Surgery Center vs. Hospital


For over forty years now patients have had the option of choosing to have surgery at a surgery center instead of a hospital.  When it comes to plastic surgery there are several advantages to choosing a surgery center over a hospital for your elective procedure.  Most cosmetic procedures that are done are not high risk.  Therefore, they do not need to take place in a hospital.  Some advantages to having your procedure at a surgery center include; less chance of complications or infection, higher quality patient care as you receive one on one individualized care from the doctor and nursing staff, it dramatically cuts down on the costs of staying at a hospital overnight, and privacy. Dr.Rehnke performs his surgeries here at the Center for Surgical Excellence, located at 6606 10th Avenue North St.Petersburg, Florida. We also only use a board certified Anesthesiologist. Dr. Debra Eriksen is part of our team and is double board certified and has recently won Doctor of the Year for Anesthesiology.  We are a AAAASF accredited facility.