Dr. Gregory Surfield

Surgery - Plastics
Sandusky, OH
22 years experience male

Locations

Office

Sandusky, OH

Address

701 Tyler Street, Suite 301, Sandusky, OH
Directions

My office hours

Thursday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
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Insurances accepted

Medical Mutual of Ohio

Medicare

Aetna Life Insurance Company

Cigna

Medicaid

SummaCare

Tricare

UnitedHealthcare

Firelands Physician Group

Sandusky, OH

About

Bio

Gregory Surfield, MD, FACS is a board certified plastic surgeon specializing in cosmetic and reconstructive procedures. Certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and American Board of Surgery, he completed his Bachelor of Science in only two years from the University of Akron and completed his medical education from Northeastern Ohio University College of Medicine (NEOUCOM). Dr. Surfield completed five years of medical residency in general surgery at Summa Health Systems in Akron. He is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons (FACS) and a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. While completing his general surgery residency, he served as Chief Resident, published numerous articles in international journals, and presented research at regional meetings. In addition, Dr. Surfield completed three years of medical residency in plastic surgery at Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood, Illinois. During his plastic surgery residency, Dr. Surfield rotated at several Chicago area hospitals, increasing his exposure to the wide variety of plastic surgery techniques. Dr. Surfield has received numerous awards, including being named a recipient of the John L. Keeley Traveling Fellowship Award, which allowed him to visit top plastic surgeons from around the world. Dr. Surfield is a member of Firelands Physician Group, a multi-specialty group providing primary care and specialty care services to the surrounding region and is on the medical staff at Firelands Regional Medical Center and Magruder Hospital.

Specialties
Doctors may have more than one area of specialty interest. Board certification in a specialty area means the doctor has completed formal training and has practice experience in that specialty, and has passed the certification examination from the corresponding accredited medical specialty board.

