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Dr. Camer, chairman of the Department of Surgery at New England Baptist Hospital in Boston, suggests you conduct surgeon interviews before deciding with whom to work. To get you started:
(You can check the state's Board of Registry in Medicine to see if there have been any findings against your surgeon.)
BOSTON — Our scars illustrate part of both our personal medical history and the recent history of medical practice. Some of us have long, jagged scars. Some of us have tiny incisions. Some of us have lumpy burn scars or vaccine bumps or the visual remnants of stitches.
Share with us your scar story, along with a picture or video and the date of the event (physical or emotional), and we'll post them to the timeline above.
Here's how to share:
- Send us an email to email@example.com.
If you’d prefer to just share a story:
Timeline produced by WBUR's Martha Bebinger
This program aired on April 4, 2011.