Chapter 2. Resources for the plastic Surgery Patient.
Article by George Commons, MD
Palo Alto Plastic Surgeon
In Chapter one I promised to provide more information about the American College of Surgeons The address is 633 N Saint Claire Street, Chicago, Illinois, 60611-3211. The Phone number is 312-202-5000 or 800-621-4111. The fax is 312-202-5001. This will get you to the ACS. From there you can find if a possible doctor is a plastic surgeon, is a surgeon at all, has had formal training leading to FACS or NOT, and possibly is a doctor pretending to be a plastic surgeon. As I said in Chapter One, if you are going to have surgery please have a surgeon do your surgery. Determining FACS status is your FIRST STEP. If a possible doctor is not FACS, pick a doctor that is FACS....very simple.
Some Information on the American College of Surgeons:
To follow in Chapter 3
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