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Plastic Surgeons in New York, Florida, Chicago, Los Angeles Named America’s Top Plastic Surgeons


Camas, Wash. November 23, 2004 - When asked, “Which Specialists in your field would you consider most desirable for care of a loved one?” many doctors, though extremely busy don’t hesitate to answer. randomly asked that question of 5,000 board-certified plastic surgeons nationwide With 33 percent responding and after checking our research for proper licensure status, disciplinary status, education, and training our results determined 358 top plastic surgeons in America. (See “We are Pleased to recognizing these surgeons as the pinnacle of plastic surgeons, and we thank them for contributing a high quality of health care nationwide.” Said Hugo Gallegos, president of MDNationwide.

“Choosing a well-trained, certified practitioner means you have somebody who can handle unexpected complications,” says Dr. Richard Gregory, a renowned board-certified plastic surgeon in Florida, and one of the survey’s respondents.

“Board-certification specialty fields are not federally regulated. Therefore, an MD who is board- certified in ”surgery“ can legally perform the same surgical procedures as an MD who is board-certified in plastic surgery. Even an Anesthesiologists, dermatologist, or gynecologist, can legally perform plastic surgery,” Says Hugo Gallegos. With the plastic surgery industry booming, more doctors are going out of bounds and performing surgical procedures where their qualifications, experience, and training endanger the consumer.

Things to look for when choosing a plastic surgeon: He or She
* Is well recognized from his/her peers
* Is board-certified in plastic surgery
* Has hospital privileges
* Is a member of a recognized medical society
* Is well recognized throughout the community
* He/she is fellowship trained in their specialty field

Be wary of a plastic surgeon who:
* Is not affiliated with any hospitals
* Has serious disciplinary actions issued against him/her
* Does not explain the pros and cons clearly, and is eager to start the surgery
* Has a rude and/or unprofessional staff
* Is not certified with the American Board of Medical Specialists in plastic surgery.

Make sure your surgeon is board-certified in plastic surgery with the American Board of Medical Specialists (

Check with the Federation of State Medical Boards ( regarding disciplinary actions.

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