Dr. Goldberg can perform most cosmetic procedures in his private office operating room. This is a fully equipped, state-of-the-art operating facility that has been inspected and certified by the Joint Commission for the Accreditation of Health Care Organizations (JCAHO) and New York State. JCAHO is the same accrediting body that inspects and certifies all hospitals in America. Our board-certified plastic surgeon has an operating facility that meets all of the highest standards for safety during surgery.
Having your procedure in the office offers several advantages. The office is a convenient, familiar setting. You will be the only patient in the facility, so your procedure will be entirely discreet and you will have the full attention of our entire staff. You will be able to avoid the required early check-ins and administrative steps required in a hospital. Office-based surgery will also typically be far less expensive than having the same procedure performed in the hospital.
In an office-based setting, enlisting the most experienced and qualified anesthesia providers is paramount. Our operating facility employs only the most highly trained board-certified anesthesiologists and nurses, and our team takes pride in the ability to provide safe and effective anesthesia options for all of our patients. Our head anesthesiologist, Dr. Joel Greenspan, is fully board certified and has over 30 years of experience with office-based surgery. Dr. Greenspan is highly skilled in minimizing post-op nausea and pain so you can feel as good as possible, as fast as possible. In addition, all surgical and recovery nurses are RNs with operating room, recovery room, or ICU experience.
Benefits of Choosing a Practice with an On-Site Anesthesiologist
Dr. Goldberg works with only board-certified anesthesiologists in all settings, whether your procedure is performed in a hospital or office-based environment. With this in mind, patients can feel confident that they’re under the care of an anesthesiologist who has obtained the highest standards of training and experience in their field. Some advantages of having an anesthesiologist on-site during your procedure include:
- Safe and effective administration of the most optimal type of anesthesia for your procedure
- The ability to quickly attend to post-operative needs, such as minimizing discomfort and nausea
- Timely intervention in the rare case of complications
- Exclusive focus on your own comfort and needs
Dr. Goldberg and head anesthesiologist Joel Greenspan, MD decide together which cases are best suited for office-based surgery or undergoing the procedure in the hospital. Most procedures that do not require an overnight stay can safely be done in our office operating room (OR) called Central Avenue Office Based Surgery. This is a fully equipped and AAAASF-accredited facility where all of the highest standards of safety are maintained.
Meet Our Anesthesiologist
Joel Greenspan, MD
Dr. Joel Greenspan is the head anesthesiologist at Central Avenue Office Based Surgery. Dr. Greenspan is board certified by the American Board of Anesthesiology and he has been providing anesthesia in both office and hospital settings for over 30 years. Dr. Greenspan specializes in anesthesia for office-based cosmetic surgery. For this sub-specialty, he is one of the most experienced anesthesiologists in New York.
Meet Our Surgical Nurse
Elizabeth Marino, RN
Elizabeth Marino is the head nurse at Central Avenue Office Based Surgery. Beth has over 30 years of experience as both an OR and recovery nurse at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City. Beth is highly capable, professional, and compassionate. She takes enormous pride in her work and is completely committed to patient safety and comfort. Larger or more extensive surgeries are generally performed at the Dobbs Ferry Pavilion of St. John’s Riverside Hospital or White Plains Hospital. These are full service hospitals with inpatient capabilities.
Office-based surgery is a wonderfully convenient, discreet, and economical way to undergo your procedure. Dr. Goldberg can tell you if you are a good candidate for surgery in this setting during your initial consultation.