Board Certifications | SoCal Plastic Surgeon Dr. Batniji
Dr. Batniji is double board certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology and the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery is a surgical specialty that includes the surgical subspecialty of facial plastic and reconstructive surgery. This dual certification means that Dr. Batniji is uniquely qualified to perform both cosmetic and reconstructive procedures of the head and neck, from cosmetic procedures like rhinoplasty and facelift surgery, to reconstructive procedures like cancer reconstruction and scar revision.
When considering facial plastic surgery, choosing a board certified surgeon is essential. This ensures that your surgeon is appropriately qualified and has the necessary training and experience to safely and effectively perform your procedure. Board certification is awarded only to surgeons who have met minimum competency requirements related to their training and experience.
The American Board of Otolaryngology (ABOto) is committed to ensuring that diplomats who are ABOto certified have met the ABOto’s professional standards of knowledge and training in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery. For certification by the ABOto, surgeons must graduate from college and medical school; complete a five-year residency program in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery; and successfully pass both oral and written certification examinations. A subspecialty within Otolaryngology includes Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.
The American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (ABFPRS) was established in 1986 and is “dedicated to improving the quality of facial plastic surgery available to the public by measuring the qualifications of candidate surgeons against certain rigorous standards.” For certification by the ABFPRS, surgeons must complete an approved residency program in one of two surgical specialties, typically either Otolaryngology (surgical specialty which focuses upon the face, head, and neck) or general Plastic Surgery; have earned previous certification in that specialty; have successfully passed a two-day exam (both written and oral); have submitted a minimum of 100 facial plastic surgical procedures and a record of at least two years of clinical experience for peer review; and hold proper licensure and subscribe to the ABFPRS Code of Ethics.