Patients Honor Dr. Daniel Medalie for Compassion
Dr. Daniel Medalie of Cleveland, OH is ranked among the top physicians in the nation based on patient reviews.
Cleveland, OH (PR Newswire) month] 11, 2013 – Patients’ Choice has announced that Dr. Daniel Medalie was one of a select few physicians honored with the prestigious 2012 Compassionate Doctor Certification.
Each year, nearly 100 million patients across the U.S. access websites like Vitals, UCompareHealthCare, and Patients’ Choice to provide feedback about experiences with their physicians.
Only those physicians with near perfect overall and bedside manner scores, as voted by their patients, are selected for the Compassionate Doctor recognition. Of the nation’s 870,000 active physicians, only 3% were accorded this honor in 2012.
The Compassionate Doctor certification is part of the Patients’ Choice recognition program, where patients rate and vote for their favorite doctors.
Dr. Daniel Medalie commented on the recognition: “This is quite an honor for me. I am very pleased to have been selected and grateful to my patients who went out of their way to rate me and give me positive reviews.”
For more information on this Compassionate Doctor, please visit Dr. Daniel Medalie’s profile on Vitals.com.
Following the publication of Dr. Daniel Medalie’s selection for the Patients’ Choice Award, American Registry seconded the honor and added Dr. Medalie to The Registry™ of Business Excellence. An exclusive recognition plaque has been designed to commemorate the honor. The doctor’s custom wall plaque is shown here.
For more information on Dr. Daniel Medalie, located in Cleveland, OH call 216-778-4450. or visit www.ClevelandPlasticSurgery.com
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Patients’ Choice provides in depth information on doctors in your area who have been recognized and awarded for outstanding patient care and expertise. The Compassionate Doctor certification is the honor role of physicians who have received the highest overall and bedside manner ratings by their patients. American Registry, LLC, recognizes excellence in top businesses and professionals. The Registry™ includes over 2 million significant business and professional recognitions. For more information, search The Registry at http://www.americanregistry.com.
Dr. Daniel Medalie
Dr. Daniel Medalie Selected For “Compassionate Doctor Award 2012.” Source: American Registry and Patients’ Choice on behalf of Dr. Daniel Medalie
New Survey: Women Want to See Breast Reconstruction Results Before Cancer Surgery
A new survey released today by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) shows 89 percent of women want to see what breast reconstruction surgery results would look like before undergoing treatment for breast cancer,* prompting the world’s largest group of board-certified plastic surgeons to launch a landmark show-and-tell event as part of Breast Reconstruction Awareness (BRA) Day USA, October 17, 2012 in New Orleans.
Dr. Medalie has been working hard for the last few months to completely redesign his web site. He hopes that you enjoy the new look and find the site easier to navigate. He also hopes that you find it the most informative web site of plastic surgeons in Cleveland, Ohio. Please note the expanded transgender sections (especially for FtM top surgery). He has also added multiple before and after pictures for labiaplasty and vaginoplasty. Over the next several weeks he will be adding multiple informational forms to the patient information section so that any and all questions will be answered by the site. If you have any questions or comments please e-mail him by clicking on the contact section of the site.
I just wanted to let some of my patients know that I have uploaded a new video about “top” surgery. This video shows an entire operation from marking to dressing. The operation performed is a double incision mastectomy with nipple/areolar grafting to hep a female to male patient begin their transition.The link is below.
New Survey Shows Interest in Cosmetic Surgery is Up – Body Contouring and Antiaging Procedures Top the List
Moms Would Opt for a Body “Makeover”; Baby Boomers Want to Fight Age with Fillers and Facelifts if Money Wasn’t an Issue
For Immediate Release: April 27, 2010
SEATTLE – April 27, 2010 – A decline in Americans undergoing cosmetic surgery and treatments, as reported by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) today, appears to be a pause triggered by the recession rather than a wholesale change in attitudes toward cosmetic makeovers. According to a new online survey by Harris Interactive of 2,148 adults on behalf of cosmetic treatment community RealSelf.com, consumer interest in cosmetic procedures is up – way up, in many cases. More than two-thirds (69 percent) would choose to have cosmetic work done if money wasn’t an issue, up 15 points from November 2009 (54 percent), signaling interest among consumers is climbing.
Additionally, the desire for invasive plastic surgery procedures, many of which require substantial recovery time, suggests people want big changes, not just minor nips and tucks. Of those who would get cosmetic work done, almost one in three (29 percent) would choose a tummy tuck, 23 percent would want liposuction, and 13 percent would opt for a facelifts.
“We were curious to learn whether the reported decline in cosmetic surgery and procedures in 2009 was due to factors beyond the economy, such as a cultural shift away from cosmetic treatments,” said Tom Seery, president of RealSelf.com. “The survey found that this is not the case, and that interest in cosmetic makeovers is significant and expanding, especially by those seeking solutions to aging and body contouring, specifically post-pregnancy. This is in line with what we’ve seen in the RealSelf.com community, where traffic by consumers considering cosmetic procedures is up 70 percent from last year.”
Women Want to Make the Best of Their Bodies
Tummy tucks are most popular among women aged 35-44 – almost half (46 percent) would choose to tone their midsection if money wasn’t an issue, compared to 34 percent of women 18-34. More than one-third (34%) of women aged 35-44 would undergo a breast lift, and 28 percent would opt for liposuction, possibly thinking ahead to swimsuit season. Liposuction is also popular among men 35-44: 29 percent would undergo this fat removal procedure. These three procedures are most often associated with “Mommy Makeovers.”
