Harbor Plastic Surgery Center
Harbor Plastic Surgery Center
11511 Canterwood Blvd NW, Suite 310
Gig Harbor, WA 98332
Hours: Tuesday - Friday: 8am – 4pm
Occasional Monday clinics
Harbor Plastic Surgery Center and Covid-19 (Coronavirus) - March 22, 2020 Update
Under the direction of Governor Inslee's office and the Washington State Department of Health, Harbor Plastic Surgery Center will remain open to treat skin cancer patients. We will postpone cosmetic appointments and procedures until further notice. We and the Department of Health believe that due to extreme precautions we are taking, patients and staff are safe in our facility. However, out of an abundance of caution, to limit traffic through our facility, we will move as many office visits to remote consultations via FaceTime or Skype.
We understand that many dermatology practices are closing and that primary care physicians are rightly focused on respiratory illnesses. If you have a lesion on your skin that is growing or changing, please contact us. You can text a picture to Dr. Piasecki at (253) 509-4438 or send him a text and he'll send you a link to our secure texting app. If he believes you should come in for a biopsy, we'll set up an appointment in our office.
Harbor Plastic Surgery Center is triple certified by AAAHC, Medicare and the state DOH with extremely stringent infection control and prevention protocols already in place (regarding what we wear, how we sterilize, how we disinfect – even airflow, temperature and humidity are regulated) – our infection rate has been impeccable over 10 years. So we are already ahead of the curve for this epidemic compared to a typical medical office.
Our team is elite but small. We are designed around one physician so although each team member is highly trained, the number of total potential patient exposures is very limited. Which makes us ahead of the curve compared to a typical hospital.
This also allows us to be extremely adaptable – and we have instituted additional aggressive control measures on top of what we already do. They are based around science, data and common sense, not fear.
To contract a virus, the virus needs to enter your body. For that to happen, you would need to come into contact with the virus.
The most likely scenario for this to happen would be to come into contact with a sick person, and have the virus leave their body and enter yours. Social distancing, as it’s called, is the strategy for preventing this. The second most likely scenario to contract this virus is to pick it up on surfaces touched by someone else who had the virus – and then touching your face (which can permit the virus to enter your body through your nose, mouth or less likely the eyes).
Extra Precautions We Are Taking:
- We will be screening at our front door. Any person with respiratory symptoms or a temperature >99.6 F will not be admitted to the center (staff, patient or family member) and will be given additional instructions/guidance on next steps in the best interest of their health.
- Social distancing within the center will also be employed: we have structured our scheduling times to minimize check in overlap with other patients; have adjusted patient rooming protocols (each patient and accompanying family member(s)) will be given private isolated rooms for the duration of their visit in our center); and when staff members are within 6 ft of a patient, will be wearing masks.
- We have removed frequently touched objects - magazines, pamphlets, pens, etc
- Common use areas are disinfected hourly
- Patient care rooms’ “Touch Surfaces” – door handles, counter tops, armrests, pens/clipboards, even shade adjustment handles – will be disinfected after every use.
- EPA approved disinfectants shown to kill viruses (including coronaviruses) is specifically used.
Cancer doesn’t wait for coronavirus, but – at least at our center – we feel confident you can get the high level of care you want in a one stop shop, with the safety you need.
If you have a spot that you are concerned about, please text Dr. Piasecki at 253-509-4438. Primary care offices are flooded with patients with flu and cold symptoms, so we see this as a service we’re offering to keep otherwise healthy people out of their waiting rooms. He will send you a secure link and you can send a picture. If it’s something that is of concern, we’ll bring you in within 2 days so we can have answers.
Welcome to our Practice
Harbor Plastic Surgery Center is a small, boutique practice in Gig Harbor, WA, focused on providing the highest level of care and service to our patients.
Justin H. Piasecki, MD is double board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgeons and the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and is a member of the Mohs College. For information on the Skin Cancer Center and Dr. Piasecki's treatment of skin cancer, click here.
In addition to skin cancer, Dr. Piasecki specializes in facial cosmetic surgery, breast and body contouring, minimally invasive procedures and directs the AAAHC accredited, Medicare Certified Operating Room and internationally acclaimed Skin Cancer Center.
Dr. Piasecki performs facial and full body cosmetic surgery. For patients who want a rejuvenated look requiring less downtime, he also offers minimally invasive surgical procedures, fat grafting, injections and fillers (Botox, Dysport, Restylane, Perlane, Juvederm and Radiesse). Please click here for more information on our cosmetic surgery practice.
Because he believes that proper skincare is the best way to maintain healthy skin and a rejuvenated look, Dr. Piasecki develops anti-aging skincare. Dr. Piasecki's Cosmetic MD line is an easy to use, science-based, affordable skincare line with amazing clinically proven results. Dr. Piasecki and his wife donate profits from skincare sales to charities that help kids. We also carry Obagi skincare products and Latisse eyelash growth formula.
Please explore our website for more information. If you have questions or would like to discuss treatment options, please call (253) 858-5040 or email Dr. Piasecki. Welcome!