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What does “F.A.C.S.” mean?

If your surgeon’s name is followed by “F.A.C.S.”, according to the American College of Surgeons website, “it indicates the surgeon’s education and training, professional qualifications, surgical competence, and ethical conduct have passed a rigorous evaluation, and have been found to be consistent with the high standards established and demanded by the College.”

Simply put, “F.A.C.S.” is an earned credential indicating surgeons committed to care excellence. Surgeons who earn this important credential are therefore members of the American College of Surgeons and known as “Fellows” of the American College of Surgeons, thus “F.A.C.S.”

Why this is good news for you

Again according to The American College of Surgeons website, the organization “was founded in 1913 to improve the quality of care for the surgical patient by setting high standards for surgical education and practice.” The College is the largest organization of surgeons in the world, with approximately 80,000 members. What this means for patients is a F.A.C.S.-credentialed surgeon has not only demonstrated commitment to care excellence but also has a large community of peers from which to maintain knowledge of the latest surgical developments. When searching for highly qualified and experienced surgeons, be sure to ask a surgeon if he or she has obtained the F.A.C.S. credential.

Dr. Levan, Dr. Beetel and Dr. Howard of Spring Ridge Surgical Specialists have all earned their F.A.C.S. credential, so you can be sure you are receiving care committed to excellence. Read each surgeon’s bio by CLICKING HERE.

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