Robert S. Houser DO

Westerville, OH, US
Robert S. Houser DO

About the Practice

Practice Philosophy

Choosing the right cosmetic or plastic surgery procedure—and the right doctor—is no small feat. But from that first call to the last day of recovery, every interaction you have with Dr. Houser and his staff at Cosmetic & Plastic Surgery of Columbus will remind you that you’ve made the right choice. For us, there is no greater privilege than to be part of the process that will enhance your body and change your life!

Our mission is to listen, educate, and then exceed your expectations. Whether it’s the appointment time you need or the particular face lift you’re seeking, we listen carefully in order to truly understand the outcomes you most desire. How do we make this happen? By giving you the undivided attention we would want from our own surgeons.

Dr. Houser shares his outstanding education and knowledge of the most reliable and appropriate interventions with you. His ability to explain the pros and cons of each option has always been the quality his patients appreciate most in him. Dr. Houser is not satisfied until you’re left with a thorough understanding of the ideal course of action and the approach that’s best to bring about the natural looking beauty you’re looking for.

Finally, we strive to not only meet but exceed your expectations with service and outcomes that are beyond what you imagined. Many of our patients initially expect to keep knowledge of their procedures to themselves, then, because of their outstanding experience, they can’t help but share it with their friends and family. In fact, word-of-mouth referrals have helped sustain our practice for years. Between the caring staff, Dr. Houser’s skills, and our award-winning facility, we guarantee a total experience that exceeds satisfaction and ultimately arrives at delight.

Our mission at Cosmetic & Plastic Surgery of Columbus is to listen, educate and exceed. But our joy comes from being able to say, “Welcome to a turning point in your life.”

Meet Dr. Robert Houser
When you make the choice to bring positive change to your life through cosmetic or plastic surgery, you want a doctor who inspires confidence the entire way. Dr. Robert Houser’s sincere warmth combined with his years of experience and formidable education will easily carry you along the emotional and physical journey surgery can sometimes be. When it’s done, you’ll know, just as he does, that he was born for this work.

While it’s true that doctors tend to breed more doctors, few tend to stay within the same specialty as their parents. This was not the case for Dr. Houser: “I saw the joy that this work brought to my father and knew that was exactly what I wanted for my life, too.” As a native of Central Ohio, Dr. Houser made seamless transitions from undergrad at The Ohio State University, to medical school at Ohio University, and then back to OSU where he served as Chief Resident in his final year of their plastic surgery program. In 2003, his own chapter in the family’s history began when his cosmetic and plastic surgery practice opened. Since then, he’s won over 17 awards for exceptional service and results.

No one should ever obtain cosmetic or plastic surgery from a non-certified surgeon, which is why Dr. Houser has always been Board Certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery (ABPS) and a Member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. Additionally, Dr. Houser is proud to be a Member of The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery—only about one-third of ABPS Board Certified plastic surgeons are elected to this prestigious organization.

Dr. Houser is known for treating every patient like family. “I’d never recommend a procedure if I wouldn’t perform it on one of my loved ones,” he says. Whether it’s rebuilding a woman’s body after pregnancy, restoring a man’s hairline with amazing robotic technology, or helping someone recognize their youthful face in the mirror again, Dr. Houser loves being part of people’s lives when they regain freedom and confidence through these trusted procedures. “Most of all, I love working with people who are willing to work as hard as I am to reach their goals.”

Schedule your consultation with Cosmetic & Plastic Surgery of Columbus and meet Dr. Houser by calling (614) 890-5565, or send us a question through our Contact Us page. We look forward to hearing your story and learning about the changes you want for your body and your life.

Practice Specialization

Cosmetic & Plastic Surgery of Columbus provides a full range of body contouring procedures including:

  • Abdominoplasty (tummy tuck & mini tummy tuck) — a method for repairing and tightening abdominal muscles and removing the excess skin, leaving the patient with a firm, flat abdomen.
  • Belt lipectomy — an all-in-one procedure that removes excess fat around the abdomen and buttocks.
  • Lower body lift — a skin removal procedure for the lower body, lifting the buttocks and thighs with a tummy tuck.
  • Thigh lift — a more targeted procedure for removing skin around the thighs.
  • Buttock lift — a procedure for lifting the buttocks.
  • Liposuction — a less invasive procedure for reducing smaller areas of fat.
  • VASER® Lipo — a state-of-the-art ultrasound technology designed to gently reshape your body.
  • Skin excisions after weight loss — a method for removing skin remaining after weight loss.
  • Gynecomastia excision — a male breast reduction procedure for men suffering from excessive breast tissue or skin.

Because of Dr. Houser’s advanced techniques, these procedures can all be performed with minimal pain, scarring, and recovery periods. Having a great-looking body that reflects your health can vastly improve your confidence and spirit. Call Cosmetic & Plastic Surgery of Columbus today to set up a consultation, and we’ll discuss your needs and help determine the best treatment options.

