Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. George P. Chatson has decades of experience helping men and women throughout Massachusetts and Southern New Hampshire look and feel their very best. Offering a wide range of plastic surgery procedures, Dr. Chatson approaches each patient as a unique individual and is able to tailor services to meet your exact physical goals and aesthetic desires. Voted New Hampshire's Top Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Chatson is widely known for being attentive to detail, respectful of his patient's wishes, and capable of providing stunningly beautiful results. Dr. Chatson graduated from Amherst College and the New York University School of Medicine before completing his general surgery training at the University of Connecticut's Hartford Hospital. From there, he went on to train in plastic surgery at Brown University's Rhode Island Hospital and Harvard University's Brigham and Women's Hospital. Following his extensive training in plastic surgery at these prestigious institutions, Dr. Chatson met the rigorous qualifications of the American Board of Plastic Surgery to become a board-certified plastic surgeon. In addition to being board-certified, Dr. Chatson is an active member of several professional associations including: The American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) New England Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons (NESPRS) Dr. Chatson is past-president of the NESPRS. Dr. Chatson performs all of his Smartlipo and other plastic surgery procedures in a state-of-the-art, fully accredited surgical facility. He is on staff at Salem Surgery Center, Holy Family Hospital, Southern New Hampshire Medical Center, and Saint Joseph Hospital. Both his professional and hospital affiliations act as testaments to his unyielding dedication to your personal safety and ultimate satisfaction. Dr. Chatson is proud to offer men and women in our area the personalized and attentive care they deserve, and to provide tailored procedures that help restore confidence, symmetry, and beauty to every area of the body.
Dr. Chatson's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
Board certified in Plastic Surgery
No malpractice claims found
No sanctions found
No board actions found
Breast Reconstruction Surgery
Cosmetic & Reconstructive Surgery
Accredited by: American Board of Plastic Surgery*
Why It Matters: Dr. Chatson's Board Certifications
Board certification should be one of your top considerations when choosing a doctor. Board certification is an official recognition given to doctors who have met specific requirements set by national medical specialty boards in the United States.
Board certification indicates that a doctor is highly qualified in the medical field in which he or she practices. A board-certified doctor is more likely than a non-board-certified doctor to have the most current skills and knowledge about how to treat your medical condition.
Capsular Contracture of Breast Implant
Congenital Anomalies of Breast
Deformities of Auricle or Pinna
Localized Fat Deposits
Moles (Benign Skin Lesions)
Adjacent Tissue Transfer
Breast Lift Surgery
Breast Surgical Procedure
Cosmetic Eyelid Surgery
Cosmetic Facial Surgery
Cosmetic Surgical Procedure
Destruction of Benign Skin Lesion
Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
Embolectomy, Thrombectomy, or Vessel Exploration
Excision of Benign Skin Lesion
Excision of Breast Tumor
Excision of Skin Cancer
Excision of Skin Lesion
Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
Head and Neck Surgery
Nose Plastic Surgery (Rhinoplasty)
Plastic Cosmetic Surgery
Reconstructive Eyelid Surgery
Repair of Pigmentation Defect
Skin Excision for Hidradenitis
Skin and Tissue Reduction
0 Malpractice Claims
No malpractice history found for Massachusetts.
What is medical malpractice?
Medical malpractice is issued when negligence by a doctor causes injury to a patient. For example, a doctor may improperly diagnose, treat or medicate outside the standard of medical care. The three types of malpractice are: a settlement, an arbitration award, or a judgment.
If my doctor has malpractice history, does that mean he or she is a poor-quality doctor?
If your doctor has a malpractice claim, evaluate the information and determine if the action could potentially impact the quality of care you receive. Claim settlements and arbitration awards may occur for a variety of reasons, which should not necessarily reflect negatively on the doctor's professional competence or conduct. You may want to use this information to start a discussion with the doctor about his or her history and specific ability to provide healthcare for you.
How far back does Healthgrades malpractice history go?
Healthgrades reports details of a doctor’s malpractice history when the doctor has at least one closed medical malpractice claim within the last five years, even if he or she no longer practices in that state.
