For starters, what is an AAASF Certified surgery Center?
AAAASF stands for The American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities. This not-for-profit organization certifies surgery centers across the country that meet strict and specific qualifications.
So what does that really mean?
As their website states, The American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities “was established in 1980 to standardize and improve the quality of health care in outpatient facilities…Physicians, clinicians, legislators, state/federal health agencies and patients acknowledge that AAAASF sets the ‘Gold Standard in Accreditation.’” This means that a surgical center must uphold the standards set by the AAAASF. These standards range from the cleanliness of the facilities to the procedures used, to the qualifications of each surgeon. This standard keeps patients happy and should ease your mind, knowing you’re somewhere you can trust.
Here are the top benefits of an AAAASF certified surgery center:
a. You know that AAAASF has strict guidelines that hospitals must uphold in this category. Patient safety, comfort, and well being should always be a top priority for doctors and surgical centers. Surgical centers are held accountable by the AAAASF and they make sure that any and all services are provided for patients if they need it.
2. Quality of Care
a. Of course most centers boast that they have the best surgeons and the best teams. But with a certification from AAAASF, you know you can trust that to be true. This is not to say that other centers may not have good, quality doctors. But, they haven’t taken the steps to have their businesses verified by a trusted and vetted source.
3. Money Management
a. One of the AAAASF’s standards makes sure that surgical centers are using their money not only efficiently, but in the best interest of their patients. With this in mind, you can trust that the doctors and health care workers you meet are always focused on you and giving you the best care. AAAASF reviews company policies
and implementation, helping the centers run smoothly. When the surgical centers run well, everyone benefits.
4. A network of AAAASF certified health care professionals
a. The American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities has many certified locations across the country. One large benefit for both the surgical centers and the patients is that AAAASF offers a network between doctors. With the ability to share and discuss the newest methods of practice with other, well-qualified surgeons and health care professionals will help the medical centers grow and evolve with the constantly changing medical future. When doctors collaborate and share best practices, not only do they improve their centers, they also help their patients.
If you’re thinking about plastic surgery, schedule an appointment at our AAAASF certified surgery center and meet Dr. Khan at Executive Plastic Surgeon. He provides free in-office consultations in which he will answer any and all questions that you may have. While you chat about your needs, be sure to express concerns and goals. Our responsibility at each of our offices is to make our patients feel comfortable and safe.