Commitment to High Standards of Safety
Our board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Christopher Schaffer, has worked hard to not only meet industry standards, but go the extra mile to promote patient safety. Through every procedure, each member of the Schaffer Plastic Surgery team remains committed to high standards of patient safety before, during and after operations. Our private, cutting-edge facility makes this possible.
“We only perform one surgery at a time at our private facility,” said Dr. Schaffer. “This means that every patient can expect all hands on deck to ensure their comfort and high-quality care.” Additionally, Schaffer Plastic Surgery is located right across the road from Grandview Medical Center, which is important to consider in the unlikely event of an emergency.
What Our ASF Accreditation Means to Patients
Schaffer Plastic Surgery holds full accreditation from the American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities (AAAASF). This accomplishment is considered the gold standard in accreditation for ambulatory surgery facilities, also known as outpatient surgery centers. This accreditation is a confirmation to patients that a facility and its staff have taken extra steps to promote safety, and recognition is only provided to facilities that have met one hundred percent of AAAASF’s high standards.
AAAASF holds facilities to hospital standards, requires surgeons to be board certified and have hospital privileges, holds surgical environments to stringent cleaning standards and requires a peer review of the facility. As an accreditation body, ASF has championed patient safety for nearly 40 years. After meeting these standards for an initial accreditation, the facility will be re-evaluated through a survey annually and through an onsite visit every three years, ensuring they retain the highest standards for patient safety.
Patient Perks Offered by Our Facility
Finding a surgery center in Birmingham with ample parking is no easy task. At Schaffer Plastic Surgery, there is plenty of nearby parking available for the convenience of our patients and their families. Additionally, our professionally decorated waiting area for families offers all the comforts of home and high-speed WiFi access. Schaffer Plastic Surgery patients are treated like family and are made to feel right at home at our facility.
In addition to being home to our surgical services, our facility also contains our private MedSpa where patients can enjoy skin-rejuvenating treatments offered by our board-certified medical aesthetician, Chelsea. Our commitment to safety extends from our operating room to our MedSpa where you can be sure that your treatments are being offered by an experienced, licensed professional. At Schaffer Plastic Surgery, our goal is to be your first choice for all things related to improving your appearance.
To schedule a private tour of our facility, call us today. We would be delighted to show you around and introduce you to our team. At your visit, you can also have a consultation with Dr. Schaffer who can develop a personalized plan to have you looking and feeling your best.