Judith M. Gurley MD

Chesterfield, MO, US
Judith M. Gurley MD

About the Practice

Practice Philosophy

Dr. Judith Gurley brings surgical precision, artistic vision, and unparalleled compassion to her work as a board certified plastic surgeon. Her deep knowledge of craniofacial structures and reconstructive surgery of the breasts and body affords her the ability to aesthetically shape her patients.

Dr. Gurley recognizes that the decision to undergo a surgical procedure is a big step. She believes the exchange of information helps build a special doctor-patient bond and establishes a level of trust that is essential to ensuring a positive experience. Most importantly, that trust extends to the operating room where Dr. Gurley transforms your vision into reality.

Dr. Gurley’s practice also offers a medical spa where she strives to reverse damage and preserve the skin you are in. Because she understands the underlying biology of beautiful, healthy skin she makes recommendations customized to you and your unique needs.

Practice Specialization

Dr. Gurley’s practice specializes in all areas of Plastic Surgery, focusing on Aesthetic Plastic Surgery of the Breast, Body, and Face.

Aesthetic - Head/Neck/Face:
• Blepharoplasty (“Eyelid Surgery”)
• Botulinum Toxin (“Botox”)
• Chemical Peels, IPL, Fractional CO2 Laser Treatments
• Chin Surgery/Augmentation (“Mentoplasty”)
• Cosmetic Surgery
• Cosmetic Ear Surgery (“Otoplasty”)
• Facelift (“Rhytidectomy”)
• Facial Fillers
• Fat Grafting
• Injectable Dermal Fillers
• Laser Hair Removal
• Laser Skin Resurfacing
• Lip Augmentation / Enhancement
• Microdermabrasion and Skin Care
• Retin-A Treatments
• Treatment of Scars and Scar Revision

Aesthetic – Breast:
• Breast Augmentation (Silicone and Saline Implants)
• Breast Augmentation (Fat Transfer)
• Breast Implant Removal and/or Replacement
• Breast Lift (“Mastopexy”)
• Breast Lift Mastopexy with Augmentation
• Breast Reduction (“Reduction Mammaplasty”)
• Correction of Tubular Breasts
• Correction of Asymmetrical Breasts
• Male Breast Reduction (“Gynecomastia”)

Aesthetic – Body:
• Abdominoplasty (“Tummy Tuck”)
• Mini-Abdominoplasty (“Mini-Tummy Tuck”)
• Brachioplasty (“Arm Lift”)
• Body Contouring after Major Weight Loss
• Body Lift
• Buttock Lift with Augmentation (Fat Transfer)
• Liposuction
• Mommy Makeover
• Thigh Lift
• Treatment after Massive Weight Loss

Background & Certification

Board Certification

The American Board of Plastic Surgery: 2001

Professional Background

After attending medical school at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Dr. Gurley completed her general and plastic surgery residency at the University of Chicago. During her fellowship at Washington University St. Louis, she focused intensely on procedures involving the face, cleft lip and palate surgery, and surgeries of the jaw, orbit, and skull. Her experience with the most delicate patients influences the approach she takes to the adults and adolescents she has seen for the last 15 years in her private practice.

Private Practice in St. Louis, Missouri, since 2003
Director, Plastic Surgery at Shriners Hospitals for Crippled Children, St. Louis, Missouri – 1999-2003
Director, Adolescence Breast Program at St. Louis Children’s Hospital, St. Louis, Missouri – 1999-2003
Assistant Professor of Surgery, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri – 1999-2003
Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri - Pediatric Plastic/Craniofacial Surgery Fellowship - 1998-1999
University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois – Plastic Surgery Residency - 1996-1998
University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois - General Surgery Residency – 1990-1996
University of North Carolina School of Medicine, Chapel Hill, North Carolina – Graduated 1990 – M.D.
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina – Graduated 1984 – B.S.

