Dr. John Clayton, MD

Dr. John Clayton, MD

Plastic Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 45
Dr. John Clayton, MD is a plastic surgery specialist in Riverton, UT and has been practicing for 5 years. He graduated from La State Univ Sch Of Med In New Orleans in 2005 and specializes in plastic surgery.Read his story

3723 W 12600 S Ste 270A

Riverton, UT 84065

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  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Wound Repair
more than 54% of peers
Adjacent Tissue Transfer
more than 36% of peers
more than 33% of peers

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Dr. Clayton's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Clayton "Bio and Interests Dr. Clayton is a native of Utah and a third generation plastic surgeon. His grandfather, also named John L. Clayton, started Clayton Plastic Surgery and was later joined by his two sons, Dr. John N. Clayton and Dr. David N. Clayton, who now practice at Alta View Plastic Surgery Specialists. Dr. Clayton earned his Doctor of Philosophy in Epidemiology before attending medical school. He then completed a general surgery residency at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA in Los Angeles, California, and is currently certified by the American Board of Surgery. Dr. Clayton completed his plastic and reconstructive surgery training at the University of North Carolina Hospitals in Chapel Hill. He has been actively involved in research during all aspects of his training, including more recent research in breast cancer and breast reconstruction. He has 21 peer-reviewed publications and has given over 50 presentations. Dr. Clayton currently serves on the editorial board of the Annals of Plastic Surgery. He and his wife Heidi are the parents of three children, and are happy to call Utah home. Practice Focus My practice covers the entire spectrum of plastic and reconstructive surgery including hand surgery, the treatment for skin cancers and pediatric conditions. I have extensive training in breast reconstruction, enabling comprehensive surgical care for women interested in either immediate or delayed reconstruction. I also enjoy performing cosmetic surgery including Liposuction, Breast Augmentation, Reduction and Lifting, Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty), Body Contouring after massive weight loss, Facelift, Eyelid and Brow lift, Nasal surgery (Rhinoplasty), Cosmetic and Reconstructive Ear surgery, Laser treatments (all kinds), Botox, Dysport, and fillers (Juvederm, Radiesse, Restylane, and Belotero), Obagi and other skin care programs."
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1  Specialties

  • Plastic Surgery

2  Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*
  • Plastic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Plastic Surgery*

16  Conditions Treated

24  Procedures

  • Abdominal Wall Reconstruction
  • Adjacent Tissue Transfer
  • Breast Augmentation
  • Breast Cancer Surgery
  • Breast Lift Surgery
  • Breast Reconstruction
  • Breast Reduction
  • Breast Surgical Procedure
  • Cosmetic Eyelid Surgery
  • Cosmetic Facial Surgery
  • Cosmetic Laser Surgery
  • Cosmetic Neck Surgery
  • Cosmetic Surgical Procedure
  • Cosmetic Trunk Surgery
  • Excision of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Skin Cancer
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Hand Surgery
  • Hand Tendon Repair
  • Laceration Repair
  • Nipple Reconstruction
  • Skin and Tissue Reduction
  • Skin Grafts
  • Wound Repair

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

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0 Sanctions

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0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • University Of Utah
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1996
  • La State Univ Sch Of Med In New Orleans
    Medical School | Graduated 2005
  • UCLA Ctr For Hlth Sci
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2006
  • UCLA Ctr For Hlth Sci
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2010
  • University North Carolina Hospital
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2013
  • Mph-Tulane
    Other Education | Completed 1998
  • Phd-Tulane
    Other Education | Completed 2001

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Clayton has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Clayton's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Clayton to family and friends
8 total reviews (4 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (8)

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Dr. Clayton's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    Under 10 minutes

Patient Comments (4)

Dr. Clayton removed some skin cancer from my face and within a couple months you cannot tell anything was done. He is a perfectionist and it shows in his work. Absolutely would recommend him.
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Dr. Clayton was very nice and attentive before during and after my surgery. He cared about my needs and keeping me comfortable. My results are great! I would recommend friends to Dr. Clayton. :)
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I was really looking forward to the surgery I was in desperate need of when Dr. Clayton let me know the day before my appointment that it was more important to him to make money off of my surgery than to help me. He offered to have me pay out of pocket for the surgery as a cosmetic procedure and...more
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Dr Clayton is amazing! I wish I could see him for all of my medical needs. He is honest and always makes you feel that he will spend all the time you need with him to explain things. I have seen him for a few different procedures and he has done an excellent job.
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