Welcome to Atlantic Plastic Surgery Center
Our mission is to provide you with the best surgical results possible in a comforting, safe and secure setting with the finest nursing and surgical staff anywhere.
We are dedicated to excellence in plastic surgical patient care and have a deep commitment to safety. Our private plastic surgery facility in Portsmouth, New Hampshire is certified at the highest level by the American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgical Facilities. AAAASF is known to be the Gold Standard in outpatient accreditation.
We meet or exceed the strictest standards of safety and equipment met by hospitals and are fully licensed by the State of New Hampshire. Due to Dr. Gray’s commitment to safety and excellence at Atlantic Plastic Surgery Center, he is a frequently requested AAAASF investigator for surgical facilities across New England.
Dr. Lawrence N. Gray has earned a great deal of respect over the years in both his local medical community and the national plastic surgical community through his many publications, technical skill and personal demeanor. He is the founder and medical director of Atlantic Plastic Surgery Center.
We use only board certified Anesthesiologists and Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists. We have a large anesthesia team and are able to offer both IV sedation and general anesthesia. We use advanced, state of the art instruments and monitoring devices during surgery and recovery. Meet the team here.
Skilled Nursing Care
Our nursing staff have impressive professional qualifications and years of experience. All nursing staff belong to the American Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Nurses. The registered nurses assigned to our operating room are certified in Advanced Cardiac Care and Life Support.
- Our director of surgical services, Dee Russo, RN, CPSN, has been a nurse for 25 years and is also a certified plastic surgery nurse, a special distinction.
- Margo Trafton, RN and has been a nurse for 45 years, with 15 years in plastic surgery.
- Maureen Kennedy, RN has been a nurse for 30 years.
- Cheri Brown is a certified surgical technician and has been with us for 15 years.
- Jennifer Chesley, RN has been a nurse for 10 years.
- Natalie Connelly, RN has been a nurse for 5 years.
- Caleb Couture is Surgical RN with 3 years of experience
Comfortable Pre-Op and Recovery
On the day of surgery, the patient arrives one hour prior to their scheduled surgery. The patient is taken to the pre-operative room, made comfortable and is prepared for going into the operating room by their nurse. The surgeon comes into the pre-opt room to review the surgery and answer any questions the patient may yet have. The anesthesiologist comes in to discuss a final evaluation for surgery.
In the recovery room, the patient recovers from surgery until he or she is alert and ready to leave, usually about one hour, sometimes longer, depending upon the surgery. A recovery room nurse stays by the patient’s side continually monitoring their emergence from anesthesia and assisting in pain control.
The goal of the entire team is to provide comfort and reassurance.