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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.

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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.

Does Workers Compensation cover plastic surgery?

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. 

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Will workers Compensation cover plastic surgery?

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.

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:

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.

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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.

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. 

Please click here to visit the Workers Compensation Institute website

More information about plastic surgery and workers compensation

Download Here: What Workers Compensation Claim Professionals Need to Know About Scars

View here: Workers’ Compensation Report – Early Treatment of Facial Injuries 

Download Here: Some Cases We Have Helped With

View Dr. Zaydon’s Workers Compensation Profile.

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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