Why Choose a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon VS A Surgeon performing Plastic Surgery?

What does it mean to be a board certified plastic surgeon?

There is currently no regulating body in the United States that limits which physicians can perform cosmetic surgery.  This frequently comes as a shock to patients.

A board certified plastic surgeon is a physician who, after completing medical school, endures extensive training in cosmetic as well as reconstructive plastic surgery for many years.  During those years, surgeons training at nationally accredited programs, learn cutting edge techniques for a wide variety of surgical and non-surgical procedures along with learning how to manage surgical patients, and at times, surgical complications.  Many of these top-tier training programs are in major cities that are referral centers for larger surrounding areas.

Dr. LaBarbera is fully-trained and board certified in general surgery (by the American Board of Surgery) as well as being fully-trained and board-certified in plastic surgery (by The American Board of Plastic Surgery).  Dr. LaBarbera is one of a select few in the valley to hold this elite double board certification.

If you would like to determine if someone who is performing cosmetic surgery is board certified by The American Board of Plastic Surgery, you can find out by clicking the link below

Dr. M. Jude LaBarbera should be entered as:
Last Name: LaBarbera
First Name: Michael