What is a Workers Compensation Plastic Surgeon?
A workers compensation plastic surgeon is a plastic surgeon who is able to treat and/or evaluate injuries which have occurred as the result of an accident sustained at work and which requires a plastic surgeon for treatment, surgery, or an expert medical opinion.
Dr. Zaydon in his role as a workers compensation plastic surgeon
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 – recently spoke at the workers compensation convention in 2013. The presentation was well received and was invited back in 2014.
Dr. Zaydon is on the majority of workers compensation provider panels. Most procedures can be performed in our Florida accredited operating room.
What types of work related injuries require a plastic surgeon?
The following work related injuries may require the treatment, surgery, or expert medical opinion by a plastic surgeon experienced with workers’ compensation cases:
- Nasal fractures
- Facial fractures
- Open wounds
- Wounds that will not heal
- Soft tissue hand injuries
- Skin ulcers
- Changes in skin color from accidents
- Post-traumatic deformity
What is a Workers Compensation Plastic Surgeon Expert Medical Advisor?
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.
More information about plastic surgery and workers compensation
You may also be interested in reading our latest blog posts about workers’ compensation and plastic surgery, such as “3 Ways a Plastic Surgeon can help in the Work Comp arena”, “Does Workers Compensation cover plastic surgery?”, and “Workers Compensation Plastic Surgeon Miami – 4 Tips from Dr. Zaydon.”
If you would like more information about Dr. Zaydon or plastic surgery for work related injuries in Miami and Florida, please Contact Us.