Dr. John Zavell, MD

Dr. John Zavell, MD

Plastic Surgery  |  
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Age 57
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Dr. John Zavell, MD is a plastic surgery doctor who practices in Toledo, OH. He is 57 years old and has been practicing for 27 years.Read his story

2865 N Reynolds Rd Ste 250

Toledo, OH 43615

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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Humana
  • Medical Mutual of Ohio
  • Medicare
  • Paramount
  • Tricare
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Adjacent Tissue Transfer
more than 66% of peers
more than 59% of peers
Skin Cancer
more than 56% of peers

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Dr. Zavell's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Zavell "John F. Zavell, MD, FACS is a board certified plastic surgeon practicing in the Toledo and Northwest Ohio area since 1993. He has focused his practice on cosmetic surgery of the breast, body, and face. Dr. Zavell has been an investigator for the Mentor and Allergan corporations in ongoing breast implant technology research since 2003. This includes research into the highly cohesive gel implant, known as the "gummy bear implant". (Allergan 410 ®, Mentor CPG ®). Dr. Zavell uses all types of implants in breast surgery including saline, silicone gel, and the "gummy bear" implants. The Mentor® external volume sizing system is used to help patients make more precise decisions about the size and look of their future breasts before surgery. Dr. Zavell has a keen interest in facial rejuvenation. He believes facial rejuvenation should produce natural results and be tailored to each patient's needs. He combines non-surgical and surgical techniques to achieve this goal. Facelifts surgeries include full facelifts, short scar face-lifts, mini-face-lifts, lower face and neck lifts. Likewise, a complete approach to the upper face is discussed and individualized. Procedures include nose reshaping (rhinoplasty), eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty), and brow lift (including endoscopic brow lift or temporal lift). For some patients, facial rejuvenation can be achieved without surgery. Dr. Zavell employs Botox, Juvederm®, Voluma®, Sculptra®, Belotero®, Radiesse®, Restylane® and/or Perlane® products to achieve this goal. Chemical peels and CO2 laser resurfacing may also be employed. Maintaining the results of facial rejuvenation is encouraged through Bella Via, affiliated with Dr. Zavell, where patient skin care issues may be addressed and at home treatments recommended. With the advent of bariatric surgery for massive weight loss, Dr. Zavell expanded his practice to include a greater array of body contouring procedures. In addition to requesting his experience in liposuction, tummy tuck, and breast lifts, Dr. Zavell's patients may also discuss body lifts, thigh lifts, arm lifts and buttock lifts. Dr. Zavell is a frequent speaker at local weight loss groups including bariatric support groups. He regularly attends national meetings with a focus on body contouring. In addition, Dr. Zavell is a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the American Society of Aesthetic Surgeons, and a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. He is a clinical associate professor at the UTMC and the chairman of the Plastic Surgery at Flower Hospital for over 10 years. He retains hospital privileges at most Toledo area hospital and surgery facilities, including overseeing his office's AAAHC accredited operating room. He is a speaker at the Cancer Connection of Northwest Ohio, supporting breast cancer patients. Dr. Zavell, originally from Detroit MI, attended the University of Michigan for college and medical school. After graduation, he completed general surgery at the Medical College of Ohio (now University of Toledo Medical Center) and was twice voted the Outstanding Resident Teacher. He performed his residency in Plastic Surgery at Providence Hospital and the affiliated Institute for Craniofacial and Reconstructive Surgery. He returned to Toledo in 1993. Dr. Zavell resides in Sylvania, Ohio with his wife (Beth), a Perrysburg Dermatologist and his three children."


