Beware of cosmetic surgery practition...

Beware of cosmetic surgery practitioners who are uncertified

There are 34 comments on the El Paso Times story from Feb 22, 2009, titled Beware of cosmetic surgery practitioners who are uncertified. In it, El Paso Times reports that:

Would you let me do your Pap smear? How about your hysterectomy? I hope not, because I am a plastic surgeon! I would never perform these procedures on my patient because I am not an OB/gynecologist. That is not ...

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aaa

El Paso, TX

#1 Feb 23, 2009
Hey it sounds like there are a lot of uncertified sadists out there cutting up people for profit. The demon butchers of El Paso...

Q: could you cut my face and body up to make me look like Barbie?

A: Sure its not like I need a license to do that in El Paso... I learned all I need to know from watching the Texas Chainsaw Massacre!
PED

El Paso, TX

#2 Feb 23, 2009
THANK YOU DR. REYNOLDS. DR. REYNOLDS IS AN EXCELLENT PLASTIC SURGEON AND IS TO BE CONGRATULATED FOR TAKING A STAND AGAINST MEDICAL PRACTITIONERS WHO HAVE SUDDENLY BECOME CAPABLE OF PERFORMING PROCEDURES THAT SHOULD ONLY BE DONE BY SPECIALLY TRAINED, SPECIALY CREDENTIALED, AND SPECIALLY CERTIFIED PLASTIC SURGEONS. I AM CURIOUS WHY THERE IS SUDDENLY A NEED FOR OBSTETRICIANS AND PULMONOLOGISTS TO PERFORM PLASTIC SURGERY PROCEDURES - MOST PRACTITIONERS WHO ARE GOOD AT THEIR CRAFT, AND PROVIDE GOOD PATIENT CARE AND SERVICE HAVE MORE BUSINESS THATN THEY CAN HANDLE - AND HAVE NOT/WILL NOT FIND IT NECESSARY TO PERFORM PROCEDURES THAT ARE WAY OUT OF THEIR SCOPE OF TRAINING. IT'S TOO BAD THE EL PASO COUNTY MEDICAL SOCIETY DOESN'T SHARE DR. REYNOLDS CONCERNS AND ISN'T LOUDLY ECHOING HIS ALARM.
THERE ARE VERY GOOD REASONS MEDICAL PRACTITIONERS NEED TO BE BOARD CERTIFIED TO PERFORM MEDICAL SPECIALTIES, AND THERE ARE VERY GOOD REASONS THAT HOSPITALS AND SURGICAL CLINICS ARE REQUIRED TO ASK FOR AND VERIFY TRAINING AND CERTIFICATION CREDENTIALS.
YOU AND YOUR FAMILY SHOULD SEEK OUT, AND SELECT BOARD CERTIFIED PRACTITIONERS - THEY HAVE TO HAVE A HIGHER STANDARD OF TRAINING, THEY HAVE TO PASS A RIGOROUS EXAM, AND THEY USUALLY PROVIDE A HIGHER LEVEL OF QUALITY AND PROFESSIONALISM.
PLEASE STAY AWAY FROM THE WEEKEND WARRIORS WHO SPEND A SATURDAY & SUNDAY AT SOME CONFERENCE AND ARE SUDDENLY CAPABLE OF PERFORMING PROCEDURE(S) THAT THEY HAVE NOT RECEIVED FORMAL TRAINING IN EITHER DURING A RESIDENCY OR A FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM. A RESIDENCY & FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM IS REQUIRED FOR BOARD CERTIFICATION AND HOSPITAL CREDENTIALING, BECAUSE A RESIDENCY/FELLOWSHIP TRAINED DESIGNATION MEANS THE PRACTICITIONER HAS DONE LITERALLY HUNDREDS IF NOT THOUSANDS OF THESE PROCEDURES UNDER THE VERY CLOSE SUPERVISION OF A TRULY QUALIFIED TEACHER/SUPERVISOR. THE RESIDENCY AND FELLOWSHIP TRAINED PHYSICIAN HAS TO SATISFY THE INTELLECTUAL AND TECHNICAL DEMANDS OF THEIR TRAINING PROGRAMS, HAVE TO DEMONSTRATE TECHNICAL PROFICIENCY BEFORE THEY CAN GRADUATE, AND THEY HAVE TO GRADUATE FROM AN ACCREDITED PROGRAM BEFORE THEY CAN BE BOARD CERTIFIED AND HOSPITAL CREDENTIALED. THIS IS THE ONLY MEDICAL PROFESSIONAL THAT YOU SHOULD ALLOW TO TREAT YOURSELF OR YOUR FAMILY. MOST PEOPLE WOULD CHECK THE BETTER BUSINEES BUREAU, ASK FOR EVIDENCE OF FORMAL TRAINING AND MEMBERSHIP IN A RECOGNIZED PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATION, AND ASK FOR A LIST OF PREVIOUS CUSTOMERS BEFORE THEY HAVE THEIR ROOF FIXED OR HOUSE REMODELED - THEY SHOULD DO THE SAME CAREFUL EVALUATION BEFORE THEY HAVE THEIR BODY REMODELED.
jitterbug

