Nearly all surgical procedures performed by Dr. Epstein and his partner Dr. Bared are performed on an outpatient basis. There is a surgical suite on the premises which is fully accredited by the State of Florida Board of Medicine, where most procedures can be performed comfortably and safely under either twilight sedation, general anesthesia, or with some procedures just oral sedation and local anesthesia. Patients usually prefer to have their procedures performed in the office operating room because of comfort, ease of use, and privacy. The doctors usually prefer to operate in their office operating room because of the familiar settings and staff who cater to their specifications. The office surgery suite is staffed by registered nurse technicians and anesthesiologist or nurse anesthetist under doctor supervision depending upon the patient and doctor’s decision.
South Miami Hospital
Procedures can also be performed at the outpatient surgery center located across the street from the doctors’ office at South Miami Hospital. US News and World Report in 2012 ranked South Miami Hospital the No. 1 hospital in South Florida, based on a pool of 74 hospitals in the Miami-Ft Lauderdale-West Palm Beach market. The prestigious report placed South Miami Hospital among the best nationwide and among the elite in the state. Nationwide, nearly 5,000 US Hospitals were analyzed to choose the best, and South Miami Hospital is one of only 3 percent of hospitals in America to earn US News national ranking.
Nothing can take the place of a face-to-face consultation with the doctor. However, in cases of patients traveling from out of town, it is not uncommon to perform the initial consultations electronically. Patients may submit photographs of themselves either electronically or by mail and anticipated procedures can be discussed through phone conversation and/or webcam.
Most rhinoplasty procedures are performed with the patient receiving twilight or general anesthesia. The patient feels and remembers nothing of the surgery. The type of anesthesia will be decided upon in consultation with the doctor.
In keeping with established policies by the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, all fees for plastic surgery procedures are payable in advance. In cases where insurance is applicable, the office can assist with claims submission, and assignment of benefits may require only a deposit. The Foundation for Hair Restoration and Plastic Surgery can set up financial plans offered through several lending institutions that provide services for elective surgical procedures.
Miami Office Hours
The Miami office is open 9am to 5pm Monday through Friday, with extended hours on Wednesday from 9am to 6pm. Hours will vary by location. Visits are by appointment only. Call or email the office to schedule an appointment.
Sunset Professional Building
6280 Sunset Drive, Suite 509
Miami, FL 33143
If you have any questions about our doctors’ procedures, or other plastic surgery procedures please don’t hesitate to contact us.