For which states does Healthgrades collect malpractice history?
Healthgrades collects malpractice information from California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Massachusetts, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Oregon, Tennessee, Texas, Vermont, Virginia, and West Virginia. If your doctor has a malpractice claim, evaluate the information and determine if the action could potentially impact your quality of care. Sometimes multiple states report the same claim. If a provider practices in a state where data is unavailable, please reach out to your local state legislature to help make this data publicly available.
No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
What is a sanction or disciplinary action?
A sanction, also known as a disciplinary action, is an action taken to punish or restrict a doctor who has demonstrated professional misconduct. Sanctions may be imposed by a state medical board, professional medical licensing organization, or the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
If my doctor has sanction history, does that mean he or she is a poor-quality doctor?
If a doctor has a sanction, it does not necessarily mean that he or she is a poor-quality doctor. Some sanctions are not related to medical care, and involve a doctor’s finances or administrative activities. Before you make any choices about changing your doctor, we recommend that you evaluate the doctor’s sanction information and determine how severe or relevant you think the sanction cause and action were.
How far back does Healthgrades sanction history go?
Healthgrades reports state and federal sanctions from the previous five years, except when a doctor's license has been revoked or surrendered. Healthgrades displays all actions for doctors whose licenses have been revoked or surrendered.
For which states does Healthgrades collect sanction history?
Healthgrades collects sanction history from all 50 U.S. states. Physicians with a disciplinary action in one state may move to another state where they have a clean record. Since Healthgrades painstakingly compiles disciplinary action information from all 50 states, Healthgrades website will show if a physician has a disciplinary action in more than one state.
0 Board Actions
No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
What are board actions?
Board actions are non-disciplinary actions imposed upon a doctor based on a complaint investigation. A patient or medical colleague may file a complaint with that state medical board or professional licensing organization, which then investigates the complaint. Board actions are intended to ensure that a doctor is able to perform safe medical and health care tasks.
Types of non-disciplinary actions include an advisory letter, a corrective action agreement, a limitation or restriction on the medical or healthcare tasks a doctor can perform, or a voluntary agreement by the doctor not to practice. A board action can also include a termination of a corrective action agreement or voluntary agreement, which allows the doctor to return to full practice.
If my doctor has a board action, does that mean he or she is a poor-quality doctor?
If a doctor has a board action, it means he or she has had a non-disciplinary action imposed upon him or her. It does not necessarily mean that he or she is a poor quality doctor. Before you make any choices about changing your doctor, evaluate the doctor's board action information and determine how severe or relevant you think the cause and action were.
How far back does Healthgrades non-disciplinary board action history go?
Healthgrades reports non-disciplinary board action history from for the previous five years, except when a doctor's license has been revoked or surrendered. Healthgrades displays all actions for doctors whose licenses have been revoked or surrendered.
For which states does Healthgrades collect non-disciplinary board actions?
Healthgrades collects non-disciplinary board actions from all 50 U.S. states.
Undergraduate School | Graduated
New York University
Medical School | Graduated 1987
Internship Hospital | Completed
Brown University / Alpert Medical School
Residency Hospital | Completed
Residency Hospital | Completed
Brigham and Womens Hospital
Fellowship Hospital | Completed
Awards & Recognition
Awards & Honors
Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications
Dr. Chatson has no media or publications listed.
Awards & Recognition
What is a recognized doctor?
Healthgrades Recognized Doctor designation identifies leading doctors who:
Are board certified.
Have not had their license surrendered or revoked since Healthgrades started collecting data in 2000.
Have no malpractice judgments, adverse arbitration awards, or monetary settlements for the last five years in the states in which Healthgrades can collect malpractice data.
Are free of state or federal disciplinary actions (sanctions) for the last five years.
Healthgrades updates the Recognized Doctor list quarterly based on board certification data. Healthgrades also receives sanction and malpractice data throughout the year, depending on how frequently the state medical boards release updates.
We remove a newly sanctioned doctor from the Recognized Doctor list as soon as we receive the information. However, it is important to note that malpractice information is publically available in only 14 states.
Memberships & Professional Affiliations
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