We are pleased to announce that Spine Nevada's Dr. Edward Perry has earned the Fellow of the American College of Surgeons designation. Dr. Perry is board-certified in neurological surgery and has completed fellowship-training in complex spine surgery. He is as well a fellow of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons.
While the United States offers the highest standard of healthcare in the world, there is still huge treatment variation based on the doctor you see. Bottom line — the doctor you choose will determine the quality of care you will receive.
The letters F.A.C.S. (Fellow of the American College of Surgeons) indicate to the patient that the surgeon has passed a comprehensive evaluation of both professional competence and ethical fitness. In order to be a fellow, surgeons are board-certified or have met other standards comparable to board certification, though this is less common.
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American College of Surgeons: Surgeon Qualifications and Certifications
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