October 12th, 2011 Miguel A. Delgado Jr, MD
In 2001 when Dr. Delgado moved his practice to the Sutter Novato Medical Campus, he also opened his own private surgery center, “Marin Cosmetic surgery Center” (MCSC). Realizing many of the disadvantages of performing surgery at a hospital, he chose to invest in the building, operation and maintenance of his own surgery center. MCSC is fully accredited by Medicare and the American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities, Inc. (Quad A) which means it meets the highest standards of safety. This has benefited him and his patients in numerous ways.
Having one’s own private surgery center allows for the utmost privacy for all surgical patients. MCSC has a private entrance which allows patients to come and go without having to go through the main waiting room. Dr. Delgado’s facelift, gynecomastia, breast reduction and all cosmetic patients appreciate this additional privacy. With only one operating room there is less in and out traffic which in itself reduces probability of infection. Infection is one of the greatest risks in surgery.
Another huge benefit to a private surgery center is quality control. From choosing one’s own staff to determining what medical supplies and equipment shall be used. Dr. Delgado has always been on top of cutting edge technology keeping his center “state of the art”. Many of his staff have been with him since it opened in 2001. This includes his Board Certified anesthesiologist, Dr. Randy Gaynor whose reputation with the patients is outstanding. For Dr. Delgado to be able to go into surgery with a team that is “in sync” and knows his techniques is a great advantage. When a surgeon operates in a hospital setting, the staff and anesthesiologist can be different on different days. Having continuity with staff allows Dr. Delgado to focus on the patient.
The surgery center is set up to accommodate overnight patients with care provided for by no less than two caregivers, one being a Registered Nurse with post operative training including Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)certification. In the rare circumstance of a medical emergency, Novato Community Hospital is contiguous to MCSC.