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Board Certification – What Does It Really Mean To You?

Tuesday, March 29th, 2011

 

G.D. Castillo, M.D., FACS, The American Board of Cosmetic Surgery, The American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive

If two is better than one, wouldn’t three be best? Did you know that Dr. Castillo is a Triple Board Certified surgeon?

Have you ever wondered what Board Certification means? Board Certification specifically certifies that the person has been trained and has experience in the subject at hand, both by submitting to an examination and demonstrating training and knowledge in the subject.

Recently, I had the opportunity to describe Dr. Castillo’s Board Certifications to a patient prior to undergoing a procedure. How marvelous! I truly believe that this is just one of many areas in which Dr. Castillo’s credentials excel; and the opportunity to expound on each and every one of his Board Certifications and what these multiple seals of approval mean for our patients just doesn’t happen often enough.

1. The American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery: As the name implies – Dr. Castillo is specifically qualified and Board Certified to perform all facial cosmetic and/or reconstructive procedures. This certification applies to any procedure or treatment performed on the entire head! You name it – facelift, eye procedures, forehead lifts, chin implants, ear pinning, neck liposuction, cheek procedures, “precision” nasal surgery, microfat transplantation, laser resurfacing, dermabrasion, etc.; if it involves anything above your shoulders, then Dr. Castillo is specifically certified to perform the procedure with this one Board Certification alone. This is incredibly important because it assures our patients that their surgeon has been specifically certified to meet the requirements for their chosen procedure.

2. The American Board of Cosmetic Surgery: Think about the type of surgery you are interested in – it’s a cosmetic procedure, right? What could better qualify your surgeon to perform a cosmetic surgery than Board Certification specifically in cosmetic surgery itself? This Board Certified expertise includes every procedure listed in the above paragraph as well as all the body procedures (breast augmentation, breast lift, breast reduction, abdominoplasty, liposculpture, brachioplasty, mid body lift, thigh lift, etc.). Not only is our Dr. Castillo Board Certified to perform your surgery, he’s an internationally respected and requested faculty member (instructor) and guest lecturer for multiple scientific national and international meetings in facial, plastic and general cosmetic surgery. What could be better than going directly to an educational source for your procedure? Dr. Castillo is the Past President of the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery, which is the largest scientific organization in the world dedicated exclusively to cosmetic surgery. So not only is he Board Certified and an educator, he was specifically elected by his peers to lead the very organization responsible for the specific Board Certification cosmetic patients should not just look for, but demand.

3. The American Board of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery: What this Board Certification ensures for our patients is that Dr. Castillo has always been Board Certified and performing cosmetic procedures from the initial onset of his career. Prior to exclusively dedicating his practice to the sole specialization of cosmetic surgery in the early 1980s, he was already performing both cosmetic and non-cosmetic surgeries on the head, neck, ears, nose and throat. This means that Dr. Castillo has been performing cosmetic surgery since 1973 and has always had a demonstrated and successful dedication to cosmetic procedures.

So, what does this Triple-Board Certification mean for you, our patient? It means that you are choosing a master surgeon that has dedicated his entire professional life to the art of cosmetic surgery – someone who has devoted himself to his surgical craft. No, there’s no learning curve involved when choosing Dr. Castillo. He has and continues to pioneer leading-edge procedures; and his commitment is of such a high caliber that he gives back to the medical community through education and other venues.

After spending the last 15+ years of my professional life working in the cosmetic surgery industry, I can honestly and wholeheartedly say that the number one personal recommendation I give will never change: EXPERIENCE-EXPERIENCE-EXPERIENCE!

The required dedication to accomplish Triple Board Certification just about says it all to those “in the know.”
• Is it mandatory? – No, of course not.
• Is it rare for Champaign-Urbana-Savoy areas? – YES!
• Does it BENEFIT you, the patient? ABSOLUTELY!
G. D. Castillo, MD, FACS
COSMETIC PLASTIC SURGERY