ISHRS Position Statement on Qualifications for Scalp Surgery

ISHRS Position Statement

The position of the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery is that any procedure involving a skin incision for the purpose of tissue removal from the scalp or body, or to prepare the scalp or body to receive tissue, (e.g., incising the FUE graft, excising the donor strip, creating recipient sites) by any means, including robotics, is a surgical procedure. Such procedures must be performed by a properly trained and licensed physician ( or in countries where it is allowed, a medically-licensed allied health professional practicing within the scope of his or her license.

Physicians who perform hair restoration surgery must possess the education, training, and current competency in the field of hair restoration surgery. It is beyond the scope of practice for non-licensed personnel to perform surgery. Surgery performed by non-licensed medical personnel may be considered practicing medicine without a license under applicable law. The Society supports the scope of practice of medicine as defined by a physician’s state, country or local legally governing board of medicine.

Adopted by the Board of Governors, 11/15/2014

This is a presentation to raise awareness of what is happening today in the hair transplant surgery field. It is our intention to educate potential patients about the need to search for experienced, ethical doctors to perform their surgery.

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