At Periodontal Medicine & Surgical Specialists, we’re not willing to simply follow minimum standards for surgical predictability and patient safety; we seek to elevate the specialty of Periodontology by following the most stringent and forward-looking standards in the field. We’re proud to have achieved accreditation by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC) association as an office-based surgery center. Full accreditation by the AAAHC distinguishes our surgical center from many other outpatient (ambulatory) surgical facilities by ensuring that our periodontists in Chicago, Oak Brook, and Park Ridge, IL, adhere to the highest, most up-to-date standards in modern outpatient surgery which underscores patient-safety as our primary focus.
The AAAHC Certificate of Accreditation is an indication that an office-based surgical center has undergone a voluntary process by which its performance and quality are measured against nationally recognized standards. Status as a fully accredited AAAHC organization means Periodontal Medicine & Surgical Specialists has undertaken a thorough self-assessment and on-site review by the AAAHC expert surveyors and has exceeded these national standards. Only around 5,000 outpatient health care organizations across the United States are accredited by the AAAHC. Not all outpatient health care organizations seek accreditation, and not all of them that do are granted accreditation. In fact, there are few periodontal practices in the world that have achieved AAAHC accreditation status. We’re pleased to be the exception.
Accreditation is a visible indication that our office-based surgical center has exceeded all of the standards set by the AAAHC. An independent third-party review by the AAAHC provides confidence that an expert patient advocate has reviewed the policies and surgical practices of Periodontal Medicine & Surgical Specialists. For you, this means more predictable outcomes for surgical procedures, with high success rates and a rigorous emphasis on your safety for the duration of your treatment. Expect nothing less from our renowned team of board-certified periodontists and surgical specialists.