During the current outbreak of coronavirus, we know how important it is to minimize visits to the emergency room and ensure our doctors and nurses have the resources necessary to care for patients. We are doing what we can to reduce overload at the emergency rooms by providing urgent surgical care at our surgical center.
Plastic Surgery & Cosmetic Surgery Differences
Dr. Ortiz, a board-certified plastic surgeon in Raleigh, not only specializes in cosmetic surgery, he also provides plastic surgery. These two specialties are often treated the same, but they are not interchangeable. Cosmetic surgery is meant to enhance someone’s looks or appearance, such as breast augmentation or a tummy tuck. Plastic surgery can also include those procedures, but also focuses on reconstructive surgery, such as breast reconstruction, scar revisions, and congenital anomolies.
Providing Urgent Surgery During Coronavirus Outbreak
We want to do everything possible to support our hospitals and help them to care for those suffering from COVID-19 (novel coronavirus). To free up emergency rooms and minimize exposure to those who are contagious, we have opened our on-site surgical center to provide urgent, non-emergency surgical care to those who are not experiencing flu-like symptoms.
These procedures include treating and repairing:
- – Injury to the nail (such as an ingrown nail)
- – Lacerations to the face and other areas of the body
- – Burns
- – Bacterial infections on the skin that can lead to abscess
Contact Us Today for Urgent Surgical Care
If you need to see a physician for any of the listed medical issues or similar needs and you are not experiencing flu-like symptoms, reach out to our Raleigh plastic surgeon today to schedule an appointment. Call our office at (919) 532-2270 or fill out the contact form below to get started.