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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... More
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.
Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Ohio.
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.
No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
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Healthgrades reports state and federal sanctions from the previous five years, except when a doctor's license has been revoked or surrendered. Healthgrades displays all actions for doctors whose licenses have been revoked or surrendered.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.
No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
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.
Graduated in 1985
Completed in 1991
Completed in 1999
Completed in 1993
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John F. Zavell, MD, FACS is a board certified plastic surgeon practicing in the Toledo and Northwest Ohio area since 1993. He has focused his practice on cosmetic surgery of the breast, body, and face.
Dr. Zavell has been an investigator for the Mentor and Allergan corporations in ongoing breast implant technology research since 2003. This includes research into the highly cohesive gel implant, known as the "gummy bear implant". (Allergan 410 ®, Mentor CPG ®). Dr. Zavell uses all types of implants in breast surgery including saline, silicone gel, and the "gummy bear" implants. The Mentor® external volume sizing system is used to help patients make more precise decisions about the size and look of their future breasts before surgery.
Dr. Zavell has a keen interest in facial rejuvenation. He believes facial rejuvenation should produce natural results and be tailored to each patient's needs. He combines non-surgical and surgical techniques to achieve this goal. Facelifts surgeries include full facelifts, short scar face-lifts, mini-face-lifts, lower face and neck lifts. Likewise, a complete approach to the upper face is discussed and individualized. Procedures include nose reshaping (rhinoplasty), eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty), and brow lift (including endoscopic brow lift or temporal lift).
For some patients, facial rejuvenation can be achieved without surgery. Dr. Zavell employs Botox, Juvederm®, Voluma®, Sculptra®, Belotero®, Radiesse®, Restylane® and/or Perlane® products to achieve this goal. Chemical peels and CO2 laser resurfacing may also be employed. Maintaining the results of facial rejuvenation is encouraged through Bella Via, affiliated with Dr. Zavell, where patient skin care issues may be addressed and at home treatments recommended.
With the advent of bariatric surgery for massive weight loss, Dr. Zavell expanded his practice to include a greater array of body contouring procedures. In addition to requesting his experience in liposuction, tummy tuck, and breast lifts, Dr. Zavell's patients may also discuss body lifts, thigh lifts, arm lifts and buttock lifts. Dr. Zavell is a frequent speaker at local weight loss groups including bariatric support groups. He regularly attends national meetings with a focus on body contouring.
In addition, Dr. Zavell is a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the American Society of Aesthetic Surgeons, and a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. He is a clinical associate professor at the UTMC and the chairman of the Plastic Surgery at Flower Hospital for over 10 years. He retains hospital privileges at most Toledo area hospital and surgery facilities, including overseeing his office's AAAHC accredited operating room. He is a speaker at the Cancer Connection of Northwest Ohio, supporting breast cancer patients.
Dr. Zavell, originally from Detroit MI, attended the University of Michigan for college and medical school. After graduation, he completed general surgery at the Medical College of Ohio (now University of Toledo Medical Center) and was twice voted the Outstanding Resident Teacher. He performed his residency in Plastic Surgery at Providence Hospital and the affiliated Institute for Craniofacial and Reconstructive Surgery.
He returned to Toledo in 1993. Dr. Zavell resides in Sylvania, Ohio with his wife (Beth), a Perrysburg Dermatologist and his three children.
Having practiced since 1993, Dr. Zavell remains committed to obtaining natural and realistic surgical results while achieving patient's goals. Specializing in breast, body, and facial cosmetic survey, breast reconstruction, and skin cancer surgery, Dr. Zavell strives to meet patient expectations with an honest, open approach. Dr. Zavell's most common procedures include breast augmentation, breast lift, facelift/facial rejuvenation, tummy tuck, liposuction, and breast/skin cancer reconstruction