Our Practice in Plano, TX
The Plastic & Cosmetic Surgery Center of Texas is one of only a few state-licensed plastic surgery facilities in Texas. In a recent interview, Dr. Wilcox was asked to explain what this means to the person who is considering a plastic surgery procedure:
“Office-based surgery has gained notice in the media recently for a number of reasons. Unfortunately, most people are unaware that any physician with a current medical license can perform surgical procedures in their office legally without any type of supervision or regulation. As you may conclude, there is little or no enforcement of the quality and safety standards of many of those practitioners or their facility.”
“It is the cornerstone of our practice to never ‘cut’ corners; therefore, I built a state-of-the-art 11,000-square-foot facility in Plano that offers two surgical suites that are both state-licensed. The facility has also passed the very stringent standards of the Federal Medicare Program. What this means to our patients is that our facility is licensed by the Texas Department of Health in a way similar to that of hospitals, with everything from air filtration parameters, to sterilization standards, and the use of registered nurses and licensed pharmacist on staff instead of medical assistants, creating the best possible environment for surgical procedures. I believe the quality and standards of facilities around the city of Dallas vary greatly, and it is important for a patient who is considering plastic surgery to feel as comfortable about their surgical environment as they would a state-of-the-art hospital, its surgery, and staff. I feel that patients should see the operating room that the surgery is to be performed in and should know the difference in one that is state-of-the-art and one that is not. State-licensing means successful certification by the Texas Department of Health.”
“Because the facility was built specifically for plastic surgery, there are certain benefits that my patients enjoy. Our freestanding location is easy for patients to find and has plenty of available parking. Private entrances maximize confidentiality, particularly after surgery. Internal exam doorways adjacent to photography rooms also preserve our patients’ privacy and modesty. We also provide a comfortable waiting room for our patients’ families.” Dr. Robert Wilcox.
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