SmoothRock Surgery Center
Surgical Dermatology Group is pleased to offer an ambulatory surgery center at our office in Liberty Park. The facility specializes in the management and treatment of patients with skin cancer and allows us to deliver a higher level of anesthesia for increased comfort during in depth procedures. More frequently, large tumors produce extensive defects that need to be reconstructed in an operating room rather than an office environment. Furthermore, other specialties are frequently involved when these patients require a subtotal parotidectomy or a lymph node dissection. Oculoplastic surgery is often required following the removal of tumors involving the eyelid and lacrimal system. Consequently, many of our patients require levels of anesthesia that necessitate CRNA services delivered in an outpatient surgical suite.
With the increasing age of our skin cancer patients accompanying comorbidities require greater monitoring of blood gases, glucose, and electrolyte levels during extended surgical cases. This higher level of patient monitoring can be provided with skilled nursing and state of the art equipment found in an ambulatory surgery center. In summary, this facility allows patients with skin cancer to receive multi-specialty care in a single location and provides a greater level of both comfort and safety.