Dr. Teitelbaum only uses these exacting accreditation requirements as a starting point. He directs his operating room supervisor and anesthesiologist to exceed the standards without regard to cost in order to attain the highest level of safety and quality.
Anesthetic medicines are selected entirely on a basis of their superiority. Patients go to sleep gently and then wake up smoothly and quickly, with nausea almost totally unheard of—even in patients who had previously suffered from anesthetic-induced nausea. Dr. Teitelbaum's operating room even includes a device used to assure that patients are fully asleep at all times during an operation.
No detail is too small. Dr. Teitelbaum insists on only using equipment, instruments, and sutures of the highest caliber.
While Dr. Teitelbaum, his anesthesiologist, and nursing staff have backgrounds in treating severe medical cases, their patients find comfort knowing that this operating room is dedicated solely to treating plastic surgery patients just like them.
The entire operating room team cares about each patient. They help patients feel safe, comfortable, and relaxed. They understand that the patient is the priority.
What happens if there is an emergency during surgery? It's something that no one wants to think about, but we believe in being prepared. Our office building is the five story building in the foreground and St. John's Hospital Emergency Room is to the left by the green park area.
Dr. Teitelbaum was a member of the national plastic surgery task force that developed the Covid-19 protocols for plastic surgery offices. He is therefore well-versed in all of the recommendations and his office meets or exceeds all of them. By now you are familiar with all the obvious measures such as reminding patients and staff not to come to the office if they have any symptoms, taking temperatures, maintaining social distancing, having everyone wear masks, placing hand sanitizers everywhere, reducing the number of patients in the office at one time, testing all surgical patients, etc. One unique feature is that Dr. Teitelbaum’s operating room has "laminar flow" – a very advanced system that directs the flow of air from a large diffuser on the ceiling to exhausts near the floor, ensuring that the fresh air flows in one direction. This not only reduces the chance of COVID infections for the patients and staff, but it also reduces the risk of surgical infections.
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