Patients need to find out their surgery center’s license and certification status. These are requirements that enforce standards of care essential for patient safety. Just because the surgery center looks clean and professional doesn’t mean it meets professional standards. State health agencies keep a list of licenses for these same day surgery centers.
Also ask: Who is giving me anesthesia? What are their qualifications? Do NOT settle for “oh, it’s just a light sedation and we have a nurse here.” You need a qualified registered nurse anesthetist at a minimum, even for sedation.
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