The Dermatology & Plastic Surgery Institute offers patients a full range of dermatologic, reconstructive and aesthetic services. Our physicians and staff are dedicated to continuously improving the quality of these medical and surgical procedures, to creating new standards of innovation, and to adding value to the patient care experience. The Institute strives to put patients first by offering the most up-to-date procedures performed by specialists in state-of-the-art facilities.
The Department of Dermatology includes 35 dermatologists who offer a full array of subspecialized care for adult and pediatric patients. Our physicians provide expert diagnosis and treatment of all disorders of the skin, hair and nails, whether primary or related to an underlying systemic illness, including industrial-related conditions. The department also offers a full range of procedures in the area of dermatologic surgery, including laser surgery, chemical peels, soft tissue augmentation, botox injections, hair transplant, liposuction and Mohs micrographic surgery, which provides the highest cure rate for high-risk melanoma skin cancers, while sparing the maximum amount of normal skin. Cleveland Clinic dermatologic surgeons perform more than 2,500 Mohs procedures each year. Additionally, our Cutaneous Care Center provides outpatient treatment, utilizing phototherapy and excimer laser treatment, for patients with psoriasis and other chronic skin diseases.
The Department of Plastic Surgery includes 17 plastic surgeons, making it one of the largest plastic surgery departments in the country. Our board-certified specialists have significant experience and expertise in all areas of aesthetic and reconstructive plastic surgery, especially in the areas of facial cosmetic surgery, cosmetic and reconstructive breast surgery, body contouring, pediatric craniofacial surgery, upper extremity surgery, reconstructive microsurgery, and plastic surgery research. For the past several years, the department has focused on minimally-invasive techniques in facial cosmetic surgery. This includes alternatives to face and neck lift surgery, short scar facelifts, and minimally-invasive facelift techniques. Among the department’s major advancements is the successful completion in 2008 of the first near-total face transplant in the United States.
The Dermatology & Plastic Surgery Institute focuses far beneath the skin. Dermatologists and plastic surgeons at Cleveland Clinic are as concerned with function as with appearance. They collaborate in a multidisciplinary setting with ear, nose and throat specialists, ophthalmologists and dentists to provide the highest level of care and ensure that patients’ varying aesthetic needs and functional requirements are met.
Members of the Institute are located in 14 Cleveland Clinic facilities throughout Northeast Ohio: Avon (Richard E. Jacobs Health Center), Cleveland, Beachwood, Chagrin Falls, East Cleveland (Stephanie Tubbs Jones Health Center), Elyria, Independence, Lorain, Solon, Strongsville, Twinsburg, Westlake, Willoughby Hills, and Wooster.