A fully trained surgeon is a physician who, following medical school, has undergone years of training in an accredited residency program to learn the specialized skills of a surgeon. An accurate indicator of a surgeon’s competence is certification by the American Board of Surgery. All board certified surgeons have completed an approved residency training program and have passed several rigorous examinations. At Surgical Specialists of Charlotte, all surgeons in our group undergo re-certification testing every 10 years in accordance with Board requirements.
Additionally, to ensure that our surgeons remain up-to-date in their specialized areas, they participate in a Continuing Medical Education (CME) program, which includes attending meetings, seminars, lectures and journals.