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Curriculum vitae - Tibor Balajthy, MD


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  I have founded the New Contour Plastic Surgery  in 1990 as one of the first private practices in our country and I am leading it even at present.

I was born in 1954 in Budapest. Already at the biology-chemistry-latin faculty of my secondary school I had been performing animal operations under the guidance of Professor Dr. Nándor Lange, a former cardiac surgeon exiled to the teacher's position for political reasons. Afterwards I completed the Medical School at the University of Pécs (1972-78) with a 'cum laude' qualification. Please find my résumé below:
 
 
Children's Hospital of Baranya County, Pécs, Pediatric Surgery - trainee   1978 - 1979
Central Military Hospital, Budapest, Burns Department - military service; deputy head of the department of Dr. János Novák   1979 - 1980
Medical University of Pécs, Pediatric Clinic, Dept. of Pediatric Surgery - physician for neonatal surgery and general pediatric surgery; it was also the national center for urinary malformations
I. Clinic for Surgery: Traumatology, General Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Anesthesiology and Intensive Care: assistant physician
  1980 - 1983
Madarász Street Pediatric Hospital, Budapest, Dept. of Pediatric Surgery and its Pediatric Burns and Plastic Surgery Unit as a national center  - assistant physician   1983 - 1987
Jahn Ferenc Hospital, Budapest, Pediatric Surgery Clinic, Burns and Plastic Surgery Unit and Intensive  Care  - head of the department   1987 - 1989
National Traumatology Institute, Budapest, Hand- and Microsurgery Clinic - specialist   1989 - 1995
National Traumatology Institute, Budapest - consultant plastic surgeon in full-tim   1995 - 1996
National Institute of Neurosurgery - consultant plastic surgeon   1995 - 2011
     
NEW CONTOUR Plastic Surgery - director and head plastic surgeon   1990 -

 
SPECIALIST QUALIFICATIONS:
  - general surgery 1982
  - pediatric surgery 1986
  - plastic and burn surgery
1989
  - hand surgery 1995
 
 

Distinction: Markusovszky Award for the application of the first
spleen-preserving operations in Hungary and for the co-autorship
of the publication 
1986
   
Plastic surgery training:  
Central Military Hospital, Budapest, Department of Plastic Surgery 1988 - 1989
Péterfy Sándor Str. Hospital Budapest, Department of Plastic Surgery 1989
 
Significant field trips:
Technische Universität München, Klinikum Rechts der Isar, Plastische Chirurgische Abteilung, Prof. Dr E. Biemer  1994  - endoscopic plastic surgery training
Clinique de Belvedere Paris, Prof.Dr. Daniel Marchac  1994  - endoscopic facial surgery
St. Markus Krankenhaus, Frankfurt, Plastische Chir. Abt., Prof. Dr.Exner, Prof.Dr. Lemperle  1995  - transsexual operations
Frankfurter Privatklinik, Prof. Dr. Lemperle, Dr Szalai  1995  - calf augmentations, transsexual operation
 
Important practical courses and workshops that I attended: Plastic Surgery Educational Foundation Budapest 1989; hand surgery basics 1991, hand surgery specialist advanced 1993-94-95; microsurgery 1992; aesthetic surgery Prague 1993; plastic surgery Berlin 1993; aesthetic endoscopic surgery Munich 1994; aesthetic surgery Paris 1995, Genf 1995, Antalya 1995; aesthetic and reconstructive nose and aesthetic facial surgery Dallas, USA 1996; ultrasonic liposuction Roma 1998; aesthetic plastic surgery Napa, California, USA 1999; plastic surgery San Francisco USA 1999; Cutting Edge, Sherrell J. Aston aesthetic surgery master course New York 2000 and 2003, Mentor breast implant course and workshop Leiden The Netherlands 2005
 
Recent congresses: Reconstructive and Aesthetic Breast Surgery Symposium Budapest 2002, Hungarian Society of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery 2003, 2005, 2006 and 2009, European Society of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery 10th congress Vienna 2005, Breast and Face International Reconstructive and Aesthetic Plastic Surgery Symposia Budapest 2005, Hungarian Society of Burns Pécs 2006 and 2008, Breast and Face International Reconstructive and Aesthetic Plastic Surgery Symposia Budapest 2007, Taiwan Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery Taipei 2007, Hungarian Society for Sexual Medicine Budapest 2009, Central European Confidence Meeting on Face and Breast Surgery Budapest 2010, Hungarian Society for Maxillofacial Surgery Kecskemét 2010, International Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery Debrecen 2011
 
