Sono Bello appoints Michael Gellis, MD as Chief Medical Officer

Seattle, Feb. 1, 2012 – Sono Bello, a growing multi-state medical practice, has appointed Michael Gellis, MD as Chief Medical Officer. In this role, Dr. Gellis will provide clinical leadership to the company, which exclusively performs laser-assisted liposuction in office-based centers with 12 locations in 9 states. The appointment of Dr. Gellis as CMO (Chief Medical Officer) continues Sono Bello’s efforts to elevate the quality of medical care provided in their centers.

Dr. Gellis graduated from Wayne State University medical school followed by training in general surgery. He completed his plastic surgery residency in 1976 at Beaumont Hospital. He has a lifetime certification with the American Board of Plastic Surgery. Dr. Gellis is an accomplished clinician and served as the Chairman of the Division of Plastic Surgery at Beaumont Hospital for 11 years where he managed the activities of 26 plastic surgeons and countless residents. Dr. Gellis has many areas of special interest including liposuction for which he has developed an FDA approved device.

Dr. Gellis will be involved in appointing new physician hires, proctoring current physicians and assisting with further development of the professional services for Sono Bello. He will work closely with major plastic and cosmetic medical societies on behalf of Sono Bello to share the organizations knowledge and experience. He will spearhead the Education and Standards committee, which is responsible for education and research to include presentations and publications. As such he will further develop standards of practice to which all physicians associated with Sono Bello adhere. The underlying goal is to provide the same level of excellence regardless of which Sono Bello facility or which surgeon is utilized.

Sono Bello has over 35 trained surgeons most of whom are recognized by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. Dr. Gellis will take the helm of this superb group to provide additional leadership and oversight. With his supervision Sono Bello will continue to set the standards for minimally invasive laser liposuction. Dr. Gellis will promote patient safety, excellent surgical outcomes and adherence to the high practice standards expected by our patients.

Sono Bello has been performing awake laser assisted liposuction for over 3 years. During that time some 17,000 surgeries have been performed. Review of complications and other standard measures indicate that Sono Bello is meeting the high expectations demanded in plastic surgery. Sono Bello clinics are accredited by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC) which is an independent not-for-profit organization accrediting outstanding medical practices. This is an optional process confirming that Sono Bello meets the highest recognized standards in patient safety and quality of care. Most authorities recommend plastic surgery be obtained only at an accredited facility.

Dr. Gellis is a welcome addition and further proof of the dedication Sono Bello has to their patients and the medical community. Significant growth is anticipated in 2012 and Dr. Gellis will ensure that this is done in a manner that promotes patient safety and continues Sono Bello’s tradition of excellence.

We are pleased to announce Dr. Michael Gellis as Chief Medical Officer of Sono Bello.

For further details or to arrange an interview, please email; news@sonobello.com or call Sono Bello at 1.877.766.6235.