That “special place” is our accredited ambulatory facility! There are many reasons for choosing our accredited facility for your surgery, including the fact that our facility provides a quality environment for patient care.
All facilities accredited by the American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities (AAAASF) are designed and built to provide the best possible location for surgery and patient care. AAAASF accredited surgery facilities are rigorously inspected and evaluated. A set of exacting standards must be met, which assures the patient of a commitment to safety and the efficiency of the facility and equipment.
A certificate of accreditation provides evidence that our facility meets high standards for patients’ safety in the outpatient surgical environment.
A Model of Excellence in Surgical Care
In 1980, the AAAASF established a model accreditation program to provide assurance to the patient of excellence in surgical care. Since then, this facility accreditation process has been endorsed by 90 percent of the nation’s health insurance carriers and by a number of state health agencies. It has repeatedly been cited as the model program for others to follow.
Surgery Performed by Trained and Skilled Surgeons
Surgery in an AAAASF accredited facility can only be performed by qualified surgeons who are eligible to perform surgical procedures in an accredited hospital. Such surgeons must also be certified by a surgical board that is recognized by the American Board of Medical Specialties and must be in compliance with their respective professional society or association.
The Assistance of Certified Personnel
While all surgery in our AAAASF accredited facility is performed by a licensed and certified surgeon, the assisting personnel are also highly trained and skilled. General anesthesia is provided by an anesthesiologist or a certified registered nurse anesthetist. Other personnel assisting in the surgery or caring for the patient in the recovery room include specially trained surgical technicians, registered nurses and/or licensed practical nurses. Together, the staff members comprise a team that operates our facility smoothly and efficiently – before, during and after your surgery.
A Facility Designed Especially for Surgery
AAAASF facilities are state-of-the-art settings designed for the exclusive use of surgeons. As a result, other departments required in a hospital center, such as pathology, radiology, administrative offices and large reception or waiting areas, are unnecessary. The resulting cost savings are passed along to you, the patient. At the same time, our AAAASF accredited ambulatory surgery facility meets, and often exceeds, the same standards for safety and patient care as those required in a hospital outpatient surgery unit. Our AAAASF accredited facility provides you with safe, quality care in an environment specifically designed to accommodate your surgical needs. Also, because you are not at a hospital, your exposure to bacteria and germs that frequent hospitals is decreased. There are no “sick” people in the AAAASF.
State-of-the-Art Equipment and Technology
Surgical procedures require the most advanced instruments and monitoring devices. In our AAAASF accredited facility, procedures are performed in an ultramodern operating suite with all the equipment necessary to ensure the safest possible operating conditions. This advanced technology makes an AAAASF accredited facility a highly desirable alternative to in-hospital care.
Patient’s Bill of Rights
The selection of an AAAASF accredited facility will provide you with skilled and experienced surgical care in the environment of a modern and specially-designed surgical facility. In addition, you will enjoy the staff and facility’s commitment to the AAAASF “Patient’s Bill of Rights,” a twelve-point document that assures all patients the courtesy and respect they deserve as part of their medical treatment.
The Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities, INC. has approved more than 500 centers for a full three-year accreditation. The AAAASF not only sponsors and supports its current accreditation program, but it also strives for the highest standards of excellence for its accredited facilities, regularly revising and updating its requirements for the quality and safety of patient care.
Why Choose Dr. Vijay
Dr. Vijay is very unique in the sense of his great customer care, service and experience. He approaches each client as an individual and takes the time to thoroughly understand their needs and desired results.