Our goal is to make your surgical experience safe, comfortable and successful. Dr. David Kaufman performs surgery in his fully accredited, state-of-the-art operating room. This outpatient facility is certified by the American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Facilities, Inc. (AAAASF). It has a separate entrance and a separate exit to provide privacy for women and men who visit us near Sacramento for post weight loss cosmetic surgery.
We are committed to providing you with a comfortable and safe surgical experience. To find out more about our Sacramento plastic surgery center or to talk to Dr. Kaufman, call us or request a consultation online.
Our High Standards of Safety & Care
The surgical center is fully equipped with the latest monitoring, anesthesia and surgical equipment and resembles that of an operating room at a hospital. To become AAAASF certified, this facility met stringent national standards for equipment, operating room safety, personnel and surgeon credentials. Our highly trained staff includes board-certified anesthesiologists from Mercy Folsom Hospital, ICU and trauma trained registered nurses and surgical technicians. Although Dr. Kaufman performs most procedures in our operating room, he has privileges at Mercy Folsom Hospital, just a block from our office.
The Day of Your Surgery
Going to the operating room is not a routine experience for most of us. Dr. Kaufman and all of the professional staff caring for you recognize the natural anxiety most patients have about plastic surgery. We believe a brief description of the surgery experience will be helpful.
- Your surgery will be performed in our state-of-the-art, fully accredited operating room. You will be taken care of by a board-certified plastic surgeon, registered ICU/trauma trained nurses, board-certified anesthesiologists from Mercy Folsom Hospital and a surgical technician.
- When you arrive at our surgical center, you will be escorted to the pre-operative holding area by a nurse. You will change into a gown and a surgical cap placed over your hair. The nurse will start your intravenous drip, take your vital signs and give you your pre-operative medications. Dr. Kaufman and the anesthesiologist will meet with you before surgery. This is the time for final surgical planning and questions. It is also when we will do basic preparation and marking as needed.
- Once you enter the operating room, the staff will do everything they can to make you feel comfortable and secure. You will be connected to monitoring equipment and monitored throughout the entire surgery by the anesthesiologist. Once your surgery is completed and your dressings are in place, you will be moved back to the pre-operative/recovery area. You will be re-connected to monitoring equipment. During this time, the nurse will take care of you and remain with you at all times. This is also the time for your caretaker to be with you until you are ready to go home.
- Your stay in the recovery room will last from 45 minutes or longer depending on how soon you are ready to leave. Most patients are fully awake within 30 minutes after surgery but may not remember much about their stay in the recovery room. The nurse will remove your IV and your monitoring equipment when you are stable. Dr. Kaufman and the anesthesiologist will check you before you leave to make sure you are ready to go home. The nurse will help you dress and assist you to your vehicle.
- Dr. Kaufman will call you in the evening to check on you and we’ll look forward to seeing you the first day after surgery to begin assisting you through the recovery process.