San Elizario, TX

#3 Feb 23, 2009
I THINK IT WAS ABOUT TIME SOMEONE SPOKE UP. MY HAT IS OFF TO DR. REYNOLDS FOR FINALLY SAYING WHAT NEEDED TO BE SAID. THANK YOU DR. REYNOLDS FOR CARING FOR THE COMMUNITY. DR. REYNOLDS IS A VERY WELL KNOWN DR. AND VERY WELL RESPECTED. I RECOMMEND HIM FOR YOUR BODY REMODELING.
CONGRATULATIONS DR REYNOLDS... THANKS FOR TRYING TO KEEP OUR COMMUNITY SAFE FROM BUTCHERS.
In Bed with Ken

El Paso, TX

#4 Feb 23, 2009
aaa wrote:
Hey it sounds like there are a lot of uncertified sadists out there cutting up people for profit. The demon butchers of El Paso...
Q: could you cut my face and body up to make me look like Barbie?
A: Sure its not like I need a license to do that in El Paso... I learned all I need to know from watching the Texas Chainsaw Massacre!
I saw a guy who looked like Ken (Barbie's husband) last night with a vampire goth chick in bed together. Barbie doesn't really do it for him. Ken likes his women's asssss pastey white with black curtains, and mysterious.
OWL

El Paso, TX

#5 Feb 24, 2009
MY HAT GOES OFF TO DR. REYNOLDS. THOSE OB/GYN'S SHOULD BE ASHAMEDO OF THEMSELVES. I HOPE THIS MESSAGE GOES OFF TO THE HUNDREDS OF WOMENS WHO ARE PLANNING TO DO ANY COSMETIC PROCEDURES AT THEIR OB/GYN OFFICE. IT IS SO SAD FOR THE WOMEN WHO RATHER SAVE SEVERAL HUNDREDS DOLLARS AND TAKE A HUGE RISK WITH THEIR BODIES THAN PAYING TOP DOLLAR FOR THE BEST! LIKE THE SAYING GOES YOU GET WHAT YOU PAY FOR. SO TO THE ALL THE WOMEN OUT THERE PLEASE BE CAREFUL. THESE OB/GYN DOCTORS ONLY SPEALIZE IN WOMENS REPRODUCTIVE SYSTEM AND BABIES NOT BREASTS, TUMMY TUCKS AND BOTOX.
Men want to be Models

El Paso, TX

#6 Feb 24, 2009
OWL wrote:
MY HAT GOES OFF TO DR. REYNOLDS. THOSE OB/GYN'S SHOULD BE ASHAMEDO OF THEMSELVES. I HOPE THIS MESSAGE GOES OFF TO THE HUNDREDS OF WOMENS WHO ARE PLANNING TO DO ANY COSMETIC PROCEDURES AT THEIR OB/GYN OFFICE. IT IS SO SAD FOR THE WOMEN WHO RATHER SAVE SEVERAL HUNDREDS DOLLARS AND TAKE A HUGE RISK WITH THEIR BODIES THAN PAYING TOP DOLLAR FOR THE BEST! LIKE THE SAYING GOES YOU GET WHAT YOU PAY FOR. SO TO THE ALL THE WOMEN OUT THERE PLEASE BE CAREFUL. THESE OB/GYN DOCTORS ONLY SPEALIZE IN WOMENS REPRODUCTIVE SYSTEM AND BABIES NOT BREASTS, TUMMY TUCKS AND BOTOX.
Don't forget the men also who opt for plastic surgury to for them to be carefull.
Jill

