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of a preventable/ unnecessary plastic surgery death in a young woman in Massachusetts.  In this instance – yet again – the ‘surgeon’ performing the breast augmentation wasn’t a surgeon at all – he was a “family practitioner”.

He may be a doctor – but specialty specific training is an absolute must – along with board certification.  Medical doctors (in medicine specialties) as opposed to surgeons spend only a very limited time in the operating room during medical school, primarily as observers.  This is not adequate preparation!

Board certified specialty trained surgeons on the other hand, spend years training in the operating room – performing surgeries under the direct supervision of more experienced surgeons before completing their surgical residencies.

Please do your homework – as we’ve discussed in several previous posts; research your physician and evaluate all health claims.  Your life, health and well-being are a stake.

 

 

 

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As Bogotá Surgery readers know, we were just talking about the  relevance of hospital rankings, and scorecard criteria for patient safety and optimal patient outcomes.  In particular, we were talking about the use of this criteria  (along with Core Measures) as just one of the ways surgeons, hospitals and surgical programs are evaluated for Bogotá! a hidden gem guide to surgical tourism.

Now several news outlets have picked up the story under the headline, “Hospitals riskier than airplanes.”

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