Teaching Appointments

Assistant Professor of Surgery, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri – 1999-2003

Publications and Presentations

JL Marsh, A Kane, JM Gurley: Craniosynostosis. In Stephen J. Mathews and Vincent R. Hentz,
Editors: Plastic Surgery, Second Edition. Submitted, W.B. Saunders Company. September 2004.

JM Gurley: Plastic Surgery for Benign Breast Conditions. In Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.,
Philadelphia, Editors: Problems in General Surgery, Vol. 20, No. 4, Pp 113-132. 2003

L Gottlieb, JM Gurley, R Parsons: Patient Selection and Risk Factors. In BM Achauer, E Eriksson,
Editors: Plastic Surgery: Indications, Operations, Outcomes. Philadelphia Mosby. June 2000.

JL Marsh, JM Gurley: Resorbable Fixation Systems in Head and Neck Reconstruction.
In Guy J. Petruzzellis, MD, PhD., FACS. Program Director: Implant Biomaterial Applications in
Otolaryngology Head and New Surgery and Reconstruction.

MS Wamsley, JM Gurley, A Liu, DM Ornitz, LJ Sandell. Palatal Clefting In the Fibroblast Growth Factor 10
(FGF10) Mutant Mouse.

JM Gurley, MS Wamsley, LJ Sandell, Alterations in Apoptosis and Epithelial – Mesenchymal Transformation in an
In Vitro Cleft Palate Model: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. 113:907. 2004

YH Kim, JM Gurley, JL Marsh. Re-operation Rate in Non-syndromic Craniosynostosis.

JM Gurley, T Pilgrim, CA Perlyn, JL Marsh. Long-term Outcome of Autogenous Rib Graft Nasal Reconstruction.
Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. 108(7):1895-1905.2001

JM Gurley, M Domowicz, NB Schwartz. The Developmental Expression of Proteglycans in Fetal Lung.

JS Lyzak, JM Gurley, C Boyle: Chondromyxoid Fibroma of the Sternum: Case Report and Review of the
Literature, Skeletal Radiology. 25:489-492. 1996.

N Kotani, CY Lin, JS Wang, JM Gurley, FP Tolin, F Michelassi, HS Lin, WS Sandbery, MF Roizen.
Loss of Alveolar Macrophages During Anesthesia and Operation in Humans. Anesth. Anglg. 81:1255-62. 1995.

JM Gurley, WE Stumpf, G Schleicher, U Drews. Sites of Aromatization of Testosterone in Brain:
Autoradiographic Studies with and without Pretreatment Dihydrotestosterone, Estradiol or Aromatase Inhibitor.

G Schleicher, WE Stumpf, JM Gurley, U Drews. Differential Nuclear Binding of (3H) Testosterone and its
Metabolites to Androgen and Estrogen Receptors in the Brain, Pituitary, Heart, Kidney and Accessory Sex Glands of Mice. Journal Steroid Biochemistry. 33, No. 4A, 581-587.1989.

WE Stumpf, M Sar, L O’Brien, JK Morin (Gurley). Pyloric Gastrin-Producing Cells and Pyloric Sphincter
Muscle Cells are Nuclear Targets For (3H) 1, 25 Vitamin D: Histochemistry. 89-: 447-450. 1988.

WE Stumpf, M Sar, JK Morin (Gurley) HF Deluca. Sertoli Cells in the Testis and Epithelium of the Ductulli
Efferenctes are Targets for (3H) 1, 25 Vitamin D: An Autoradiographoc Study Cell Tissue Research, 247: 453-55.1987

WE Stumpf, JK Morin (Gurley), B Ennis, RB Hochberg. The Utility of (1, 25) Iodoestradiol for Autoradiography for
the Study of Cellular and Regional Distribution of Receptors Journal of Histochemistry Cytochemistry.
35: 87-92. 1986.

