Are you looking for a qualified surgeon in Sydney?

Published August 1, 2014

Are you looking for a qualified surgeon in Sydney?

Looking to invest in the services of a qualified surgeon in Sydney? So how do you make the decision?

Well it doesn’t need to be difficult when you know exactly what to look out for. Dr Tavakoli recommends following the “ABCs” of choosing surgeons in Sydney to ensure you are in the hands of a well-trained and qualified professional.

Now when it comes to surgery in Sydney, taking the time to do some research up front is important. Every surgery involves certain risks. Hence it is essential that you put much thought in the selection process.

Choosing a surgeon in Sydney

In deciding which surgeons in Sydney to opt for, there are basically 3 things that you need to look out for:

Are they duly accredited?

Is the surgeon board certified?

How good are their credentials?

In your search for surgeons in Sydney, make sure that you opt for one that has all the qualifications mentioned above. Keeping these factors in mind when sifting through the services of surgeons in the area will help you remember the things that truly matter – the condition of the surgical facilities and your surgeon’s experience and skill.

Keep in mind that surgeon’s experience and skill is just as important as the clinic and surgical facilities that are to be used for the operation.

Now of course when looking into your surgeon’s qualification you ought to check on whether the certificating body is legitimate. Keep in mind that it’s simple enough for a surgeon to claim that he or she is certified by a certain “board” but that won’t mean anything unless you’re absolutely sure that such certifications actually have any merit.

Some of the most reputable and legitimate professional associations that surgeons in Sydney can get into include the Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (FRACS) and the Australian Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS).

Of course don’t simply take your surgeon’s word for it and check with the Australian Board of medical specialties to truly make sure that the credentials you were presented are worth investing into. You also ought to check if your surgeon is accredited by hospitals in your area. Most surgeons perform their operation in their own clinics but having one with hospital privileges would certainly say a lot about their reputation

Know exactly what to look out for and keep such things in mind in your search for a surgeon and you’ll be a lot less likely to encounter unnecessary and avoidable complications.

Dr Tavakoli is experienced in surgery operations for the face, breasts and body. Call us on 1300 368 107 to consult with a qualified surgeon in Sydney.

Published By: Dr Kourosh Tavakoli

Dr Kourosh Tavakoli, MS, FRACS, is an Australian-trained plastic surgeon with over 20 years of surgical training. He is an active member of the International Society (ISAPS) and the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASAPS). He is knowledgeable in plastic surgery of the breast and body and lectures extensively around the world on these topics.