Surgeons on staff of New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai (NYEE) Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery are certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery.
The surgeon has completed a minimum of six years of surgery residency, three of which are devoted entirely to specialist training in plastic surgery. Many plastic surgeons now spend an additional year or more in intensive "aesthetic" or "cosmetic" Postgraduate Fellowship
Training. In addition to the initial certifying examinations, plastic surgeons are required by the Board regulations to be recertified by examination on a regular basis.
These staff members are usually members of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS), as well. Such plastic surgeons have the additional education background necessary to practice the highest quality patient care in aesthetic plastic surgery. They conform to requirements that promise patients a combination of the best surgical skills, cutting-edge techniques, and the highest aesthetic judgment that a plastic surgeon can achieve. The result is a natural and harmonious appearance with none of the stigmata of "done" surgery.
Microvascular plastic surgical specialists have all undergone further training in their field in order to produce the finest results in such areas as post-mastectomy breast reconstruction and reconstruction in other areas of the body. Additionally, NYEE’s Breast Center has Board certified general surgeons with particular expertise in breast cancer, working in close association with our reconstructive plastic surgical staff in order to enhance the best possible surgical and aesthetic results for our patients.
The prospective patient should always bear in mind that there are in the vicinity of 100+ "certifying boards" not recognized by the American Board of Medical Specialties, an organization relied upon for the maintenance of quality standards by the American Medical Association, major hospital credential committees, insurance, and government authorities.
Therefore, the patient should be sure of physicians’s credentials when accreditation by the American Board of Plastic Surgery is desired. These credentials may be checked at the Hospital’s Medical Affairs Office or your local County Medical Society.