Ronald K. Downs MD, FACS

Mishawaka, IN, US
Ronald K. Downs MD, FACS

About the Practice

Practice Philosophy

The Centre, P.C. is a unique plastic surgery practice providing patients with both surgical and non-surgical solutions. The Centre, P.C. has two convenient locations; in Elkhart, Indiana and in Mishawaka, Indiana. Our heartland values of compassion and concern for our patients’ needs are complemented by the professional expertise of our plastic surgeons and staff.

At The Centre, P.C. we make it our mission to provide comprehensive plastic surgery services to the community in a professional, caring, and personal environment. To work with the patient as a dedicated team committed to the restoration and improvement of the human form and function, thereby enhancing the patient’s quality of life and to continue to grow as a leader in the healthcare industry while knowing that the welfare of the patient is the basis of our existence.

The Centre, P.C. offers the best comprehensive plastic surgery options to our patients provided by Ronald K. Downs, M.D., F.A.C.S. and Patrick J. Viscardi, M.D. – both board certified by The American Board of Medical Specialties in Plastic Surgery. The Centre, P.C. also offers a licensed, onsite surgical suite, a complete medical rejuvenation spa, as well as a rehabilitation center ensuring that our patients and clients are able to visit one location and obtain all services that they may need or desire.

Cosmetic Surgery and Skin Care
The goal of Cosmetic Surgery is to alter the normal structures of the body to improve a patient’s appearance and self-confidence. The Centre, P.C.’s full assortment of cosmetic procedures is designed to help patients see themselves in a whole new way. Whether you are dissatisfied with your shape or want to fight the effects of aging, The Centre, P.C. provides the skilled professional care you demand and the discretion and compassion you deserve.

Our medical spa, Centre Yourself Medical Rejuvenation Spa, is an oasis of unparalleled luxury and personal attention. A place where professional, licensed skin care experts will help you rediscover a more beautiful you. Whether you need the benefits of a new skin care regime, the delightful results of professional cosmetic procedures and services, or the soothing effects of massage therapy, The Centre, P.C. ensures that your experience with us is sublime, every time.

Reconstruction and Rehabilitation
When you or someone you love suffers from an injury, disease, or birth defect that compromises their health and well-being, the professional plastic surgery staff at The Centre, P.C. is ready to help. Our physicians are specialists in reconstructive surgery with extensive training in microsurgical techniques. They are board certified in plastic surgery and dedicated to providing compassionate patient care.

Our reconstruction services treat hand injuries, diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis, and conditions such as carpal tunnel syndrome. We also perform laser treatments for vascular lesions, skin reconstruction due to cancer, breast reconstruction following cancer, and breast reduction.

In addition, our Rehabilitation Center, The Centre for Working Hands includes hand therapists who are trained in a multitude of disciplines and techniques. At The Centre, P.C., everyone works together to ensure a coordinated and comprehensive approach to your treatment.

Background & Certification

Board Certification

American Board of Plastic Surgery, November 11th 1994

Professional Background

High School:The George School
Newton, Pennsylvania
United States Naval Academy
Annapolis, Maryland
July 1975- June 1977

Beaver College
Glenside, Pennsylvania
B.A.- Biology (Honors)
September 1977- June 1979

Medical:Universidad Autonoma De Guadalajara
Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico
September 1979- December 1983 (Honors)

Clerkships:LaGuardia Hospital
Forest Hills, New York
January 1983- December 1983

Arnot-Ogden Memorial Hospital
Elmira, New York
March 1982- April 1982
August 1982- September 1982

Fifth Pathway:New York Medical College
Valhalla, New York
St. Vincent’s Medical Center
Staten Island, New York
January 1984- December 1984

Residency:PGY-1- Internal Medicine
St. Vincent’s Medical Center
Staten Island, New York
January 1985- June 1985

PGY-1 PGY-4- General Surgery
Easton Hospital
Easton, Pennsylvania
July 1985- June 1989

Chief Resident- General Surgery
Easton Hospital
Easton, Pennsylvania
July 1989- June 1990

Plastic Surgery
Rush Presbyterian St. Luke’s Medical Center
Chicago, Illinois
July 1990- June 1992

Affiliations & Memberships

Hospital Affiliations

Elkhart General Hospital- Elkhart, IN

Riverpointe Surgery Center- Elkhart, IN
Goshen General Hospital- Goshen, IN
Our Lady of Peace/Triumph
Memorial Hospital- South Bend, IN

St. Joseph Regional Medical Center-Mishawaka, IN

Society Memberships

American Society Plastic Surgery- Active Member

American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons- Active Member                                                           

Ohio Valley Society for Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery- Active Member                                                           

Fellow American College of Surgeons

Indiana State Medical Association:
-Chairman of Board 2000-2002
-President-Elect  2002-2003
-President 2003-2004
-Secretary/Treasurer of Elkhart County Medical
Association 1994-Present

American Medical Association

Rush Surgical Society

Your Consultation

Contact our office (toll free) at 800-909-2992 to schedule a consultation.

Staff & Facilities

Surgical Facility

The Centre, P.C. provides its own AAAASF accredited surgical facility, The Centre, LLC.

Computer Imaging

Vectra 3D Imaging

Skin Care Products

Centre Yourself is pleased to present our private label line of skin health cosmeceutical products. This line is designed with the most updated scientific research and contains dermatological products with ingredients that create the most profound effects to the skin structure.

The dermatological gold standards of anti-aging ingredients begin and finish with stable and properly dosed protocol forms of vitamin A, antioxidants, and alpha and beta hydroxy acids. These gold standards have the most peer-reviewed data and studies available to predict sustainable results in the human skin mantle. All other skin care ingredients, such as those in over-the-counter cosmetics, have second-tier effectiveness within the skin and can only hope to attain weaker results than the first tier.

*Prescription strength products require a consultation prior to purchase.

Payment Options

CareCredit, Insurance, Cash, MasterCard, Visa, Discover, American Express, Credit/Debit

At The Centre P.C., we want to ensure that every patient can afford the plastic surgery procedure or cosmetic treatment he or she desires. That’s why we offer several different affordable payment options including ZERO percent financing.

Ronald K. Downs MD, FACS

Suite 108, 611 E. Douglas Road,
Mishawaka, IN, 46545, US

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