Tampa Bay Board Certified Plastic Surgeon

Choosing Your Board Certified Plastic Surgeon in Tampa Bay

Choosing the right Plastic Surgeon for you can be the hardest decision you will make in your journey to have surgery. Knowing your Plastic Surgeon’s qualifications is of utmost importance. Your Plastic Surgeon should be certified by The American Board of Plastic Surgery (ABPS) which is the only specialty board recognized by the American Board of Medical Specialties to certify plastic surgeons in the full spectrum of plastic surgery. It is also important that your Plastic Surgeon is an active member of The American Society of Plastic Surgeons, which requires ABPS certification for membership.

Medical specialty certification in the United States is a voluntary process. While medical licensure sets the minimum competency requirements to diagnose and treat patients, it is not specialty specific. Board certification demonstrates a physician’s exceptional expertise in a particular specialty and/or subspecialty of medical practice.

ABPS is one of the 24 specialty boards recognized by the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS). It is the only ABMS board which certifies in the full spectrum of the specialty of plastic surgery of the entire body. That is, plastic and reconstructive surgery of the head and neck, trunk and extremities. This certification assures that the plastic surgeon has been specifically trained in plastic surgery and has the both the technical skills and judgment to determine your suitability for surgery and to recommend the appropriate procedure or technique that will give you the best results.

Your Plastic Surgeon should have hospital privileges to perform your Plastic Surgery procedures. This also ensures that your Plastic Surgeon has been appropriately trained and is qualified to perform your procedure. Hospitals have strict standards for credentialing surgeons to do certain procedures and monitor each surgeon’s performance.

Dr. Moraitis, one of the top Board Certified Plastic Surgeons in Tampa Bay, understands that an important part of being an excellent plastic surgeon is being a good listener. During your cosmetic consultation with Dr. Moraitis, he will discuss your goals and realistic expectations for the procedure and what plastic surgery may offer you. Throughout your consultation and surgical process, Dr. Moraitis and his staff are very sensitive to your needs and make every effort to provide an informative, educational, and pleasant experience.