Dr. Gunnar Thors

Board certified plastic surgeon in Algonquin, Illinois

Gunnar Thors MD, FACS
Board Certified Plastic Surgeon

As with any medical procedure, the single most important factor in the success of cosmetic plastic surgery is the surgeon you select. Therefore, patients should review their surgeon’s credentials before making a decision to have plastic surgery.

Gunnar Thors MD, FACS is board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery as well as the American Board of Surgery. Please read on for more information about his certifications, society memberships and honors.

“While my patients come to surgery for different needs, the common factor and the most gratifying aspect of what I do is to see how plastic surgery enhances emotional and physical well-being and self-confidence. My staff and I love what we do, and we promise to treat you with integrity and consideration. We hope to gain your trust and to establish a long-term relationship.”
-Dr. Gunnar Thors

Certification by the American Board of Plastic Surgery (ABPS) means that the surgeon has completed medical school, an approved general surgery residency of at least three years, and an approved plastic surgery residency of an additional two to three years. Board certification then is obtained only after the candidate has been in plastic surgery practice for at least two years and has passed rigorous written and oral examinations.

Education, Training & Certifications

Undergraduate Education:
BA General Science, Grinnell College

Medical Degree:
University of Iceland Medical School

Graduate Training:
University of Iceland affiliated Hospitals
Rotating Internships in Emergency Medicine, Orthopedic Surgery, General Surgery, Anesthesiology and Internal Medicine
District Medical Doctor (locum tenens)
Keflavik Health Center, Keflavik, Iceland

General Surgery Residency:
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center
University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria

Plastic Surgery Residency:
Rush Presbyterian St. Luke’s Medical Center, Chicago, Illinois

Board Certification:
American Board of Plastic Surgery
Certificate of Re-certification for Plastic Surgery, 2006
American Board of Surgery

Fellow:
American College of Surgeons

Member:
American Society of Plastic Surgeons
Illinois Society of Plastic Surgeons
Chicago Medical Society
Illinois State Medical Society
Icelandic Medical Association

Contact us today to schedule a personal plastic surgery consultation with Dr. Gunnar Thors