Knowing Your Surgeon Before You Go Under The Knife
Choosing a plastic surgeon is an important decision, and one that should be heavily researched. The American Board of Plastic Surgery (ABPS) has set regulations and standards for surgeons preforming cosmetic surgery. When you choose a surgeon who is certified by the ABPS you can be confident that he or she meets nationally recognized standards for education, experience, knowledge and skill – ensuring that they will provide you with the highest quality of care. Board Certification goes beyond basic medical licensure. The ABPS is the only Board approved by the American Board of Medical Specialities – the main regulating body.
Today, many plastic surgeons operate in ambulatory surgical facilities that are not owned or governed by the rules of a major hospital. Always ask your surgeon if he/she can perform the procedure that you are seeking in a hospital environment. If your doctor gives you a vague answer or says no, they are not credentialed for that procedure in a hospital, and in all liklihood have not completed a residency in Plastic & Cosmetic Surgery.
Importance Of Board Certification For Cosmetic Surgeons
Many New York State physicians are currently practicing cosmetic surgery, including dermatologists, gynecologist, internists and dentists. However, when selecting a plastic surgeon for yourself or a family member you should always ask if they are Board Certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and if not – Stay away!
Dr. Elliot Duboys is an ABPS Board Certified Plastic Surgeon and a leader in the cosmetic surgery. He has been providing advanced procedures to patients all over the Long Island, Nassau County and Suffolk County, NY areas for over 30 years.
How Do I Know If My Surgeon Is Board Certified?
As mentioned, by no means should you ever consider cosmetic surgery with someone who is not certified by the ABPS. In order to make sure that you are in the right hands, the ABPS has made it easy to check on your doctor’s records. To do so, simply visit their site and type in the information for your surgeon to recall their records.
Questions? Give Us A Call Today
At Associated Plastic Surgeons we understand that choosing a surgeon is a difficult decision to make. We want to help put your nerves at rest, and guide your through your decision process. If you would like to set up a consultation to meet with Dr. Duboys please contact us at our Huntington, NY office at 631-423-1000.