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Dr. Gregory Surfield

Surgery - Plastics
Sandusky, OH
21 years experience male

Locations

Office

Sandusky, OH

Address

701 Tyler Street, Suite 301, Sandusky, OH
Directions

My office hours

Wednesday: 9:00am - 7:30pm
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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
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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 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Surfield
Surgery - Plastics 21 years experience
Abdominoplasty: Tummy tuck or abdominoplasty is usually what is needed to tighten loose skin after pregnancy. Some of the skin will recoil in the first few months, bu... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Gregory Surfield
Surgery - Plastics 21 years experience
Varies: This sounds like a cosmetic correction of her nose and rhinoplasty would be the treatment. Rhinoplasty can vary in price depending on how much what al... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gregory Surfield
Surgery - Plastics 21 years experience
Varies: Several factors will affect the price. The size and location of the cyst can increase complexity. If it is able to be performed safely in an office se... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gregory Surfield
Surgery - Plastics 21 years experience
Yes: Itching isn't a typical feature of melanoma. Asymmetry, irregular borders, change in color and diameter over 6 mm are the usual things to look for.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Surfield
Surgery - Plastics 21 years experience
Silicone: Generally the implants are a solid silicone. Fat and injectibles are also popular.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Surfield
Surgery - Plastics 21 years experience
Yes: Laser resurfacing and chemical peels work in similar ways and are effective at reducing fine lines and pigmentation changes.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Surfield
Surgery - Plastics 21 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
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Surfield
Surgery - Plastics 21 years experience
Yes: Not all of breast tissue is visualized on any mammogram and that percentage goes up a little after implant placement; however, a majority of the breas... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Surfield
Surgery - Plastics 21 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
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gregory Surfield
Surgery - Plastics 21 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
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gregory Surfield
Surgery - Plastics 21 years experience
Visit a doctor: You may need physical therapy to improve range of motion or sometimes surgery is needed to release scar tissue.
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gregory Surfield
Surgery - Plastics 21 years experience
Liposuction: Some of the most common procedures to restore your body contour after childbirth would be liposuction or abdominoplasty (tummy tuck). Use the find a s... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Surfield
Surgery - Plastics 21 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.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Surfield
Surgery - Plastics 21 years experience
Maybe: Itching is a normal complaint after surgery. Sometimes an anti-histamine like Benadryl (diphenhydramine) may help, but it should resolve with time.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Surfield
Surgery - Plastics 21 years experience
Weight gain: Besides pregnancy and weight gain there are no non-surgical alternatives to enlarging your breasts at home.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Surfield
Surgery - Plastics 21 years experience
Bra: Supportive garments is the only way to increase breast projection other than surgical means. A mastopexy would be the preferred surgical option and d... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Surfield
Surgery - Plastics 21 years experience
Unknown: Some things may help decrease keloid formation like pressure earrings, steroid injections or silicone sheeting. If you are prone to developing keloids... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Surfield
Surgery - Plastics 21 years experience
Weight gain: Besides pregnancy and weight gain there are no non-surgical alternatives to enlarging your breasts at home.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Surfield
Surgery - Plastics 21 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
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Surfield
Surgery - Plastics 21 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
A 56-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gregory Surfield
Surgery - Plastics 21 years experience
Urologist: Disorders of the genitalia are usually addressed by urologists.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Surfield
Surgery - Plastics 21 years experience
Possibly: There are some breast lumps that may be benign and some may be malignant. If this is a new mass, i would suggest seeing your doctor for further evalua... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Surfield
Surgery - Plastics 21 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
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Surfield
Surgery - Plastics 21 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
A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gregory Surfield
Surgery - Plastics 21 years experience
Depends: The surgery would depend on several individual factors. Anatomy and tumor location can significantly alter the difficulty of the surgery.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Surfield
Surgery - Plastics 21 years experience
Maybe: It would depend on the color of the hair in contrast to the skin. Light hair is harder to treat with the laser.
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gregory Surfield
Surgery - Plastics 21 years experience
Unlikely: This would be a very rare complication from a rhinoplasty and is highly unlikely.
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gregory Surfield
Surgery - Plastics 21 years experience
Blepharoplasty: Eyelid surgery is the definitive way to treat extra fat pockets under your eyes. Fillers may be an option to help disguise the bags. Laser may help ti... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Surfield
Surgery - Plastics 21 years experience
Anesthesia: On the day of surgery, the anesthesiologist will assess and provide medications that will allow the patient to be anesthetized for surgery.
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gregory Surfield
Surgery - Plastics 21 years experience
Have it evaluated: This may be something more than simple acne. It could be a cyst or another lesion.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Surfield
Surgery - Plastics 21 years experience
Diet and exercise: The old fashioned way is still the best. With the recent abdominal surgery, ask your surgeon when you are ready for full activity. You may need to do ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Surfield
Surgery - Plastics 21 years experience
Varies: This is a cosmetic procedure and will vary based on your location and the amount of area to treat.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Surfield
Surgery - Plastics 21 years experience
Diet and exercise: Diet and exercise are the best non-surgical ways to regain your pre-pregnancy body. Miracle pills and fad diets rarely work.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Surfield
Surgery - Plastics 21 years experience
Laser: Laser resurfacing or chemical peels may be a good way to treat acne scars. I would suggest seeing a dermatologist for a regimen to treat your active a... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Gregory Surfield
Surgery - Plastics 21 years experience
Yes: Plastic surgery can revise scars to more favorable scars. Nothing can completely remove a scar.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Surfield
Surgery - Plastics 21 years experience
No: Some of the larger reduction can remove over 1500 gm per side. It depends on the size of your breasts preoperatively. 800 gm is approximately 2 pounds... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Surfield
Surgery - Plastics 21 years experience
Aspiration: The time that you need to be without food is to minimize risk of aspiration during induction of anesthesia. Aspiration is reflux of stomach contents i... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Surfield
Surgery - Plastics 21 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
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Surfield
Surgery - Plastics 21 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
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gregory Surfield
Surgery - Plastics 21 years experience
No: Daktacort is meant for inflammatory skin conditions. Sunburn is a type of burn and should be treated like one as well. If severe enough, may need to b... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gregory Surfield
Surgery - Plastics 21 years experience
Not sure: The home hair removal systems are likely over exaggerated. It takes a fairly powerful laser to permanently remove hair and that is regulated by the fd... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Surfield
Surgery - Plastics 21 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
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Surfield
Surgery - Plastics 21 years experience
Appearance: The most common signs of infection are redness, firmness, warmth and fever.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Surfield
Surgery - Plastics 21 years experience
2-3 weeks: Hematomas are collections of blood. They initially coagulate then liquefy after 1-2 weeks. After they liquefy your body will resorb them or you can h... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Surfield
Surgery - Plastics 21 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
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Surfield
Surgery - Plastics 21 years experience
Yes: But if your instruments aren't sharp enough or clean enough you will regret it.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Surfield
Surgery - Plastics 21 years experience
No: It shouldn't affect the surgery. You may have to wear pads because of the surgery as well.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Surfield
Surgery - Plastics 21 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.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Surfield
Surgery - Plastics 21 years experience
Varies: There are several surgeries that would be needed to complete gender reassignment. Each of these would have their own separate procedure fee.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Surfield
Surgery - Plastics 21 years experience
Yes: Every surgery is going have some pain during the recovery period. There is no muscle involved with the surgery so it is usually very well tolerated an... 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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