DR. MILTON ROCHA - PLASTIC SURGEON
Graduated on Federal University of Pernambuco’s (UFPE) Medical School, he completed his education in São Paulo, where he studied General Surgery and Plastic Surgery on hospitals such as USP Medical School’s Clinic Hospital and Brigadeiro Hospital. After finishing his medical residence on Plastic Surgery, he was an intern on the Plastic Surgery subject for FMUSP, on the fields of complex wounds and microsurgery.
During his post-grad, he had the opportunity to work on some of the largest Plastic Surgery assistance centers in Brazil, such as the Burn Center and the HC-FMUSP's E.R, as well as Pérola Byington Hospital, the best hospital in Brazil for breast reconstruction. He was also a physician on duty for the plastic surgery team on USP University’s Clinic Hospital.
He works on a private practice, on UFPE’s Clinic Hospital. He is also the coordinator for Pernambuco Plastic Surgery Academic League, where he performs teaching activities with students.
He is currently a Full Member of the Brazilian Plastic Surgery Society (SBCP), of the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ISAPS), of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), of the International Federation for Adipose Therapeutics and Science (IFATS), and of the Brazilian Society of Reconstructive Microsurgery. He holds the title of Plastic Surgery Specialist by MEC, CRM, and SBCP, and he actively participates on the main national and international congresses of his field.
The formation process of a plastic surgeon demands a lot of time and dedication. It takes 6 (six) years on Medical School, 2 (two) years of Medical Residence on General Surgery, and finally, 3 (three) more years of Medical Residence on Plastic Surgery on institutions recognized by the Ministry of Education and by the Brazilian Plastic Surgery Society. SBCP is responsible for, at the end of the studies, applying strict tests to grant – or not – the title of Medical Specialist.
HOW TO GET MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE PLASTIC SURGEON
There are two ways to research, through the Internet, to check if the doctor you're considering is actually a specialist plastic surgeon.
1First, with the name of the doctor and their CRM number, any person can go in the Brazilian Plastic Surgery Society website and easily check is the doctor is registered. The absence of a registry indicates, without a doubt, that the doctor is not a specialist.
2Another research that can be made is on CREMEPE's website. On this website, it must be checked if the Plastic Surgeon title was registered, and if the doctor's condition is seen as "Active". The importance of this research is due to the fact that doctors who are still specializing - going through their Medical Residence on Plastic Surgery - can be registered on SBCP, but they are still not ready to register their specialty under the Board. In that case, they are still not specialists.