Fairfax, VA (PRWEB) August 13, 2014
In response to a rapidly growing Hispanic patient population, The Bitar Cosmetic Surgery Institute has launched a Spanish language cosmetic surgery website to enhance overall patient experience within the Spanish speaking community. In addition to the website, The Bitar Institute has increased the number of Spanish speaking staff members, furthering efforts to provide better service and care for this demographic group.
“We have seen a huge increase in the last two years in the number of Spanish speaking patients that call and visit our office," said Dr. George Bitar, Board Certified Plastic Surgeon and Medical Director at the Bitar Cosmetic Surgery Institute. “The population of the Northern Virginia area is very multi-cultural, and our goal is to grow and evolve with our community and clientele.”
National statistics support this growing trend. According to The American Society of Plastic Surgeons, Hispanics had nearly 1.5 million cosmetic plastic surgery procedures in 2010. Hispanics led all minority groups in the number of procedures performed in 2010, comprising 11 percent of the 13.1 million cosmetic plastic surgery total.
“Fifty percent of our staff is fluent in Spanish including myself,” said Dr. Robert Centeno MD, FACS, MBA. “Our staff understands the individual needs and cosmetic preferences of this and other ethnic and racial groups very well. Our experience, expertise and understanding are crucial to our ability to provide the best care and service possible.”
The Bitar Institute was established in 2002 by Dr. George Bitar, an award- winning board certified plastic surgeon. The Bitar Institute is a multi-location institute with a highly trained staff that is fluent in Spanish, French, Arabic and English, offering safe and effective treatments ranging from skin care to cosmetic surgery. The Institute’s philosophy is image, beauty, and transformation to promote self-confidence and a healthy lifestyle via modern med spa services, skin care, and cosmetic surgery.
Dr. George Bitar, MD, FACS
Dr. George Bitar is an award winning board certified plastic surgeon that has performed over 10,000 cosmetic facial and body procedures. Dr. Bitar completed an Aesthetic International fellowship in Beverly Hills, Rio de Janeiro, Paris, London, New York, South Africa and Australia. Dr. Bitar has also been listed as a top plastic surgeon in the USA by Castle-Connolly. He has been named Washingtonian Magazines’ Top Plastic Surgeons, and Top Plastic Surgeon by Northern Virginia Magazine and Health and Beauty Magazine. He has been featured on television shows including Healthline, The Prudent Advisor and WUSA Channel 9. Dr. Bitar earned his medical degree from George Washington University School of Medicine and completed his plastic surgery residency at the University of Virginia.
Dr. Robert Centeno, MD, FACS, MBA
Dr. Robert F. Centeno is a board certified Plastic Surgeon with subspecialty fellowship training in Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. Dr. Centeno graduated from the MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, Drexel University and completed his General Surgery residency training at the Graduate-MCP Hahnemann University Hospital. During medical school he completed a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. His Plastic Surgery residency was completed at the Barnes-Jewish Hospital-Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine where he served as administrative chief resident and fellowship training in Aesthetic Plastic Surgery at the prestigious Manhattan Eye, Ear & Throat Hospital-New York University School of Medicine, the nation’s busiest cosmetic surgery center.
For more information or to schedule an interview please contact:
The Bitar Cosmetic Surgery Institute
3025 Hamaker Court, Suite 109
Fairfax, VA 22031