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New Year Rings in 5/5 Star Review

January 9th, 2018

 

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In a recent Facebook Review, Debra B writes, “The choice is extremely personal and most of us like me do a lot of research in order to make an educated decision that is right for you. Among the 3 doctors I interviewed Doctor Bashioum was by far the one who made me feel that I could put my life on his hands, that was a decision I came-up to after meeting him. He is a passionate and caring person before mentioning a well respected and experienced surgeon. Along with his staff I am very happy to have become part of the Bashioum mission and family. I will come back for anything I may need in the future. Complete confidence in recommending Doctor Bashioum.” My Facebook rating is 5/5 Stars in skills and person/character.

Dr. Bashioum replies, Thank you Debora for taking time to share your experience of choosing to have your cosmetic surgery at Bashioum Cosmetic Surgery Center after your research. I am delighted you love the results! We strive to provide our patients with well-informed choices before surgery and with comprehensive 24/7 patient after-care following surgery. It is always a pleasure to hear from patients that we met their expectations and gratifying to know that our effort to provide a pleasant surgical experience for our patients is appreciated. I will be very pleased to share your comments with my great staff, many of them with me for more that 20 years. What a nice way to start off the New Year!

Thank you,

Dr. Ralph Bashioum

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Ken Doll 60th Plastic Surgery: Too Much?

December 8th, 2017

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In an article posted by the UK edition of The Sun on Tuesday Dec 5th, the headline blared the sensational title, “Human Ken Doll Rodrigo Alves reveals he’s going ahead with his 60th plastic surgery operation even if it KILLS him.” I believe that physicians have an ethical duty to screen patients for unhealthy requests for repeated elective cosmetic plastic surgery. It is discomforting that the colleague  mentioned in the article is performing this surgery and is willing to do this 60th procedure. I hear alarm bells for a patient that most probably has issues with his appearance and an insatiable quest for fame at all costs. More troubling is the fact that multiple surgeons, including his latest surgeon, Dr. Michael K Obeng, even admits that Rodrigo is “not normal” but will nonetheless take the money and garner publicity for doing this rib removal procedure. At what point should we all be guided by our ethics? Certainly in medicine we should be held to higher standards. Is Mr. Alves a victim, well maybe? However, some patients seek out anybody willing to take their money when other surgeons advise against a certain surgery and turn them away. As a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, it is particularly bothersome when board certified plastic surgeons perhaps sidestep ethics to indulge patients that might be better served by suggesting a psychiatric consultation.

Listen to more as I join the discussion on Tom Barnard Podcast.

 

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