Arlington Heights, IL, August 27, 2014 --(PR.com
)-- Castle Connolly Medical Ltd., America's trusted source for identifying top doctors, recently named Chicago plastic surgeon Dr. Otto J. Placik (http://www.bodysculptor.com/plastic-surgeon-chicago/bio-placik/) to their "Regional Top Doctors" list, placing him among the best 10 to 15 percent of physicians in the metropolitan area.
Castle Connolly is a healthcare research, information and publishing company with a mission to help U.S. consumers find unbiased and trusted information about quality healthcare and top physicians. Along with the medical expertise of those designated as Top Doctors is the personal and professional stamp of approval that comes with a peer nomination.
“As a medical professional who has consulted Castle Connolly's publications in the past for guidance in selecting physicians for myself and my family, it's a great honor to be included among such esteemed company,” said Dr. Placik, a plastic surgeon who is board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. “I congratulate my fellow Chicago-area Top Doctors and thank the selection team at Castle Connolly for including me.”
Dr. Placik completed his residencies in general, plastic and reconstructive surgery at Northwestern University, where he also received his medical degree. Additionally, Dr. Placik was awarded a fellowship in aesthetic nasal and facial deformity reconstruction at Chicago's St. Joseph Hospital, as well as a fellowship in microvascular and hand surgery at Davies Medial Center in San Francisco. In addition to running his own practice, Dr. Placik volunteers his time and services performing reconstructive surgery for complex pediatric deformities on young patients at the Shriner's Hospital for Children. On top of his selection as a Regional Top Doctor, Dr. Placik has been recognized as a Most Compassionate Doctor and Five Year Patients' Choice Honoree by Vitals.com (www.vitals.com/about/patients).
“Beyond my private plastic surgery practice, I enjoy the opportunity to train the next generation of plastic and reconstructive surgeons as part of the faculty at Northwestern University Medical School,” explains Dr. Placik. “I focus on taking a sensitive approach to helping my patients achieve their individual aesthetic goals and make personal patient focus a priority."
Dr. Placik’s practice, which has locations in Arlington Heights and downtown Chicago, offers a full spectrum of cosmetic and reconstructive procedures for the face, breast and body such as rhinoplasty, breast augmentation and abdominoplasty (tummy tucks), with a special emphasis on female genital cosmetic surgery procedures such as labiaplasty and vaginal rejuvenation. Nonsurgical medical spa treatments such as BOTOX® Cosmetic injections and dermal fillers are also available from his practice.
The exhaustive nomination and selection process for Regional Top Doctors like Dr. Placik is a multistep process that begins with peer nominations from licensed physicians and top hospital administrators. Once the nominations have been tallied, a distinguished research team comprised of physicians and other medical experts begins the meticulous review phase in which credentials are verified and education, training, hospital appointments and other factors are weighed and compared. Integrity is a top priority for Castle Connolly, and no physician may pay for inclusion in the revered Top Doctor listings.