Certificate of completion
2 day weekend seminars
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Welcome to the American Academy of Phalloplasty Surgeons and its International Phalloplasty Institute
The American Academy of Phalloplasty Surgeons was founded in the United States in 1994. The Academy has approximately 80 members from countries around the world. The membership of the Academy is comprised of highly qualified professionals who perform penile plastic/cosmetic augmentation surgery. The membership includes an approximately equal number of urologists and plastic surgeons.
The AAPS Board of Directors regulates all Academy activities. The Academy President, Dr. E. Douglas Whitehead, is a Board-certified urologist and a former Associate Professor at Albert Einstein Hospital in New York. He is recognized for developing several procedures in the phalloplasty surgery field.
Members of the Academy meet once a year for the purposes of professional development, networking, and policy making. The annual meeting agenda usually includes an invited speaker who presents new achievements in this field of medicine. Academy members and meeting attendees present their surgical experience in urology, plastic surgery, sexual medicine, cosmetic surgery, and related areas.
At the 2002 annual meeting of the American Academy of Phalloplasty Surgeons, following many years of the development of phalloplasty surgery as a surgical procedure, Academy members discussed the existing permanent graft technology available to the United States market (DFGs and AlloDerm®). They concluded that phalloplasty surgery with permanent grafts should be considered a safe and medically-accepted plastic/cosmetic surgical procedure, and should no longer be considered experimental surgery.
On February 2, 2002, at that same meeting, a position statement to this effect (AAPS Enhancement Phalloplasty authored by Dr. E. Douglas Whitehead) was presented and approved. The position statement included international standards and guidelines for the safety of male cosmetic genital surgeries, including the identification of indications, operative strategies, surgical techniques, and the assessment of results. The statement specified that phalloplasty surgeries are considered safe and effective under these standards and guidelines only if performed by a qualified surgeon who has completed special phalloplasty surgery training. More
Two Days to Expertise
Join us for a weekend session at the Penile Cosmetic Surgery Center in beautiful La Jolla, California.
Study state-of-the-art methods in cosmetic phalloplasty surgery and aesthetic male genital surgery.
Explore best practice surgical techniques in penile augmentation and reconstrion through detailed presentations.
Complete the course successfully and become eligible for membership in the American Academy of Phalloplasty Surgeons, membership in the Medical Protective Shield, and malpractice insurance for the independent practice in phalloplasty surgery – a must for any surgeon establishing an independent phalloplasty practice.
Receive free advertising for your phalloplasty practice on an Academy-sponsored website.
Dr. Krakovsky is internationally renowned as a traveling speaker in the areas of cosmetic, plastic and aesthetic surgery.
This course provides participants with practical and useful information for accomplishing the following learning objectives:
- Patient Selection
- Risk Management
- Techniques of AlloDerm® Preparation
- AlloDerm Insertion
- Glanular enhancement with AlloDerm
- Penile augmentation surgery using AlloDerm
- Anatomy and Surgery
- Ante ultrices eget
- Certificate of Course Completion from the American Academy of Phalloplasty Surgeons
- Eligibility for membership in the American Academy of Phalloplasty Surgeons
- Eligibility for malpractice insurance for the independent practice of phalloplasty surgery – a must for any surgeon establishing an independent phalloplasty practice
- Enhanced learning experience in beautiful La Jolla, California