In most states there are no laws preventing doctors from performing procedures outside of the specialty in which they were trained. So it’s not uncommon to find doctors of various specialties calling themselves “cosmetic surgeons” and performing procedures for which they’ve never been fully trained.
Only surgeons certified by The American Board of Plastic Surgery may refer to themselves as board-certified plastic surgeons. ABPS-certified surgeons complete at least six years of surgical training following medical school including two to three years of plastic surgery residency training.
Both Dr. Gervais and Dr. Tholen have completed seven years of surgical training after medical school, each receiving certification by the American Board of Surgery, followed by full subspecialty fellowship in plastic surgery and certification by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. You can be confident that your MPS plastic surgeon has the best available training, recognized by the most discerning board in medicine.
Minneapolis Plastic Surgery, LTD surgeons have been named Top Doctors by Mpls.St. Paul Magazine since 2014.
Each year Mpls.St. Paul Magazine asks area physicians to nominate one or more doctors (excluding themselves) to whom they would go if they or a loved one were seeking medical care. Only doctors with the highest total points from the peer survey, the magazine’s research, and review by a blue-ribbon panel of physicians are included on the final list. Minneapolis Plastic Surgery is proud our surgeons are consistently included in this distinguished group.
With over 30 years of experience as a board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Richard H. Tholen has a well-earned reputation among both his peers and his patients for his scientific background, artistic insight, and ethical aesthetic surgery practice. His career-spanning commitment to teaching, writing, charitable work, and plastic surgical innovation is distilled into every treatment and procedure his patients receive at Minneapolis Plastic Surgery, Ltd.learn moreDr. Richard Tholen
A Minnesota native with a national reputation, Dr. Douglas Gervais is a board-certified plastic surgeon who serves the Twin Cities with exceptional skill, assured experience, and aesthetic vision. As a member of the Board of Directors for the Boys and Girls Club and as the Medical Director for the Get Out Program, Dr. Gervais continues the mission he accomplishes every day at Minneapolis Plastic Surgery, Ltd: transforming lives for the better.learn moreDr. Douglas Gervais
May 5th, 2018
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