FDA Recall of Allergan’s Biocell textured implants

In response to the FDA recall of Allergan’s Biocell textured implants, please contact a board-certified surgeon to discuss your implants, ideally the surgeon that placed them, for information regarding this recall. All VASPS members are board-certified plastic surgeons. Please visit the FDA website for more information about the recall.

BOM to Enforce Use of Reconstituted Neurotoxins Within 10 Hours.

In its newsletter of September, 2018 the Board of Medicine reminded us of its 2005 legislation mandate to do periodic audits assess compliance with the regulations. They announced that it is time for another audit and all physicians who mix, dilute, or reconstitute drugs for administration will be audited. Since we all reconstitute neurotoxins, we […]

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Truth in advertising

As many of you are aware, current Virginia statute states that if a physician advertises that he/she is “Board Certified,” then he/she must list the name of the “certifying” board. Unfortunately, there are “boards” out there that require only an application and a fee for membership. Their names imply expertise that is not required for […]

Surprise Billing

Many of you may be aware that our state legislators have been contacted by numerous patients who recounted distressing experiences when they received unexpectedly high medical bills, not covered by their insurance. In many cases the patients had gone to their in-network hospital but were treated by out-of-network physicians. As a result, the state legislature […]

Message From The President 2018 Q3 Newsletter

Happy autumn, everybody! Our fall newsletter includes a number of items that could potentially affect our practices in a significant manner. We have all worked very hard to attain the training and certification for what we do. Some of us may have started with a passion for the art and science of our specialty and […]

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2018 ASPS Advocacy Summit

Dear Colleagues: I hope that you will be able to join us at the ASPS Advocacy Summit scheduled for June. As a member of the Virginia Society of Plastic Surgeons you have already demonstrated a commitment to advocacy on behalf of your patients and the practice of plastic surgery. Take the next step and be […]

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The Society for Women’s Health Research Elects Roberta L. Gartside, MD, as Incoming Chair of its Board of Directors

Washington, DC (October 17, 2017)—The Society for Women’s Health Research (SWHR) announced the unanimous election of Roberta L. Gartside, MD, as the new Chair of its Board of Directors for 2018-2019. As a business leader with a strong commitment to nonprofit service, Dr. Gartside will lead the organization’s mission-based efforts to eliminate imbalances in care […]

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VASPS Newsletter Summer 2017

Message From the President I want to lead off this latest edition of our newsletter by thanking each of you for your membership in the Virginia Society of Plastic Surgeons. We have had a substantial increase in membership over the past year and our Society now has over 50 members! As our society grows, our […]