United States

#7 Feb 26, 2009
I would love to know who this gynecologist is so I never go to him when I'm pregnant!
Doctors with Integrity

El Paso, TX

#8 Feb 26, 2009
Dr. Reynold's thanks for speaking out about a field that is known to cover up, lie and hide for each other despite some of the things they do are illegal or dangerous. You are a doctor of integrity.
Bad News

El Paso, TX

#9 Feb 26, 2009
Jill wrote:
I would love to know who this gynecologist is so I never go to him when I'm pregnant!
Dr Novoa made a lady sterile and had a lady die on him. HE now does hair restoration. He use to work at Physicians Healthcare Asscociates, whose doctors Dr. Walker, Brooker Pitchford were embezling millions from the government and NCED for their hospitals and buildings with thier business partner Bob Jones who was arrested by the FBI on 37 counts. Dr. Walker is married to an older lady is also an obygyn next door at Sun West Gyn. She was taken to court for malpractice I believe. That circle of doctors is bad news.
Jill

Ligonier, PA

#10 Feb 27, 2009
Bad News wrote:
<quoted text>
Dr Novoa made a lady sterile and had a lady die on him. HE now does hair restoration. He use to work at Physicians Healthcare Asscociates, whose doctors Dr. Walker, Brooker Pitchford were embezling millions from the government and NCED for their hospitals and buildings with thier business partner Bob Jones who was arrested by the FBI on 37 counts. Dr. Walker is married to an older lady is also an obygyn next door at Sun West Gyn. She was taken to court for malpractice I believe. That circle of doctors is bad news.
Thanks for the heads up!
James

Tampa, FL

#11 Mar 5, 2009
I agree that Dr. Reynolds should be applauded for her article. However, when she wrote "...ABMS, long recognized as the standard in physician certification, believes that a higher standard of practice for physicians means better care for patients...," she failed to mention that there are two other nationally recognized multi-specialty board certifying organizations: the American Osteopathic Association Bureau of Osteopathic Specialists (AOABOS), that certifies D.O.s, and the American Board of Physician Specialties (ABPS), which certifies both M.D.s and D.O.s.
While neither the AOABOS nor the ABPS have boards of certification in plastic surgery, they do each board certify thousands upon thousands of physicians each and every year.
All three of the nationally recognized multi-specialty board certifying organizations, ABMS, ABPS, and the AOABOS, have rigorous certification and examination requirements.
I would encourage everyone to research all of the Boards on their respective websites: www. abms.org , www.abpsus.org , and www.osteopathic.org .
Donna

Ojai, CA

#12 Mar 12, 2009
Great job putting this together! I recently ran into The Patients Advantage when looking for a plastic surgeon. It's a great way to find the best surgeons and it is completely free. Check them out ( www.ThePatientsAdvantage.com ).

Since: May 09

India

#15 Jun 26, 2009
Any plastic surgeon must be board certified.
MDA

Haslet, TX

#17 Mar 8, 2013
Doctor Reynolds should be upfront with his article as well I do agree that obgyn doctors do not have the proper training and skill to perform cosmetic procedures. But Dr. Reynolds is also currently involve in the Death of one of his PATIENTS very recently
Dr Julio Cesar Novoa MD

El Paso, TX

#18 Mar 10, 2013
Good Morning Everyone. My name is Dr. Novoa and I have been reading the commentaries regarding cosmetic surgeons and the concerns made by Dr. Reynolds.
I have been performing cosmetic surgery since 2006 and began to perform AWAKE Breast Augmentation, AWAKE Tummy Tucks, AWAKE Liposuction and AWAKE Vaginal Rejuvenation Surgery since 2009.
I have performed over 625 AWAKE Breast Augmentation surgeries since 2009 and over 200 liposuction and lipoabdominoplasty surgeries.
In this period of time, I have never had a patient die on me as was commented, nor do I do hair restoration. Unfortunately, it has been reported that at least two patients have died related to cosmetic surgery performed by local plastic surgeons.
Although I did work for PHA from 1999-2003, I left before PHA found itself in financial and legal trouble.
In order to correct false rumors, I have not only published a research paper on AWAKE Breast Augmentation but have lectured on the subject in both California and Las Vegas at international conferences.
I have also published both articles and videos about my work on YouTube.com under my name, Julio Novoa and also Ask Dr Novoa.
As a Cosmetic OB/GYN, I have an excellent record of patient care and am crossed trained in the following specialties of medicine. Obstetrics/Gynecology, Reproductive Medicine, Sexual Medicine and Cosmetic Surgery.
Although I have a great deal of respect for my colleagues who are plastic surgeons, I have also been very disappointed with the behavior of some of the local plastic surgeons, especially regarding the dissemination of false information about me.
I hope that after taking the time to review my statistics and my record, each of you with concerns about my level of commitment, training, experience and dedication will have a change of heart.
Sincerely,
Dr. Novoa
MMz

