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Robert H. Burke, MD, DDS, MS, FACS and Erchonia Corporation Announce Their Collaboration in a Pilot Study Using Laser to Treat Temporomandibular Joint PainAugust 13th, 2013 by admin
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Dr. Robert Burke Promoted to Clinical Professor at Michigan State University, College of Osteopathic MedicineJuly 18th, 2013 by admin
“It is a great honor for me to receive this promotion. This is one the finest programs of its kind in the world and, to be a part of this amazing faculty, is a wonderful opportunity to learn and share knowledge,” stated Dr. Robert Burke, the Director of the Michigan Center for Cosmetic Surgery in Ann Arbor.
Dr. Burke is an editorial board member of American Health and Beauty (AmericanHealthandBeauty.com), an internationally recognized researcher, peer-reviewed author and journal editor, as well as an accomplished and successful surgeon.
Most recently, Dr. Burke has been the principal researcher in the use of noninvasive lasers for temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders and completed a 7-year study on the teardrop shaped saline breast implant.
“A close working relationship with Erchonia has helped expand the use of this unique non-invasive cold laser for pain control and cosmetic surgery applications,” says Dr. Burke.
Dr. Burke attended the Michigan State University College of Human Medicine and is a Trustee of the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery and the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery. He won the American Association of Association of Orthodontics Award of Special Merit for research.
Dr. Burke and his family live in Ann Arbor where they enjoy the nearby Matthaei botanical gardens, mountain biking, and all University football and basketball games.
If you would like more information about this topic, please contact Dr. Robert Burke at 1-800-487-4840 or visit his website at www.robertburke.com
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June 6, 2013:
The American Board of Cosmetic Surgery (ABCS) is pleased to announce 54 candidates have submitted applications to challenge the ABCS Annual Certifying Examination scheduled for October 20, 2013 in Dallas, Texas at the ABOG testing center. Candidates must first achieve certification from one of seven ”core” boards recognized or deemed equivalent of the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) or the Bureau of Osteopathic Specialists (BOS) of the American Osteopathic Association (BOS/AOA). Following certification by a core board the candidate must participate in additional supervised training and surgical experience. Only then may a candidate choose to pursue the elite status of being certified by the ABCS, the only certifying board dedicated to patient safety in Cosmetic Surgery. In general on an annual basis, approximately seventy-five to eighty percent of the candidates pass the examination and join the three hundred and twenty Diplomates actively practicing Cosmetic Surgery in the United States.
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Frederick County, MD cosmetic surgeon Dr. Michael J. Will is listed as one of the best in the Washington DC area in the annual Top Doctors & Top Dentists issue of Washingtonian Magazine.
The Washingtonian surveyed thousands of doctors in the Washington, DC area to identify and honor the colleagues they would send their own friends and family to for treatment.
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Inland Empire cosmetic surgeon and ABCS member Dr. Jacob Haiavy’s new state-of-the-art AAAHC accredited surgical facility in Rancho Cucamonga, California was mentioned in an LA Daily News article titled “Being over 50, she was ready for her ‘close-up’” on May 5, 2011.
A few months ago I marched into my doctor’s office and uttered words that surprised even me: “I’m over 50 and I want my colonoscopy.”…Instead of a hospital I had my procedure done at the Surgical Arts of the Inland Empire, a surgery center specializing in cosmetic surgery.
Surgical Arts of the Inland Empire opened in 2010, featuring a wide variety of services for Inland Empire area patients including weight loss surgery, cosmetic foot surgery, cosmetic gynecology, vascular surgery, gastroenterology, orthopedic surgery, general surgery, and Dr. Haiavy’s specialty, cosmetic surgery.
Inland Empire area surgeons of all specialties are welcome to operate at this stunning new facility and can contact Dr. Haiavy for more information about participating in the practice.
