Head & Neck Surgical Associates would like to congratulate Dr. Melissa Amundson on completing the necessary requirements to earn fellowship into the American College of Surgeons (FACS) association. According to the ACS, “…the letters FACS (Fellow, American College of Surgeons) after a surgeon’s name mean that the surgeon’s education and training, professional qualifications, surgical competence, and ethical conduct have passed a rigorous evaluation, and have been found to be consistent with the high standards established and demanded by the College.”

The entire team at HNSA is continually striving to advance the level of knowledge and expertise each of our surgeons brings to the operating room. The F.A.C.S. after Dr. Amundson’s name is a designation that allows the public to instantly recognize the depth of knowledge she has acquired over the course of her career and the unique level of skill she brings to the oral surgery field.

This designation also means patients can take comfort in knowing that the facilities the FA.C.S. oral surgeon will practice in are accredited and held to a higher standard versus non-accredited centers.

F.A.C.S. Mission Statement
The American College of Surgeons is dedicated to improving the care of the surgical patient and to safeguarding standards of care in an optimal and ethical practice environment.” The American College of Surgeons (ACS) is a scientific and educational association of surgeons that was founded in 1913 to improve the quality of care for the surgical patient by setting high standards for surgical education and practice.

For more about the F.A.C.S. designation, please visit this link.

For more background on Dr. Amundson, please click here to view her professional profile.