ALWAYS CONFIRM THAT YOUR PLASTIC SURGEON IS BOARD CERTIFIED
Dr. Daniel Brown is a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, a Board Certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon, and is a Diplomate of the American Board of Plastic Surgery.
WHY BOARD CERTIFICATION MATTERS
Always confirm that your plastic surgeon is a Board Certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery before any procedure. It is very important that your plastic surgeon is not only “Board Certified”, but specifically a “Board Certified Diplomate of the American Board of Plastic Surgery'”. Be aware that many physicians who are not a Board Certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery are doing plastic surgery. Working with a physician who is not certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery is quite risky because they have not passed their certification exams nor have they met the other rigorous standards required to practice as a board certified plastic surgeon. This means they may not know how to keep you safe during and after your procedure, or know how to evaluate your specific anatomy in order to give you the best results from your procedure.
WHAT IS BOARD CERTIFICATION?
A plastic surgeon who is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery must meet or exceed rigorous standards in plastic, reconstructive, and cosmetic surgery, pass multiple written and oral tests, and demonstrate expertise and excellence in all areas of plastic surgery. You can learn more about how a plastic surgeon becomes board certified. Board certification demonstrates a physician’s commitment and expertise in consistently achieving superior clinical outcomes in a responsive, safe, patient-focused setting. Patients, physicians, healthcare providers, insurers and quality organizations look for certification as the best measure of a physician’s knowledge, experience and skills to provide quality plastic surgery.
HOW TO CONFIRM THAT YOUR PLASTIC SURGEON IS BOARD CERTIFIED BY THE AMERICAN BOARD OF PLASTIC SURGERY
As a patient, you have the right to assure that your plastic surgeon is board certified, and has the necessary training, experience, and knowledge to provide high quality care and the best results to their patients. Those plastic surgeons who are not board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery have not or cannot demonstrate this level of competence to the board and thus may not have the same experience, rigorous clinical standards, or ability to provide a quality, safe surgical result. Board Certification requires periodic recertification to ensure the plastic surgeons are engaged in continuing education and examination to keep current in their specialty.