Plastic surgeons have long enjoyed the advantages of having in-office operating rooms. They can perform every elective aesthetic procedure, from hair transplantation to abdominoplasty and breast reduction, in an outpatient setting. Although capital expenditure is high, the in-office OR provides tremendous benefits in efficiency, safety and time, according to an editorial published years ago by plastic surgeon Robert Ersek, M.D.
That’s the case today for San Diego-based plastic surgeon Steven R. Cohen, M.D., who says his in-office OR provides a more private setting than hospital and surgi-center options.
Not only that, but “…we are able to control the quality of care and the patient experience,” according to Dr. Cohen.
So, what are nuances that will take your future in-office OR from ordinary to extraordinary? Here are 5 tips from the experts: