Plastic Surgery Center in Jacksonville Florida The Samuel Wells SurgiCenter
The Samuel Wells SurgiCenter – the first fully licensed ambulatory plastic surgery center in the state of Florida… provides world class care. We continue to be in the forefront of plastic and cosmetic surgery with the most advanced lasers, stem cell fat grafting, adult derived stem cells, 3D imaging and in house overnight accommodations…
Full compliance with AHCA licensure, Medicare, OSHA combined with an elite staff of highly qualified professionals has provided safe an effective care for decades. This high standard is reviewed and maintained annually by the Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA). Our staff includes a risk manager, clinic administrator, a team of qualified RN’s, surgical assistants, aestheticians, and a number of administrative support staff members. Only board certified Anesthesiologists are entrusted with procedures involving general anesthesia. Conscious sedation and local anesthesia are also offered at our surgery center.
The 12,000 square foot facility is centrally located in the Southside area of Jacksonville adjacent to Memorial Hospital at University and Beach Boulevard.
Our caring and dedicated plastic surgery staff includes the professionals listed above and all are reviewed and certified on a regular basis. The entire nursing and physician staff are required to maintain active Advanced Cardiac Life Support certification. Surgical scrub techs, medical assistants and administrative personnel are required to actively participate with instructional courses including continuing education programs thus assuring a high level of proficiency. Equally important is the fact that our staff is the care and genuine interest each of our staff members bring each and every patient.
Dr. Lewis Obi was one of the first plastic surgeons in the world to adopt the latest advanced technology including Palomar’s SlimLipo laser platform. He was also awarded the first FDA approved MediKan fat processing unit better known as Lipokit/Adivive. These two technologies led to minimally invasive and lower cost non-surgical procedures allowing patients to return to work in a matter of days. The non-surgical OPERA facelift, scar-less breast lifts, nonsurgical tummy tucks are only a few of Dr. Obi’s innovations. By the summer of 2014, Dr. Lewis Obi had completed almost 1000 SlimLipo and Adivive procedures. Due to the acquisition of Palomar by Cynosure, these two modalities are no longer marketed or manufactured in the U.S. This places Dr. Lewis Obi in a unique position because he will continue to actively utilize these most advanced devices that he helped to develop and promote.
The use of lasers and adipose derived stem cells led to the affiliation of Dr. Lewis Obi with the Cell Surgical Network (CSN) based in California. Co-founder Dr. Mark Berman of L.A. and Dr. Lewis Obi have lectured on the same podium for almost five years. This led to Dr. Obi becoming an affiliate member of CSN and joining the IRB (Investigational Review Board) protocol studying the safety and efficacy of Stromal Vascular Fraction (adult stem cells). SVF and PRP (platelet rich plasma) are important areas of study in all areas of therapeutic and regenerative medicine. The use of 3D printer scaffolds as carriers for stem cells holds tremendous promise for the future of medicine and Dr. Obi is actively involved. Also, we were the first in Jacksonville to integrate the Canfield’s Vectra™ 3D imaging camera system which allows patients to see results prior to surgery.
With all of these advances, Dr. Lewis Obi has become one of the foremost plastic surgeons in the U.S. He continues to learn the most up to date plastic surgery techniques including the use of lasers, adult stem cells and safe anesthetic techniques. Because of his Pharmacy degree and background, Dr. Obi was one of the first plastic surgeons to develop and promote safe conscious sedation.
Also Dr. Lewis Obi has lectured internationally at numerous symposia and meetings in recent years and continues to write and publish. In the summer of 2014, a major book published by Springer publications will feature a chapter by Dr. Obi on the aesthetic and reconstructive uses of stem cell enhanced fat. In 2013 and 2014, he was the lead physician in Jacksonville Magazine’s “Top Docs”.