Friday, October 23, 2009

All In-Office Surgeries Are Not The Same

Dr. Young is pleased to bring you the best that San Antonio has to offer in state-of-the-art outpatient surgical care for our specialty of Cosmetic Plastic Surgery. Aesthetic Enhancement's own surgical facility, including two Operating Rooms, Pre-Op Rooms, Recovery Room, and the entire facility meets standards that rival the best of hospitals.

For many people, the "operating room" is a mystery. Many people don't have much recollection of the room because of the sedative effect of anesthesia. Years ago, some doctors set up surgical rooms in one of their back offices and performed surgeries in conditions that are largely seen as unsafe. Regulations became more strict, and facilities were encouraged to get approved in order to try to elicit safer outcomes. Dr. Young was one of the first in-office surgical facilities to become accredited by the AAAASF (American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities). In doing so our facility had to demonstrate the highest levels of competence.

The AAAASF was established "to provide a means of measuring both medical and surgical competence, and ethical conduct, by providing an external source for the evaluation of professional credentialing, patient safety and quality of care." To ensure verifiable quality care with specific requirements, the AAAASF standards that every facility must meet include:
  1. General Environment
  2. Operating Room Environment, Policy & Procedures
  3. Recovery Room Environment, Policy & Procedures
  4. General Safety in the Facility
  5. Blood and Medications
  6. Medical Records
  7. Quality Assessment/Quality Improvement
  8. Personnel
  9. Governance
  10. Anesthesia
Compliance with these standards is both self-monitored and by physical inspection by AAAASF. We're pleased that our facility meets standards that rival the best of hospitals.

Dr. Young's surgery center is designed to satisfy all your cosmetic surgery needs. It provides cost effectiveness for his patients, and allows total discretion, comfort and safety. Our entire staff, all outstanding in their respective fields, work together to ensure you have a safe, comfortable experience and an outstanding surgical outcome. Both our Surgery Center and our Medical Day Spa are connected to the North Central Baptist Hospital at Stone Oak.

Don't settle for substandard care. Make sure the facility which you entrust your care is accredited. For more information visit the AAAASF website at http://www.aaaasf.org/mission.php.
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