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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Zavell "Having practiced since 1993, Dr. Zavell remains committed to obtaining natural and realistic surgical results while achieving patient's goals. Specializing in breast, body, and facial cosmetic survey, breast reconstruction, and skin cancer surgery, Dr. Zavell strives to meet patient expectations with an honest, open approach. Dr. Zavell's most common procedures include breast augmentation, breast lift, facelift/facial rejuvenation, tummy tuck, liposuction, and breast/skin cancer reconstruction"


  • Plastic Surgery
  • General Surgery

Board Certifications

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

Conditions Treated

  • Benign Tumor
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Diseases
  • Breast Ptosis
  • Cancer
  • Capsular Contracture of Breast Implant
  • Carcinoma in Situ
  • Congenital Anomalies of Breast
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gynecomastia
  • Lipomas
  • Moles (Benign Skin Lesions)
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Skin Aging
  • Skin Cancer
  • Wrinkles


  • Abdominoplasty
  • Adjacent Tissue Transfer
  • Blepharoplasty
  • Body Contouring (After Weight Loss Surgery)
  • Botox® Injection
  • Breast Augmentation
  • Breast Lift Surgery
  • Breast Reconstruction
  • Breast Reduction
  • Breast Surgical Procedure
  • Carbon Dioxide Laser Skin Resurfacing Treatment
  • Collagen Injection
  • Cosmetic Eyelid Surgery
  • Cosmetic Facial Implant Surgery
  • Cosmetic Surgical Procedure
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Ear Plastic Surgery (Otoplasty)
  • Excision of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Skin Cancer
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Excisional Biopsy
  • Facelift
  • Facial Peel
  • Facial Reconstruction
  • Facial Rejuvenation, Advanced, Laser
  • Hylaform Injection
  • Liposuction
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Nasal Septum Surgery (Septoplasty)
  • Nipple Reconstruction
  • Non-Surgical Facelift
  • Nose Plastic Surgery (Rhinoplasty)
  • Radiesse® Injections
  • Restylane® Injections
  • Scar Revision Surgery
  • Sentinel Node Biopsy
  • Skin Biopsy
  • Skin Cancer Removal
  • Skin Grafts
  • Wound Repair
  • YAG Laser Capsulotomy


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Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

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0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

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


  • University Of Michigan Medical School
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1985
  • University Of Michigan Medical School
    Medical School | Graduated 1985
  • Med College Of Ohio Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1991
  • Plastic Surgery Consultants
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1999
  • Providence Hospital Med Ctrs
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1993

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society, 1987
  • Outstanding Resident Teacher, 1987
Media & Publications

Dr. Zavell has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Zavell's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Zavell to family and friends
based on 21 total reviews (2 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (20)

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  • 1

Dr. Zavell's Performance

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Office & Staff Performance

Office environment
Staff friendliness
Average wait time
10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (2)

Toledo, OH |
Dr. Zavelle and his staff are excellent, professional, kind and welcoming. From consultation to all of my post-op appointments, I was comfortable and was sure that I was in the best hands! Dr. Z was a "second opinion" and I am SO glad I went with my gut. Dr. Z's experience and knowledge in his...more
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Sylvania, OH |
I have had both surgical and non-surgical procedures from Dr. Zavell. He and his entire medical and office staff are professional, knowledgeable, friendly, and welcoming. I highly recommend Dr. Zavell!
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Dr. Zavell accepts 9 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • Medical Mutual of Ohio
  • Medicare
    Special Needs Plan SNP
  • Paramount
  • Tricare
    TriCare for Life
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Options PPO
    United Healthcare

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Hospitals where Dr. Zavell has admitting privileges

ProMedica Toledo Hospital
2142 N Cove Blvd
Toledo, OH 43606
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ProMedica Flower Hospital
5200 Harroun Rd
Sylvania, OH 43560
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Mercy St. Vincent Medical Center
2213 Cherry St
Toledo, OH 43608
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Mercy Saint Anne Hospital
3404 W Sylvania Ave
Toledo, OH 43623
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ProMedica Toledo Children's Hospital
2142 N Cove Blvd
Toledo, OH 43606
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ProMedica Wildwood Orthopaedic and Spine Hospital
2901 N Reynolds Rd
Toledo, OH 43615
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