Are Pennsylvania plastic surgeons required to have someone (i.e. nurse) present during work performed in a surgery center OR?
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Plastic Surgeons and Required Assistants?
I practice in PA but honestly don't know the legal answer. I suspect nothing illegal was done, but it might not be the wisest practice. Most plastic surgeons have helpers, assistants, or chaperones.
I would talk to your doctor about what happened. Maybe you should inquire with the state about other events. This might not be the first time. You might uncover something that is happening to others.
I suspect nothing bad happened, but you should inquire. Your child should be supervised at all times. If there is not a nurse present, it leaves the door open to potential problems.
I hope this helps.
Dr Chris Saunders
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