In Colorado, there is no legal requirement that an outpatient surgery, such as a breast augmentation, be performed in a licensed surgical facility. Since most plastic surgeries are performed as outpatient surgeries, many plastic surgeons conduct surgery in their offices. This situation has the highest likelihood of serious adverse outcomes because there is no guarantee that emergency equipment or procedures are in place in the rare event that something goes wrong.
Other surgeons may seek to reduce risks by performing surgeries in a hospital. Although a hospital is a licensed surgical facility, neither the facility nor the personnel is dedicated to plastic surgery. This can lead to scheduling difficulties and delays. Plus, hospitals often have less comfortable and private recovery areas. Infection rates can also be much higher in a hospital than in an ambulatory surgery center.
At Colorado Plastic Surgery Center, we put your safety first, and that’s why we decided to build our own ambulatory surgery center dedicated to ensuring the safety of our patients. Our surgery center is licensed, accredited and certified by three different agencies with rigorous and distinct standards. This gives us the confidence to know that we have done everything in our power to ensure your safety.
Your comfort and convenience matters to us as well. Our surgery center allows us to have more control over scheduling and enables us to give our patients the level of post-operative care and comfort they deserve.
If you are considering cosmetic surgery in Colorado, please contact Colorado Plastic Surgery Center today to schedule a thorough consultation with Denver cosmetic surgeon, Dr. Nick Slenkovich and learn more about surgery in a hospital vs. a surgery center.