Dr. Richard Lou, MD

Cosmetic, Plastic & Reconstructive SurgeryMaleAge 44

Cosmetic, Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery

Dr. Richard Lou, MD is a Cosmetic, Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery Specialist in Akron, OH and has over 17 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from UNIV OF AR COLL OF MED in 2005. He is affiliated with Akron Children's Hospital. His office accepts new patients.

Dr. Richard Lou, MD

Akron Children's Hospital

1 Perkins Sq Akron, OH 44308
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Based on 34 ratings

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Excellent care
Our child is a patient of Dr Lou's. From our very first meeting our child felt comfortable and at ease with him. He explained everything about the procedure and was very receptive to any questions or concerns we had. The day of the procedure we felt very comfortable entrusting our child's safety in his care. Follow ups have been wonderful and informative. Our child was very happy with Dr Lou's care and the procedure outcome... It really impacted self confidence. We would highly recommend Dr Lou.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Aug 12, 2022
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Great Doctor
Dr. Lou was the plastic surgeon that took care of my daughter's hand after she burnt it. She had to have a skin graph. He was a pleasure to work with. He explained everything in a way my daughter and I could understand and made sure to answer any questions and took care of any concerns we had. A year after her surgery my daughter is fully recovered and doing great. I would recommend Dr. Lou to anyone that has a child dealing with a burn of any kind.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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AMB – May 23, 2022
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I highly recommend Dr Lou!????????
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Yvonne Brown – Aug 17, 2021
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Dr. Lou walked us through every step of the procedure and answered all of our questions for over a year of our staged surgeries and the process that went with them. We felt totally secure in his care and his bedside manner is really superior. We felt heard and like his listened to us every step of the way.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Momof3 – Aug 11, 2021
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Dr. Lou performed breast reduction surgery on my 18 year old daughter. He was professional and he prepared her for the surgery and the outcome is life changing.
What went well
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Sue Brogan – Jun 22, 2021
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Dr. Lou has been my plastic surgeon for the past year and a half. He did my breast reduction last year and a scar revision this year. He explained everything very thoroughly to me and my mother. He made us feel very comfortable throughout the whole process. Whenever I had any questions or concerns, I felt very comfortable coming to him. My first surgery went well, however I experienced some scarring and the results weren’t quite perfect. After my first surgery, Dr. Lou assessed me and decided that a scar revision surgery would be a good option. He took his time and wanted to make sure I was happy. I had my final surgery and he really did such a great job. I strongly recommend Dr. Lou because he really cares about his patients and takes his time to make sure the results are exactly what you want.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Marina – Jan 12, 2021
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My 17 year-old daughter had breast reduction surgery with Dr. Lou. From our very first consultation through post op care, he has been absolutely amazing! He is extremely knowledgeable and personable, and every detail was covered and discussed so that my daughter was comfortable and well prepared. He ensured the surgery was completed to his high expectations and that my daughter would be satisfied and happy with her results. This has been life changing for her, the results are incredible, her pain and discomfort are gone. We are so thankful to have found Dr. Lou. HIGHLY recommended!! Thank you Dr. Lou!!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Lucarelli family – Oct 13, 2020
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Dr. Lou preformed a breast reduction on my 17 yr old daughter. He made her and I feel comfortable and informed. His attention to detail led to perfect results, with wonderful post op care. I highly recommend Dr. Lou!
What went well
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Steiger Family – Sep 15, 2020
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He explained everything when my daughter had a cyst removed and answered any questions i had He is the best
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Heather S Eddy – Feb 25, 2020
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Dr. Lou did surgery on my daughter in December. He went above and beyond to make her feel comfortable throughout the entire process. He was very thorough and explained everything in terms we could understand. Dr. Lou was always available and willing to answer any questions we had, which was very comforting to me as a parent. His office staff was very friendly, professional, and willing to answer questions as well. I would highly recommend Dr. Lou to anyone needing care for their child. Thank you Dr. Lou!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Feb 18, 2020
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My son had surgery in March with Dr Lou and we couldn’t be happier with the results! Dr. Lou took his time to explain everything in detail and answer any questions we had. He even took the extra time to call and get our insurance to approve the surgery. I would defiantly recommend Dr Lou!
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Apr 10, 2019
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Dr. Lou was very helpful and professional through my entire procedure and recovery. He took the time to answer questions and explain anything that was needed. I highly recommend him as a surgeon.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Canal Fulton, OH – Feb 20, 2019
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Amazing Dr. in skill, and professionalism. He did a wonderful complex removal of our daughters birthmark, It was very intricate and difficult. Would def recommend the Dr. to everyone.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Leighanna Ulrich in Uhrichsville, OH – Sep 17, 2018
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We had a wonderful experience with Dr. Lou! He is a true professional- competent, skilled, thorough and trustworthy. He is attentive and focused and we feel confident our daughter had the best doctor for her surgical needs. He definitely went above and beyond to care for our child. We feel fortunate to have found Dr. Lou and would not hesitate to recommend him to anyone!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Carrie Fahl in Kent, OH – Jun 26, 2018
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Dr Lou took care of my son after a sports injury. He was very thorough and took the time to make sure he explained everything and answered all of our questions. His work is impeccable and my son looks as if the injury never happened. He went the extra mile to make sure my son was happy with the outcome.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Jun 05, 2018
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My experience with Dr. Lou was outstanding. Everything was explained throughly multiple times so I knew exactly what was going on. My family and friends were informed with how I was doing in my surgery multiple times. All my question were answered before surgery and all have been answered since. He has helped every step with the healing process and the line is always open to call for questions.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Alicia Smith in Akron – Apr 24, 2018
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Dr. Lou performed an excision of a lesion on our daughters scalp. Dr. Lou is pleasant, polite, and takes his time to thoroughly address any questions or concerns that you may have. We highly recommend Dr. Lou and would gladly return for any future care of our children.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Lindsay L. in Ohio – Apr 19, 2018
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Dr. Lou surpassed our expectations, Very gentle and personable, explained procedures and what I was to expect as well concerning length of healing time. I would definately recomend him.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Lola Meeks in Akron – Feb 21, 2018
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Complete professional. He treated my 11 year old daughter. She felt completely comfortable with him. Dr Lou removed a cyst on her face and the scar was nearly impossible to see even as soon as the bandages were removed. Excellent work! Highly recommend him and his staff at Akron Children’s Hospital.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Joshua Hunt in Orrville, Ohio – Jan 16, 2018
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Very thorough throughout the process. Easy to reach and talk to. Very happy with the results.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
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Jan 01, 2018
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Care Philosophy

