Plastic Surgeon
Taxonomy Code 208200000X

Classification: Plastic Surgery

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Description

A plastic surgeon deals with the repair, reconstruction or replacement of physical defects of form or function involving the skin, musculoskeletal system, craniomaxillofacial structures, hand, extremities, breast and trunk and external genitalia or cosmetic enhancement of these areas of the body. Cosmetic surgery is an essential component of plastic surgery. The plastic surgeon uses cosmetic surgical principles to both improve overall appearance and to optimize the outcome of reconstructive procedures. The surgeon uses aesthetic surgical principles not only to improve undesirable qualities of normal structures but in all reconstructive procedures as well.

Notes

Source: American Board of Medical Specialties, 2007.
www.abms.org [7/1/2007: definition added, source added]

Additional Resources: American Board of Plastic Surgery, 2007.
http://www.abplsurg.org/.

Board certification for Medical Doctors (MDs) is provided by the American Board of Plastic Surgery.

Additional Taxonomy Codes from Plastic Surgeon

  • 2082S0099X Plastic Surgeon (Head and Neck)
    A plastic surgeon with additional training in plastic and reconstructive procedures within the head, face, neck and associated structures, including cutaneous head and neck oncology and reconstruction, management of maxillofacial trauma, soft tissue repair and neural surgery. The field is diverse and involves a wide age range of patients, from the newborn to the aged. While both cosmetic and reconstructive surgery is practiced, there are many additional procedures which interface with them.
  • 2082S0105X Plastic Surgeon (Hand)
    A plastic surgeon with additional training in the investigation, preservation, and restoration by medical, surgical and rehabilitative means of all structures of the upper extremity directly affecting the form and function of the hand and wrist.

Volume numbers are based on primary as well as secondary taxonomy codes of Providers.

Plastic Surgeons Ratio per 10,000 Population by State

Data based on 2014 Census Population Estimates. Provider information last updated 11/14/2017


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The NPI Database was last updated on 11/14/2017 with 5,400,392 records.

Plastic Surgeons per State with Population Ratio