O.K. to Question Your Surgeon
Since the unfortunate death of Kanye West's mother, the media is catching on. We have advised patients to ask about cosmetic surgeon credentials and experience for a long time. The Wall Street Journal (Jan 9, 2008) ran an article "Learning to Ask Tough Questions Of Your Surgeon," emphasizing the American College of Surgeon's new patient's guidebook. (http://www.facs.org/)
In plastic surgery you can confirm board certification through http://www.abms.org/ (the American Board of Medical Specialties). We are happy to discuss our experience with patients. Just ask.