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We found 5 plastic surgeons who accept Gold Navigate Plus 1500 near Altoona, PA.

Dr. Robert Brian Louton, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
3000 Fairway Drive
Altoona, PA
 

Dr. Robert Louton, who practices in Altoona, PA and State College, PA, is a medical specialist in plastic surgery. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Louton is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and more. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Medical University of South Carolina. Dr. Louton is affiliated with the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC).

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Dr. Roberto Gonzalez-Cruz, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
1414 9th Avenue; Station Medical Center
Altoona, PA
 

Dr. Roberto Gonzalez's area of specialization is plastic surgery. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with West Virginia University, Dr. Gonzalez attended medical school at Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education (ITESM) School of Medicine. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Gonzalez is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, in addition to other insurance carriers. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Gonzalez is professionally affiliated with the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC).

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Dr. Elliott Jody Bilofsky, DO
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
501 Howard Avenue; Suite E3
Altoona, PA
 

Dr. Elliott Bilofsky specializes in facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) and practices in Everett, PA, McConnellsburg, PA, and Huntington, PA. He is professionally affiliated with the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). Dr. Bilofsky studied medicine at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He accepts United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Dr. Richard Charles Howells II, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Plastic Surgery
3341 Beale Avenue
Altoona, PA
 

Dr. Richard Howells is a medical specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) and head & neck plastic surgery. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Howells honors United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of West Virginia University School of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with West Virginia University. He is professionally affiliated with the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC).

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Dr. Robert Jason Caughey, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Plastic Surgery
3341 Beale Avenue
Altoona, PA
 

Dr. Robert Caughey is a medical specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) and head & neck plastic surgery. Dr. Caughey is affiliated with the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). After completing medical school at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Virginia. He takes several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate.

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What is Plastic Surgery?

When you hear the words “plastic surgeon,” you might call to mind actresses with outlandish body proportions or aging stars with surreal facial features. Plastic surgery to alter appearance is referred to as “aesthetic” or “cosmetic” surgery. As is the case with celebrities, cosmetic surgery is often performed to change the appearance of a feature that a patient has always disliked, or to prevent changes from happening due to aging. However, cosmetic surgery can also restore appearance after an injury or illness -- when a medical condition leaves a physical mark that makes a patient look different, it can be very upsetting. Cosmetic plastic surgery gives patients more control over how they look.

But plastic surgery is about much more than changing someone's appearance. Plastic surgery is also about changing the form and function of the body, and often that means restoring what has been lost to injury or illness. A body part can lose its ability to function (meaning, for example, to move, grip, protect underlying tissues, or feel sensation) to many causes. Some common ones are burns, infections, injuries (e.g. from car accidents), illnesses (such as cancer), problems present from birth (such as cleft palate), or even scar tissue from previous surgeries. When plastic surgery is used to repair a damaged part, it is called “reconstructive surgery.” Reconstructive procedures restore the abilities of the patient so that they can use their body in as normal and healthy a way as possible.

Plastic surgeons are experts at safely moving tissue from one part of the body to another, using microsurgery techniques to reconnect the tiny blood vessels and nerves. They use these skills not only to improve appearance (cosmetic surgery), but also to repair damaged body parts (reconstructive surgery).