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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.

Plastic Surgery in Hospitals Continues to Grow»

Cleveland Clinic Dermatology & Plastic Surgery Institute Chairman, Dr. Frank Papay, discusses the growth of plastic surgery in hospital settings.

A Rise in Facial Cosmetic Surgeries»

Cleveland Clinic Dermatology & Plastic Surgery Institute Chairman, Dr. Frank Papay, discusses the rise in plastic surgery procedures and the most requested procedures seen recently.

Dermatologist Angela Kyei, MD, Discusses Hair Loss»

Cleveland Clinic Dermatologist and hair loss specialist Angela Kyei, MD, discusses hair loss and treatment and prevention methods in a recent Fox 8 News Interview.

Plastic Surgeon Brian Gastman, MD, heads Melanoma Clinic»

Cleveland Clinic Plastic Surgeon Dr. Brian Gastman, heads the Cleveland Clinic's Melanoma Clinic, a melanoma and soft tissue cancer clinic housed at the Taussig Cancer Center. At the Melanoma Clinic, patients are seen by radiation and medical oncologists, as well as plastic surgeons for treatment and reconstructive consults and procedures for skin cancers. The Melanoma Clinic and Dr. Gastman's help at giving one patient a fighting chance with her stage 3 melanoma prognosis is discussed in a recent article by the Record Courier.

The Most Requested Plastic Surgery Procedures in Cleveland»

Cleveland Clinic Dermatology & Plastic Surgery Institute Chairman, Dr. Frank Papay, discusses the most requested plastic surgery procedures in the Cleveland area in a recent Cleveland Magazine article.

Plastic Surgery Continues To Grow»

Cleveland Clinic Dermatology & Plastic Surgery Institute Chairman, Dr. Frank Papay, discusses the growth of plastic surgery in hospital settings in a recent Healthleaders Media article.

Wilma Bergfeld, MD, Named AAD Master Dermatologist»

The American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) Master Dermatologist Award recognizes a member who has made significant contributions to dermatology and to the Academy. Cleveland Clinic dermatologist Wilma Bergfeld, MD, has been recognized by her colleagues for an unparalleled career as a dermatologist and a leader of her specialty. Dr. Bergfeld discusses her receipt of this award in a recent article published in The Dermatologist.

Cleveland Clinic Study Shows Age Alone is Not a Risk Factor for Plastic Surgery in the Elderly»

Retrospective study finds carefully selected elderly patients are not at a higher risk when compared to younger patients.

Cleveland Clinic's Dermatology and Plastic Surgery Institute hosted their 2nd Overseas Medical Mission Benefit to help children overseas»

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To schedule an appointment with a dermatologist or plastic surgeon, contact the Dermatology & Plastic Surgery Institute at 216.444.5725 (or toll-free 1.800.223.2273, ext. 45725).

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