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Dr. Konrad Dawson has privileges at each of the following hospitals and surgery centers, allowing you to choose the best location for your convenience.
  • Georgetown University Hospital
  • George Washington University
  • Howard University Hospital
  • MedStar Surgery Center
  • National Rehab Hospital
  • Prince George’s Hospital
  • Providence
  • Sibley Hospital
  • Washington Adventist Hospital
  • Washington Hospital Center

Most plastic surgeons have the option to perform surgery in a hospital setting or in an outpatient or day surgery center.  An accredited facility is one that must meet strict national standards for equipment, operating room safety, personnel and surgeon credentials.

The advantages of accredited facilities

Plastic surgery performed by board-certified plastic surgeons in accredited ambulatory facilities — also known as outpatient surgery centers or same day surgery centers — has an excellent safety record. Accredited ambulatory facilities have been documented through research and required reporting to have:

  • An extremely low rate of serious complications (less than half of 1 percent)
  • An extremely low mortality rate (less than one in 57,000)
  • The advantage of lower costs

If you need to recuperate overnight or for a few days in a specialty post-surgical treatment facility, make certain that you inquire about that facility’s accreditation and licensing. In general, accreditation or licensing of such facilities requires that:

  • You receive around-the-clock care by 2 or more licensed staff members
  • One or more of the staff members are certified in Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)
  • Equipment and medications are on site to handle any complications
  • An emergency plan is defined and ready to be implemented should any complication arise that requires transferring a patient to a hospital
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