The most rewarding thing about being a plastic surgeon is seeing the difference I can make in people’s lives. As the Director of the Center of Craniofacial Disorders for Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta (CHOA), I have been able to help children from all over the world to live normal and healthy lives, and in the more than twenty-five years that I have been a practicing cosmetic and reconstructive surgeon in Atlanta I have been able to build strong relationships with countless patients. Earning your trust through dedication and empathy has always been one of my most deeply felt motivations.
That’s why I am so honored to have again been named as one of Atlanta Magazine’s Top Doctors in the field of plastic surgery. Each year, Atlanta Magazine publishes a roster of the doctors “to whom physicians would send their own families” as a way to help readers find the very best health care providers. The list, compiled by Castle Connolly Medical Ltd., a healthcare organization founded in 1991 to guide consumers to the highest quality healthcare, uses an extensive peer nominations and a rigorous screening process led by a physician research team to identify the nation’s best doctors in fifty-eight different specialties. Hundreds of thousands of licensed physicians from across the country nominate and vote for those doctors who not only excel in academic medicine and research, but who also exhibit exceptional patient care, creating a list of top doctors on both the national and regional levels.
This year marks the seventh consecutive year that I have been honored as an Atlanta “Top Doc,” and the eleventh since 1999. Being board certified in both plastic surgery and otolaryngology (head and neck surgery), I have always made it my goal to use my highly-specialized knowledge of facial structural anatomy to produce subtle and natural-looking results for all of my patients. I consider this recognition a testament to the enduring support of my amazing medical staff and to the inspiration that I draw from all of my patients every day. But most of all this recognition really highlights what I am most proud of, my long-standing commitment to my patients in Atlanta and beyond.
I look forward to working with more wonderful patients in the future and invite you to contact me, Dr. Fernando Burstein, if you have any questions or would like to schedule a consultation. To keep up with the exciting news and events happening, be sure to connect with me on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+ for all the latest.