Greenbrae Surgery Center has achieved the first accreditation as a Center of Excellence in Gender Confirmation Surgery by Surgical Review Corporation. The Center of Excellence in Gender Confirmation Surgery accreditation distinguishes Greenbrae Surgery Center from many other facilities by providing the highest quality of care to its patients as determined by an independent, external process of evaluation.

Status as an accredited Center of Excellence in Gender Confirmation Surgery means Greenbrae Surgery Center, along with Dr. Mang Chen, Dr. Michael Safir and Dr. Heidi Wittenberg, have met nationally recognized standards. Not all surgeons and facilities seek accreditation; not all that undergo the rigorous on-site inspection process are granted accreditation.

“Greenbrae Surgery Center has been performing Gender Confirmation surgeries since 2013. Our affiliated surgeons have completed more than 1,600 cases to date at our facility. These surgeons have championed our efforts to create a Center of Excellence program in Gender Confirmation Surgery, recognizing the need for standardization of surgical care and clinical pathways within this specialty. This first of its kind accreditation sets the benchmark for quality outcomes in this emerging field and demonstrates our team’s commitment to surgical excellence. We highly recommend designation through SRC to other facilities performing these specialized procedures, as we believe the rigorous criteria will assist in improving patient outcomes, mitigate patient risk, and assure high quality care.” – Katrina Semplinski, BSN, RN, CNOR, Administrator at Greenbrae Surgery Center.

Healthcare organizations and surgeons seeking accreditation by SRC undergo an extensive self-assessment and on-site inspection. This process includes physicians, nurses, and administrators who are actively involved in the accredited program. The inspection is consultative and educational, presenting best practices to help an organization improve its care and services.

Established in 2004, Greenbrae Surgery Center is a state-of-the-art, outpatient facility located in Marin County, California. Our facility is designed to promote high quality, cost effective patient care and offers same day surgery along with 23 hour stay capability. We specialize in many aspects of treatment and perform a broad range of complex surgical procedures. Our medical staff is composed of board-certified physicians and anesthesiologists who are experts in their disciplines. Our physicians are supported by a team of caring, compassionate, and efficient registered nurses and technicians. The nursing staff at Greenbrae Surgery Center is specially trained in patient sensitivity and clinical pathways related to Gender Confirmation Surgery. They have strong clinical backgrounds and a committed passion for patient well-being and support. Greenbrae Surgery Center offers an alternative to hospital-based care, and we are affiliated with the California Ambulatory Surgery Association (CASA). We are also certified by CMS (Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services) to provide services to patients not requiring hospitalization. Providers interested in learning more about our team can contact us at (415) 925-8900.