Working with a highly qualified oculoplastic surgeon is the best thing you can do to ensure that your procedure and results are successful. If you are just beginning your search for a surgeon, you may be wondering, “Where do I start?” An online search can yield the top oculoplastic surgeons in your area. Once you have a few candidates lined up, it’s time to look through their websites. In this blog post, Arizona Oculoplastic Specialists, an oculoplastic surgery practice in Scottsdale, shares four things to look for when evaluating an oculoplastic surgeon’s website.
Anyone performing surgery on your eyes must be board certified. Oculoplastic surgeons should be board certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology, which requires doctors to complete several years of education, training, as well as rigorous tests on the high standards set forth by the board. Board certified oculoplastic surgeons must also complete continuing education courses and training to stay on top of the latest advances in their field. An oculoplastic surgeon’s board certification should be listed on their website. If it is not, you can search for the doctor on the American Board of Ophthalmology’s website.
An oculoplastic surgeon with years of experience in the procedure you are seeking is much more qualified than one who is fresh out of medical school. Be sure to look over the surgeon’s “About Me” page to find out how many years they have been practicing and the number of procedures they have successfully performed.
Training and experience are important, but they are only a piece of the puzzle when it comes to a great oculoplastic surgeon. Patient rapport and care go a long way to making your surgery experience a positive one. Testimonials and reviews from past patients can give you a sense of the surgeon’s personality, level of friendliness and their overall ability to put patients at ease. Look through the surgeon’s patient reviews/testimonials page, as well as independent websites like HealthGrades and Yelp.
An oculoplastic surgeon’s before-and-after gallery is a great way to get an idea of the surgeon’s skill level and what results you can expect from them. Browse through the surgeon’s gallery to look at photos of patients who underwent the procedure you are interested in.
If you would like to schedule an appointment with board certified oculoplastic surgeon Dr. Ali Ghafouri, please call (480) 905-1010 today.