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Choosing a Plastic Surgeon


Submitted by Springfield Clinic

Choosing a plastic surgeon can be a very difficult decision. Finding someone who is board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery should always be the first thing patients check prior to consultation with a potential surgeon. This ensures the surgeon has completed an intense surgical training program and is proven to be safe and effective when treating patients. Finding a caring, compassionate doctor is important in your surgical journey as well so that you feel comfortable and trust that your surgeon will continuously help you reach your goal. When you consult with your plastic surgeon, discuss exactly what your symptoms are or what your wishes are, and don’t be afraid to get a second opinion. Be confident that you are in good hands with the surgeon you choose.

Dr. Tyler Evans grew up in central Illinois and is now back providing plastic and reconstructive surgery in Peoria. As a board-certified plastic surgeon, he is trained in the full breadth of plastic and reconstructive surgery offering services for both adults and children. Whether you need an operation for cancer reconstruction or trauma, he provides full “head to toe” reconstructive expertise. He works directly with many other doctors in the area to provide post-mastectomy breast reconstruction, head/neck cancer reconstruction, orthoplastic reconstruction and traumatic injury reconstruction. He also works directly with local dermatologists to provide complex skin cancer treatment.

Dr. Evans also pursued additional training during a hand and upper extremity fellowship in the Department of Orthopedics at The Ohio State University in Columbus. He routinely performs carpal tunnels, trigger fingers, hand/wrist fractures, nerve repair/transfers, arthritis and complex traumatic hand and upper extremity reconstruction. He uses his unique background in orthopedic and plastic surgery training to provide the most up-to-date surgical techniques to get you back to work and pain free. Many of his surgeries are also performed with a minimally invasive approach, such as endoscopic carpal tunnels, or even in the office with just local anesthesia to avoid the need for a hospital operating room.

In addition to his reconstructive procedures, Dr. Evans also provides the full spectrum of cosmetic services including breast augmentation, tummy tucks, mommy makeovers, liposuction, facelifts, Botox®, and fillers, just to name a few. He is excited to be providing these specialized services to his hometown community and is dedicated to providing the best care for each individual patient’s needs. You can feel confident that Dr. Evans will be passionate about your care and is the smart choice for all your plastic, cosmetic and hand surgical needs!

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