Ocean Surgery Center is a state-of-the-art, multispecialty outpatient surgery center credentialed by the State of California and CMS (Medicare) since 2006.
The surgery center’s seeds were sown in the 1980s when Dr. Sherif Khattab, OSC’s then-to-be Medical Director, moved to Los Angeles to run the Burn Unit for LA County. After two decades of serving patients from a South Bay practice, the surgery center was both a natural and forward-looking expansion, allowing the team to broaden its healing roles.
Today, OSC’s surgical roster spans multiple medical specialties: ENT, general surgery, gynecology, orthopedics, plastic and reconstructive, podiatry, urology and more.
Our facility—staffed board-certified surgeons, registered nurses, and care-coordination and scheduling specialists—is both a recognized entity in the medical community and a front runner among healthcare innovators.
The American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities (AAAASF) was established in 1980, as an independent and nationally recognized credentialing body, with a mission to ensure the quality of patient care in the ambulatory surgery setting. Today more than 2,000 of the country’s 6,000 ASFs are credentialed by the AAAASF.
Many standing surgery centers however remain unaccredited, and they operate independently of peer reviews and site inspections. Accreditation, on the other hand, ensures that a facility has met stringent requirements covering both quality and safety, and it serves as a verification that an operation has complied with local, state, and federal regulations. OSC received its accreditation in 2006, with successive re-inspection and renewal taking place every three years.
Accreditation requires OSC to report surgical outcomes to three entities: the AAAASF itself, the Medical Board of California, and the Centers for Medicare and Medical Services (CMS). OSC also conducts self-administered Quality Assessment/Performance Improvement monitoring and review program covering: Read More
incidence of infection, adverse patient event occurrence, medical necessity validation, and surgical flow review. Associated documents are reviewed as part of accreditation and renewal surveys. There have been no deviations or adverse outcomes to document or convey since the facility opened its doors.
In brief, the accuracy with which OSC reproduces hospital functionality is also mirrored in the implementation of patient safety measures and contingency planning.
OSC operates under the medical direction of Dr. Sherif Khattab—a prominent California plastic and reconstructive surgeon. Dr. Khattab is board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and the National Board of Medical Examiners. He is a member of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, Read More
California Society of Plastic Surgery, and the AAAASF. He also is a Medicare Surveyor (a surgical facility inspector). Dr. Khattab moved to California in 1984 to oversee the Burn Unit at the University of Southern California Medical Center (LA County). He was Chief of Plastic Surgery at both Torrance Memorial Medical Center (2005 to 2012) and Little Company of Mary Hospital (2003 to 2004).
Dr. Khattab launched his Torrance practice in 1988, providing reconstructive plastic surgery services to the largest managed care organizations in California. He continues to operate his practice alongside OSC.