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4 Reasons to Choose a Plastic Surgeon With an On-Site, Accredited Surgery Center

You’ve put a lot of care into choosing a plastic surgeon with impeccable qualifications—shouldn’t you put the same amount of care into thinking about the best setting for your plastic surgery?

Many prospective patients don’t realize that an accredited ambulatory surgery facility is often a safer choice than a hospital. What is an accredited surgical center? It’s an office-based facility that provides a level and caliber of care equal to that of a hospital. Our on-site surgery center is convenient, private, and features state-of-the-art medical equipment.

Why Does Facility Accreditation Matter?

We believe the environment where your surgery happens is as important as the surgeon who performs it. Our on-site surgery suite, The Galleria Surgery Center, was designed to meet the comprehensive list of requirements set out by the American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities (AAAASF).

Think of the AAAASF accreditation as a board certification for operating rooms. It ensures we’ve met 100% of their high standards for a fully equipped, pristine environment designed for patient comfort and safety. We’re routinely evaluated for quality, and our track record is public—we’re monitored regularly, and any incidents involving patient safety are reported to the medical board and health department.

Because we are a single-specialty surgical center, any exposure to infectious diseases more common to a hospital setting is greatly diminished. In the rare instance when an emergency arises, our AAAASF accredited facility has specially trained staff and established safety protocols in place.

Here are some reasons why an accredited, on-site surgery center is an excellent choice:

1. Patient Safety

We pride ourselves on working with a dedicated team of certified and experienced anesthesia providers and operating room (OR) staff. Whether you receive local or general anesthesia, safety is our highest priority.

In our AAAASF accredited OR, only board certified anesthesiologists and Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNAs)administer anesthetics. Our anesthesiologist or CRNA will be by your side the entire time you are “asleep,” monitoring your oxygen intake, vital signs, circulation, fluid loss, and level of consciousness to ensure everything remains at stable, normal levels. While in the recovery room, and until you’re discharged, your care is supervised and monitored.

Because we are a single-specialty surgical center, any exposure to infectious diseases more common to a hospital setting is greatly diminished. In the rare instance when an emergency arises, our AAAASF accredited facility has specially trained staff and established safety protocols in place.

The Galleria accredited surgery center in Hagerstown, Maryland

The Galleria, our on-site surgery center, was lovingly designed with your comfort and safety in mind.

2. Patient Privacy

It’s almost impossible to completely maintain your privacy when having a procedure in a hospital setting. Not so with our Maryland on-site surgery center, which is used only by Dr. Garazo and his dedicated medical support team. We greet you at the private entrance of our surgical suite and check you in—no need to wait in a line, and you won’t have to cross paths with any other patients.

Our surgery center was built by Dr. Garazo for his patients alone, allowing you much more convenience and choice in scheduling. You’ll never have to worry about significant delays or having your surgery date bumped due to hospital OR scheduling issues.

3. Get to Know Your Whole Team—No Surprises!

We want you to feel confident and comfortable going into your surgery. With the information gathered during your initial cosmetic consultation, we’ve clarified your goals, discussed your desired results, and addressed all of your questions. You’ve had the chance to meet your Maryland Plastic Surgery team before your procedure appointment, so when you arrive, you’ll not only know what to expect, you’ll be greeted by familiar faces.

4. Flexibility in Scheduling & No Wait Time

We are much more accommodating to your schedule. Hospitals need to juggle the needs of many doctors and patients—but our surgery center was built by Dr. Garazo for his patients alone, allowing you much more convenience and choice in scheduling. You’ll also never have to worry about significant delays or having your surgery date bumped due to hospital OR scheduling issues.

Additionally, when it comes time for your surgery, Dr. Garazo and team will be focused entirely on you! Most surgical procedures take no more than a few hours, so you’ll be back home resting comfortably before you know it.

Last word: an accredited surgery center is the safest choice.

Choosing a board certified plastic surgeon with an accredited, on-site surgery suite not only ensures your procedure will be safe, it also offers privacy, convenience—and, in the case of Dr. Garazo and his team, excellent personalized care. If you’re in the Hagerstown area and ready to explore your cosmetic surgery options, we’d love to hear from you! Contact us today to schedule your personal consultation with Dr. Henry Garazo.

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