He specializes in plastic surgery and reconstructive surgery.
Is It Safe to Have a Mini Facelift and Upper Eyes from a DO Not an MD?
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MD's and DO's are equivalent in most cases.
You shouldn't worry whether your doc is an MD or DO since both are adequately trained in medicine and should be just fine as your doc. Sincerely,
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Qualifications an Mini Face Lift.
It's best to get the most experienced plastic and cosmetic surgeon, that you can afford, for your Face Lift or Minimum incision Face Lift. Go for someone with lots of experience and a good reputation. Do not use a lower price as a deciding factor.
Board Certified Plastic Surgeon
The most important question to ask is whether your doctor is Board Certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery or not. Either MDs or DOs can undergo the strict and rigorous training necessary to be certified by the board. You can always check if your surgeon is board certified at the American Board of Plastic Surgery website. From El Paso.
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DO's can provide equivalent surgical expertise as compared to MD's
Hello, DO's (doctors of osteopathic medicine) and MD's (doctors of allopathic medicine) have comparable medical training. Osteopathic physicians do not learn "different medicine" as compared to allopathic physicians. Many osteopathic students are taught by allopathic physicians in medical school, and go on to residency and fellowship training in allopathic programs. For historical purposes, Ronald Blanck, DO served as Surgeon General of the US Army in 1996. In summary, it is not a matter of the medical degree but a matter of the physician's surgical expertise and training. Pick a surgeon who is board certified, has excellent training in his field, and has vast experience in performing the surgery you are desiring to have...Good Luck...Dr. Corrado
DO or MD
A doctor of osteopathic medicine goes through a different philosphy of education when they do their doctorate schooling. However, if they go through a plastic surgery training program they have the same skill set as an MD doing the same training Then at this point like with any plastic surgeon, if they get good results and treat their patients well you should be fine.
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