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Patient Testimonials

"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

Board Certification

American Board of Plastic Surgery

Professional Background

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.

Teaching Appointments

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

Hospital Affiliations

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

Society Memberships

American Society of Plastic Surgery, Ohio State Medical Association, American Medical Association, Columbus Society of Plastic Surgeons

Your Consultation

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

Surgical Facility

Our Facility Meets the Highest Safety Standards

For 40 years, the American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities (AAAASF) has been the gold standard in outpatient facility safety. AAAASF approval is no easy feat! Several staff dedicate time all year long to ensure our ability to pass AAAASF’s stringent standards. While it may take many resources to obtain the accreditation we’ve held since 1985, the trade-off is our patients’ trust. AAAASF accreditation gives our patients the following assurances:

  • Our staff has had excellent, up-to-date training in all relevant emergency procedures
  • Dr. Houser holds privileges to perform surgery at a number of local hospitals, if needed
  • Dr. Houser remains board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery
  • The facility is clean and equipped with all relevant emergency equipment
  • As a Class C facility, we are qualified to perform all types of anesthesia
  • Dr. Houser and our nurse are both certified to inspect other facilities

We pursue AAAASF accreditation because we know they are just as committed to your safety as we are.

Our Staff
Rani Isbell, Medical Aesthetician
Rani’s passion for aesthetics shines bright and clear every day. Patients love to work with her and learn about the range of products and non-surgical procedures that can boldly stand alone and take years off their faces or that can complement the outcomes of their surgery. Whether it’s professional grade makeup, BOTOX® or microneedling—she can answer all your questions about the most current and impressive non-surgical options available.

Karen Schenken, R.N.
Through her education and certifications, Karen confidently oversees pre- and post-operative care for our surgical patients. Karen often administers the sedation used for surgical procedures and is fully trained and certified in advanced cardiac life support as well as Operating Room nursing. Karen also leads our PRP therapy program. Her dedication to our practice is immeasurable.

Patty Anderson, CNP
Patty’s passion for taking care of our patients shows every day in our office. With a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Ohio University and a graduate degree from Otterbein University in their Family Nurse Practitioner program, Patty goes over surgical procedures with our patients, provides prescription medications and testing results, oversees pre-op and post-op patients in the OR, and is always there to handle a patient’s concern after a procedure. She also oversees our IPL Laser and Laser Hair Reduction treatments.

Beth Small
Beth is the heart of Cosmetic & Plastic Surgery of Columbus. She manages the office and schedules all consultations and surgeries. Her 20+ years of experience in the field of cosmetic and plastic surgery, as well as her unmatched understanding and concern, give her insight into each patient’s situation. She always has the information you need and an approachable, friendly manner.

Renee Whitney
Renee is the patient, kind voice on the phone and the warm smile at the reception desk. She goes above and beyond her role as receptionist to help you feel welcome every time you interact with the office.

Becki Dugan

Becki will be happy to assist you at the checkout desk. She feels the same responsibility to caring for our patients as the clinical staff. She fills in all the gaps for our practice to assure your care is seamless.

Denita Connor
Denita assists in the operating room and is pivotal in the day-to-day activities of the office. Her kind demeanor and warm heart make her not only an invaluable member of our office staff, but also a welcome sight for patients.

Bill Calhoon, CRNA
Bill has a wide variety of anesthesia experience at various hospitals, outpatient centers and healthcare settings in Ohio. Bill graduated with honors from Mount Carmel College of Nursing in 1979 and received his degree and CRNA certification from The Ohio State University in 1983.  Bill has over thirty years of knowledge and skill and has participated in thousands of surgeries, from emergency to routine and even OB anesthesia. He is a calming force in the operating room and helps put every patient at ease.

Skin Care Products

SkinBetter Science: Guaranteed to turn back the clock on unsightly lines, wrinkles, uneven tone, and texture. SkinBetter skincare is the latest innovation in correction, protection, and rejuvenating skin in as little as four weeks. One product can offer remarkable results—two or three products can change how you feel about your skin.

Sente: Formulated with patented HSA (Heparan Sulfate Analog) technology. This unique and elegant formulation is, clinically shown to improve the appearance of mature or photo-damaged skin while improving skin texture and firmness. It also enhances skin tone and diminishes the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

Biopelle: Tensage® Growth Factor features SCA Biorepair Technology. Growth factors combined with glycoproteins and antioxidants help repair, maintain, and protect skin from the visible signs of photodamage.

Elta MD: EltaMD sunscreens help prevent sunburn and decrease the risk of skin cancer and early skin aging caused by the sun, when used with other sun protection measures. All EltaMD sunscreens are recommended by The Skin Cancer Foundation as effective broad-spectrum sunscreens.

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Robert S. Houser DO

41 Commerce Park Dr,
Westerville, OH, UNITED STATES,
43082

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