Finding Providers
loading

We found 5 plastic surgeons who accept United Healthcare Gold HMO near Altoona, PA.

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

Dr. Robert Louton works as a plastic surgeon. Areas of expertise for Dr. Louton include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Louton's average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Louton honors. He attended the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, the University of Texas Medical School at Houston, and Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Medical University of South Carolina for residency. Dr. Louton's professional affiliations include the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC), Mount Nittany Medical Center, and Geisinger.

Read more

Clinical interests: Eyelid Surgery, Dermabrasion, Botulinum Toxin Injection, Breast Augmentation, Microsurgery, Laser ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Elliott Bilofsky's medical specialty is facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Bilofsky is affiliated with the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). He attended medical school at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and more.

Read more
No Photo
Specializes in Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Plastic Surgery
3341 Beale Avenue
Altoona, PA
 

Dr. Richard Howells is an otolaryngologist and head and neck plastic surgeon in Altoona, PA. Dr. Howells graduated from West Virginia University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with West Virginia University. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate. He is affiliated with the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC).

Read more
No Photo
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
1414 9th Avenue; Station Medical Center
Altoona, PA
 

Dr. Roberto Gonzalez works as a plastic surgeon. Dr. Gonzalez's average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Gonzalez takes. He obtained his medical school training at Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education (ITESM) School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with West Virginia University. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Gonzalez is affiliated with the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC).

Read more
No Photo
Specializes in Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Plastic Surgery
3341 Beale Avenue
Altoona, PA
 

Dr. Robert Caughey practices otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) and head & neck plastic surgery. Dr. Caughey takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and more. He graduated from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Caughey trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Virginia. He is professionally affiliated with the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC).

Read more

Conditions / Treatments

Medicare Patient Age

Medicare Patient Conditions

Medicare Patient Ethnicity

Medicare Patient Insurance Eligibility

Additional Information

Distinctions

Foreign Language

Online Communication

Practice Affiliation

Credentials

Fellowship

Medical School

Residency

Specialty

Years Since Graduation

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).