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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's area of specialization is plastic surgery. His clinical interests include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Louton's hospital/clinic affiliations include the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC), Mount Nittany Medical Center, and Geisinger. 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. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Louton accepts United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and more.

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

Dr. Roberto Gonzalez practices plastic surgery. Dr. Gonzalez 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. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, in addition to other insurance carriers. 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 works as a facial plastic surgeon and otolaryngologist in Everett, PA, McConnellsburg, PA, and Huntington, PA. Dr. Bilofsky attended medical school at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and more. He is professionally affiliated with the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC).

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Specializes in Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Plastic Surgery
3341 Beale Avenue
Altoona, PA
 

Dr. Richard Howells, who practices in Altoona, PA, 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. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Howells accepts. He studied medicine at West Virginia University School of Medicine. Dr. Howells trained at a hospital affiliated with West Virginia University for residency. He is 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 an otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) and head & neck plastic surgery specialist. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Virginia. Dr. Caughey is in-network for several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate. He is professionally affiliated with the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC).

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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).