I believe in putting my patients first.  They are my priority, and I am fully dedicated to getting it right.  I'll do everything I can for them,...Read more

Specialties

  • Cosmetic, Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
  • Burn Surgery
  • Critical Care Medicine
  • Trauma Surgery
  • Wound & Burn Care

Board Certifications

  • Critical Care Surgery
  • General Surgery
  • Plastic Surgery

Education

University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Memphis
Fellowship Hospital
Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center
Fellowship Hospital
University of Cincinnati and Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Centers
Residency Hospital
University of Arkansas For Medical Sciences
Internship Hospital
2005
UNIV OF AR COLL OF MED
Medical School
Southern Methodist University
Undergraduate School
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What are Dr. Richard Lou, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Lou frequently treats Burn Injuries, Third-Degree Burns, and Second-Degree Burns. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Lou treats.

Where is Dr. Richard Lou, MD's office located?

Dr. Lou's office is located at 1 Perkins Sq, Akron, OH 44308. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Dr. Lou's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Burn Injuries
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Lou treats Burn Injuries more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Lou treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Chemical Burn
  • Chemical Burn - Airways
  • Chemical Burn - Eyes
  • Chemical Burn - Ingestion
  • Chemical Burn - Inhalation
  • Chemical Burn - Skin
  • Electrical Burn
  • Second-Degree Burns
  • Third-Degree Burns
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Third-Degree Burns
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Lou treats Third-Degree Burns more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Lou treats this condition more than 97% of his peers

Second-Degree Burns
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Lou treats Second-Degree Burns more than 96% of his peers

Dr. Lou treats this condition more than 96% of his peers

Dr. Lou's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Pain
  • Bedsores
  • Benign Tumor
  • Big Ears
  • Birthmark
  • Breast Diseases
  • Breast Hypoplasia
  • Breast Ptosis
  • Burn Injuries
  • Cancer
  • Capsular Contracture of Breast Implant
  • Cleft Lip
  • Congenital Anomalies of Breast
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Gigantomastia
  • Gynecomastia
  • Hidradenitis
  • Ileus
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Large Breasts
  • Lipomas
  • Liposuction
  • Liver Cancer
  • Localized Fat Deposits
  • Moles (Benign Skin Lesions)
  • Oral and-or Facial Cleft
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Rib Fracture
  • Second-Degree Burns
  • Skin Aging
  • Skin and Tissue Reduction
  • Skin Cancer
  • Skin Grafts
  • Third-Degree Burns
  • Wrinkles

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(330) 543-2110

Dr. Lou accepts the following insurance:

Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
Blue Preferred Plus POS
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Cigna
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO

Locations

Akron Children's Hospital

Akron Children's Hospital1 Perkins Sq Akron, OH 44308
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Akron Children's Hospital

Paul and Carol David Foundation Burn Institute214 W Bowery St Akron, OH 44308
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Akron, OH

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