Questions You Must Ask Plastic Surgeons
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|Are you board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, Inc.? |
Yes | NoDo you participate in the Maintenance of Certification in Plastic Surgery Program* (MOC-PS®)
*For surgeons who were board-certified after 1995
Yes | NoWhat is the extent of your training in plastic surgery?
What year did you begin to practice plastic surgery exclusively?
What surgical procedures do you perform most frequently?
a.)___________________ b.)_______________________ c.)____________________Approximately how many times have have you performed (the procedure)?
_____________________________________________________________________Names of the facility(s) where you perform surgery and have hospital priviliges?
_____________________________________________________________________Is each facility accredited by a state or nationally recognized agency?
_____________________________________________________________________Is your medical license in good standing in the state where you practice?
Yes | NoHave you ever practiced in another state? If yes, which states?
_____________________________________________________________________Have you ever had your medical license suspended or revoked?
Yes |No and, if Yes, which state(s): __________________________________________Are you on probation?
Yes | No and if Yes, please explain: __________________________________________Are you being treated for drug or alcohol abuse?
Yes | NoHave you ever been disciplined by any Board of Medicine anywhere?
Explain: _________________________________________________________________Have you settled any medical malpractice or negligence lawsuits?
Explain:__________________________________________________________________Are you currently involved in any pending malpractice or negligence actions:
Explain:__________________________________________________________________Do you think I’m a good candidate for the procedure I’m interested in having?
Explain: __________________________________________________________________Please tell me about preparation for the procedure, risks and possible complications, recovery time, etc.
What steps can I take to prevent any complications from arising?
Notes:______________________________________________________________________May I please view before and after photos of any of your prior patients who have had this procedure?