You’ve had your consultation with Dr. Donaldson, decided on a plan of action together, and maybe even scheduled a date for your surgery. The next thing on your mind is probably ‘where will this all take place?’
At Donaldson Plastic Surgery & Aesthetic Solutions, we want you to feel as confident and informed as possible before your procedure, which is why we want to tell you all about where we operate. While minor procedures that can be conducted under local anesthesia are performed in our office procedure room, all general anesthesia procedures are performed at accredited ambulatory surgery centers.
Surgery centers are outpatient facilities focused on providing same-day surgical care with a safe and convenient experience for patients. These centers are equipped with state-of-the-art surgical equipment and highly trained staff that are fully committed to your care and comfort.
Why do we operate at a Surgery Center?
Why not a hospital or, more practically, a private operating room? Many people associate surgery with hospitals, assuming that they are the only facilities equipped for their procedure. Others expect their procedure to be done in an operating room privately owned and exclusive to the practice.
However, there are many reasons that make surgery centers a much better choice for our patients. Here are just a few reasons why they are preferred by Dr. Donaldson.
When an operating room is privately run, there is a lot of variability in your experience depending on the surgeon and his or her resources. Surgery centers, however, have a much more streamlined system of operations. Every patient and medical professional is there for a planned surgery, and there is no concern of disruption, short-handedness, or a last minute change to affect your procedure. The environment is comfortable, personalized, and patient-focused, providing a certain level of ease for our patients.
The surgery centers we partner with have multiple surgery suites at their disposal, which provides steady availability for when you schedule your procedure. Surgery centers’ schedules are also less variable than those of privately owned operating rooms, as they’re not dependent on the day-to-day events of the surgeon’s practice. Dr. Donaldson has dedicated time blocked on Tuesdays and Thursdays for that allows your surgery to be scheduled at the center far in advance if you so choose.
While there is risk associated with any surgery, the vast majority are performed without any complications. However, surgery centers have a full nursing staff and multiple physicians onsite, which provides our patients the peace of mind that they are in the best of hands. These centers are better prepared than private operating rooms in terms of staffing and equipment to handle every emergency situation that might arise.
Surgery centers are outpatient facilities, meaning you will be in and out of your surgery the same day. This is ideal for the type of cosmetic procedures that Dr. Donaldson performs, which are routine and require an extended stay only under very specific conditions, making surgery centers ideal for our patients.
Although going with a surgery center is slightly more expensive than using an in-house operating room, the value of the resources and safety provided to the patient make it entirely worth the cost. Also, patients are not subject to any of the indirect and overhead costs of a surgeon’s private operating room, which are left up entirely to the surgeon in question. Payments are also made beforehand with any and all operating room or anaesthesia fees already applied, so there are no surprises waiting for you while you are focusing on recovery.
Higher quality care
Surgery center patients benefit from an equal or even improved quality of care than that found in a privately owned operating room. Dr. Donaldson has hand-picked his own highly trained surgical team for their vast knowledge, experience, and unparalleled ability to deliver the best quality care to his patients. The same team is used for the majority of all of our procedures, allowing Dr. Donaldson to focus on what he does best.
Because these facilities are free standing, there are no issues with locating them or finding parking on the day of your surgery. They are designed with your convenience in mind, and are often found adjacent to residential communities for easy access. If privacy is of concern to a patient, surgery centers are relatively inconspicuous and offer a certain level of comfort and discretion.
Central Ohio Surgical Institute (COSI) and Knightsbridge Surgery Center
Although Dr. Donaldson is credentialed at many surgery centers and hospitals in Columbus, there are two that are primarily used because of their expertise, professionalism, and outstanding patient feedback.
Knightsbridge Surgery Center
Conveniently located just off of Rt. 315 and Bethel Road, the Knightsbridge Surgery Center is an outpatient facility created in partnership with OhioHealth. The area’s finest board certified surgeons, including Dr. Donaldson, hold exclusive operating privileges here, ensuring you are in the best of hands throughout the whole process.
Central Ohio Surgical Institute
Also known as COSI, the Central Ohio Surgical Institute is an outpatient facility located north of Columbus in New Albany. Equipped with the latest in surgical equipment and advanced instrumentation, COSI is known for its sophistication as well as its emphasis on patient comfort, making it a great choice for Dr. Donaldson’s patients.
Learn More About Us
At Donaldson Plastic Surgery & Aesthetic Solutions, our commitment to helping patients make informed decisions guides everything that we do. It is important to us that patients have a full-rounded understanding of where their procedure will take place so they can make the best decision for their lives. Our proud partnership with these surgery centers make us confident that we are delivering the best quality care, and we are glad for the opportunity to help you feel the same.
If you would like to learn more about where we operate, reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org, ring us at (614) 442-7610, or come in for a consultation with Dr. Donaldson.
We’re looking forward to helping you feel like the very best version of you!