About Board Certification

It is highly recommended that you make the effort to identify the Board that certified your desired surgeon, so you can achieve a better understanding of your surgeon’s background and experience. Residents of Baltimore or the surrounding cities in Maryland should look no further than Dr. Steven J. Rottman, a double board-certified plastic surgeon that specializes in advanced cosmetic and reconstructive plastic surgery. Dr. Rottman is certified by both the American Board of Plastic Surgery (ABPS) and the American Board of Surgery (ABS).

Many patients wonder exactly what “board-certified” means and how it correlates to the experience of plastic surgeons and doctors. You should know that most states do not require that licensed physicians be board-certified in order to perform cosmetic procedures. Additionally, just because a doctor claims they are board-certified may not mean the American Board of Plastic Surgery (ABPS) certified them.

The ABPS requires stringent training and documented skills. The ABPS is responsible for ensuring the eligibility and qualifications of physicians requesting this very highest level of certification. Physicians must pass rigorous written and oral examinations to determine their knowledge, skills and experience in cosmetic plastic surgery of the face and body. The Board also requires that certified plastic surgeons attend continuing medical education courses.

You can feel confident based on the Board Certifications achieved that Dr. Rottman has the skills, experience and knowledge to meet your specific needs and expectations.