Meet Dr. Roche

Michigan’s Premier Triple Board Certified Cosmetic Surgeon

Superior surgical expertise in a comfortable setting. That is how we describe Dr. Roche’s Bloomfield Laser and Cosmetic Surgery Center. Dr. Roche is one of Southeast Michigan’s premier cosmetic surgeons offering the latest advancements in surgical

and non-surgical procedures in a relaxed and professional environment.

Preparing to look your best doesn’t have to be an intimidating process. Dr. Roche’s more than 30 years experience in cosmetic surgery procedures combined with his knowledgeable staff make his surgery office the ideal place for cosmetic surgery and non-surgical procedures.

Whether you’re coming in for a facelift, a tummy tuck or just to smooth out a few too many laugh lines, patients of Dr. Roche become friends and family. Quoted in studies across the country, Dr. Roche carefully explains the many cosmetic treatment options available to change the signs of premature aging or the shape and size of any particular body feature.

Dr. Roche is Triple Board Certified

  • Board Certified in American Board of Facial Cosmetic Surgery
    • The American Board of Facial Cosmetic Surgery (ABFCS) is an independent certifying board that exclusively tests North American based surgeons’ knowledge and experience in the sub-specialty of Facial Cosmetic Surgery. The ABFCS examines and certifies physicians interested in Facial Cosmetic Surgery who have completed a specialized facial cosmetic surgery fellowship and / or have acquired a very extensive knowledge and experience in Facial Cosmetic Surgery.
    • This Board is dedicated to patient safety and physician education in facial cosmetic surgery.   The ABFCS is designed for extraordinary surgeons that demonstrate the highest standards of training, knowledge, experience and expertise, while promoting the safe and ethical practice of the subspecialty of Facial Cosmetic Surgery.  The ABFCS prides itself as being the highest standard of measure for this subspecialty.
    • https://www.ambrdfcs.org/
  • Board Certified in Otorhinolaryngology, Facial Plastic Surgery, and Reconstructive Surgery
    • Requires 5- years residency, oral and written exams, practice, experience, and surgical volume.
  • Board Certified in Cosmetic Surgery by American Board of Cosmetic Surgery
    • Requires oral and written exams, practice, experience, and surgical volume.
  • Fellow of the American Society of Cosmetic Breast Surgery
    • Requires oral and written exams, practice, experience, and surgical volume.
  • Fellow of the American Society of Liposuction Surgery
    • Requires practice, experience, and surgical volume.
  • Fellow of the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery
    • Requires oral and written exams, practice, experience and surgical volume.

Institutional Review Board (IRB) Studies

  • A Double-blind, Placebo-controlled Randomized Trial Evaluation the Ability of Low-level Laser Therapy to Improve the Appearance of Cellulite, 2012
  • Clinical and Double-Blind Study, Non-surgical Procedures/Zerona-laser.
  • BIFS Study, Allergan on Saline and Silicone Breast Augmentation Patients, 2007-2009
  • Clinical Study, Zerona Prototype, Effectiveness of Low-Level Laser on Reducing Subcutaneous Adipose Tissue, 2007-2008
  • Clinical Study, Low-Level Laser Therapy and Reducing Pain After Breast Augmentation, 2006-2007
  • Clinical Study, Effectiveness of Low-Level Laser Therapy Easing Liposuction Procedure, 2004

Institute for Quality Improvement Studies

[AAAHC, The Society for Office Based Surgery]

  • Clinical Study, Liposuction, 2008-2011
  • Non-Clinical Study Report, Ambulatory Surgery, Liposuction, 2009
  • Non-Clinical Study Report, Ambulatory Surgery, Liposuction, 2008
  • Non-Clinical Study Report, Ambulatory Surgery, Liposuction, Initial Findings, 2007
  • Medical Event Reporting, AAAHC Institute for Quality Improvement, 2005

Education

  • Residency: Pontiac Osteopathic Hospital, Pontiac, Michigan, Otorhinolaryngology 1977-1980
  • Internship: Pontiac Osteopathic Hospital, Pontiac, Michigan, Rotating Internship, 1976-1977
  • Medical School: D.O., College of Osteopathic Medicine and Surgery, Des Moines, Iowa, 1973- 1976
  • Graduate: Masters Candidate of Reproductive Physiology, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, Michigan, 1973
  • Undergraduate: Bachelor of Science, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, Michigan 1968-1972

