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Choosing The Right Doctor For Your Surgery

Plastic Surgeon in Charleston, SCWhen discussing something as serious as an invasive surgical procedure to your body, there is no such thing as cutting corners. One of the first things you want to do is to check to see if your doctor is Board Certified. But what does that even mean? Well there are multiple (24 total) medical specialty boards in the U.S. and these boards certify physicians in various specialties. For example, a doctor who specialized in dermatology should not be certified in brain surgery and vice versa. In addition, all specialty boards require passage of a written exam, completed without assistance, usually administered interactively by computer in a secure testing facility. Some specialties also require an oral exam. The exams are intended to assess medical knowledge and clinical judgment.

Check the Patient Reviews

When finding a doctor, a thing you should actively seek out are the patient reviews. This may be the easiest way to figure out if a doctor knows what he or she is doing and if they provide a reasonable service.

Review the Before and After

Most legitimate doctors should have multiple pages on their website dedicated to ‘before and after’ surgery pictures. What these pictures do is visually show what can and will be done to your body to enhance your every-day life. But be careful because some before and after pictures can be faked. Be watchful of the possibility that they took pictures of similar looking people, Photoshop, and obvious digital touchups.

The Bottom Line

The bottom line is that Dr. Widenhouse is board certified and has extensive pages dedicated to before and after pictures on his website. Brian G. Widenhouse, M.D., graduated cum laude from Wake Forest University. He earned his medical degree at East Carolina University School of Medicine before completing a residency in general surgery at the Hospital of Saint Raphael, affiliated with Yale University. Dr. Widenhouse is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, the Southern Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons, and the South Carolina Medical Association. Dr. Widenhouse was also an assistant professor at the Medical University of South Carolina for over ten years.

 

If Interested…
If you are interested in either of these fat loss procedures, or would like more information so that you may choose the procedure that’s right for you, contact Dr. Widenhouse at Port City Plastic Surgery.

2683 Lake Park Drive
Charleston, SC 29406
843-518-5000

125 River Landing Drive, Suite 101
Daniel Island, SC 29492
843-518-5000

LOCATION:

2683 Lake Park Drive
Charleston, SC 29406

LOCATION:

125 River Landing Drive
Suite 101
Daniel Island, SC 29492