Leading Plastic Surgeon Dr. Rod Rohrich

Leading Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Rod Rohrich is based in Dallas, Texas. The prestigious plastic surgeon is also an author and educator. Dr. Rod Rohrich began his plastic surgery career back in 1987. He has received achieved great respect among his colleagues and others in the medical community. He is respected for his knowledge and leadership in the plastic surgery field. In addition, he has shared his knowledge with the public on popular television shows that included The View, Good Morning America, and The Oprah Winfrey show. Let’s take a closer look at Dr. Rod Rohrich and his achievements.

Voted the Best
Certainly, a large number of medical professionals would consider it an honor to be voted one of the best in their specialty. Dr. Rod Rohrich has received this very prestigious honor. The honor was bestowed upon him by Castle Connolly’s Top Doctor program. The program uses peer review to select the best candidate in a medical field. The program’s focus is to help the consumer find talented medical professionals that really know their craft. Clearly, Dr. Rod Rohrich is an excellent plastic surgeon and at top rhinoplasty specialist. Certainly, the specialist is highly regarded by his peers. The program contacted about 50, 000 health professionals across the country and asked them to nominate the top doctors in their specialty. Nomination by peers is a remarkable achievement. One that Dr. Rod Rohrich surely deserves.

Dr. Rod Rohrich continues his work as an educator, author, and a plastic surgeon. The leading plastic surgeon has a very rich and diverse career that has led to working as a visiting professor around the globe, writing numerous medical articles that appeared in medical journals, written medical textbooks on plastic surgery, and much more. The Dr. has also connected with numerous organizations and activities outside of the hospital. Still, his commitment to his career and the plastic surgery field is strong. More information can be found on his Linkedin page.

Rohrich Says Plastic Surgery Risks Can Be Controlled

As patients are warned prior to operations, all surgeries come with risks. In the case of one popular type of cosmetic surgery, facelifts, such surgeries can result in upward spiking of blood pressure, resulting in a hematoma. More commonly known as bruising, the condition causes blood pooling under the skin’s surface and can damage it. The risk of hematomas is not uncommon in such surgical procedures, and until recently, a risk that two to thirteen percent of all facelift patients faced. But now results of a study released by a prominent American surgeon offer hope that most facelift patients will come through this surgery unmarred.

As reported in a story that originally aired on WDRB 41 Louisville News, Dr. Rod Rohrich‎, an award winning plastic surgeon on the faculty of the University of Texas’s Southwestern Medical Center revealed results of a multi-year study. The study’s subjects were more than a thousand patients of Dr. Rohrich’s that had undergone facelifts. Less than one percent of these patients experienced a hematoma during surgery when Dr. Rohrich applied special techniques during the procedure.

Regardless of a patient’s pre-operative health, his or her blood pressure tends to climb upwards during surgery. Dr. Rohrich theorized that elevated blood pressure was leading to hematomas in some of these patients. To circumvent this, Dr. Rodrich began a surgical protocol of treating each facelift patient with general anesthesia as well as several types of hypertension medication. The objective was to keep the patient’s blood pressure under 140mmHg during and after surgery.

After observing the post surgical results over a number of years, Dr. Rohrich feels that there is a direct link between surgical hypertension treatment and post-surgical lack of hematomas. As a result, he recently published an article in theJournal Of Plastic And Reconstructive Surgery in which he recommends adopting his protocol to avoid this surgical complication. His hope is that other plastic surgeons will further refine and enhance hypertension treatment to avoid plastic surgery complications.