Our Operating Suite

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Our 655 Park Ambulatory Surgery Unit is a state-of-the-art facility that provides the safety of a hospital in the setting of a private office. Over 10,000 surgical procedures have been safely performed since inception.

Advantages

Two advantages of an office operating facility are having more limited patient flow and complete control of the unit. Both facilitate maintaining a germ free environment that prevents resistant bacteria from emerging, a problem sometimes seen in hospital settings. Additionally, having the same staff every day promotes efficiency and high quality care delivery. Equally important, Dr. Hidalgo is free to take extra time as needed without any institutional pressures. This ensures the best result for our patients. As an aside, our office has full access New York-Presbyterian Hospital located five blocks away, where Dr. Hidalgo has admitting privileges.

Accreditation

Our facility was built by Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center to standards exceeding those specified by most ambulatory surgery accreditation organizations. Our facility meets or exceeds standards specified by OSHA, and the Joint Committee on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO). It was accredited by the American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities, Inc. (AAAASF) in 2002 and has been recertified every three years since.

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Staffing

We only employ certified health care professionals of the highest caliber. Our anesthesiologists are board certified physicians. Our nursing staff includes three full-time registered nurses, all who maintain ACLS (Advanced Cardiac Life Support) certification.

Design and Equipment

Operating room design was supervised by architects from Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. An important design feature includes a twin industrial capacity heating and air-conditioning system that provides built-in redundancy. Each unit can change the air in the operating room completely every two minutes, greatly reducing infection risk compared to hospital capability. Additionally, the operating room alone occupies 270 square feet, a very large size by city standards, and on par with many hospitals. There is an elaborate fire alarm system regularly inspected by the FDNY, and a high capacity emergency generator capable of powering the entire surgical suite for over 24 hours, far exceeding accreditation requirements.

Our equipment is regularly upgraded to the highest standards. We employ operating table warmers, mechanical calf compression devices, and the most advanced anesthesia monitoring equipment available. The operating suite was designed to provide a soothing environment as well as a safe one. The engineers double lined walls to insulate the recovery room from extraneous noise, for example, and a top decorating firm was employed to lend a warm residential feel to the medical environment.

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Expense

It is necessary to charge a fee for use of the facility. The type of procedure and its duration determines the charge. It is typically less than what a hospital would charge and there is no balance billing should the procedure take longer than estimated.

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Monday - Friday

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Reverse abdominoplasty is appealing but only applys to those who have all of the following:

1. Loose skin in the middle
2. A perfect lower abdomen
3. Tight muscles
4. Breasts that will hide the scars or existing surgical scars in the breast crease

 Unlike traditional abdominoplasty, done for a different purpose, there is almost no swelling, little discomfort (no muscle work), and the scars are hidden. As indicated above though, true candidates for this procedure are uncommon. 

For the surgeons: this procedure is conceptually simple but challenging to execute. Enough skin has to be removed (4 cm or so) to get the job done yet avoid midline bunching. The inframammary crease has to be re-established and this is most effectively done sitting up, a tedious process!

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Reverse abdominoplasty is appealing but only applys to those who have all of the following:

1. Loose skin in the middle
2. A perfect lower abdomen
3. Tight muscles
4. Breasts that will hide the scars or existing surgical scars in the breast crease

Unlike traditional abdominoplasty, done for a different purpose, there is almost no swelling, little discomfort (no muscle work), and the scars are hidden. As indicated above though, true candidates for this procedure are uncommon.

For the surgeons: this procedure is conceptually simple but challenging to execute. Enough skin has to be removed (4 cm or so) to get the job done yet avoid midline bunching. The inframammary crease has to be re-established and this is most effectively done sitting up, a tedious process!

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Breast feeding results in atrophy of the gland, often manifesting as a deflated appearance. In these cases, the most common type, breast implants alone will re-establish pre-pregnancy aesthetics by simply replacing lost volume. More complex cases, like this one, also require removal of stretched skin to provide a simultaneous lift. When skin is removed it only takes a small implant to restore upper breast fullness. 

For the surgeons: Since implant size is small in these cases it typically represents less than 40% of total breast volume. Therefore the “feel” advantage of silicone implants typically becomes moot. Saline implants in this  setting are reliably stable for 20 years or more and are therefore preferred (125cc saline implants in this case).

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Breast feeding results in atrophy of the gland, often manifesting as a deflated appearance. In these cases, the most common type, breast implants alone will re-establish pre-pregnancy aesthetics by simply replacing lost volume. More complex cases, like this one, also require removal of stretched skin to provide a simultaneous lift. When skin is removed it only takes a small implant to restore upper breast fullness.

For the surgeons: Since implant size is small in these cases it typically represents less than 40% of total breast volume. Therefore the “feel” advantage of silicone implants typically becomes moot. Saline implants in this setting are reliably stable for 20 years or more and are therefore preferred (125cc saline implants in this case).

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