Dr. Cohen Interviewed on Patient Safety Issues

Our own Dr. Michael Cohen was interviewed recently on the importance of reviewing the credentials of any facility or provider under consideration for a cosmetic procedure.

On September 17, a patient at Monarch Med Spa in Timonium contracted a bacterial infection after having a liposuction procedure. Monarch Medspa was closed by the Maryland Department of Health after the tragic death of this Monarch client. Two other patients also contracted group A Streptococcus infections after liposuction at Monarch but recovered. Facilities like the Monarch Medspa are not required to be licensed by the state of Maryland.

In each interview, Dr. Cohen stresses the importance of reviewing the credentials of any facility or provider under consideration for a cosmetic procedure, as he feels “there is no such thing as minor surgery.” Please use the links below to see his interviews with two local television stations.

Click to see the WMARtv abc2 News Interview
Click to see the WBALtv11 News Interview

The Bellona Surgery Center, our on-site surgical facility, is licensed by the state of Maryland, certified by Medicare, and accredited by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC). We’re proud of the high level of safety and professional service we provide for our patients. To read more about our accreditations, please click here.

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