Michael W. Neumeister, MD, FCRCS, Division Chairman The Institute for Plastic Surgery is an academic surgical practice offering specialized medical and surgical care to adults and children in central and southern Illinois and surrounding areas. We are dedicated to high quality patient care, education, research and scientific publishing.

All are leaders in national plastic surgery organizations and surgical education. Our surgical services include cosmetic, burn, congenital, reconstructive and hand surgery. We provide specialized care in the treatment of burns and problem wounds.
The professional staff offers hand and upper extremity rehabilitation, back to work programs, cosmetic counseling, laser surgery and skin care programs. We strive to provide our patients caring and high quality service in a convenient and modern setting.

Our Mission is to offer service, education and research, and is accomplished through individual commitment to service and teamwork.
The Institute for Plastic Surgery offers some of the finest facilities and most highly qualified staff in the nation. It is committed to achieving the highest standard of excellence in all areas of reconstructive and cosmetic surgery. Reconstructive plastic surgery strives to restore appearance and function for patients with defects resulting from trauma, infection, tumors, burns, birth defects or disease. Cosmetic or aesthetic plastic surgery attempts to improve the patient's appearance.

Created in 1973, the division has grown to include an outstanding team of physicians, a thriving residency and fellowship program, an excellent hand surgery and therapy center, and attractive facilities. The Institute is known nationally and internationally for its work in many areas including microsurgery, hand surgery and therapy, reconstructive surgery, burn care, aesthetic surgery, and problem wound care.

In addition, our surgeons practice their specialty in an environment of research and teaching, which provides them access to and involvements in the latest technological advancements in their field.

Michael W. Neumeister , M.D.
Professor & Division Chair


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