Our Commitment to Patient Safety
Here at Divino Plastic Surgery, we take every foreseeable measure to provide a safe environment for surgical and aesthetic procedures. This includes ensuring that our staff is highly trained, our facilities are built and maintained to the highest medical accreditation standards and that our pre-operative, intra-operative and post-operative processes are geared to the individual needs of every patient.
Dr. Chacon’s extensive training, high ethical standards, mature surgical judgment, his many years of experience, and surgical accreditation standards help secure your safety and satisfaction. Dr. Chacon holds the highest degree of training, which includes completion of an American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) Endorsed Fellowship. Dr. Chacon has helped thousands of patients achieve their goals.
There are several stages to surgical planning. The initial consultation includes discussion of your needs, surgical procedures and general expectations. Once you have made a decision to proceed with the surgery, Dr. Chacon reviews your personal and family medical history, surgical history, allergies, current medications and any relevant health and lifestyle related factors. This information determines your general risk. He may recommend further tests or an appointment with your primary doctor, if he finds that your overall health need to be improved to undergo surgery safely.
He works with highly qualified and experienced anesthesiologists, certified nurse anesthetists (CRNA), and RN’s who are trained and licensed to administer sedation. Both Anesthesiologists, CRNA’s, and RN’s are accepted by many major hospitals and outpatient surgery centers, including UCSD, Kaiser Permanente, Scripps, and Sharp as providers who are qualified to provide surgical sedation. The form of anesthesia is chosen based on several elements including patient preference, general health, and Dr. Chacon’s recommendation. Some patients are apprehensive about general anesthesia and prefer sedation due to safety and decreased cost.
Together, all team members work to insure that your surgery goes smoothly. Although plastic surgery and anesthesia are generally safe, some factors are not predictable. As with any surgery, serious complications are possible. Dr. Chacon will go over some of the most common as well as rare complications related to your surgery. Your signature on the informed consent, services as an acknowledgement of your understanding of the procedure, its details, as well as risks and potential complications related to your surgery.
Here at Divino Plastic Surgery we choose to protect our patients by following the guidelines and standards associated with many private, state, and federal agencies. Some of the entities that help Dr. Chacon’s decision making include the following:
Top Tier Training at the Following Institutions:
University of Arizona (U of A)
University of California San Francisco (UCSF)
University of Southern California (USC)
ACGME (Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education): A private, non-profit council that evaluates and accredits medical residency programs in the United States. Dr. Chacon completed training at accredited programs in General Surgery and in Plastic Surgery.
American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) Endorsed Aesthetic Fellowship: The leading organization of plastic surgeons who specialize in cosmetic surgery of the face and entire body. Completion of this fellowship training means that a plastic surgeon has met the highest standards for education and experience in cosmetic plastic surgery. Dr. Chacon is not an active member of the ASAPS.
American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery: The leading organization of physicians who specialize in cosmetic surgery of the face and entire body. Membership in AACS means that the physician attends and continues his education on an ongoing basis to stay abreast of nuances in aesthetic surgery. Dr. Chacon is an active member of the AACS.
Medical Board of California: The mission of this state agency is to protect healthcare consumers through the proper licensing and regulation of physicians and surgeons and through the vigorous, objective enforcement of the Medical Practice Act. Dr. Chacon has had a California license to practice medicine in good standing since 2007.
Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC): Dr. Chacon and our staff operates Divino Plastic Surgery, AAAHC Facility for outpatient surgery that abides by established standards of safety, administration, equipment and supplies, hygiene, organization, and professionalism. Surveys are conducted to maintain compliance, and continuous self-assessment, evaluation, and improvement. For more information, visit https://www.aaahc.org/
Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA): The mission of the DEA is to enforce the controlled substances laws and regulations of the United States. The DEA licenses physicians and surgeons to dispense legally produced controlled substances such as narcotic analgesics. Dr. Chacon maintains a DEA permit.