Plastic Surgeon (Hand)
Classification: Plastic Surgery
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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.
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.
Board certification for Medical Doctors (MDs) is provided by the American Board of Plastic Surgery.
Additional Taxonomy Codes from Plastic Surgeons
208200000X Plastic Surgeon
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.
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.
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