CONTACT: ZLATKO ANGUELOV
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Release: July 10, 2000
UI Health Care specialist to lead online chat on otoplasty
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Al S. Aly, M.D., professor of surgery and otolaryngology,
and a plastic surgeon with University of Iowa Health Care, will lead an hour-long,
online question-and-answer discussion on otoplasty with a nationwide audience
from 6 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 11.
The online chat will be hosted by AmericasDoctor.com and can be accessed
by entering through the www.AmericasDoctor.com home page under "Upcoming
Otoplasty (or ear surgery) is a procedure performed to reshape the ear and
give it a more normal appearance. The surgery usually is done on ears that
are too large or that protrude from the head. During his on-line hour, Aly
will provide a basic understanding of the procedure -- when it can help, how
it is performed, and what results you can expect -- and will answer questions
from the audience.
After receiving his medical degree from Georgetown University in Washington,
DC, Aly completed residencies in otolaryngology at Vanderbilt University in
Tennessee and in plastic and reconstructive surgery at The University of Miami.
He completed a fellowship in facial plastic and reconstructive surgery at
The University of California, Irvine. Aly joined the UI College of Medicine
faculty in 1997.
Aly is board-certified in plastic surgery and otolaryngology. He is the
editor-in-chief of the first and only plastic surgery textbook on the Internet.
His clinical expertise is in plastic surgery, reconstructive surgery, and
cosmetic surgery of the face, nose, breast, and body as well as total body
contouring and breast reconstruction. Aly is a member of the American Society
of Plastic Surgery.
A calendar of other upcoming chats by UI Health Care professionals and dialogue
from past chats can be accessed by logging on to www.uihealthcare.com and
clicking on the AmericasDoctor.com logo at the bottom of the page.
University of Iowa Health Care's partnership with AmericasDoctor.com is
part of an increasing trend in health care toward enhancing consumer services
through the Internet. According to recent statistics compiled by Cyber Dialogue,
a New York firm that tracks Internet commerce, there are approximately 22
million World Wide Web users seeking health information over the Internet.
Cyber Dialogue projects that number to increase to 33 million over the next
University of Iowa Health Care describes the partnership between the
UI College of Medicine and the UI Hospitals and Clinics and the patient care,
medical education and research programs and services they provide.