Surgical Staff – We have highly skilled Registered Nurses on staff in our operative facility. With many years of plastic surgical experience, they constantly monitor new technology and improved methods in the field of Facial Plastic Surgery, insuring quality assurance and care.
Anesthesiologist – Both general anesthesia and local anesthesia are used for most surgeries. If you choose general anesthesia, a board certified physician anesthesiologist will be present to monitor the anesthesia and your safety while Dr. Portuese performs the surgery.
Our office staff works together as a team to provide a relaxed, comfortable environment in which your concerns may be thoroughly addressed, with complete confidentiality. After your consultation with Dr. Portuese, we’ll discuss scheduling, preparation and review follow-up care for your surgery.
Warmth and professionalism are attributes of our staff. Our commitment to you, the patient, is to provide the highest quality administrative,medical and personal care possible. We want to make a positive difference in each patient’s life.
Your well-being, prior, during and after your procedure, is very important to us. It is paramount that you feel assured, informed and confident of your procedure in advance. We realize that thorough preparation, prior to your procedure, contributes to a successful outcome and recovery period.
Dr. Portuese is the medical director and founder of The Seattle Rhinoplasty Center located in Seattle, Washington. He is a board certified facial plastic surgeon.
Janet is the practice administrator and patient care coordinator and has been with the practice since 2004. As the patient care coordinator, she walks patients through the surgery process; sharing surgical quotes and scheduling. On consult days, she will perform computer imaging in conjunction with Dr. Portuese.
Leslie is our front office manager and usually the first person to greet patients both on the phone and into our office.
Deb is the administrative assistant to the practice. She is also very involved in the front office patient coordination as well as medical assistant to Dr. Portuese. She is fluent in the Vietnamese language.
Pam, RN is the real Pamela Anderson with Dr. Portuese since 1994 as his surgical nurse. She is an excellent surgical scrub nurse and has performed thousands of operations with Dr. Portuese.
Angela, RN is our OR Supervisor and responsible for the Medicare Certification of our surgical suite and operating room. When not performing her administrative duties, she is one of our recovery room nurses and usually the first person our patients see when they wake up from anesthesia after surgery. She has been with the practice since 2005.
Noel, RN is our clinic and surgery center nurse. He is involved on all levels of patient care in the office and has been with Dr. Portuese since 2004.