Patient Safety

    Your safety is my HIGHEST priority! This is something I take very seriously. The process for this involves 3 steps: before, during and after surgery.

    During your initial consultation we will go over your health status, past medical and surgical history, and I will perform a physical exam. Depending on your age, your health status, the type of procedure and anesthesia you elect, we will order the appropriate diagnostic and laboratory studies. We will go over your medications review your lifestyle habits, and I will counsel you regarding any changes needed to optimize your safety during the perioperative time period. This is important, since some drugs may put you at an increased risk for bleeding, wound healing problems or infections. Even some of the over the counter drugs or herbal supplements can be associated with these problems. Some lifestyle habits also may put you at unnecessary risks. Before your surgery we will detail risks, expectations, and the various alternative treatment options you have.

    After we have settled on a mutually agreeable treatment plan, your operation will be performed in a modern facility, under sterile conditions, equipped with all the required technologies to perform SAFE surgery. Anesthesia will be performed solely by an experienced BOARD CERTIFIED anesthesiologist. I will not have anesthesia performed by an anesthesia nurse, or perform anesthesia myself to save costs. I usually work with an experienced team of OR nurses, some I have known for over 10 years. During your operation, we will take preventive measures to avoid post operative complications like deep vein thrombosis, infections, pressure sores, and nerve injuries from positioning. All surgeries will be performed EXCLUSIVELY by me.

    After surgery, you will stay for further observation in the recovery area, where your vital signs will be checked several times before you leave. In case your surgery was not an ambulatory (out patient) procedure, you will be transferred to the floor for equipped for an overnight stay. PROFESSIONAL nursing and medical staff will be there for you, 24 hours/day. I will check in on you personally, as well, on a regular basis.

    After you have returned home, it is very important to follow the postoperative instructions I will give you. This will help you heal well, minimize scarring and reduce the possibility of complications. This way you will get the BEST RESULT from your procedure. I will see you regularly in my office, in order to assess your progress in healing, and answer any remaining questions you have. My staff and I have your best interest at heart, and will do everything we can to have your surgery go well, and your recovery proceed smoothly, safely and with the least amount of discomfort possible.