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Finding a Plastic Surgeon: Land of Confusion (part 2)

In yesterday’s blog, Houston plastic surgeon, Dr. Michael Eisemann, was proving some clarification on the differences among several boards:  The American Board of Plastic Surgery; The American Board of Facial Plastic Surgery; and, The American Board of Cosmetic Surgery.  Before anyone becomes board certified for any specialty, s/he must graduate from an accredited medical school and be awarded a doctor of medicine (M.D.).  The American Board of Plastic Surgery requires both pre-requisite training and requisite training.  The pre-requisite training that can include any of these:  3 years of general surgery training in a clinical setting; residency in neurosurgery, orthopedic surgery, urology, or otolaryngology; or, a residency program in maxillofacial surgery approved by the American Dental Association.  Requisite training for plastic surgery board certification requires the doctor to complete at least two (2) years of training in a recognized plastic surgery program.  After these requirements, the doctor must then pass rigorous, comprehensive oral and written exams.   The American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery is actually not recognized by the American Board of Medical Specialties; however, in order to be a member of this organization, the doctor must already be board certified by The American Board of Plastic Surgery or American Board of Otolaryngology.  This is not all that is required; if a doctor meets the pre-requisites above, then s/he may be certified by one of two methods:  completing a fellowship, or experience.  Both are rigorous hurdles and require passage of oral and written exams, and in some cases peer review of operative reports.  If you’re wondering about the American Boards of Cosmetic Surgery and/or Ophthalmology, stay tuned for tomorrow’s blog.

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Practice Policy Update Regarding COVID-19 View Update Virtual Consultation

Practice Policy Update Regarding COVID-19

Dr. Michael Eisemann, Dr. Bradley Eisemann, and the entire staff at Eisemann Plastic Surgery are committed to the health and safety of all of our patients and ourselves.

We are thankful to be connected to Houston Methodist Hospital, one of the most respected hospitals in the country. Because of this, our screening policy is aided by the hospital's official policies and checkpoint screening measures completed prior to entering our building. These measures allow us to do everything we can, at this point in time, to minimize the chance that we expose ourselves or our patients to someone who has been sick or contagious with the virus.

We are set up to perform new consults and patient follow-ups via ZOOM video conferencing.

As of Monday, March 23rd, our office is open. We are open and seeing select patients. If you are currently on the schedule, please call our office if you have any concerns about your own health.

While all major hospitals have stopped elective surgery at this time, we are very selectively performing indicated operative procedures in our procedure room and in our AAAASF certified operating room under local and IV sedation.

As always, both Dr. Michael Eisemann and Dr. Bradley Eisemann are available by phone and email to answer any questions you may have.

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