Board Certification Matters
Prospective plastic surgery patients are often cautioned that they should only consider working with physicians who are board certified plastic surgeons. This is outstanding advice, but members of the public are often unsure about exactly what board certification means. Simply put, it means that a doctor has been judged to live up to the requirements of a physicians’ organization charged with ensuring that doctors have the necessary skills and knowledge to perform their tasks safely and effectively.
In December of 2016 Dr. Payam Jarrah-Nejad, M.D., F.I.C.S., F.A.C.S. – known more casually to his patients and colleagues as Dr. J – renewed his certification in general surgery by the American Board of Surgery (ABS). This means that Dr. J has demonstrated, in the words of the ABS a “commitment to professionalism, lifelong learning, and quality patient care.” The process involves a detailed documentation protocol as well as a highly rigorous oral and written exam prior to certification. This is in addition to his longstanding certification by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, which also employs a similarly stringent process of ensuring that practicing plastic surgeons possess the necessary knowledge, background, and skills to perform outstanding work.
Even though many board certified plastic surgeons decide to allow their ABS certification to lapse after they have established themselves, Dr. J has chosen to maintain his status as a double board certified plastic surgeon for a number of reasons. First of all, it means that he is fully up-to-speed on all aspects of surgery so that he is able to see the patient’s entire medical situation and handle even the most unexpected issues that might arise during or after a procedure. He understands that being as well-rounded as possible in his approach to procedures is crucial to ensuring that patients obtain the best care and can look forward to consistently positive outcomes.
A Leading Aesthetic Plastic Surgeon
As a plastic surgeon dedicated to producing outcomes that are both healthy and as aesthetically pleasing as possible, Dr. J works hard to ensure that he is fully up to date on all aspects of modern medicine that pertain to his craft and the very highest ethical standards. In addition to his status as diplomate of the American Board of Plastic Surgery and the American Board of Surgery, Dr. J also holds a number of important memberships and honors from many of the most respected physicians’ organizations. He is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons as well as the International College of Surgeons. In addition, he is a member of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, the American Medical Association, the California Medical Association, the Los Angeles County Medical Association, and the National Cosmetic Network.
Whatever kind of plastic surgery you are considering, Dr. J and his team are looking forward to providing you with skilled and knowledge-driven care. For further information call the number on this page or reach out to us via e-mail through our contact page.