Dr. Rod J. Rohrich Named Among Best Plastic Surgeons in Dallas

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Dr. Rohrich recognized as one of the best plastic surgeons in Dallas for the 17th consecutive year in D Magazine's special issue devoted to the best doctors in the metro area.

Rod J. Rohrich, MD

The most important factor in all of plastic surgery, the one which determines your safety and outcome, is who you choose as your plastic surgeon

Dr. Rod J. Rohrich has been identified as one of the best plastic surgeons in Dallas by D Magazine in the their special issue focusing on top physicians in Dallas. D Magazine releases its peer-reviewed list of best doctors annually to highlight superb physicians practicing in the Dallas and Fort Worth area. Dr. Rohrich serves as chairman of the Department of Plastic Surgery at UT Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, where he teaches as a Professor of Plastic Surgery.

Top plastic surgeons were chosen by their peers in the specialty of cosmetic surgery, one of 43 specialties identified by the Magazine. The Best Doctors listings are especially renowned in the Dallas area as they are selected by a peer-review process, are verified individually, and are completely free of any type of paid inclusion in the list.

A longstanding advocate of patient safety, Dr. Rohrich believes recognitions such as D Magazine physician listings can be useful for patients looking for a plastic surgeon.

"The most important factor in all of plastic surgery, the one which determines your safety and outcome, is who you choose as your plastic surgeon," explains Dr. Rohrich who stresses what he calls the three "3 Es": Expertise, Experience, and Exceptional results.

"Your surgeon should have the expertise, that is, be a recognized expert in the procedure and teach others how to perform it. He should be experienced, and perform the procedure regularly as one of the top procedures of his or her practice. Finally, the results should be consistent and exceptional," explains Dr. Rohrich.

"Some people spend more time choosing a pair of shoes than choosing their plastic surgeon," quips Dr. Rohrich, who sees many patients that need corrective secondary surgery because of mishaps made by improperly trained or inexperienced surgeons. More than half of all his Dallas rhinoplasty patients, for example, come to see Dr. Rohrich for secondary rhinoplasty to correct unsatisfactory results from a previous surgery.

"Always choose your surgeon wisely and carefully. Make sure he or she is board certified and has the expertise and the experience to deliver a satisfactory and safe outcome," says Dr. Rohrich.

About Rod J. Rohrich, M.D., F.A.C.S.

Dr. Rod J. Rohrich holds the Betty and Warren Woodward Chair in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at UT Southwestern Medical Center. He also holds the UT Southwestern Medical Center Crystal Charity Ball Distinguished Chair in Plastic Surgery. Dr. Rohrich graduated from Baylor College of Medicine with high honors, and completed residencies at the University of Michigan Medical Center and fellowships at Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard (hand/microsurgery) and Oxford University (pediatric plastic surgery). He has served as president of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the largest organization of board certified plastic surgeons in the world. He repeatedly has been selected by his peers as one of America's best doctors, and twice has received one of his profession's highest honors, the Plastic Surgery Educational Foundation Distinguished Service Award, which recognizes his contributions to education in plastic surgery. Dr. Rohrich participates in and has led numerous associations and councils for the advancement of plastic and reconstructive surgery. He is a native of North Dakota and is married to Dr. Diane Gibby, also a plastic surgeon. They live in Dallas with their two children.

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