“People planning to have a surgical procedure that does not require an overnight stay should consider the option of an ambulatory surgery center, Peter Lohrengal, executive director of the Florida Society of Ambulatory Surgery Centers, said in an interview this week. Florida has more than 400 such facilities licensed by the state, which last year performed more than 1.5 million surgeries. The most common procedures performed in ambulatory surgery centers are gastrointestinal care (34 percent), such a colonoscopies and ophthalmological care (32 percent), such as cataract surgery.”
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Obi Plastic Surgery Clinic
Dr. Lewis Obi and his staff just recently re-qualified for their Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) certification. For Dr. Obi, this was his 17th successful certification in the past 34 years. According to Dr. Obi, less than 5 percent of plastic surgeons in the United States are certified for ACLS. This is just another reason that patients should always question the safety and certifications of office-based surgical centers.