More Doctors Doing Plastic Surgery?

The Washington Post Health Section had a good article on July 4th about how more and more doctors are "branching out" to do plastic surgery in their offices. The reason? Money. You see, most cosmetic plastic surgery is not covered by insurance. This means that the doctor can charge for, and collect, full price.

This is not necessarily a bad thing but more and more we are seeing cosmetic plastic surgery malpractice claims arising from doctors who really have no business doing the surgery. They are not plastic surgeons! As with attorneys, you really ought to pick a board certified specialist to do your surgery.

Why would you go to a family doctor who has taken a weekend course in "vein stripping" just because it is convenient. Alexandria, Virginia Plastic Surgeon Eric Desman has a terrific website with really good information about how you can pick the right surgeon for your care.

 

Ben Glass
Ben Glass is a nationally recognized Virginia injury, medical malpractice, and long-term disability attorney
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