G. Schleicher, WE Stumpf, JK Morin (Gurley), U Drews. Sites of Aromatization of (3H) Testosterone in
Forebrain of Male. Female and Androgen Receptor-Deficient TFM Mice: An auto Radiographic Study.
Brain Research. 397:390-96. 1986.

Judith Gurley, Louis J Muglia: Images in Pediatric Endocrinology. Cystosarcome Phyllodes.
Journal of Pediatric Endocrinology & Metabolism. 20: 19. January 2007.

Presentations:
Gurley JM. Proteoglycan Expression During Lung Development. Charles Huggins Research Conference. Chicago, IL. May 14, 1994.

Gurley JM. Frontonasal Dysplasia, Choanal Artesia and Basal Encephalocele. Illinois Association of Craniofacial
Teams, Difficult Case Conference. Chicago, IL. May 02, 1997.

Gurley JM. Congenital Facial Weakness. Illinois Association of Craniofacial Teams, Difficult Case Conference.
Chicago, IL. May 02,1997.

Gurley JM. Bilateral Tessier 3-11 Cleft, Eye Exposure, Failure to Thrive And Fronto-Ethmoidal Encephalocele.
Illinois Association of Craniofacial Teams, Difficult Case Conference. Chicago, IL. May 02, 1997.

Gurley JM. Autologous Breast Reconstruction in an Adolescent with Tubular Breast Deformity. Chicago, IL.
May 1998.

Gurley JM. The Pros and Cons of Cosmetic Surgery. Washington University School of Medicine. St. Louis, MO.
October 1999.

Gurley JM, Marsh JL. Long- Term Outcome of Autogenous Rib Graft Nasal Reconstruction. The American
Association of Plastic Surgeons 78th Annual Meeting. Colorado Springs, CO. May 1999.

Gurley JM, Marsh JL. Biodegradable Osseous Fixation for Craniosynostosis Surgery: Plates (Lactosorb) vs. Suture
(Vicrl). The American Cleft Palate-Craniosynostosis Association 56th annual Meeting. Scottsdale, AZ.
April 13-18, 1999.

Marsh JL, Kane AA, Gurley JM. Long Tern Outcome of “NonSyndromic” Craniosynostosis Treatment. The American
Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association 57th Annual Meeting. Atlanta, GA. April 2000.

Gurley JM, Perlyn CA. Marsh JL. Autogenous Interdigiated Calvarial Vaul Expansion. The American Association
of Plastic Surgeons 79th Annual Meeting. Laguna Niguel, CA. May 10, 2000.

Gurley JM, Plastic Surgery Behind the Bandages. Mim Med. School II Lecture. Eric P. Newman Auditorium.
Washington University School of Medicine. St. Louis, MO. May 18, 2000

Gurley JM. Plastic Surgery “Head to Toe”. Mini Med. School II Lecture. Eric P. Newman Auditorium.
Washington University School of Medicine. St. Louis, MO. May 17, 2001.

Gurley JM. “Partial Glossectomy in Beckwith-Wiedemann Patients”. Beckwith-Wiedemann Support Network.
Beckwith-Wiedemann Conference. St. Louis, MO. June 10,2001.

Schmelzer R, Perlyn CA, Kane AA, Gurley JM, Govier D, Marsh JL. A Comparison of the Effects on The
Endocranial Basr for Two Surgical Approaches: In the Treatment of Sagittal Craniosynostosis. The American
Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association. 59th Annual Meeting. Seattle, Washington. May 02, 2002.

Marsh JL, Gurley JM, Kim AV. Re-operation Rate in Non-Syndromic Craniosynostosis. The American Cleft
Palate-Craniofacial Association 59th Annual Meeting. Seattle, Washington. May 03, 2002.

Wamsley MS, Sandell LJ, Gurley JM. Regulation of Palate Fusion: Alterations in Programmed Cell Death and
Epithelial-Mesenchymal Transformation. Division of Plastic Surgery Resident Research Day, Washington University
School of Medicine. St. Louis, MO June 21, 2002.

