The facility uses only Board Certified Anesthesiologists and Plastic Surgeons. As an accredited surgery center in the State of Maryland, the Facility is registered with the Department of Health and Human Services.
Surgery Center Location and Hours of Operation
The Surgery Center is attached to Dr. Rodriguez's private practice location, in the northern part of Baltimore, Maryland. Both organizations are conveniently located near the intersection of Charles Street and the I-695 Beltway, exit 25. Surgery Center hours are:
|Monday||7:30AM - 6PM|
|Tuesday||7:30AM - 6PM|
|Wednesday||7:30AM - 6PM|
|Thursday||7:30AM - 6PM|
|Friday||7:30AM - 4PM|
AAAASF accredited, Medicare Certified
The AAAASF has mandatory guidelines for surgery center accreditation. There are four classes of Operating Rooms for Surgery Centers: class A, class B, and class C-M, and class C. Our Facility is classified as a Class C, the *highest level of certification* possible with the AAAASF. Class C status is only awarded to Facilities which are certified to monitor all types of anesthesia. Types of anesthesia include General Anesthesia, IV anesthesia, and local anesthesia.
There are only 8 Class C Surgery Centers in the State of Maryland.
In order to attain and re-certify with the AAAASF, 100% compliance is demanded. Facilities must satisfy every single criteria for certification. If any single criteria is not met, than they are denied accreditation. There are strict criteria for OR size, construction materials, firewalls, air filtration systems, infection control, cleaning protocols, safety protocols, physician and staffing credentials, and many other parameters. Air quality in the entire OR suite must meet a certain requirement based on air exchanges in each room of the surgical suite. These special air handling systems ensure that air is free from microbial particles.
Policies and procedures at our surgery center are in place to monitor staffing, equipment, and surgical outcomes. These are routinely monitored and discussed at quarterly OR meetings. In the unlikely event you would need hospitalization immediately after surgery, we have a transfer arrangement with Greater Baltimore Medical Center, only 3 miles from our surgery center. Additionally, our Facility is Medicare Certified, meeting the standards set by the U.S. government.
Board Certified Anesthesiologists
All types of anesthesia can be administered in our surgery center. This includes General Anesthesia, IV anesthesia, IV with propofol, and local anesthesia. All anesthesia is administered by Board Certified Anesthesiologists. We do not use CRNA's, as we believe that board certified physicians can provide you with the safest experience possible. Since 2013, the surgery center primarily uses the anesthesia services of a group led by Dr. Amar Setty of Good Samaritan Hospital here in Baltimore. All members of his team are Board Certified Anesthesiologist and highly skilled in the use of IV anesthesia. Physicians who are credentialed to administer anesthesia in our facility include:
- Todd Hobelmann, MD
- Xiangxing Zeng, , MD
- Yongbo Liao, , MD
- Amar Setty, , MD