Dermatology Institute for Skin Cancer + Cosmetic Surgery in Newnan, GA Receives Prestigious Accreditation

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The Dermatology Institute for Skin Cancer + Cosmetic Surgery was recently certified by the American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities. This accreditation signifies high standards for patient care and safety.

"We have always maintained high levels of patient care and safety, and we are proud to be recognized for our commitment to our patients," said Dr. David Harvey, head surgeon at the Dermatology Institute for Skin Cancer + Cosmetic Surgery.

The Dermatology Institute for Skin Cancer + Cosmetic Surgery has been certified by the prestigious American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities (AAAASF). The certification confirms that the Dermatology Institute has been inspected and met 100 percent of the standards established by the AAAASF.

Founded in 1980, the AAAASF seeks to upgrade and standardize medical and surgical care while assuring elite standards of patient care and safety in its accredited facilities. AAAASF is one of the largest not-for-profit accrediting organizations in the United States.

"Legislators, surgeons, national and state health agencies, and patients agree that AAAASF sets the gold standard for quality patient care," said Dr. David Harvey, head surgeon at the Dermatology Institute for Skin Cancer + Cosmetic Surgery. "We have always maintained high levels of patient care and safety, and we are proud to be recognized for our commitment to our patients."

The Dermatology Institute for Skin Cancer + Cosmetic Surgery now joins the more than 2,000 outpatient facilities that have met the AAAASF's standards. The AAAASF ensures high levels of patient care through a comprehensive evaluation process. Some of the requirements include a safe surgical environment, equipment and drugs. An accreditation also signifies that the Dermatology Institute for Skin Cancer + Cosmetic Surgery turns to qualified anesthesia professionals for deeper levels of sedation and is supported by hospital privileges for any procedure performed. The AAAASF also holds office-based surgery to hospital standards and requires peer oversight while tracking data covering more than 2 million procedures.

Safety standards are central for accreditation. Each ambulatory surgery facility accredited by the AAAASF must meet stringent national standards operating room safety as well as personnel and surgeon credentials. On top of this, the facility must utilize advanced instruments during the procedures and during the recovery process.

For more information on dermatology, skin cancer and cosmetic surgery in Georgia, visit derminstitutemd.com or call 770-400-8400. The Dermatology Institute for Skin Cancer + Cosmetic Surgery is located at 60 Oak Hill Boulevard in Newnan, GA 30265.

The Dermatology Institute for Skin Cancer + Cosmetic Surgery offers skin cancer treatment, Mohs surgery and cosmetic and clinical dermatology. The institute also is experienced in total body skin examinations, rash evaluation, acne and rosacea and psoriasis treatments. Cosmetically, it offers advanced services such as eyelid “bag” surgery (blepharoplasty), chemical peels, body liposuction, CO2 laser resurfacing, Thermi RF® face and neck tightening, cosmetic injectables, aesthetic services, skin care consultations and leg vein treatments.

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