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“With five plastic surgeons on the team, The Georgia Institute for Plastic Surgery offers an array of services that would be difficult, if not impossible, for solo practitioners and smaller groups to manage. For example, the group offers a novel treatment delivery methodology known as Quick Stitch.

“Quick Stitch – targeted to family physicians and industrial medicine providers – allows patients with fresh lacerations to avoid the hospital emergency room. At the Institute, one of the group’s five partners is available during weekday business hours to promptly sew up such injuries.

“…The Georgia Institute for Plastic Surgery is one of three Savannah-area medical practices with its own ambulatory surgery center. The 12,000-sq-ft facility is Medicare-approved and has been accredited by the American Association for the Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgical Facilities (AAAASF).

” ‘It is state-of-the-art, and equipped to perform minor procedures as well as most cosmetic operations,’ says senior partner David H. Smith, MD. ‘We also have a 23-hour unit with skilled plastic surgery nurses available for postoperative care, if necessary.’

“In addition, the institute offers aesthetic services ranging from facials to waxing, provided by a full-time licensed aesthetician. Other ancillary services include Endermologie treatments and laser hair removal.

” ‘We have geared everything to our patients,’ Smith says. ‘Our philosophy is to lavish our patients with courtesy and consideration in the extreme, but we make no distinction between the patients who come to us for a cosmetic procedure as opposed to a reconstruction.’ ”