Safety in the operating room is Dr. Bolitho’s utmost priority. Our operating suite is situated in the suite adjacent to our offices and is accredited by the American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities. To achieve this level of accreditation, every AAAASF-accredited ambulatory surgery facility must meet stringent national standards for equipment, operating room safety, personnel and surgeon credentials. The proximity of our surgery center to Scripps Memorial Hospital simplifies the elective transfer of patient’s for overnight stays. The surgery center participates in the TOPS program, which reports and analyzes data relating to surgical outcomes in conjunction with the American Society for Aesthetic Surgery.
Most surgeries are performed under general anesthesia which is administered by board certified anesthesiologists. The personnel, anesthesiologist, nursing staff and operating room technicians are highly trained professionals attentive to your special needs and privacy. It is the environment where patient’s can be afforded the exclusive attention of every member of the operating room team.
Our experienced nursing staff will monitor your progress through surgery and into the postoperative period. You will be provided with detailed and easy to understand postoperative instructions to take with you as you continue your recovery at home. Where necessary, we will arrange for a postoperative caregiver to be with you at home on the day of your surgery. Depending on individual circumstances, it may be appropriate for you to be admitted overnight to the hospital.