Our AAAASF Accredited Surgery Suite
Many procedures are performed in our outpatient surgery suite which is accredited by the American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities, Inc. (AAAASF or Quad A)
Our patients also have a choice of community hospitals where Dr. Stewart and Dr. Thaxton are active staff members.
What is AAAASF Accreditation?
To receive AAAASF accreditation, a surgical facility must meet or exceed high national standards for safety of equipment, staff, and the surgeon. This also includes adherence to federal laws and regulations, use of advanced equipment, and certification of the surgeons on staff. Additional staff assisting with surgery must also be trained and licensed or certified.
What are the advantages to the patient of having an in -office outpatient surgery suites?
A properly equipped, accredited in-office surgical facility gives our patients the best combination of safety, privacy and convenience.
Is an in-office surgery suite less expensive for the patient? Is it still just as safe?
The facility fees for cosmetic surgery at area hospitals vary widely. The fees at Stewart & Thaxton Plastic Surgery have been kept as low as possible, making them very competitive with those at Charleston area hospitals, while allowing us to maintain the highest standards in accreditation, safety and equipment. We are also able to keep our complication and infection rates much lower than surrounding hospitals.