Bangkok, Thailand – Dr. Steven Gabel was a featured faculty speaker at the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery’s (ISHRS) 27th Annual World Congress in Bangkok, Thailand. As a long-time faculty member, Dr. Gabel lectured on several topics including FUE limitations, the topic of ethics, and Advanced Techniques in Hair Restoration to an audience of hundreds of prominent physicians.
The ISHRS marks its 27th year as an organization by showcasing the dangers of having a surgical hair transplant performed by illegal, unlicensed practices or untrained personnel. This campaign, known as the “Fight the Fight” campaign against fraudulent clinics performing illicit surgeries. More information can be found here on the official ISHRS Fight the Fight website.
Dr. Gabel also took the pledge, promising to continue to uphold the principles set forth by the ISHRS.
Many patients come to see Dr. Gabel seeking help with corrective surgery, after having an unfortunate experience at unlicensed and black market clinics. Patients around the world are suffering from the illegal actions of these clinics, including severe injuries and scarring, over-harvested donor areas or irreparable aesthetic results.
The ISHRS believes the following aspects of hair restoration surgery should only be performed by a licensed physician:
- Preoperative diagnostic evaluation and consultation
- Surgery planning
- Surgery execution including:
- Donor hair harvesting
- Hairline design
- Recipient site creation
- Management of other patient medical issues and possible adverse reactions
- Post-operative care