Why Choose The Wall Center
The Wall Center for Plastic Surgery in Shreveport, LA is the area's premier destination for aesthetic procedures. Our promises to our patients are honest treatment recommendations, premium care, and exceptional plastic surgery that all create patients for life. Our entire team abides by a set of core values that demonstrate a commitment to our patients and their satisfaction, well-being, and health.
Our Core Values
- Patient safety, first and foremost
- Innovative, efficient, and exceptional plastic surgery
- Comprehensive and effective aesthetic services
- Honesty with our patients and with each another
- Friendly, but always professional
- Go the extra mile!
- Engaging, stimulating environment for patients and staff
If you'd like to see for yourself what makes The Wall Center for Plastic Surgery different, request a consultation with us using our online form. Additionally, you may call our office at (318) 562-1433 to schedule your appointment.
Q: How does a doctor become board certified?
There are many plastic surgeons in Louisiana, but only certain ones possess an important distinction: board certification. When a doctor is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, Inc., you can be sure that he or she has graduated from an accredited medical school and has completed at least 5 years of additional training as a resident surgeon. This includes a minimum 3 year residency in an accredited general surgery program and a minimum 2 year residency in plastic surgery. To become certified, the doctor then must successfully complete comprehensive written and oral exams. Board certification is a voluntary process, so it's important to ask about it when comparing plastic surgeons in Shreveport, Monroe and Alexandria, LA, and across the state.
Q. Why is the American Board of Plastic Surgery, Inc. (ABPS) different from other plastic surgery (or cosmetic surgery) boards?
The ABPS is one of the 24 specialty boards recognized by the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS). It is the only ABMS board that certifies within the full spectrum of the plastic surgery specialty.
Q. What is the difference between being a member of a society, association, or academy and being a diplomate of ABPS?
An ABPS diplomate is a certified physician who has met the requirements outlined above. The mission of the ABPS is to promote safe, ethical, efficacious plastic surgery to the public by maintaining high standards for the examination and certification of plastic surgeons as specialists and sub-specialists.
Societies are professional associations. The specific society, association or academy should be contacted for specific membership requirements and mission.
Q. Define accreditation, certification, and licensure.
Licensure is designed as minimum standard necessary to practice medicine. It is a public function, administered by the states, and the standards are established through a public process. All actions taken – both in granting a license and withdrawing a license – are matters of public record. Licensure is not specialty-specific and permits an individual to provide to the public any medical or surgical service he or she desires.
A Louisiana plastic surgeon's certification by a specialty board attests to the completion of a prescribed set of education and training requirements in a specialty of medicine beyond the minimum requirements for licensure and passage of an examination that tests his or her knowledge in that specialty. Most specialties now also require periodic recertification, which generally requires completion of specified continuing education and further testing.
Many health care organizations and health plans now require certification in order to provide services in the relevant specialty area. Board-certified physicians govern these specialty boards in their areas of expertise.
Accreditation is awarded to licensed physicians who have conducted their professional activities in accordance with standards set to define quality in professional practice. These standards include:
- Ethical behavior
- Absence of disciplinary actions by hospitals, licensing agencies, or financing programs
- Participation in peer review
- Participation in clinical self-assessment
- Operation of a safe, patient-centered practice that meets criteria for quality and participation in measurement of clinical performance and patient care results, including patient satisfaction.
Accreditation is not specialty-specific. Accreditation reports include information on the physician's license status and specialty board certification. The American Medical Accreditation Program can be contacted for further information.
We're Worth the Trip
Patients come from all across Ark-La-Tex and around the globe to receive world-class care at The Wall Center for Plastic Surgery and Jade MediSpa. We frequently see patients from many communities:
- Little Rock
- New Orleans
- Lake Charles
- Baton Rouge
Take the first step today and request your consultation or call (318) 562-1433. Ask about our special programs for patients who travel, including our beautiful on-site guest suites. We can't wait to greet you!