Medical Office Based Surgery Suite.
Major plastic surgery procedures are performed daily in the fully equipped operating suite. Patients enjoy the privacy of a medical office setting and the safety of a certified and accredited surgical facility. Same day, outpatient procedures include: facelifts, eyelid procedures (blepharoplasty), breast augmentation, breast uplift (mastopexy), breast reduction, tummy tucks (abdominoplasty) and more.
The Level III certification permits Dr. Lazarus and his surgical team to perform procedures under deep intravenous sedation. The patient is breathing on their own but is totally unaware of the procedure. Endotracheal intubation with anesthetic gases is not required. Using the intravenous sedation technique allows a speedier post-operative recovery and greatly reduces the occurrence of nausea and vomiting when awakening from anesthesia.
A CRNA (certified registered nurse anesthetist) administers the intravenous sedation and monitors the patient´s vital signs and level of sedation throughout the procedure. Dr. Lazarus and the CRNA are both certified in ACLS (advanced cardiac life support). The operating suite is fully equipped for emergencies. Since establishing the operating facility in 1992, over 4,000 patients have undergone surgery in the Aesthetic Plastic Surgery Associates, P.A. facility. There has never been a patient death or an emergency admission to the hospital.
In addition to the Tennessee state certification, Dr. Lazarus´s facility is accredited by the AAAASF (American Association for the Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgical Facilities). The facility also just had a successful on-site evaluation for recertification.
Patient safety has always been, and will continue to be, the most important priority for Dr. Stephen Lazarus and the staff of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery Associates.
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