MBBS, MS - General Surgery, MCh - Plastic Surgery
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Dr. Nitin Sethi is an MBBS from Christian Medical College and Hospital, Ludhiana (1999), M.S (Surgery) from Christian Medical College and Hospital, Ludhiana (2005) and MCh (Plastic Surgery) from Christian Medical College and Hospital, Ludhiana (2009). He has over 9 years of rich experience in his field. He was awarded The Sir Ratan Tata Trust travelling grant to attend the 15th Annual Meeting of the International Society of Burn Injuries at Istanbul, Turkey from 21st to 25th June, 2010. He was appointed Executive Council member for three years to the society of Wound Care and Research in November 2011.
Chandigarh Road, Mundian Kalan Village, Landmark: Near Radha Soami Satsang Bhavan, Ludhiana
Mon - Sat
10:00 - 03:00
Q: Who is a plastic surgeon?
A: A plastic surgeon is a doctor who performs surgery on people for improving the appearance of the face or other body parts. The plastic surgery may be performed either for medical treatment or as a cosmetic procedure to enhance appearance.
Q: Can a general surgeon also be a plastic surgeon?
A: A general surgeon who has obtained a master's degree (M.Ch) in plastic surgery can become a plastic surgeon. Without having a certified degree and experience in plastic surgery, a general surgeon is not allowed to perform such kind of operation.
Q: Does a plastic surgeon only perform cosmetic surgery?
A: No, a plastic surgeon performs reconstructive surgeries on patients who have acquired deformities due to accidents, burns or by birth. Other than cosmetic surgeries, a plastic surgeon may perform surgeries of the urinary tracts and sex organs, hands and legs.
Q: Do plastic surgeons have training in laser treatment?
A: Laser treatment is commonly used as a part of cosmetic surgery. Therefore, plastic surgeons are well-trained to carry out laser treatment. Hair removal, removal of the surface layer of the skin and treatment of acne are some procedures commonly done with laser.
Q: Is a dermatologist and plastic surgeon different?
A: Yes, a dermatologist is different from a plastic surgeon. A dermatologist deals with skin problems by prescribing medicines and can perform minor non-surgical procedures on patients. However, a dermatologist cannot perform major surgeries. On the other hand, a plastic surgeon performs operations on people, as a part of medical treatment and also for cosmetic purposes.