Dr. Rodney Schmelzer, MD

Dr. Rodney Schmelzer, MD

Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
50 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Rodney Schmelzer, MD is a facial plastic & reconstructive surgery specialist in Salt Lake City, UT and has been practicing for 21 years. He specializes in facial plastic & reconstructive surgery, facial plastic surgery, and more.

Plastic Surgery Associates

5089 S 900 E Ste 100

Salt Lake City, UT 84117
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Altius Health Plans
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • MultiPlan

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Schmelzer performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Wound Repair
more than 23% of peers
Head and Neck Surgery
more than 19% of peers
Excision of Skin Lesion
more than 11% of peers

Dr. Schmelzer's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

4  Specialties

  • Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
  • Facial Plastic Surgery
  • Pediatric Surgery
  • Plastic Surgery-Head & Neck

1  Board Certifications

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

31  Conditions Treated

  • Acrocephalosyndactyly
  • All Lymphoma
  • Apert Syndrome
  • Apnea of Infancy (AOI)
  • Bone Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Cleft Lip
  • Cleft Lip and Palate
  • Cleft Palate
  • Congenital Deformity
  • Congenital Diseases
  • Congenital Heart Defects, Pediatric
  • Cranial Nerve Disorders
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Cranioacrofacial Syndrome
  • Craniofacial Disorders
  • Craniosynostosis - Sagittal - Dandy-Walker Malformation - Hydrocephalus
  • Dentofacial Anomalies
  • Facial Irregularities
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Maxillofacial Trauma in Children
  • Oral and-or Facial Cleft
  • Pediatric Head and Neck Disorders
  • Pediatric Neck Neoplasms
  • Pfeiffer Syndrome
  • Pfeiffer Syndrome, Type I
  • Pfeiffer Syndrome, Type II
  • Pfeiffer Syndrome, Type III
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Treacher Collins Syndrome

19  Procedures

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Adjacent Tissue Transfer
  • Cleft Palate Repair (Palatoplasty)
  • Cosmetic Facial Surgery
  • Cosmetic Procedure
  • Cosmetic Surgical Procedure
  • Cranial Neurological Surgery
  • Craniotomy
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Facelift
  • Facial Nerve Repair
  • Facial Reconstruction
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Maxillofacial Surgery
  • Surgery, Trauma
  • Tumor Surgery
  • Wound Repair

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Utah.

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.


  • Case Western Reserve University School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1997

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Schmelzer has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Schmelzer's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Schmelzer to family and friends
18 total reviews (3 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (18)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Schmelzer's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (3)

My daughter had torticollous and ended up with moderate/severe plagiocephaly (flat head). She had a helmet for 6 months (growth spurts were slow). My son, due to torticollous, has a mild flat spot and he will get a helmet. Dr. Schmelzer is the BEST at what he does. He came to us HIGHLY recommended....more
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The most unprofessional/dishonest practice! My daughter did a cranial helmet with Dr. Schmelzer for plagiocephaly- flat head. He removed it prematurely, without asking about developmental milestones. Later he admitted the only form of regression is from developmental delays. She was delayed but...more
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I live out of state and Dr. Schmelzer has been great to work with us.
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