Our plastic surgeons and the operating room team perform most surgical procedures at our own ambulatory surgery facility here at the Broadway Webster Medical Plaza, next to Alta Bates Summit Medical Center, the East Bay’s largest private hospital.
Our ambulatory surgery facility is accredited by The American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities, Inc. (AAAASF), the “Gold Standard” of such organizations and the largest of its kind in the United States.
AAAASF has designed an accrediting program to help provide patients with the assurance of safety and quality in all aspects of their outpatient surgery experience. To achieve this goal, every AAAASF-accredited ambulatory surgery facility must meet stringent national standards for equipment, operating safety, personnel, and surgeon credentials. The experts at AAAASF know that maintaining safety and quality in the ambulatory surgery facility is a dynamic process, requiring constant review and revision of standards to reflect the current state of the art. As the leading accrediting organization, AAAASF has developed the systems to effectively monitor and implement the latest advances in outpatient care delivery – advances that directly benefit patients.
To be AAAASF certified means our ambulatory surgery center meets stringent requirements that help ensure your safety. All AAAASF accredited facilities must:
- Comply with applicable local, state, and federal regulations
- Adhere to federal laws and regulations affecting their operation such as OSHA bloodborne pathogens standards, hazardous waste standards, and the Americans with Disabilities Act
- Utilize advance instruments and monitoring devices for patient safety during surgery and the recovery period
- Allow surgery to be performed only by qualified surgeons who have privileges to perform the same surgical procedures in an accredited hospital
Our Nursing Director, Bonnie Powers, R.N., ensures our ambulatory surgery facility meets these requirements.
For procedures requiring an overnight stay or general anesthesia, we use accredited facilities such as The Surgery Center of Alta Bates Summit Medical Center, The San Leandro Surgery Center, and The Alta Bates Summit Medical Center Hospital.