The surgical center of Facial Plastic Surgeon Dr. Stephen Prendiville has been reaccredited by the American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgical Facilities (AAAASF), which is the largest accrediting body for outpatient surgical facilities in the United States.
The surgical center was reaccredited for three years, which is the maximum length of accreditation offered by AAAASF. The center has been accredited since 2007.
The surgical center is located adjacent to Dr. Prendiville’s office in South Fort Myers at 9407 Cypress Lake Drive.
“I am very pleased that AAAASF recognized the high safety standards we maintain at our state-of-the-art surgical center. The reviewers looked at everything from staffing to cleanliness and equipment and had zero recommendations for improvement. That’s quite an achievement,” Dr. Prendiville said.
Dr. Prendiville conducts all of his cosmetic surgeries at the surgical center under the strictest guidelines issued by AAAASF.
AAAASF was established in 1980 to develop an accreditation program to standardize and improve the quality of medical and surgical care in ambulatory surgery facilities while assuring the public of high standards for patient care and safety in accredited facilities. Today, more than 2,000 outpatient facilities are accredited by AAAASF, which is considered to be the “Gold Standard” for quality patient care.
The vast majority of ambulatory surgery facilities are still unaccredited, operating independent of any peer review and inspection process, according to AAAASF.
Dr. Prendiville is the only Fellowship-trained facial plastic surgeon in Fort Myers who is certified by both the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and the American Board of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery.
He is recognized nationally as a facelift expert with more than 20 articles published in medical journals and he has served as guest editor for Facial Plastic Surgery Clinics of North America.
In 2015, he was selected as one of 100 doctors in the nation to receive the prestigious RealSelf 100 Award from RealSelf, the leading online community that helps people make confident choices in elective cosmetic procedures. Dr. Prendiville has been a reviewer on RealSelf.com since 2008 and has now achieved Distinguished Member status for his responses to patients with questions about facial plastic surgery and skin rejuvenation techniques.
Dr. Prendiville also is the past president and secretary/treasurer of the Florida Society of Facial Plastic Surgery.
Dr. Prendiville graduated with his M.D. degree with high honors from Georgetown University School of Medicine in Washington, D.C., and served his residency at Georgetown University.
He was awarded a Fellowship in Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at St. Louis University in Missouri, where he was a clinical instructor in the St. Louis University Department of Otolaryngology.