Fighting the Clock – Antiaging Treatments Popular
According to the data released by the ASPS, minimally invasive procedures like Botox and wrinkle fillers are up 99 percent since 2000. The survey by RealSelf backs this anti-aging trend, especially among women aged 55+: of those who would choose cosmetic work if money wasn’t an option, one third (33 percent) would opt for wrinkle filler and 14 percent would choose Botox.
Facelift surgery is of high interest by baby boomers: among those 55+ who would choose to get cosmetic treatments if money wasn’t an issue, more than one-third of women (36%) and one in 10 (11 percent) of men would choose a facelift in an effort to retain their youth. Yet, among men aged 35-44 interest is also high – one in five (16 percent) would choose a face lift if money wasn’t an issue, compared to just 6 percent of men aged 45-54.
Cosmetic makeovers people intend to undergo in 2010
The survey also looked at which treatments people planned to undergo within the next 12 months, providing insight into what types of procedures will be popular in the months ahead. More than half of people (50 percent) who are planning to undergo a minimally invasive procedure plan to get their teeth whitened, and one in five (23 percent) will go through a hair removal procedure. One in 10 (11 percent) will have a wrinkle filler injection (e.g., Juvederm, Restylane), while only 3 percent noted they will have Botox injections in the coming year.
Among cosmetic surgical procedures, one in four (27 percent) will have eyelid surgery and 18 percent will undergo hair replacement. Facelift (13 percent), tummy tuck (12 percent) and breast lift (12 percent) round out the top five procedures people have planned for the next 12 months2. Tummy tuck and facelift are also among the top five Worth It procedures on RealSelf.com. The RealSelf Worth It Index measures levels of satisfaction with procedures from actual patients, noting whether or not the results were “worth it.”
QuickQuerySM online omnibus service, interviewing a nationwide sample of 2,148 U.S. adults aged 18 years and older. Data were weighted using propensity score weighting to be representative of the total U.S. adult population on the basis of region, age within gender, education, household income, race/ethnicity, and propensity to be online. No estimates of theoretical sampling error can be calculated.
2 Results associated with the surgical procedures planned for next 12 months should be interpreted with caution due to small sample base size.
The American Society of Plastic Surgeons is the largest organization of board-certified plastic surgeons in the world. Representing more than 7,000 physician members, the Society is recognized as a leading authority and information source on cosmetic and reconstructive plastic surgery. ASPS comprises more than 94 percent of all board-certified plastic surgeons in the United States. Founded in 1931, the Society represents physicians certified by The American Board of Plastic Surgery or The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.
From beauty treatments to plastic surgery, cosmetic medical care today spans a wide range of procedures that can help you look and feel your best throughout your lifetime. This site shows you how to create your own personalized Beauty for Life plan and learn more about how to look your best—and feel great too.
Dr. Medalie can help you choose the right cosmetic procedures for you at any age. Because it’s not about beauty for a day, for a week, for a month—it’s about beauty for life. Click on the link below to see what it is all about.
ASPS Applauds Introduction of Legislation to Increase Access to Reconstructive Surgery for Children
For Immediate Release: March 06, 2009
ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill. – The American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) today announced its strong support of H.R. 1339, the “Children’s Access to Reconstructive Evaluation and Surgery Act” — or CARES Act. This bi-partisan legislation was introduced today in the House of Representatives by Reps. Carolyn McCarthy (D-NY), Patrick Tiberi (R-OH), and Bart Gordon (D-TN).
In response to the difficulty families face when insurance companies deny coverage for reconstructive procedures to correct deformities in children, the CARES Act would require insurance companies to provide coverage for the treatment of a child’s congenital or developmental deformity or disorder due to trauma, infection, tumor, or disease. Many states have attempted to address similar issues. In fact, nearly a decade ago, Texas enacted comparable legislation. However, state laws do not help the many families covered by health plans regulated solely by Federal law — typically by large multi-state employers who self-insure and are regulated by the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA).
“The ASPS and CARES Coalition believes that a statutory requirement for insurance coverage of children’s deformities is vital to correct the growing problem of insurance companies denying care on the grounds that the care provided is cosmetic in nature,” said Malcolm Z. Roth, MD, ASPS board vice president for health policy and advocacy. The American Medical Association defines reconstructive surgery as being performed on abnormal structures of the body caused by congenital defects, developmental abnormalities, trauma, infection, tumors or disease. Reconstructive surgery is generally performed to improve function and approximate a normal appearance. The CARES Act identifies the distinction between cosmetic and reconstructive surgery.
According to the March of Dimes, 3 percent of babies born annually (120,000) suffer from birth defects. A birth defect is an abnormality of structure, function, or body metabolism present at birth that results in physical or mental disabilities or is fatal. Of the 120,000 children born annually with birth defects, approximately 40,000 require reconstructive surgery.
Examples of these deformities include cleft lip, cleft palate, skin lesions, vascular anomalies, malformations of the ear, hand, or foot, and other more profound craniofacial deformities. Although surgeons are able to correct many of these problems, an increasing number of insurance companies are denying access to care by labeling the procedures “cosmetic” or “non-functional” in nature. A survey of ASPS Member Surgeons revealed that nearly 54 percent of respondents indicated they had pediatric patients who have been totally denied insurance coverage, or had experienced significant and deleterious obstacles in obtaining approval for coverage of surgical procedures.
“The CARES Act is common sense legislation that will improve the current delivery system and restore patients’ and families’ trust and confidence in their health plans. Too many American families are being denied access to health care that would prevent long term physical and psychological injuries. The procedures used to treat these children are, by definition, reconstructive, and should be covered by insurance,” said William Huffaker, MD, Chair, ASPS government affairs committee. “Speaking on behalf of ASPS Member Surgeons, we thank the sponsors of this proposed legislation and appreciate their support. As plastic surgeons, we recognize this disparity on a personal level with our young reconstructive patients and their families.”