I held presentations: at the annual congresses and meetings of the Hungarian Association of Pediatric Surgeons, Hungarian Society of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery, Hungarian Society for Surgery of the Hand, Hungarian Society of Traumatology, Hungarian Society of Burns; at the sessions and  workshops of the Private Practicant Section of the Hungarian Society of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery; at the ophtalmic plastic surgery educational courses and workshops of the Medical University of Debrecen and the Hungarian Ophthalmological Society; at the master courses of the National Traumatology Institute; also at the annual congresses and scientific meetings of the European and International Societies of Plastic Surgery (more than 200 presentations altogehter).
 
I am the member of the societies below:
Hungarian Society of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery
Hungarian Society for Surgery of the Hand
Hungarian Society of Burns
Hungarian Association of Pediatric Surgeons
International Confederation for Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery
Interplast
From 1993 I had been the founder and secretary of  the Private Practicant Section of the Hungarian Society of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery until my resignation in 2000
 
Meanwhile I organized professional trainings and courses:
Prof. Dr. Daniel Marchac (Paris) master course in aesthetic surgery Budapest 1994
Anaesthesiology possibilities in the private practice Budapest 1994
Insurance coverage for plastic surgeons in private practice Budapest 1995
Prof. Dr. Michael Scheflan (Tel Aviv) master course in aesthetic surgery Budapest 1996
                                   
I have gained expertise on these specialities:
correction of hand-face-limb malformations in childhood
reconstructive operations of urinary malformations
late corrections of cleft patients
acute care of burns and related trauma
reconstructive plastic surgery of burn patients
acute management of complex hand injuries with soft tissue defect
reconstructive operations in hand and plastic surgery
plastic surgical care of severe facial trauma
reconstructive surgery for limb injuries
coverage of soft tissue defects in the region of the spinal column and the skull after neurosurgical interventions
aesthetic plastic surgery
 
I acquired special knowledge on these fields within the plastic surgey:
operations of congenital giant birthmarks (naevus) in childhood and in adults
simultaneous use of multiple tissue expanders
introduction of the endoscopic aesthetic operations in Hungary
introduction of the subperiosteal facelifts in Hungary
introduction of the bone-cartilage-soft tissue-septum correction of the nose in a single step with simultaneous internal-external fixation, with tissue glue in Hungary
transsexual gender reassignement surgery series, creating a vagina with multiple sensory functions by individually combining the methods of Perovic and Schrang
computer modelling the expected results of esthetic nose and face operations since 199
secondary nose corrrections with bone, cartilage and fascia transplants
application of facial implants
endoscopic subperiosteal midface lift
endoscopic transaxillary submuscular/subfascial/subglandular breast augmentations with silicone gel filled implants
covering and replacing bone and soft tissue defects after complicated acute and planned neurosurgical operations, preventive tactics of such complications in neurosurgery
perineal reconstructive plastic surgery operations
development of a complex computer based informed consent system for patients and its introduction in 1991; complete digital photo- and video documentaion 
routine in the management of rented wards, departments, operation theatres and services of hospitals and medical institutes for the private practice since 1990
management of aesthetic plastic surgery care for foreign patients, giving prior specialist report based on the sent questionnaires and photos
up-to-date computer based administration of  the cost and material requirements for the plastic surgery procedures
establishing and using computer based medical records for the patients in plastic surgery including specialist reports, operations, controls as the first in Hungary; since 1990
 
As an invited speaker I held presentations, courses and trainings:
for the Taiwan Society of Plastic Surgery and the National Taiwan University Hospital and
at several occasions for the Japan Society of Plastic Surgery in 2007
 
In 2007-2008, upon the request of the MENTOR Company I made an educational DVD for the transaxillary endoscopic breast augmentations and corrections.
Professional plans: development of new methods in the endoscopic plastic surgery and  in the field of the complex hand rejuvenation.
Languages: basic German and French, intermediate English
Hobbies: my profession in the first line, furthermore sailing, nature photography, skiing and cooking.
 
Budapest, November of 2011
Dr. Tibor Balajthy
 
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