Congratulations! On October 20-21, 2012, the following doctors passed the oral and written examinations conducted by the ABCS. The percentage of candidates who received passing scores on both the oral and written examinations this year is 82%. We would like to congratulate each of them on their accomplishment in his/her area of certification:
Body, Breast & Extremity Cosmetic Surgery
Grant L. Carter, MD
Nga T. Dang
Jason P. Helliwell, MD
John Paul Lundeby, MD
John A. Millard, MD
Walter W. Tom, MD
Dermatologic Cosmetic Surgery
Lisa A. Chipps, MD
Sabrina Guillen Fabi, MD
Hooman Khorasani, MD
Melanie D. Palm, MD
Jennifer D. Peterson, MD
Facial Cosmetic Surgery
J. Kevin Duplechain, MD
Cang Huynh, MD, DMD
Mitchell D. Kaye, MD
Mehryar Taban, MD
Scott D. Urban, MD, DMD
General Cosmetic Surgery
Colin E. Bailey, MD
David R. Broadway, MD
Joseph J. Castellano, MD
Paul N. Chugay, MD
H. Christopher Coley, MD
Husam G. Elias, MD, DMD
Vincent W. Gardner, MD
Mark A. Ginsburg, DO
Husain Ali Khan, MD
Wael Kouli, MD
Nicole Marie Patel, MD
Edward M. Pina, MD
Filiberto Rodriguez, MD
Michael J. Rodriguez, MD
John V. Tedesco, DO
Allan Yang Wu, MD
Congratulations! The following ABCS Diplomates passed the oral examination conducted by the ABCS and we would like to congratulate each of them for attaining a Certificate of Added Qualification (CAQ) in the area of Body, Breast & Extremity Cosmetic Surgery:
Steven T. Constantine, DO
Don J. Peterson, MD
Robert J. Troell, MD
Special Recognition! We would also like to recognize the highest-scoring candidate on the 2012 Oral and Written Examinations. The highest scorer on the ABCS Oral Examination and Written Examination is Mitchell D. Kaye, MD. Dr. Kaye is honored by receiving the “Robert F. Jackson, MD Award” which exemplifies the outstanding performance demonstrated by Dr. Jackson throughout his many years of dedicated service as an Oral Examiner, Past President, and Trustee of the ABCS. Dr. Kaye is also honored by receiving the “William K. Miles, MD Award” whose service on the Board of Trustees, as Oral Examiner and as past Chairman of the Credentialing Committee demonstrated the highest standards of excellence in the practice of Cosmetic Surgery.
MSNBC.com reported on August 3, 2008 about an alarming trend involving Botox theft, quoting Las Vegas Botox provider and facial plastic surgeon Dr. Samir Pancholi.
“We’ve had it happen three times,” says Dr. Samir Pancholi, a cosmetic and facial plastic surgeon from Las Vegas. “The first time, it was a woman in her 50s who came in and got treatment, then said, ‘My purse is in the car, I’ll go grab it and be right back.’ Then she was gone.”
While Pancholi never filed theft reports (“This is low on the police’s radar,” he says), other Botox bandits have been reported in Newport Beach, Calif.; Port St. Lucie, Fla.; Tampa, Fla.; Brisbane, Australia and Kenton, England.
Read the whole story: Prick and run? Botox bandits rip off wrinkle shots
What does the movie Avatar have in common with cosmetic surgery? According to the Detroit area cosmetic surgeons of Allure Medical Spa, the same 3-D imaging technology used in motion pictures is now useful for simulating cosmetic surgery results during a consultation.
Dr. Brett Kotlus and Dr. Charles Mok of Allure Medical Spa were recently featured on the beauty industry blog discussing the use of Vectra 3-D imaging (from Canfield Imaging Systems) during cosmetic surgery consultations.
“After seeing what my outcome would look like and comparing three different sizes I was completely comfortable picking an implant size; I went into surgery with my mind completely at ease,” says one patient featured in the article.
30 minutes is all that is required for a consultation, says Dr. Kotlus, which includes 3-D imaging and surgery simulation. Along with the Vectra system, Allure Medical Spa utilizes a variety of other technologies such as Visia Skin Analysis, Lumenis Laser Treatments, and Laser Assisted Liposuction.
Would you be surprised if your mother chose to get cosmetic surgery? If so, you may be even more surprised, and even inspired, upon seeing her results. In Tulsa, cosmetic surgeon James Koehler M.D. says he’s getting visits from plenty of mother-daughter pairs–so many that a “family discount” seems appropriate.
Two of his patients recently spoke to reporters for msnbc. Tami Fry, a 31-year-old patient of Dr. Koehler said she was inspired by her mother’s tummy tuck and breast lift results. “When I saw how beautiful my mom looked, I said, ‘that’s it. I’m doing it.’”
Dr. Brett Kotlus, a cosmetic and oculofacial plastic surgeon practicing in Shelby Township, Michigan, has traveled to different areas of the world for medical missions. In September, 2008 he spent two weeks in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia training surgeons in eyelid and facial reconstructive surgery.
Surgical procedures included facial bone reconstructions, eyelid reconstructions, and facial tumor resections. “The physicians in Mongolia are highly motivated to advance the quality of medical care in their country, but their access to resources is limited. One half of Mongolians live in small huts, as part of a nomadic lifestyle,” said Dr. Kotlus.
Health for Humanity organized the mission, a group that “focuses primarily on blindness prevention and development of vision services to address local health issues and challenges.” With his background in oculofacial plastic surgery, Dr. Kotlus was particularly qualified to assist the group in Mongolia.
“My visit to Mongolia gave me a rich cultural experience and it helped me to appreciate the high quality of medicine we have in the United States.” The doctor says he plans to develop an online consultation service with the surgeons to assist them further.
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