my doctor works in a hospital but is not board certified, should cancel?
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My doctor works in a hospital but is not board certified, should cancel
The Surgeon may be Board Eligible and in the process of being board certified.
if you are not happy, get a second opinion
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Not board certified
I would suggest calling the medical staff office at the hospital about the surgeons board certification. Also check with the doctor's office. If you are considering a tummy tuck, look for certification by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, not any cosmetic surgery board. If you are just having a hernia repair you will be looking for American Board of Surgery certificiation.
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Surgeon not Board Certified
- Most hospitals require their surgeons to be Board Certified or eligible to take the Boards.
- So ask the hospital Medical Affairs Office what your surgeon's status is.
- He may have recently finished residency, be an excellent surgeon and preparing for his exams.
- Then call the surgeon's office to ask why he isn't Board Certified.
- If all of this reassures you, fine.
- If not, get a second opinion. Best wishes.
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The next thing that will increase your confidence is the reputation of the surgeon. This can be gleaned by talking to other doctors and other patients.
Finally you need to be comfortable with the surgeon and the staff.
Be careful when looking at "Board Certification". There are many different types of "Board Certification" but only one Certification by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. Don't be fooled.
Please find an experienced Board Certified Plastic Surgeon and member of the Aesthetic Society using the Smart Beauty Guide. These Plastic Surgeons can guide you on all aspects of facial surgery, breast augmentation and body procedures including tummy tucks or mommy makeovers
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