Do You Know Who Is Operating On You?

To help insure patients have information needed to make informed decisions about who performs their hair restoration surgery, the ISHRS urges potential patients to ask the following questions as well as questions regarding costs, risks, and short and long-term benefits and planning

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Patients Should Ask These Questions:

  • Who will evaluate my hair loss and recommend a course of treatment? What is their education, training, licensure, and experience in treating hair loss?
  • Who will be involved in performing my surgery, what role will they play, and what is their education, training, licensure, and experience performing hair restoration surgery?
  • Will anyone not licensed by the state be making incisions or harvesting grafts during my surgery? If so, please identify this person, explain their specific role and why they are legally permitted to perform it.
  • Is everyone involved in my surgery covered by malpractice insurance?

You can also find more resources on our getting started page. It is important to be well-informed throughout your experience. As the leading authority on hair loss treatment and restoration with more than 1,100 members throughout 70 countries worldwide, we will help you through this process, and set you in the right direction.