The Aesthetic Center for Plastic Surgery (ACPS)
We are proud to offer you premier care within the sleek and spacious setting of our private surgery center. Our surgeons adhere to the most stringent safety protocols. From the state-of-the art equipment in our 4 operating rooms to our highly-trained staff and tranquil recovery rooms, every detail of our surgery center is designed to maximize your comfort and safety.
Dr. Patronella’s Private Surgery Center at The Aesthetic Center for Plastic Surgery (ACPS)
Our surgery facility is certified by the Texas Department of Health AND the American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities (AAAASF)—considered the gold standard in accreditation of free-standing ambulatory surgery centers. This certification signifies the highest standards for equipment, operating room safety, personnel and surgeon credentials, and sterilization are implemented.
Board-certified physician anesthesiologists administer anesthesia and monitor patients throughout the entire surgical procedure. Patients receive 2: 1 care from our skillful registered nurses and medical assistants for added support. At every stage of the surgical experience, ACPS surgeons and staff work together to ensure patients receive the best aesthetic outcome possible and an unsurpassed level of safety and attentive care.
Reception and Waiting Area
On the day of your procedure, you and your designated caretaker will enter our reception-waiting area where you will be welcomed and checked in by our receptionist. One of our nurses will escort you to your private room and provide you with a change of clothing in preparation for your surgery.
Your Private Room
An ACPS nurse will escort you to your private room and provide you with a change of clothing in preparation for your surgery. As an extra step of caution, the nurse will review your medical history with you. In addition, one of our board-certified anesthesiologists will review and confirm with you any additional medical questions that may remain and will explain what the anesthesia experience will be like. Afterwards, your doctor will visit with you and mark you for surgery.
Your nurse will walk you to the operating room and anesthesia will be administered to you as your surgeon prepares to perform your procedure.
Recovery and Discharge from the ACPS Surgery Center
At the conclusion of your surgery, you will be transported on a stretcher to a recovery room where your nurse will care for you and monitor your recovery. The nurse will give your caretaker postoperative care instructions.
When your initial recovery from surgery is complete, an ACPS nurse will transport you in a wheelchair to the vehicle which your designated driver will be driving to your recovery accommodations.
Home Health Care
Dr. Patronella offers his patients recovering in the Houston area a private visit to their homes or hotel accommodations a day or two after surgery from a certified medical professional who monitors their recovery, changes bandages, and educates patients’ caregivers regarding appropriate care techniques. This member of the ACPS team provides Dr. Patronella with a recovery update, which allows him to address any potential concerns.