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Plastic Surgery Specialists Offer Advantages over Hospital Setting

Plastic Surgery Specialists in Baltimore is leading the way to the new era of medical treatment outside of hospitals, and reporting high patient satisfaction along the way. The accredited, on-site surgery facility minimizes cost and wait times before surgery, while providing exceptional quality of care.

Plastic Surgery Specialists, the largest plastic surgery practice in Maryland, is a fully-accredited, on-site surgery center with advanced equipment and high levels of safety. Outpatient procedures have been growing in popularity recently, because not all procedures must be done in a strictly hospital environment, and moving such procedures to smaller clinics and medical facilities minimizes the cost to the patient without forcing patients to sacrifice on safety.

"We are so pleased to be able to offer our patients a safe alternative to having surgery in a hospital," said Dr. David H. Lowe."Our on-site surgery center is accredited by the American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities (AAAASF), a national organization that sets standards to ensure the highest quality of care in surgery facilities. People who visit us for everything from face lifts to breast augmentation in Maryland have a comparable level of equipment, personnel, and safety with that available in a hospital setting."

Plastic Surgery Specialists is a 7,300 square-foot facility that includes medical offices and the surgical center in the same complex. The group also has consultation offices in other locations in the area. Medical care providers at Plastic Surgery Specialists is lead by a group of board-certified plastic surgeons, and surgical teams include registered nurses (RNs), licensed practical nurses (LPNs), and certified registered nurse anesthetists. Plastic Surgery Specialists offers a wide range of cosmetic and plastic surgery procedures including face lifts, breast enhancement, tummy tuck, and liposuction.

Dr. Christopher J. Splitter explained one of the advantages of pursuing surgery in a smaller, more specialized health care setting. "Because we focus on a small set of procedures relative to those performed in a hospital, it is easier for us to keep up with technological advances," he said. "We have state-of-the-art, specialized equipment that enables us to achieve beautiful results while minimizing recovery time. The art of what we do comes in customizing these procedures to the diversity of the human body and individual aesthetic goals." Dr. Paul Buhrer also added, "Another advantage we offer is affordability. In a time when people are watching every dollar closely, performing procedures in our on-site center enables us to reduce some of the expense that goes along with a hospital. We remain focused on providing exceptional value for the people who choose our practice."

"On top of safety, our patients appreciate the human touch we are able to offer them," said Dr. Daniel Laughlin. "Because the majority of our procedures are elective, we want to make surgery as convenient as possible. Our patients don't have the wait times before surgery that commonly occur in hospitals and they rarely have to reschedule. We offer a comfortable, inviting setting and greater confidentiality which all enhance the overall experience."

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