United States

#23 Jul 17, 2013
Dr Julio Cesar Novoa MD wrote:
Good Morning Everyone. My name is Dr. Novoa and I have been reading the commentaries regarding cosmetic surgeons and the concerns made by Dr. Reynolds.
I have been performing cosmetic surgery since 2006 and began to perform AWAKE Breast Augmentation, AWAKE Tummy Tucks, AWAKE Liposuction and AWAKE Vaginal Rejuvenation Surgery since 2009.
I have performed over 625 AWAKE Breast Augmentation surgeries since 2009 and over 200 liposuction and lipoabdominoplasty surgeries.
In this period of time, I have never had a patient die on me as was commented, nor do I do hair restoration. Unfortunately, it has been reported that at least two patients have died related to cosmetic surgery performed by local plastic surgeons.
Although I did work for PHA from 1999-2003, I left before PHA found itself in financial and legal trouble.
In order to correct false rumors, I have not only published a research paper on AWAKE Breast Augmentation but have lectured on the subject in both California and Las Vegas at international conferences.
I have also published both articles and videos about my work on YouTube.com under my name, Julio Novoa and also Ask Dr Novoa.
As a Cosmetic OB/GYN, I have an excellent record of patient care and am crossed trained in the following specialties of medicine. Obstetrics/Gynecology, Reproductive Medicine, Sexual Medicine and Cosmetic Surgery.
Although I have a great deal of respect for my colleagues who are plastic surgeons, I have also been very disappointed with the behavior of some of the local plastic surgeons, especially regarding the dissemination of false information about me.
I hope that after taking the time to review my statistics and my record, each of you with concerns about my level of commitment, training, experience and dedication will have a change of heart.
Sincerely,
Dr. Novoa
i believe in those comments being said about you. I saw how bad your tummy tuck job resulted.. You should not be doing cosmetic surgery Dr. Novoa.
pap

Simi Valley, CA

#24 Jul 17, 2013
MMz wrote:
<quoted text> i believe in those comments being said about you. I saw how bad your tummy tuck job resulted.. You should not be doing cosmetic surgery Dr. Novoa.
As fat as you and your illegal mom are you should be glad that there is Dr. that has the balls to tackle on the challenge of removing the manteca from your over inflated mexicant culos.
Lawnmowermaster

Oceanside, CA

#25 Jul 17, 2013
I wonder if anything can be done for angry, obese, mullet wearing, vile midgets?
pap

Simi Valley, CA

#26 Jul 17, 2013
Lawnmowermaster wrote:
I wonder if anything can be done for angry, obese, mullet wearing, vile midgets?
Your daughter is already dead. Please let her rip.
Lorena Gonzalez

United States

#29 Nov 12, 2013
i love this doctor hes the best!!!!!!!!!! after having a c section with my first child at 16 i was able to dilever natural on my second child at age 18 thanks to dr. novoa! never did i have any complications nor nothing out of the other world because dr. novoa was always making sure me and my baby were doing just fine!.... at age 20 i decided to get a breast augmentation and of course i did it with dr. novoa as well! staff and surgery were all a success after 6 months of getting breast implants i totally feel great scar doesnt show so much any more:)........ im glad to say dr. novoa made me feel young beautiful and sexy once again!..... now im almost done with my nusrsing school and soon i will become one of his employess as well!!!!!!!!!! overall honestly i deffenitly reccomend dr. novoa for obgyn and cosmetic surgery his staff and services including prices are the bestest of el paso tx!!!!! once again thank you dr. novoa for your great outstanding services i can say im a 100% satisfied patient!!!! love you:))

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