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Dallas, Texas 75231

August 2010

Dallas Plastic Surgeons May No Longer need your Ears or Ribs

As part of an advisory board for Ethicon, Inc. and Mentor Worldwide LLC over the past two years, Dr. Jack Gunter and Dr. Spencer Cochran recently attended the PDS Flexible Plate Innovation Summit in New York, NY. The PDS Flexible Plate is a bio-absorbable, synthetic material, which serves as a scaffold for cartilage reconstruction. The recent FDA approval means Dr. Gunter and Dr. Cochran, as well as the many plastic surgeons around the country that specialize in rhinoplasty surgeries, will have to harvest less cartilage from elsewhere on the body.

The doctors worked closely with Ethicon, Inc. and Mentor Worldwide as consultants for the research and development teams throughout the entire process in an effort to refine the benefits of the bio-absorbable material. With the help of Dr. Gunter and Dr. Cochran, the PDS Flexible Plate is expected to improve a number of procedures, and potentially decrease the surgeons’ need for obtaining additional cartilage from other locations on the body, including the ears and ribs, for nasal reconstruction. Dr. Gunter and Dr. Cochran say the use of PDS Flexible Plate will increase their ability to provide natural-looking rhinoplasty results, while reducing the overall impact on each patient.rhinoplasty

Dr. Jack Gunter Receives America’s Top Doctor Award for Fifth Consecutive Year

Dr. Jack Gunter, Dallas rhinoplasty specialist, is being named by Castle Connolly as one of America’s Top Doctors. While only a small percentage of physicians in the United States have received this prestigious award, Dr. Gunter continues to prove he is one of the best in his profession with his fifth consecutive year as America’s Top Doctors.

Each year, Castle Connolly conducts a rigorous, peer-nominated selection process to determine America’s Top Doctors in a wide range of specialties across the nation. The process begins with surveys of physicians and healthcare professionals, and is further supplemented by interviews with leading specialists in each medical field, chairs of clinical departments, residency program directors, and presidents and vice presidents at the nation’s leading medical centers and specialty hospitals.

Next time you visit the Gunter Center for Aesthetics and Cosmetic Surgery, be sure to congratulate Dr. Gunter on this recent, momentous achievement.