Dr. Lisa Lynn Sowder manages an accredited surgical facility and plastic surgery practice in Seattle, WA.
Name: Lisa Lynn Sowder MD FACS
Clinic: Seattle Plastic Surgery
Location: Seattle, WA
That's interesting: Dr. Lissa Lynn Sowder is past president of the Northwest Society of Plastic Surgeons and the Washington Society of Plastic Surgeons, past chair of the King County Medical Society Grievance Committee and former Trustee of the King County Medical Society.
Your operating room is certified by the American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgical Facilities (AAAASF). How much benefit is there for a physician who owns their own surgical suite instead of using other facilities?
The headaches are staffing and supplying the operating room. Equipment needs to be maintained and replaced. Supplies need to be ordered. The floor needs to be mopped, etc. Employees need to be trained. There is a boat load of paperwork necessary for AAAASF certification. Just doing it all right isn’t enough – it all has to be documented and documented and documented. It’s expensive and