Surgery - Plastics

Plastic Surgery

Surgery

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

142 Answers
6 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Surfield
Surgery - Plastics 22 years experience
Very unlikely: Marrfan's is a rare disease, but stretch marks are very common.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Surfield
Surgery - Plastics 22 years experience
Depends: There are many different types of surgeries of the spine and each of them have some unique risks.
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Surfield
Surgery - Plastics 22 years experience
Yes and no: It won't change the underlying bones but the fat overlying the hips and waist can be treated with liposuction.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Surfield
Surgery - Plastics 22 years experience
Sometimes: You need to check with your insurance regarding your benefits, but generally most insurances will cover breast reduction surgery if it is medically in... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Gregory Surfield
Surgery - Plastics 22 years experience
Fat or implants: To add volume to a breast, you need to use either tissue from your body or an implant. The fat can be taken with its own blood supply like a flap or w... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Surfield
Surgery - Plastics 22 years experience
Yes: It is not a very common surgery but it is performed for a variety of reasons.
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Surfield
Surgery - Plastics 22 years experience
2-4 weeks: Everyone is different but the most common time frame is about 2-4 weeks.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Surfield
Surgery - Plastics 22 years experience
Plasticsurgery.org: A good place to start to find a board certified plastic surgeon in your area is the find a doctor tab at plasticsurgery.Org.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Surfield
Surgery - Plastics 22 years experience
Either: They are both options depending on patient preference and medical history.
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A female asked:
Dr. Gregory Surfield
Surgery - Plastics 22 years experience
Unlikely: Radiesse (dermal fillers) only adds volume to soft tissues. Rhinoplasty would likely be the procedure you would need.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Surfield
Surgery - Plastics 22 years experience
Weight gain: Besides pregnancy and weight gain there are no non-surgical alternatives to enlarging your breasts at home.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Surfield
Surgery - Plastics 22 years experience
No: Scar tissue is permanent and surgery will replace scar tissue with other scar tissue. Surgery may replace unfavorable scarring with more favorably ori... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Surfield
Surgery - Plastics 22 years experience
Weight loss: Weight loss would be the only way to change the size of your breasts non-surgically.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Surfield
Surgery - Plastics 22 years experience
Weight gain: Besides pregnancy and weight gain there are no non-surgical alternatives to enlarging your breasts at home.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Surfield
Surgery - Plastics 22 years experience
Plastic surgery: Cellulite is a difficult problem to correct and has many ineffective gimmicks being advertised. There are some surgical and non-surgical techniques av... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Surfield
Surgery - Plastics 22 years experience
Yes: If you are having general anesthetic, be careful because you won't be able to eat or drink so you should take it easy.
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Surfield
Surgery - Plastics 22 years experience
Yes, but unlikely: A majority of the infections happen at the 7-10 day time frame.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Surfield
Surgery - Plastics 22 years experience
Ask your surgeon: Depending on what was performed at the time of surgery, your surgeon may want you to avoid certain medications like nsaids or they may be what is reco... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Surfield
Surgery - Plastics 22 years experience
Depends: It would depend on your location and the availability of plastic surgery at your local hospital.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Surfield
Surgery - Plastics 22 years experience
Weight gain: Besides pregnancy and weight gain there are no non-surgical alternatives to enlarging your breasts at home.
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A female asked:
Dr. Gregory Surfield
Surgery - Plastics 22 years experience
Several options: There are several options depending on the severity and location of your scars. Laser resurfacing, fillers, and fat grafting are just a few of the opt... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Surfield
Surgery - Plastics 22 years experience
Unfortunately : Cellulite is a skin problem. Exercises to reduce overall body fat may help decrease the amount of fat and make it less obvious. Several gimmicks are a... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Surfield
Surgery - Plastics 22 years experience
Reduces pressure: The rotation relieves pressure and allows blood to circulate to the areas that had been deprived of blood flow.
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gregory Surfield
Surgery - Plastics 22 years experience
Not necessarily: Gallstones don't necessarily need surgery. If you are having symptoms and have gallstones, surgery is likely necessary.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Surfield
Surgery - Plastics 22 years experience
No: It is not normal, but may be possible. Stress can cause a missed period. Antibiotics given around surgery may make oral contraceptives less effective ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Surfield
Surgery - Plastics 22 years experience
Weight gain: Besides pregnancy and weight gain there are no non-surgical alternatives to enlarging your breasts at home.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Surfield
Surgery - Plastics 22 years experience
No: Basal cell carcinomas are very slow growing tumors.
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Surfield
Surgery - Plastics 22 years experience
Weight loss: Weight loss would be the only way to reduce breast size without surgery. Aging and hormone changes may decrease the size gradually over time.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Surfield
Surgery - Plastics 22 years experience
Unfortunately : Cellulite is a skin problem. Exercises to reduce overall body fat may help decrease the amount of fat and make it less obvious.
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gregory Surfield
Surgery - Plastics 22 years experience
Weight gain: Besides pregnancy and weight gain there are no non-surgical alternatives to enlarging your breasts at home.
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Surfield
Surgery - Plastics 22 years experience
Yes: Skin tags can be removed under local anesthesia.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Surfield
Surgery - Plastics 22 years experience
Exchange: You could have your implants exchanged for a smaller size.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Surfield
Surgery - Plastics 22 years experience
Unfortunately : Cellulite is a skin problem. Exercises to reduce overall body fat may help decrease the amount of fat and make it less obvious. Several gimmicks are a... Read More
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Surfield
Surgery - Plastics 22 years experience
Plastic surgery: Cellulite and stretch marks are difficult problems to correct and have many ineffective gimmicks being advertised. There are some surgical and non-sur... Read More
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gregory Surfield
Surgery - Plastics 22 years experience
Yes: Creams are unlikely to be effective. If you visit a plastic surgeon or dermatologist, laser resurfacing, chemical peels, fillers, fat grafting or scar... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gregory Surfield
Surgery - Plastics 22 years experience
Depends: Female circumcision can mean multiple different things. She will need a consultation for evaluation. Go to plasticsurgery.Org and use the find a surge... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gregory Surfield
Surgery - Plastics 22 years experience
Everyone's different: Generally it is about 1-2 weeks. If placed behind the muscle it likely will take a little longer. Settling may take a few months.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Surfield
Surgery - Plastics 22 years experience
Maybe: It may help if it was due to a recent scar, if not it probably will not.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Surfield
Surgery - Plastics 22 years experience
Plastic surgery: Cellulite is a difficult problem to correct and has many ineffective gimmicks being advertised. There are some surgical and non-surgical techniques av... Read More
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gregory Surfield
Surgery - Plastics 22 years experience
Sit up: Checking for the integrity of the abdominal wall involves either laying back and doing a sit up or standing and bearing down. This also checks for any... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gregory Surfield
Surgery - Plastics 22 years experience
Migraine surgery: A trigger point is identified usually with botox. That nerve is then released at the time of surgery.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Surfield
Surgery - Plastics 22 years experience
Unfortunately : Cellulite is a skin problem where the skin is tethered to the underlying structures. Exercises to reduce overall body fat may help decrease the amount... Read More
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Surfield
Surgery - Plastics 22 years experience
Plastic surgery: Cellulite is a difficult problem to correct and has many ineffective gimmicks being advertised. There are some surgical and non-surgical techniques av... Read More
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Surfield
Surgery - Plastics 22 years experience
Unfortunately : Cellulite is a skin problem. Exercises to reduce overall body fat may help decrease the amount of fat and make it less obvious.
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Surfield
Surgery - Plastics 22 years experience
Unfortunately : Cellulite is a skin problem where the skin is tethered to the underlying structures. Exercises to reduce overall body fat may help decrease the amount... Read More
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Surfield
Surgery - Plastics 22 years experience
Plastic surgery: Cellulite is a difficult problem to correct and has many ineffective gimmicks being advertised. There are some surgical and non-surgical techniques av... Read More
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Surfield
Surgery - Plastics 22 years experience
Ask your surgeon: Depending on what type of surgery was performed, some lotions or the act of massaging in the lotion may be detrimental.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Surfield
Surgery - Plastics 22 years experience
No: Surgical changes do not change your genetics. Children are a genetic mix of their parents. Even if a rhinoplasty corrects the family nose on you, it m... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Surfield
Surgery - Plastics 22 years experience
Depends: Most lip augmentation is done with injectibles. The most risk is bruising. There are rare but more serious side effects such as lip necrosis, contour ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gregory Surfield
Surgery - Plastics 22 years experience
Possibly: Gallstones alone may not be a cause for an operation but if they cause symptoms (pain, food intolerance, etc), it becomes much more likely. If you had... Read More
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Surfield is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Surfield is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thanks doctors i appreciate your helpful answers. Have a great day
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Thanks for your quick reply! Thanks for more detailed answer :)
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thank you

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine, OH
Graduated 2001MD

Residency

LOYOLA UNIVERSITY MEDICAL CENTER

Residency

SUMMA HEALTH SYSTEMS HOSPITALS

Awards

Top Plastic Surgeon , Second Place, Ohio - Winter
2013
Top Plastic Surgeon , First Place, Ohio - Summer
2013
HealthTap Founding Doctor

Affiliations

American Society of Plastic Surgery
American College of Surgeons
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