- Gary A. Vela, M.D., in Baltimore, Maryland, is accredited by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons and the American College of Surgeons. It is vitally important for an individual contemplating reconstructive or plastic surgery to choose a licensed, accredited doctor who has extensive credentials and experience.
Surgeons can become “board certified” in their area of training after completing further work in a residency or fellowship program. When a doctor has passed oral and written tests given by other doctors in his field, he is considered qualified to perform the surgeries in the areas he has trained in; this means that the surgeon has earned the title “board certified.” A surgeon who has been accredited by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the American College of Surgeons, and the American Board of Plastic Surgery is one who should be more than qualified to perform cosmetic and reconstructive surgeries.
Gary A. Vela, M.D. is a renowned member of the American College of Surgeons. Founded in 1913, the American College of Surgeons is an educational and scientific association of surgeons that assists doctors in areas of continuing education, specifically in improving the care of patients by setting high standards for surgical practices and education.
Ethical considerations in the medical and surgical fields is of particular importance to this association. A member of the American College of Surgeons is considered to hold superior education and training, surgical skill, ethical conduct, and professional qualifications and has passed an arduous evaluation. The College has also developed a Surgical Education and Self-Assessment Program for practicing surgeons to use as an excellent source of learning.
Gary A. Vela, M.D. is a strong advocate for the positive psychological and emotional impact that reconstructive surgery can have on patients. With this goal in mind, Dr. Vela founded his practice to help individuals improve their lives and body image through the cosmetic and plastic surgical procedures that he offers. By putting his patients’ livelihoods first, Dr. Vela has upheld the standards expected of him by his peers.