Our goal is to make your surgical experience safe, comfortable and successful. For your privacy, we offer a separate entrance and a separate exit to our plastic surgery center in Sacramento.
Dr. David Kaufman performs breast augmentation and other plastic surgery procedures in our fully accredited, state-of-the-art operating room. This outpatient facility is certified by the American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Facilities, Inc. (AAAASF). To become certified, our facility was required to meet stringent national standards for equipment, operating room safety, personnel and surgeon credentials.
The surgical center is fully equipped with the latest monitoring, anesthesia and surgical equipment and replicates that of a hospital operating room. Our highly trained staff includes board-certified anesthesiologists from Mercy Folsom Hospital, ICU and trauma trained registered nurses and surgical technicians. Although Dr. Kaufman performs most procedures in our operating room, he has privileges at Mercy Folsom Hospital just a block from our practice.
The Day of Your Surgery
Having surgery is not a routine experience for most of us. Dr. Kaufman and all of the professional staff caring for you recognize the natural anxiety most patients have with regard to surgery. For that reason, we believe a brief description of the surgery experience will be helpful.
- Your surgery will be performed in our state-of-the-art, fully accredited operating room. You will be taken care of by board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Kaufman, registered ICU/trauma trained nurses, board-certified anesthesiologists from Mercy Folsom Hospital and a surgical technician.
- When you arrive at our surgical center, you will be escorted to the pre-operative holding area by a nurse. You will change into a gown and a surgical cap will be placed over your hair. The nurse will start your intravenous drip, take your vital signs and give you your pre-operative medications. Dr. Kaufman and your anesthesiologist will meet with you before surgery. This is the time for final surgical planning and questions. It is also when we will do basic preparation and markings as needed.
- Once you enter the operating room, the staff will do everything they can to make you feel comfortable and secure. You will be connected to monitoring equipment and monitored throughout the entire surgery by your anesthesiologist. Once your surgery is complete and your dressings are in place, you will be moved back to the pre-operative/recovery area, where you will be re-connected to your monitoring equipment. During this time, the nurse will care for you and remain by your side at all times. This is also when you will be reunited with your caretaker, until you are ready to go home.
- Your stay in the recovery room will last for about 45 minutes or longer depending on how soon you are ready to leave. Most patients are fully awake within 30 minutes after surgery, but may not remember much about their recovery process. The nurse will remove your IV and your monitoring equipment when you are stable. Dr. Kaufman and your anesthesiologist will check in with you before you leave to make sure you are ready to go home. Your nurse will help you dress and with your caretaker, assist you to your vehicle.
- Dr. Kaufman will call you that evening to check in with you and we’ll look forward to seeing you the very next morning, to begin assisting you through the recovery process.
We are committed to providing you with a comfortable and safe surgical experience. To find out more about our Sacramento plastic surgery center, call us or contact us online.