Continuing Education

  • World Congress on Liposuction Surgery: Advanced Liposculpture and Body Contouring, October 2-5, 2013
  • Avelar Abdominoplasty Hands-On Live Surgery Workshop, Seattle, WA, June 7-9 2013
  • Augmenting Your Practice With Cosmetic Breast Surgery, Combined Mastopexy and Augmentation, May 2011
  • Co-Chairman for the World Congress of Liposuction held in Washington D.C 2010
  • Board Exam for Cosmetic Surgery Certificate 2009
  • 24th Annual Scientific Meeting, American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery, The Art of Perfection-January 17-20, 2008.
  • 23rd Annual Scientific Meeting, American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery, January 25-28, 2007.
  • The Anatomy of Cosmetic Surgery-January 28-29, 2007.
  • Cosmetic Breast Live Surgery Workshop-November 9-11, 2007.
  • 22nd Annual Scientific Meeting, American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery, January 26-29, 2006.
  • Total Facial Rejuvenation Live Surgery Workshop September 8-10, 2006.
  • 21st Annual Scientific Meeting, American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery ,January 27-30, 2005.
  • The Anatomy of Cosmetic Surgery-January 30-31, 2005.
  • Fellowship, Lecture, American Academy of Cosmetic Breast Surgery, January 2005
  • 20th Annual Scientific Meeting, American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery, January 29-February 1, 2004.
  • 19th Annual Scientific Meeting, The American Society of Cosmetic Breast Surgery-January 23-26, 2003.
  • MedQuest Pharmacy Review, Hormone Replacement Therapy, August 9-10, 2003.
  • Pontiac Osteopathic Hospital Teaching/Michigan State University Jan/Dec 2002.
  • 18th Annual Scientific Meeting, American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery, January 31-February 3, 2002.
  • Facial Rejuvenation, Interactive Video Workshop, January 31-February 3, 2002.
  • All About Faces Workshop & Live Surgery-April 26-27, 2002.
  • Breast Workshop Of The American Society of Cosmetic Breast Surgery, May 30-June 2, 2002.
  • World Congress on Liposuction, 2002
  • Breast Surgery & Body Contouring-August 23-25, 2001.
  • Esthetic Breast Surgery & Live Workshop-September 8-9, 2001.
  • World Congress On Liposuction-October 12-15, 2000.
  • Practical Surgical Challenges In Otolaryngology-February 16-20, 1998

Awards

Best Scholarly Article Award

In January, 2015 Dr. Gregory C. Roche received the Best Scholarly Article Award from the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery for his

contribution to the article “A Double-Blind, Sham-Controlled Study Demonstrating the Effectiveness of the Low-Level Laser Therapy Using a 532-nm Green Diode for Contouring the Waist, Hips, and Thighs” in The American Journal for Cosmetic Surgery Vol. 31, No.1, 2014. The clinical trial found that use of the Low-Level Laser Therapy device is a safe, effective, and non-invasive body contouring procedure to improve the appearance of cellulite. This award is among a few awarded each year from hundreds entered.


Dr. Roche Earned Respected RealSelf 500 award for Ongoing Commitment to Consumer Education and High Patient Ratings

 

 


Institute for Medical Quality Ambulatory Accreditation

You are never too great and experienced to learn! Dr. Roche is so passionate about his art. He is truly a master craftsman and enjoys every aspect of his work. Dr. Roche has been awarded this certificate by the Institute for Medical Quality Ambulatory Program.
What is The Institute for Medical Quality?
What is Accreditation?
What is the Application Process?
Who Decides Whether An Organization is Accredited with IMC?

What is The Institute for Medical Quality?

The Institute for Medical Quality (IMQ) is a non-profit organization that promotes quality health care and patient safety through accreditation and education. IMQ’s experience in accrediting health care organizations includes the following programs: CALS Program (acute-care hospital licensing and accreditation), Corrections and Detentions Health Care Program, CME (Continuing Medical Education) Accreditation and Certification Programs, and the Ambulatory Care Review Program, in addition to, many other educational and consultation programs.

What is Accreditation?

The Institute for Medical Quality (IMQ) is a non-profit organization that promotes quality health care and patient safety through accreditation and education. IMQ’s experience in accrediting health care organizations includes the following programs: CALS Program (acute-care hospital licensing and accreditation), Corrections and Detentions Health Care Program, CME (Continuing Medical Education) Accreditation and Certification Programs, and the Ambulatory Care Review Program, in addition to, many other educational and consultation programs.

What is the Application Process?

An IMQ survey generally lasts one to three days, depending on the facility’s size and the types of procedures performed. A one-day survey usually begins at 8:00 AM with a brief meeting and a tour of the facility. The surveyor interviews key personnel, observes a procedure, and validates during the course of the day that the practice of the facility follows the policies and procedures submitted. Some documentation, such as credential files, meeting minutes, and peer review records, will be reviewed on site on the survey day. A final meeting at the end of the day gives the surveyor an opportunity to present findings for discussion and clarification. Because the surveyor’s role is to record and report findings to the accreditation committee, no decision is given by the surveyor on site.

