Safety Comes First at Seattle Gynecomastia Center
Prior to being approved for surgery, Dr. Pratt will perform a thorough evaluation of your health history, inquiring about your past medical and surgical history, medications or supplements that you are on, and allergies to medication that you may have. If you are deemed a good surgical candidate, no further investigation will be required. Any medical issues that Dr. Pratt feels need to be further investigated will be addressed and may require additional lab tests, radiological imaging, or consultation with a specialist.
Our surgery staff members are all certified in their respective specialties, including Certified Scrub Techs (CSTs) operating room and post anesthesia care unit R.N.s and certified Anesthetists.
Dr. Pratt has full surgical privileges at Overlake Hospital Medical Center for all of the procedures performed in our ambulatory surgery center. In case of an emergency requiring hospital admission, SoGab Surgery Center has a prearranged agreement that facilitates a seamless transfer of care to OHMC.
Pre and Postoperative Care Instructions
All designated caregivers will be thoroughly instructed in the proper care of each patient. Instructions in written form are reviewed by the discharging nurse with the caregiver and all questions answered prior to discharge of the patient..
Dr. Pratt’s cell phone number will be given to patient and their caregivers to be used whenever a question might arise regarding the care of the patient.
24/7 Physician Support
All patients are given Dr. Pratt’s personal cell phone number for use after surgery in case of an emergency or patient concerns. A Board Certified Plastic Surgeon is always on call for Dr. Pratt’s practice when he leaves town, and they are available 24/7 as well.
Patient Safety is Paramount at Seattle Gynecomastia Center.
Dr. Pratt has designed his entire surgical practice around a culture of patient safety that is second to none. This culture is instilled in each and every office and surgical staff member from day one. All of the equipment and supplies used in the surgery center have been carefully chosen by Dr. Pratt, and represent only the finest in quality.
The operating room has been outfitted with state of the art equipment including a hospital grade Anesthesia Machine, top of the line Patient Monitor Systems and Safety Alarms, Emergency Equipment (including an AED- Automatic Defibrillator), Body Warming Devices, as well as on-demand Backup Generator Power, building wide Sprinkler System and a High Efficiency Air Filtration system (HEPA) which ensures the purest air circulation possible. Dr. Pratt, as well as all nursing and anesthesia staff are trained and periodically re-certified in Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS).
Seattle Gynecomastia Center and the associated SoGab Ambulatory Surgery Center are characterized by an uncompromising approach to patient safety and comfort.