DR. TODD CASE MD, FACS | (520) 888-4540 | 4741 E CAMP LOWELL TUCSON, AZ 85712
Professional Credentials

Dr. Todd Case, M.D. F.A.C.S.

SETTING
A  STANDARD 


From the first phone call, to the pre and post operative surgery process, through the last follow up visit, each patient is treated with compassion and respect.  Our patients appreciate the serene setting and caring nature of our practice.  Every consultation is individualized to meet each patient's goals. You can be assured that Dr. Case adheres to the highest national standards of ethics, training, research and giving quality care.

A Tucsonan for over twenty-five years, Dr. Case graduated with Honors and Distinction, earned his medical degree and completed his general surgery residency at the University of Arizona. Following his plastic surgery residency at the University of Southern California, Dr. Case served as the Director of a Division of Plastic Surgery in Texas where he taught residents from Baylor University and the University of Texas Southwestern.

He is a past Chief of Plastic Surgery at Tucson Medical Center and has served as the Medical Director of Profiles Cosmetic Surgery Center since 2002.

In addition to receiving the Henry Christian Award for Excellence in Research for his significant contributions to medical science, he has been repeatedly honored as one of America's Best Surgeons. Dr. Case has authored and co-authored numerous articles in peer review journals and presented many scientific papers in the United States, France and Japan. He has also been an invited lecturer in Italy and India.

Respected as one of America's Best Plastic Surgeons and a recipent of the Compassionate Doctor Award and the Patient's Choice Award, Dr. Case has dedicated his career to the pursuits of plastic surgery. Nationally, he serves on several committees and is a member of an independent monitoring committee evaluating the use of stem cells.

AFFILIATIONS
AND HONORS


Certified American Board of Plastic Surgery
Member American Society of Plastic Surgeons
Member American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
Member Arizona Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons
Fellow, American College of Surgeons
Past Chief of Plastic Surgery, Tucson Medical Center
Recipient of Henry Christian Award for Excellence in Research
Member Alpha Omega Alpha, National Medical Honor Society
Member American Society for Bariatric Plastic Surgeons
Member Rocky Mountain Association of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons
America's Best Plastic Surgeons
Recipient Compassionate Doctor Award
Recipient Patient's Choice Award

AREAS
OF EXPERTISE


Breast Augmentation and Lifts
Abdominoplasty
Natural Looking Facelifts 
Liposuction
Fat Transfer/Fat Grafting
Rhinoplasty
Injectable Fillers


         




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" With a well-trained eye for aesthetics and proportion, Dr. Todd Case creates natural looking results with compassion and attention to each client and every detail."

American Society of Plastic Surgeons

In most states, a licensed physician may perform plastic surgery without being board-certified in plastic surgery. Just because a doctor is board-certified does not mean he or she is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery (ABPS).

All members of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons are certified by the ABPS or by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. The ABPS is the only one of the 24 boards approved by the American Board of Medical Specialties that certifies physicians in plastic surgery of the face and all areas of the body.

To be ABPS board-certified, a physician must meet these rigid requirements:

  • Graduate from an accredited medical school
  • Complete a combination of at least five years of general surgery and plastic surgery residency training in accredited residency programs
  • Pass comprehensive oral and written exams

Besides certification, membership in ASPS requires a plastic surgeon to regularly attend continuing medical education courses and to adhere to a strict code of ethics. All ASPS members are required to perform surgery in accredited surgical facilities.

To make sure your surgeon has these outstanding qualifications, look for the ASPS logo at the top of this section. 


American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery

The requirements for membership in the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) are designed to encourage application by trained and experienced plastic surgeons who concentrate their practices in performing cosmetic plastic surgery of the face and the entire body. ASAPS membership remains an exclusive privilege for those surgeons who possess the necessary qualifications. Only about one-quarter of all American Board of Plastic Surgery certified surgeons have been accepted into ASAPS membership. Physicians who have been trained in specialties other than plastic surgery are not eligible for membership in ASAPS.

Among the requirements for invitation and election to ASAPS membership, a plastic surgeon must:

  • Be certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery or, in plastic surgery by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada*
  • Be in at least the third year of active practice following board certification
  • Participate in accredited Continuing Medical Education (CME) to stay current with developments in the field of cosmetic plastic surgery
  • Document the performance of a significant number and variety of cosmetic surgical cases to demonstrate wide experience
  • Be sponsored by two ASAPS-member plastic surgeons to help ensure that the applicant's professional reputation meets the high standards required by ASAPS
  • Adhere to current ethical standards for professional conduct as outlined in the Code of Ethics observed by all ASAPS-member surgeons.

The "Guide to America's Top Surgeons"

The selection process is based on a point value system that awards points for education, years in practice, affiliations with professional associations and board certifications.

No fees, sponsorships, donations or advertising are accepted from physicians to insure an unbiased selection.


How do you compare plastic surgeons?

When comparing plastic surgeons you should review their credentials, experience and how informative they are. After all, you, your surgeon and their staff will be a team for some time to come following surgery.

What do you need to know to compare?

  • What your surgeon's credentials (certifications, society memberships, etc.) mean and which ones are important (see above)
  • The surgeon should have hospital privileges to perform the procedure you are requesting, even if it will be done in their office facility. You may want to check with the hospital's medical staff office to verify the physician's privileges.
  • Operates only in accredited medical facilities
  • Adheres to a strict code of ethics
  • Fulfills continuing education requirement, including patient safety techniques
  • How many procedures do they perform in a month? A year?
  • Review pre-operative and post-operative photographs carefully
  • Will be your partner, working to achieve your cosmetic goals

Understanding Certifications

Did you know that any licensed medical professional can perform plastic surgery procedures? Approximately 90 percent of all Americans considering plastic surgery don't know this.

The field of plastic surgery and it's popularity continues to grow. With this growth, more and more doctors trained in other medical specialties enter the field, making it more difficult to figure out just who is the most qualified provider.

Often times, discerning patients look for board certification to make sure they are getting the highest quality of care, only to discover their doctor's certification does not pertain to plastic surgery. Any group of medical professionals can create its own "certification" board. Their certification should be one of those recognized by the American Board of Medical Specialties.

Most physicians are board certified in something, that doesn't mean they're qualified to perform plastic surgery. Make sure your plastic surgeon meets the highest standards of education, experience, and ethics, look for the gold seal in plastic surgery: the ASPS Member Surgeon logo as shown.


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