Dr. Joseph M. Mlakar, MD

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Dr. Joseph M. Mlakar, MD

Plastic Surgery | Male

Plastic Surgery Innovations 9933 Dupont Circle Dr W Ste 120, Fort Wayne, IN 46825 Get Directions
(260) 490-4673

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      Dr. Mlakar's Review Details
      4.6 based on 23 responses
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      • Helpfulness
         (23)
      • Staff
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      • Scheduling
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      Experience with Dr. Mlakar
      • Level of trust in provider's decisions
         (23)
      • How well provider explains medical condition(s)
         (23)
      • How well provider listens and answers questions
         (23)
      • Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
         (23)
      Dr. Mlakar's Office & Staff
      • Ease of scheduling urgent appointments
         (23)
      • Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.
         (23)
      • Staff friendliness and courteousness
         (22)
      • Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
        10 – 15 minutes (22)
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      Dr. Mlakar says

       Our best ideas and our best directions come from our patient's feedback.  Most of the feedback we hear is very positive, and that is encouraging.  Occasionally, we hear how we can get better, or how we didn't meet the mark on some issue with some patient.  If we hear about it, we try to fix, especially if it's a problem or an issue that we can fix.  There is some patients in every plastic surgery practice who don't have expectations that we can meet.  We are hopeful that others reading our reviews will understand this.  We also hope that our happy patients are the loudest voice on our review sites.  So tell us what you think!

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      I had a previous plastic surgery that ended in disappointment. I sought out Dr. Joe to see if there was something that could be done to repair the previous errors from a surgeon years prior. He listened to all my concerns and after an exam, he explained that he could help me. He took extra time and met with me a few separate times. I wanted to be very informed the second time around.I had all my questions answered and felt confident in his abilities and knowledge.It was a success!I am so pleased
      in Fort Wayne IN |
      I have worked with dr Mlakar more than once. Numerous times actually. There is a reason I keep coming back to him and his staff. He is by far the best there is. And to let u all know- I have been to others. I have had hands on comparison and I will NEVER go to anyone else as long a he is practicing. dr Mlakar is a very passionate, devoted, talented, professional, kind, understanding, flexible, genuine doctors I have had the pleasure of dealing with. His staff especially Karen are just as good.
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      Specialties

      • Plastic Surgery
      • Cosmetic Surgery
      • Craniofacial Plastic Surgery
      • Facial Cosmetic Surgery

      Board Certifications

      Why It Matters: Dr. Mlakar's Board Certifications

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      • Plastic Surgery

      Conditions Treated

      • Birthmark
      • Breast Hypoplasia
      • Breast Lump
      • Breast Ptosis
      • Burn Injuries
      • Capsular Contracture of Breast Implant
      • Cleft Lip
      • Congenital Anomalies of Breast
      • Dentofacial Anomalies
      • Gynecomastia
      • Large Breasts
      • Localized Fat Deposits
      • Moles (Benign Skin Lesions)
      • Oral and-or Facial Cleft
      • Skin Aging
      • Skin Cancer
      • Small Chin
      • Third-Degree Burns
      • Wrinkles

      Procedures Performed

      • 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
      • Cleft Palate Repair (Palatoplasty)
      • Cosmetic Facial Surgery
      • Cosmetic Surgical Procedure
      • Destruction of Benign Skin Lesion
      • Ear Plastic Surgery (Otoplasty)
      • Ear Surgery
      • Excision of Benign Skin Lesion
      • Excision of Skin Cancer
      • Excision of Skin Lesion
      • Eyelid Surgery
      • Facelift
      • Facial Reconstruction
      • Head and Neck Surgery
      • Lip, Excision or Resection
      • Liposuction
      • Nipple Reconstruction
      • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation
      • Nose Plastic Surgery (Rhinoplasty)
      • Reconstructive Eyelid Surgery
      • Restylane® Injections
      • Skin and Tissue Reduction
      • Skin Grafts
      • Wound Repair

      Background Check

      • 0
        Malpractice Claims

        No malpractice history found for Indiana.

      • 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.

      Education

      • Medical School
        Northeastern Ohio Universities College Of Medicine

        Graduated in 1985

      • Internship Hospital
        Butterworth Hospital Mich St University

        Completed in 1986

      • Residency Hospital
        Butterworth Hospital Mich St University

        Completed in 1988

        Gramec

        Completed in 1990

      • Fellowship Hospital
        Chldns Hospital Usc School Med

        Completed in 1992

        Shriners Hospital University Tex Med Br

        Completed in 1991

      • Undergraduate School
        Kent State University

        Graduated in 1982

      Awards & Recognition

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      Languages Spoken

      • English
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      Dr. Mlakar's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

      • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
      • Specializes in Plastic Surgery
      • Board certified in Plastic Surgery
      • No malpractice claims found
      • No sanctions found
      • No board actions found
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      Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
      10 – 15 minutes

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      Dr. Mlakar's Care Philosophy

      We're here to help people.  We deal with babies, older people, and mainly people in between.  We help people with skin cancer and breast cancer.  We help babies born with congenital deformity such as cleft lip and palate.  We do a lot of cosmetic surgery including breast augmentation and rhinoplasty. And we help many people who just want to look and feel a little better about themselves in their appearance, whether changes are associated with aging, weight loss, or post-pregnancy.  We are here to help you look and feel your best.

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      Dr. Mlakar says...

       Our best ideas and our best directions come from our patient's feedback.  Most of the feedback we hear is very positive, and that is encouraging.  Occasionally, we hear how we can get better, or how we didn't meet the mark on some issue with some patient.  If we hear about it, we try to fix, especially if it's a problem or an issue that we can fix.  There is some patients in every plastic surgery practice who don't have expectations that we can meet.  We are hopeful that others reading our reviews will understand this.  We also hope that our happy patients are the loudest voice on our review sites.  So tell us what you think!