How to know if my doctor is certified in my field and is certified in rhinoplasty?Does this mean he's certified by the ear nose?
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Certification in rhinoplasty
All States in USA only recognize boards that are accredited by the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS). ABMS boards set up the curriculum in residency training and ultimate certification. ABMS recognized only one Board in each specialty. Rhinoplasty is not a specialty. There are many other "Boards" that are not recognized by academic institutions, medical schools, and most hospitals.
There are two residency programs that have training in cosmetic rhinoplasty. One residency program, is the Plastic Surgery residency, overseen by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. The second path is the American Board of Otolaryngology (ENT, Head and Neck Surgery) residency, with post residency training in Facial Plastic Surgery.
The training in rhinoplasty, in both fields, is exactly the same. They also attend and present papers at each other's specialties' meetings.
You choose your surgeon by his or her work and reputation as well as certification by one of the two certifying boards.
I would believe that Canadian Board certification is similar to that of USA. An otolaryngologist who does rhinoplasties, should have additional, recommended, training in facial plastic surgery. But, it is not legally required.
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