Svakic M, Sandell LJ, Gurley JM. Developmental Regulation of Proteoglycan Synthesis During Secondary Palate
Formation. Division of Plastic Surgery Resident Research Day. Washington University School of Medicine.
St. Louis, MO. June 21,2002.

Abbott RE, Wamsley MS, Svrakic M, Gurley JM. Temper spatial Pattern Of a6b1 and a6B4 Intregrins in a
Mouse Model of Palatal Fusion. Division of Plastic Surgery Resident Research Day. Washington University School
of Medicine. St. Louis, MO. June 21, 2002.

MS Wamsley, LJ Sandell, JM Gurley. Palatal Clefting in the FGF10 Mutant Mouse. Division of Plastic Surgery
Resident Research Day. Washington University School of Medicine. St. Louis, MO. May 30, 2003.

D Becker, A Kane, Cradock, J Gurley, J Marsh, Peterson, T Pilgram. Cognitive and Behavioral Function in
Non-Syndromic Craniosynostosis. The American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association. 60th Annual Meeting.
Asheville, NC. April 8-13, 2003.

D Becker, A Kane, D Govier, J Gurley, J Marsh, L Marty-Granes and T Pilgram. Accuracy in Identifications of
Patients with 22Q11.2 Deletion by Likely Care Providers Using Facial Photographs. The American Cleft
Palate-Craniofacial Association. 60th annual Meeting. Asheville, NC. April 8-13, 2003.

LE Chen, TE Herman, LB Wall, JM Gurley, DW Motler, DM Hovespian, SB Mallory, GB Mychaliska.
The Spectrum of Lymphatic Malformations: Does Cyst Morphology or Lesion location influence outcome?
50th Anniversary Annual International Congress, British Association of Pediatric Surgeons, Estoril, Portugal.
July 15-17, 2003.

MS Wamsley, LJ Sandell, JM Gurley. Regulation of Palatal Fusion. Alterations in Programmed Cell Death
and Epithelial-Mesenchymal Transformation. The American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association.
60th Annual Meeting. Asheville, NC. April 8-13.2003.

Awards & Honors

Voted nine times as “Top Doc” in St. Louis Magazine’s Best Doctors issue.

Affiliations & Memberships

Hospital Affiliations

Barnes Jewish West County Hospital, St. Louis, Missouri
St. Louis Surgical Center, St. Louis, Missouri
St. Louis Spine and Orthopedic Surgery Center, St. Louis, Missouri
St. Louis Multispecialty Surgery Center, St. Louis, Missouri

Society Memberships

American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (ASAPS)
American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS)
Fellow American College of Surgeons (FACS)
American Board of Plastic Surgery (ABPS)
American Medical Association (AMA)
Missouri State Medical Association (MSMA)
Association of Women Surgeons (AWS)
Missouri State Board of Registration for the Healing Arts
St. Louis Area Society of Plastic Surgeons (SLAPS)

Offices Held

Board Member Quality Advisory and Assessment Committee at Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital. Current
Board Member National Charity League. 2016-2018

Your Consultation

Compassionate listening is at the heart of Dr. Gurley’s practice and it plays a key role during your initial consultation. Dr. Gurley will carefully consider your unique goals and anatomy as you both create a plan together to transform you into your best self, made new™.

Staff & Facilities

Surgical Facility

Barnes Jewish West County Hospital, St. Louis, Missouri
St. Louis Surgical Center, St. Louis, Missouri
St. Louis Spine and Orthopedic Surgery Center, St. Louis, Missouri

Skin Care Products

In addition to a vast array of facial treatments, we offer a complete line of medical-grade skin care products. Please contact our office for further details.

Languages Spoken

English

Payment Options

Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express, Cash, Checks
As a convenience for her patients, Dr. Gurley offers Care Credit financing. Insurance is not accepted.

Judith M. Gurley MD

14825 N Outer 40 Rd, #350,
Chesterfield, MO,
UNITED STATES, 63017

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