FACILITY CERTIFICATION AND ACCREDITATION
The Plastic Surgery Center is a fully accredited for ambulatory surgery and is regularly inspected and certified by the AAAASF. We meet or exceed all standards of care for ambulatory centers. We specialize in procedures for cosmetic and reconstructive plastic surgery and thus have the specialized equipment and an experienced staff focused to provide the safest and the highest level of surgical outcomes
All surgeons on our staff must be eligible or certified by The American Board of Plastic Surgery or other surgical specialty. Our surgeons must be accredited at a regional hospital including Stanford Hospital, Lucille Packard Childrens Hospital, Sequoia Hospital, El Camino Hospital, Peninsula Hospital or Good Samaritan Hospital.
Credentialed Surgeons at the Plastic Surgery Center:
- George W. Commons, MD
- Seung K. Kim, MD
- Michael M. Papalian , MD
- Ernest Kaplan, MD
- Lauren Greenberg, MD
- Dean Vistnes, MD
- Peter K. Davis, MD
- David M. Kahn, MD
- Angeline Lim, MD
- Jennifer Weintraub, MD
- Dung H. Nguyen, MD
- Geoffrey Gurtner. MD
- Rohit K. Khosla, MD
- Sam Most, MD
- Gordon Lee, MD
- Mary Lynn Moran, MD
- Peter Lorenz, MD
Procedures at the Plastic Surgery Center are performed with either local or general anesthesia. The decision about what type of anesthesia will be determined by a discussion between the patient and the surgeon with consultation with the anesthesiologist.
Procedures with general anesthesia are administered by a board certified anesthesiologist who is a member of the Associated Anesthesia Medical Group (AAMG), or on the Staff at Plastic Surgery Center. AAMG is an incorporated group of Board Certified anesthesiologists in private practice who provide anesthetic care at Stanford University Hospital and other locations in the Palo Alto area.
LOCAL ANESTHESIS WITH SEDATION AND MONITORING
Procedures with local anesthesia are administered and monitored by your surgeon and a nurse. They use monitoring for heart and lungs. Intravenous medications are used for sedation and pain management. Your surgeon will determine which medications will be used and will instruct the nurse as to when and how much medication to administer.
Our staff of nurses, medical technicians, receptionists, and bookkeeper are here to provide you with the technical skills and personal services and attention that you deserve and require.
The facility is owned and managed by Plastic Surgeons
- Michael M. Papalian M.D. – Medical Director and Managing Partner
- Seung K. Kim M.D. – Finance and IT Director
- George W. Commons M.D. – Building and Grounds