Chapter 3 . Resources for Plastic Surgery Patients: American Board of Plastic Surgery / American Society of Plastic Surgery

George Commons, MD
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Palo Alto Plastic Surgeon

These two have been listed together.  If you are considering Plastic Surgery you must assure your surgeon is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery.   Once certified the doctor can then be accepted into the American Society of Plastic Surgery.   Certification by the American Board of Plastic Surgery required a 7 to 10 year surgical residency at a major university and then the doctor must pass the examinations of the Board.   Once boarded the doctor can then be invited to join the American College of Surgeons and becomes a Fellow.   FACS........never have surgery by a doctor without it.   Period.    So I will in chapter 4 discuss contacts with the American Society of Plastic Surgery.  My Best,  Dr C     George W Commons, MD, FACS, ABPS