Robert S. Houser DO
About the Practice
Dr. Houser is committed to providing personal, attentive care to his patients. In addition to outstanding surgical results, patient safety, privacy, and comfort are our goals.
Dr. Houser provides a full range of surgical and non-surgical cosmetic procedures including facial surgery, body contouring, and cosmetic surgery of the breasts. He is also at the forefront of reconstructive surgery techniques including breast cancer reconstruction surgery.
"Such a pleasant, considerate, professional doctor. Procedures were all explained and I knew what to expect. I have already recommended him to others."
_ "I felt very comfortable with Dr. Houser. He is a great listener, while providing recommendations based on the info I provided. The results of my procedures were exactly what I was looking for."_
_ "An amazing, caring person with an incredible staff."_
"Dr. Houser and his entire staff are awesome. They make you feel very comfortable and treat you like a friend that they have had for years."
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Background & Certification
American Board of Plastic Surgery
MEDICAL SCHOOL: The Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine
RESIDENCY: General Surgery; Mount Carmel Medical Center, Plastic Surgery; The Ohio State University Hospital
After more than 3 years of sharing a plastic surgery practice with his father, Dr. Houser became a solo practitioner in August, 2006 upon his father's retirement. Dr. Houser has been practicing Plastic Surgery since 2003 and completed 6 years of residency education following medical school. The final 2 years of his training were dedicated solely to Plastic Surgery at The Ohio State University.
Dr. Houser continues to be active in resident education both at The Ohio State University in the plastic surgery program as well as in the general surgery program at Mount Carmel Medical Center.
Clinical Assistant, Professor of Surgery Division of Plastic Surgery, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio
Clinical Instructor, Department of Surgery, Mount Carmel Medical Center, Columbus, Ohio
Publications and Presentations
The Diagnostic Accuracy of Technetium-99 Sestamibi Scintimammography in Detecting Malignant Breast Lesions. Surgical Rounds 24:15-22, 2001.
Cholecystectomy for biliary dyskinesia after cholecystokinin injection. Surgical Rounds 2005.
Affiliations & Memberships
Mount Carmel Medical Center, Columbus, Ohio
Mount Carmel East Hospital, Columbus, Ohio
Mount Carmel St. Ann’s Hospital, Westerville, Ohio
The Houser Surgery Center, Westerville, Ohio
American Society of Plastic Surgery, Ohio State Medical Association, American Medical Association, Columbus Society of Plastic Surgeons
Consultations include an exam and a focused discussion concerning the changes that the patient would like to see and the likely outcomes of the procedure. Dr. Houser believes it is essential for each patient to have realistic expectations about their procedures and to fully understand the risks associated with every surgery.
Consultations with Dr. Houser usually last about one hour.
Staff & Facilities
Dr. Houser performs plastic surgery procedures at his private in-office surgical facility, which is fully accredited by the American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities (AAAASF). Dr. Houser's facility is physically connected to Mt. Carmel/St Ann's Hospital, where he has full operating privileges.
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