Patient safety and welfare are the highest priority for surgical patients. A successful cosmetic procedure is dependent upon a skilled, experienced plastic surgeon and an anesthesiologist skilled and experienced in performing anesthesia for outpatient cosmetic procedures. Communication between the surgeon and anesthesiologist is paramount. The anesthesiologist should have a clear understanding of the surgical procedure, and the surgeon should understand the benefits and risks of the spectrum of anesthesia techniques. Together anesthesiologist and surgeon can decide on what type of anesthesia will optimize patient safety and comfort throughout the procedure and during postoperative recovery. Modern anesthesia techniques combined with preoperative screening and limiting office based outpatient procedures to healthy individuals has made it possible to perform these procedures with the highest level of safety. Many plastic surgeons choose to work with a select number of anesthesiologists with whom they have developed a relationship of trust, confidence, and comfort.
Dr. Bruck works with Kevin Glassman MD and Noam Kurtis MD and select members of their respective anesthesiology groups, all of whom are board certified anesthesiologists. Patient safety, professionalism, providing high-quality office based anesthesia and imparting to patients that they are in caring competent hands are the hallmark of many years of experience. The anesthesiologists speak with our patients prior to the day of their procedure and help to answer questions or concerns that they may have about anesthesia.
Kevin Glassman, MD
Dr. Glassman is a Board Certified Anesthesiologist and a member of The American Society of Anesthesiologists and the New York State Society of Anesthesiology. He completed his training in Anesthesiology at Kings County Hospital, a major trauma center in New York where he remained on staff as an attending physician and later served as Chief of Obstetrical Anesthesia division of Kings County Hospital. He subsequently joined the anesthesia staff of Long Island Jewish Medical center where he remained for several years. Prior to founding General Anesthesia Services LLP in 2003 he became chief of anesthesiology and Medical Director of Prohealth Ambulatory Surgery Center in Lake Success, N.Y. Having years of experience in both hospital based anesthesia and outpatient surgery anesthesia Dr. Glassman founded General Aesthesia Services LLP in 2003 and has remained the managing partner to date.
Dr. Kurtis is a graduate of the Sackler School of Medicine. He completed his residency in Anesthesiology at New York Medical College in 2007. Dr. Kurtis subsequently attended a Fellowship in Pain Management at Mount Sinai Hospital. Dr. Kurtis is also a Diplomate of the American Board of Anesthesiology. Dr. Kurtis’ anesthesia career has brought university-level anesthesia care to the accredited operating rooms of private doctors and surgeons. Dr. Kurtis is the founder of Sedation Specialists of New York (SSNY), regarded as New York’s premier anesthesia group catering to private surgical offices and centers since 2009.
Dr. Kurtis and the other board-certified anesthesiologists of SSNY are able to tailor anesthesia services using various types of sedation and anesthesia. Including both minimal and moderate intravenous sedation, as well as general anesthesia, Dr. Kurtis and the anesthesiologists of SSNY tailor the experience to our patient’s preferences and needs for all types of our cosmetic procedures.