Plastic Surgery within the Head & Neck
An otolaryngologist with additional training in plastic and reconstructive procedures within the head, face, neck and associated structures, including cutaneous head and neck oncology and reconstruction, management of maxillofacial trauma, soft tissue repair and neural surgery. The field is diverse and involves a wide age range of patients, from the newborn to the aged. While both cosmetic and reconstructive surgeries are practiced, there are many additional procedures which interface with them. Source: American Board of Medical Specialties, 2007. www.abms.org [7/1/2007: definiton added, source added]
Additional Resources: American Board of Otolaryngology, 2007. http://www.aboto.org/.
Board certification for Medical Doctors (MDs) is provided by the American Board of Otolaryngology.
Board certification for Doctors of Osteopathy is currently provided in the subspecialty of Otolaryngology/Facial Plastic Surgery (see Taxonomy Code 207YX0905X)