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Albuquerque, NM
A 45-year-old male asked:

I am scheduled for sinus surgery. same doc who did my septoplasty 11 yrs ago. he's now 71 yrs old. do surgeons have to re-qualify like pilots?

2 doctor answers6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Janet Turkle
Plastic Surgery 37 years experience
Yes: Plastic surgeons are required to re certify on a scheduled cycle. Your surgeon may have been grandfathered in his speciality due to the time he received his certification. I would assume that your surgeon has vast experience and will do as well as he did for your last surgery.
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Dr. Robert Alexander
Plastic Surgery 29 years experience
No: No requalification is mandatory in most states. I would ask the doctor how many of these procedures he has done in the past year period. (not just how many has he done). Does he practice part, most, or full time at this point in his career. Also is this to be done in a hospital setting, as quality control is often in that utilization by other surgeons on surgery staff.
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Last updated Jan 14, 2016


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