Dr. Thomas J. Zaydon, Reconstructive Plastic Surgeon, Board Certified
Serving South Florida and the surrounding communities
Our Workers Compensation Mission Statement is to provide the highest quality of Plastic Surgery care to the injured worker. Our goal is to get the injured worker to MMI and back to work as soon as possible.
Contrary to popular belief, not all plastic surgery is cosmetic. A portion of the plastic surgery field is required to live and function at a normal capacity.
For example, certain traumatic incidents can adversely affect the body’s ability to perform basic functions, such as talking, smiling, or eating. Plastic surgery can often improve these functional impairments.
Dr. Thomas J. Zaydon has been invited as a speaker at the 2021 Workers Compensation Convention which will be held between on the 22nd – 25th of August, 2021, in Orlando, Florida.
If plastic surgery is required due to an on-the-job injury, it is quite possible that the carrier may pay for the surgery. For example, if you have scarring after burns, had previous cosmetic surgery, which was compromised because of the trauma, experienced a deep laceration, there is the distinct possibility that Workers Compensation will cover.
The following work related injuries may require the treatment, surgery, or expert medical opinion by a plastic surgeon experienced with workers’ compensation cases:
Dr. Zaydon has been affiliated with Workers Compensation patients for well over 20 years. Most procedures are performed in our in-office surgical suite and the patient is returned to work as soon as possible.
The case managers, nurses and employers enjoy working with Dr. Zaydon because he communicates via cell phone/e-mail and gets the patient to return to work with the least amount of days off. Dr. Zaydon has had the opportunity to work with large and small group employers. Most recently Dr. Zaydon has incorporated the laser in his treatment of reduction of scar tissue.
Dr. Zaydon – one of the best workers compensation plastic surgeons in the country – has specialty training in plastic and hand surgery and treats worker’s compensation hand-related injuries. Dr. Zaydon accepts worker’s compensation fee schedule for these services.
Dr. Zaydon is on the majority of workers compensation provider panels. Most procedures can be performed in our Florida accredited operating room.
Dr. Zaydon in the news attending the WCI conference in Orlando.
The Workers’ Compensation Institute (WCI) is a nonprofit educational organization that serves as a comprehensive resource to all workers’ compensation stakeholders.
An Expert Medical Advisor is contracted by the state of Florida (the Division of Workers Compensation) to provide an expert medical opinion. If a doctor is an Expert Medical Advisor (EMA), it is a very good indication that the doctor is very experienced and respected in his/her field, because to become qualified as an EMA requires a certain amount of experience and certifications. As an Expert Medical Advisor for Plastic Surgery, Dr. Zaydon is often called upon by the Division of Workers’ Compensation to provide expert medical opinions for litigated cases.
Workers Compensation is a complex medical and legal environment, that requires the expertise of a medical provider by Plastic Surgery Institute of Miami.
We have extensive knowledge and years of experience in effective and cost-efficient plastic surgical management of injured workers.
As an Expert Medical Advisor, we understand that Workers Compensation process when treating an injured worker. We establish the cause of injury and note pre-existing conditions that might exacerbate or delay healing.
We understand the impact of an early return to work as an injured employee, and our role is to make it happen by promptly completing the DWC forms in a clear and concise manner.
We endeavor to communicate promptly with reporting documentation to adjusters and/or nurse-case managers.
As a Florida judge-appointed Board Certified plastic surgeon, we are able to provide a physical examination, a review of medical records, and a written report. In conjunction with a deposition, or possibly live testimony, we can assist the judge in determining the matter at hand.
At times, the plastic surgeon can perform a medical evaluation as a third party within their subspecialty. By doing so, the Independent Medical Examination provides an unbiased opinion upon the diagnosis, prognosis, and future management.
You may also be interested in reading our latest blog posts about workers’ compensation and plastic surgery, such as “Work Comp Plastic Surgeon talks about nasal fractures”, or “Does Workers Compensation cover plastic surgery?”
If you would like more information about Dr. Zaydon or plastic surgery for work related injuries in Miami and Florida, please Contact Us.
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