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Plastic Surgeon Fills a Need in Growing Hispanic Community

John Michael Thomassen, M.D.

By E.R.Cruz  10/02/2008

"The nation’s Hispanic population increased 1.4 million to reach 45.5 million on July 1, 2007, or 15.1 percent of the estimated total U.S. population of 301.6 million," according to U.S. Census release recently.

The 2007 Cosmetics Demographics report of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons showed that Hispanics remained the second largest cosmetic patient group (1,011,071).

John Michael Thomassen, MD
With the growth of the Hispanic population follows a need for highly qualified professionals who are very knowledgeable in performing procedures and gaining outcomes which take specific Hispanic attributes in consideration.

Dr. John Michael Thomassen
, among the few Latino Plastic Surgeons based in Broward County, was born in Santiago, Chile and raised in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

He completed his undergraduate degree in Mechanical Engineering at Georgia Tech before returning home to obtain his medical degree from the University of Puerto Rico. His interest in surgery, artistic inclination, and analytical skills led him to pursue training in plastic surgery at Georgetown University Hospital. He joined the South Florida medical community as a plastic surgeon interested in reconstructive and cosmetic procedures.

Dr. Thomassen secured his place in the profession with top qualifications and high honors. In addition, Dr. Thomassen highly understands the needs of his patients with effective diagnosis and communication -- bilingually in English and Spanish. Dr. Thomassen strongly adheres in protecting privacy, respect and understanding of patient concerns in any matter of cosmetic, reconstructive, andother medical procedures. “The patient’s health and well-being should never be compromised at any cost,” according to Dr. Thomassen. Thus, with this credo, follow a superior rate of operative success.
Dr. John Michael Thomassen’s office is located at 1754 E. Commercial., Fort Lauderdale, FL 33334.  If you have questions concerning Dr. Thomassen’s practice or wish to make an appointment, please call (954) 771-0200  or e-mail drt (at) thomassenplasticsurgery.

(Published in Forum Publications, Padres de Hoy in Broward and Dade Counties.)

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