The Survey Focuses on Seven Major Areas:
Administration: scope of services, patient rights, and administrative policies and procedures

  • Personnel: staff policies and procedures, physician credentialing in both small group settings and larger settings with an organized medical staff
  • Quality management and peer review
  • Medical Records: surgery and invasive diagnostic records, HIPAA and clinical record confidentiality
  • Care and treatment
  • Facility and environmental safety: infection control, fire safety, preparation for emergencies, medical equipment, and facility design and access
  • Surgical, anesthesia, and invasive diagnostics

Who Decides Whether An Organization is Accredited with IMC?

Accreditation decisions are made by IMQ’s Ambulatory Care Review Committee (ACRC), comprised of physicians and one facility administrator. An accreditation decision is usually rendered within three weeks of the survey date. Accreditation periods may be for one or three years (or six months for a new facility).

After the on-site survey, the surveyor(s) completes the survey report forms and other survey documents and submits the documents to IMQ for preparation. The reports and surveyor(s) recommendations are sent to the ACRC, which meets monthly. The Committee makes the final accreditation decision.

The Accreditation Decisions That May Be Rendered Include:

  • Three-year accreditation (95% of standards fully met)
  • One-year accreditation (less than 95% of standards met)
  • Six-month provisional (for new facilities)
  • Non-accreditation (when any regulatory requirement is not met on the day of survey)

Accreditation Associations for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC)

The AAAHC is a private, not-for-profit organization that was formed in 1979 to assist ambulatory health care organizations in improving the quality of care provided to their patients. It accomplishes this by setting standards, measuring performance, and providing consultation and education when needed. Accreditation is ultimately awarded to those organizations that are found to be in compliance with AAAHC standards.

What is Accreditation?
What Does AAAHC Use to Evaluate Organizations?
Who Decides Whether an Organization is Accredited?
Why is Accreditation so Important?
Why Choose AAAHC?

Memberships & Appointments

  • Member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery
  • Member of the American Society of Liposuction Surgery, Inc.
  • Member of the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Inc.
  • Member of the Academy of Otorhinolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery
  • Member of the Biolaser Institute
  • Fellow of the American Society of Cosmetic Breast Surgery and Frequent Faculty Member
  • Dr. Roche serves as a member of the Judicial Committee for The American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery
  • National Advisory Board of Liposuction for the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery
  • Dr. Roche has served as the Department Chairman and Resident Director/Trainer at POH/McLaren Regional Medical Center.

Medical Publications

  • Low Level Laser for Chronic Neck and Shoulder Pain.  © 2016 Nova Science Publishers,
  • Inc. http://www.erchonia.com/file/Roche_Low-
  • Level%20Laser%20Therapy%20for%20the%20Treatment%20of%20Chronic%20Neck%20and%20Shoulder%20Pain_FNRE_09_16.pdf
  • Low Level Laser Therapy for Reducing the Hip, Waist, and Upper Abdomen Circumference of Individual With Obesity:
  • Photomedicine and Laser Surgery Journal (2017)
  • “Reduction in Cholesterol and Triglyceride Serum Levels Following Low-Level Laser Irradation: A Non-controlled, Non-randomized
  • Pilot Study.” American Journal of Cosmetic Surgery. 27.4 (2010): Print.”
  • A Double Blind, Placebo-controlled Randomized Trial Evaluating the Ability of Low-level Laser Therapy to Improve the Appearance of Cellulite” 532 nm, aestheic therapy, green diode, gynoid lipodystrophy, non-invasive therapy. Surgeons Inc. (RFJ) Marion, IN 46952 (2012) Bloomfield Laser and Cosmetic Surgery Center: Print.”
  • Low-Level Laser Therapy as a Non-invasive Approach for Body Contouring: A Randomized, Controlled Study.” Lasers in Surgery and Medicine. 41. (2009): 799-809. Print.”
  • Low-Level Laser Therapy Effectiveness for Reducing Pain After Breast Augmentation.” American Journal of Cosmetic Surgery. 26.3 (2009): Print.”
  • Laser Lipo Technology Research and Opinions Show Non-Invasive, Non-Surgical Potential.” Cosmetic Surgery Times. May 1 2009: Print.”
  • Low-Level Laser Therapy in Acute Pain.” In Play! Detroit Magazine. 2008: Print.
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