Dr. Slenkovich’s Plastic Surgeon Credentials

Nick Slenkovich, M.D.

DrNick_180x180Dr. Slenkovich is proud of plastic surgery’s noble beginnings: Today’s procedures have their roots in reconstructive surgeries that helped badly injured soldiers returning from war resume normal lives. Dr. Nick feels that plastic surgery is still a noble profession making dramatic and meaningful improvements in people’s lives.

Board Certifications

Specializing in breast surgery procedures, body contouring, facial procedures, rhinoplasty and post-weight loss plastic surgery, Dr. Nick has completed two full surgical residencies and is Board Certified in two surgical specialties. He is Board Certified in Ear, Nose and Throat Surgery by the American Board of Otolaryngology and is Board Certified in Plastic Surgery by the American Board of Plastic Surgery (ABPS). The ABPS is the only board approved by the American Board of Medical Specialties that certifies physicians in plastic surgery of the face, breast and body.

Why Is Board Certification Important?

In Colorado, any licensed physician may perform plastic surgery procedures without being board certified in plastic surgery. Even if he or she possesses other board certifications, it is important to look for a certification by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. If a surgeon is not certified by the ABPS board, they can still call themselves a “plastic surgeon,” but please do not let them perform any cosmetic surgery procedures on you.

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“As a plastic surgeon I regularly see the impact on people’s lives of the procedures I perform, and these transformations are profoundly rewarding.” – Dr. Nick

Society Memberships

In addition to being double board certified, Dr. Nick is a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) and the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS)

ASPS membership is the gold-standard for plastic surgeons and the most important credential to look for when choosing a plastic surgeon. This credential indicates that the surgeon has completed a combination of at least five years of surgery training with a minimum of two years of plastic surgery training, and has passed comprehensive oral and written exams in plastic surgery including a detailed review of the surgeon’s own patient care and outcomes. Membership in ASPS also requires the surgeon to be certified by The American Board of Plastic Surgery (or The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada®). This credential ensures that the surgeon operates only in accredited surgical facilities, adheres to the strict ASPS Code of Professional Ethics, regularly fulfills continuing medical education requirements, and completes ongoing education in Patient Safety Standards and innovations in plastic surgery.

ASPS membership is the single most important credential to look for when seeking out a plastic surgeon. No other credential provides as broad of an assurance of years of Plastic Surgery residency training, Board Certification by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, ongoing medical and patient safety education, use of accredited facilities and the highest level of ethical standards in all of aesthetic medicine.

ASAPS is the leading organization of board-certified plastic surgeons specializing in cosmetic plastic surgery. The additional “A” stands for “Aesthetic” plastic surgery. If there is any credential that a plastic surgeon can attain that demonstrates a true dedication to aesthetic (cosmetic) surgery it is ASAPS membership. ASAPS members must meet additional requirements for continuing education and experience in cosmetic surgery. As the largest organization of American and international aesthetic plastic surgeons, the ASAPS hosts leading scientific meetings dedicated to education and research in cosmetic surgery and procedures. The ASAPS has a special focus on patient safety issues as well as on the effectiveness of new technologies and procedures.

Publications

Dr. Slenkovich is the much-published author of numerous plastic surgery articles on a wide variety of topics, all of which can be viewed on the articles and publications page of this site. Dr. Nick is also an Editor of the Plastic Surgery Text for Emedicine.com, the world’s largest online medical journal. For more information on what to look for in a plastic surgeon, please visit How To Choose a Plastic Surgeon.

Dedicated to building relationships with our patients through listening, caring and open communication, and to delivering exceptional results.
At Dr. Slenkovich’s elegantly appointed, soothing Denver plastic surgery facility, all patients are treated with the utmost dedication and respect. This approach greatly reduces their anxiety and promotes highly rewarding surgical outcomes. Some of the procedures Dr. Slenkovich’s patients request more often include breast augmentation, liposuction and tummy tuck in Denver. In addition, numerous Denver facelift patients come to Dr. Slenkovich every year to undergo this procedure that can turn back the hands of time and enhance their self-confidence.

Contact us today to schedule your personalized consultation with Dr. Nick.