The Power of Teamwork: Surgical Team Cohesion at Facialteam

Undergoing surgery can be a daunting experience for patients. You’ll have lots of questions. You may wonder who will be performing your surgery, whether your personalized requests will be addressed and what level of expertise to expect from our surgeons. In this blog post, we address these concerns and highlight the importance of teamwork and cohesion among our surgical team with 10 highly skilled surgeons.

Emphasis on Standardized Methods and Protocols

A key factor contributing to our success is the standardization of methods and protocols within our surgical team. This ensures that each surgeon is well-versed in the same techniques and approaches, creating a seamless and efficient workflow. By adhering to these standards, we can guarantee that every patient receives the same superior level of care and expertise, regardless of which surgeon performs the procedure.  

The team employs an all-inclusive database in order to access every aspect of a patient’s history, from diagnostic testing to consultations and photos. This allows all the doctors to access each and every detail of your case.

The Power of a Surgical Team: Advantages Over a Single Surgeon

When it comes to undergoing surgery, patients often wonder whether they would receive better care from a single surgeon or a team of surgeons. At Facialteam, we firmly believe in the power of teamwork and the advantages it offers over a single surgeon operating alone. Here are some key benefits of having a team of surgeons:

  1. Diverse Expertise
    Our team of surgeons boasts unique knowledge and experience, providing a comprehensive understanding of surgical techniques and allowing for better customization of procedures to address individual patient needs.
  2. Collaborative Problem Solving
    Working together, our team tackles complex cases and challenges that may arise during surgery. This collaborative approach ensures the best possible outcome for each patient.
  3. Ultra Specialization
    As our surgeons are 100% dedicated to FFS, they are also ultra-specialized in specific facial areas. Depending on the procedures performed during your surgery (forehead, nose, hair transplant, lower jaw), different specialists will be responsible for each facial unit. This strategy dramatically increases our surgeons’ experience, delivering safer and more predictable results.
  4. Research & Development
    Our medical group conducts meticulous research and development, benefiting from multiple perspectives. Facialteam has the most FFS-related medical publications globally, contributing to WPATH’s Standards of Care, version 8, and other important multicenter studies.
  5. Continuous Improvement
    Our surgeons learn from each other’s experiences, share insights, and collectively refine their surgical techniques, leading to continuous improvement in patient care and outcomes.
  6. Increased Capacity
    A team of surgeons allows for more patients to be treated simultaneously, reducing wait times and ensuring timely access to care—especially crucial for patients with time-sensitive medical needs.
  7. Support and Backup
    In rare cases when a surgeon is unable to perform a procedure, another skilled surgeon from the team can step in, ensuring continuity of care. This backup system helps reduce stress and burnout among surgeons, allowing them to focus on providing the best possible care to their patients.
  8. Enhanced Patient Trust
    A team of surgeons offers reassurance and trust to patients, knowing that multiple experts are involved in their care. This can help alleviate anxiety and enhance the overall patient experience.
  9. Stamina
    FFS surgeries typically take at least 6-8 hours. To ensure the highest level of precision and attention to detail throughout the entire procedure, Facialteam’s protocol prioritizes ultra-specialized surgeons to perform specific interventions within a designated time frame, supported by other team surgeons. This system addresses the reality that no person can sustain the same level of focus and delicacy for extended periods, every day. The cohesion and team dynamic thus help avoid issues arising from concentration weariness or decision fatigue.

As you may see, Facialteam’s commitment to teamwork and cohesion is the foundation under the main goal to provide every patient with the highest level of care and expertise. By embracing the power of collective expertise, fostering open communication, and standardizing methods and protocols, we strive to provide a seamless and positive surgical experience for all of our patients.

Open Communication and Collaboration

Our commitment to the team approach sets us apart at Facialteam. The surgeons meet for routine clinical sessions to discuss the details of pending surgeries. In addition, they regularly consult with one another, pass on enquiries and discuss the specific needs of each patient in their shared, open office environment.

This collaborative approach allows us to ensure that all members of the team are on the same page when it comes to your personalized treatment plan, with a digital platform that supports an easy flow of information.

Addressing Concerns about Surgeons

We strive to create strong connections between our surgeons and patients, and understand that you may feel more comfortable with a different surgeon. If you have concerns about the surgeon assigned to your case, please do not hesitate to discuss them with our team. We will do our best to accommodate your preferences and ensure that you feel confident in your care.

Highly Skilled FFS Surgeons

Every member of our surgical team is highly trained and experienced in their respective fields. We believe in the power of collective expertise, and our team-based approach ensures that you receive the best possible care. Whether your surgery is performed by one of our directors or another skilled surgeon, you can trust that you are in capable hands.

Transparency and Building Trust

Knowing who will be performing your surgery can help alleviate anxiety and build trust. At Facialteam, we aim to be as transparent as possible about our surgical team and their roles in your care.

Our commitment to teamwork and cohesion ensures that every patient receives the highest level of care and expertise at Facialteam. By standardizing methods and protocols, fostering open communication, and embracing the power of collective expertise, we strive to provide a seamless and positive surgical experience for all of our patients.

If you have any further questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Patient Relations Manager Lilia Koss, presentator of Lilia's Livestreams
About the author

Hello world! I’m Lilia Koss and I use she, her, and they pronouns. What are yours? With a background in humanities and diverse professional experiences, I have been working with the Facialteam founders and directors since 2008. Involved from the ground up, so I’ve had hands in many pots: patient coordination, orientation events on 3 continents, social media, written and audiovisual content about our gender-affirming healthcare...but now life is more defined. Lately, I focus my energies on Public Relations, community management and live streaming to help raise the visibility of trans health. Life is pretty complete.