Having plastic surgery is a big decision, and the reasons for it are always personal.
Whatever your reason for considering a cosmetic or reconstructive procedure, choosing the right plastic surgeon is essential.
Here are some of the things that make our plastic surgery team stand out:
Our surgeons' expertise. Our surgeons are board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgeons. A board-certified plastic surgeon has completed a rigorous training process that lasts at least six years, passed a written and oral examination, and continues to take part in yearly education and testing in the field of plastic and reconstructive surgery. Board certification is renewed every 10 years.
Our surgeons also have years of experience performing plastic and reconstructive procedures including cosmetic surgery, noninvasive cosmetic procedures, reconstructive surgery after cancer or traumatic injury, transgender top surgery, skin cancer surgery/reconstruction, and post-weight-loss surgery.
In addition, our surgeons are assistant professors on the staff of the University of Missouri – Kansas City Medical School, sharing their expertise and teaching medical students and the next generation of plastic surgeons.
Our connection to other specialists. Our plastic surgeons work closely with other medical specialists at Truman Medical Centers/University Health. These collaborations ensure that you get the best overall care and that your safety is always a top priority.
Because we are part of Truman Medical Centers/University Health, our surgeons offer surgery in both outpatient and hospital environments, thus providing patients with the opportunity to spend the night after their procedure if needed.
Our approach to care. From your first request for information all the way through your surgery and follow up, you can expect every interaction you have with our staff to be positive and focused on helping you meet your goals. Our dedicated team of receptionists, schedulers, nurses and medical assistants is committed to giving you personalized, focused and compassionate care.
During your consultation, your surgeon will take time to understand what your concerns are and what you're hoping to achieve with a plastic or reconstructive procedure. They will also clearly explain your options and make sure you understand what to expect from each one.
Our willingness to help you figure out costs. Every patient is unique and, as such, the costs of plastic surgery vary. When insurance doesn't cover procedures, our team will work closely with you to discuss options, such as Care Credit, United Medical Credit and MDsave.