Related Resources

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Boards and Societies

The American Board of Plastic Surgery (ABPS)

Dr. Dennis Hammond and Dr. Andrea Van Pelt are diplomates of the American Board of Plastic Surgery.”The mission of the ABPS is to promote safe, ethical, efficacious plastic surgery to the public by maintaining high standards for the education, examination, certification and recertification of plastic surgeons as specialists and subspecialists.”

American College of Surgeons (ACS)

Dr. Hammond is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons. “The ACS is a scientific and educational association of surgeons that was founded in 1913 to improve the quality of care for the surgical patient by setting high standards for surgical education and practice.”

American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS)

Dr. Hammond is a member of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. “The mission of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery Inc., is to advance the science, art, and safe practice of aesthetic plastic surgery among qualified plastic surgeons through support and direction of medical education and research, sponsorship of scientific meetings and dissemination of information on current aesthetic surgical techniques; to promote and encourage the highest standards of ethical conduct and responsible patient care among aesthetic plastic surgeons; to serve the public interest by providing accurate and timely information regarding aesthetic plastic surgery and promoting patient safety; and to advance the medical profession and assure that aesthetic surgery maintains its proper place within the specialty of plastic surgery.”

Smart Beauty Guide

Smart Beauty Guide was created by The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery to better help consumers make informed decisions regarding aesthetic plastic surgery and medicine. They offer access to information that will empower visitors to make educated decisions about their beauty and connect them with qualified, board-certified plastic surgeons.

Canadian Society of Plastic Surgeons (CSPS)

Dr. Hammond is an honorary member of the Canadian Society of Plastic Surgeons. “A Canadian plastic surgeon is a well-trained, qualified specialist who has passed the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons examinations and is certified to practice Plastic Surgery. The Canadian Society of Plastic Surgeons (CSPS) and the Canadian Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery are the Canadian organizations to which practicing plastic surgeons belong. Education is an important part of the activity of these organizations both to the membership and the general public.”

American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS)

Dr. Hammond is an active member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. “The ASPS was established over 75 years ago and is the largest plastic surgery specialty organization in the world. ASPS Member Surgeons have more than six years of surgical training and experience, with at least three years specifically in plastic surgery.”

Other Resources


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Gilda’s Club

“Gilda’s Club Grand Rapids provides free emotional healthcare to children, adults, families, and friends on any kind of cancer journey or those grieving the death of someone in their life due to any cause.”

Books for Breast Reconstruction Patients

Here is a list of books and references recommended by our own nurse Jan. We have a lot of patients that are battling cancer and going through reconstruction. Jan is also a breast cancer survivor, and her recommendations are as follows:

  • “Dr. Susan Love’s Breast Book” by Susan M Love, MD & Karen Lindsey
  • “After Cancer: A Guide to Your New Life” by Wendy Schlessel Harpham, MD
  • “Cancer: 50 Essential Things to Do” by Greg Anderson
  • “Be Your Own Angel” by Nancy Swan Drew
  • “A Woman’s Decision: Breast Care, Treatment & Reconstruction” by Karen Berger & John Bostwick III, MD
  • “Staying Abreast” Rehabilitation Exercises for Breast Cancer Surgery… visitĀ