Frequently Asked Questions
What is oculofacial plastic surgery?
Oculofacial plastic surgery, also known as ophthalmic plastic surgery or oculoplastic surgery, is an area of medicine that combines facial, eyelid, orbital (eye socket), and lacrimal (tear drainage system) surgery, including functional and cosmetic procedures. This area overlaps between ophthalmology, plastic surgery, neurosurgery, neurology, ENT and dermatology.
There are approximately 650 American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (ASOPRS) fellowship-trained surgeons in the United States. This organization establishes training criteria for oculofacial plastic surgeons, accredits training programs, and recognizs the successful completion of training programs by fellows (the training level for physicians after completing residency training). ASOPRS is also the current physician credentialing agency for this specialty.
The surgeons of The Pacific Oculofacial and Aesthetic Plastic Surgery have received training in ASOPRS accredited programs.
Why choose an oculofacial plastic surgeon?
The American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (ASOPRS) is the world’s largest organization of surgeons dedicated exclusively to the health and beauty of the eyes and face. All members are board-certified medical doctors who have completed 4 years of medical school, 4 years of residency training, and 2 years of specialized fellowship training in aesthetic and reconstructive procedures of the face, eyelids, orbit (eye socket), and lacrimal (tear drainage) system.
Complications are a risk of any medical treatment or surgery. While no physician can guarantee a perfect outcome, choosing a qualified and well-trained surgeon who is knowledgeable in the intricate anatomy of the face, eyelids, eye socket and eye is a critical first step. Our main goal is protecting your health and vision.
Who are our partners?
The Pacific Center for Oculofacial and Aesthetic Plastic Surgery is pleased to offer surgical and inpatient services to our patients and consulting physicians in San Francisco and the Peninsula at California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), The University of California San Francisco (UCSF), San Francisco General Hospital (SFGH), The Eye Surgery Center of San Francisco, Mills-Peninsula Medical Center, Mills Surgery Center, and El Dorado Surgery Center.
Are we accepting new patients?
Yes. Doctors Seiff, Moscato and Smith are are currently accepting new patients at the San Francisco and Foster City office.
Do we take insurance?
Yes. The Pacific Center for Oculofacial and Aesthetic Plastic Surgery is contracted with many insurance companies. Please contact our offices for more information.
Can I view my bill and pay online?
Yes. We are pleased to offer our patients online access to review your account, manage bills, and update your profile.
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