Dr. Rodney Schmelzer, MD

Dr. Rodney Schmelzer, MD

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Cosmetic, Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery  ·  
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51 y/o
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Dr. Rodney Schmelzer, MD is a cosmetic, plastic & reconstructive surgery specialist in Salt Lake City, UT and has been practicing for 22 years. He specializes in cosmetic, plastic & reconstructive surgery and pediatric surgery.Read his story

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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Aetna
Choice Plus POS II
Altius Health Plans
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO

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Dr. Schmelzer's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Wound Repair
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Schmelzer performs Wound Repair more than 25% of his peers

Dr. Schmelzer performs this procedure more than 25% of his peers

Head and Neck Surgery
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Schmelzer performs Head and Neck Surgery more than 17% of his peers

Dr. Schmelzer performs this procedure more than 17% of his peers

Cranial Trauma
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Schmelzer treats Cranial Trauma more than 5% of his peers

Dr. Schmelzer treats this condition more than 5% of his peers

Dr. Schmelzer's conditions and procedures:

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Acrocephalosyndactyly
  • Adjacent Tissue Transfer
  • All Lymphoma
  • Apert Syndrome
  • Apnea of Infancy (AOI)
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Benign Tumor
  • Bone Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Cleft Lip
  • Cleft Lip and Palate
  • Cleft Palate
  • Cleft Palate Repair (Palatoplasty)
  • Congenital Deformity
  • Congenital Diseases
  • Congenital Heart Defects, Pediatric
  • Cosmetic Facial Surgery
  • Cosmetic Procedure
  • Cosmetic Surgical Procedure
  • Cranial Nerve Disorders
  • Cranial Neurological Surgery
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Cranioacrofacial Syndrome
  • Craniofacial Disorders
  • Craniosynostosis - Sagittal - Dandy-Walker Malformation - Hydrocephalus
  • Craniotomy
  • Dentofacial Anomalies
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Facelift
  • Facial Irregularities
  • Facial Nerve Repair
  • Facial Reconstruction
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Maxillofacial Surgery
  • Maxillofacial Trauma in Children
  • Moles (Benign Skin Lesions)
  • Nose Plastic Surgery (Rhinoplasty)
  • 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
  • Skin Grafts
  • Surgery, Trauma
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Treacher Collins Syndrome
  • Tumor Surgery
  • Wound Repair

About Me

Biography

Craniofacial Plastic surgery Board Certified and Fellowship Trained

Specialties

  • Cosmetic, Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
  • Pediatric Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

1997
Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
Medical School
1997

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

Awards

Dr. Schmelzer's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Schmelzer

4.2

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Dr. Schmelzer did an incredible job removing a cyst from the back of my head. He was professional, courteous, and made me feel confident and comfortable during the procedure. I would highly recommend him to anyone needing craniofacial or general plastic surgery.
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Dr Schmelzer is the best at taking care of his patients. He truly cares about them. He is especially great with kids. His skills and talents pale to none when it comes to his cranial and facial repairs. I highly recommend him to everyone .
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Easy to schedule and change appointments. Kid friendly, easily understandable.
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We've been with Dr. Schmelzer a little over 6 years and do not regret it. He has performed amazing work on our son and we can't thank him enough. He is the only doctor that our son is willing and happy to see which says a lot for our boy. I recommend Dr. Schmelzer and his team to everyone I come across.
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I’ve never been so dismissed or talked down to by a doctor. I came into his office for my son to be evaluated, he stormed in and asked me a few questions in a condensending manner - dismissing why I’m in even his office. I could hardly believe it and felt embarrassed (even though I had no reason to be, we were there as a referral from our pediatrician). He told me there’s nothing wrong with my son and walked out. Just walked out. It was so so strange.
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Dr Schmelzer & the team were very attentive to our concerns, explained things in ways that helped us understand what the next steps in our treatment were, the reason for their recommendations & outcomes of different scenarios. We left our appt with a clear direction of what to do next. Dr. Schmelzers team worked collaboratively to address a successful treatment plan & ongoing care for my 2 cleft kiddos. I feel that the best course of action was agreed upon quickly through a unified team approach
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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. My daughters plagiocephaly effected her forehead, her ears, and the back of her head. Now, you would never know she had a problem. He was professional and worked so hard in the interest of my child.
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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 he didnt take time to ask before it had gotten worse and was too late to fix. He said her hair will cover it anyway..didnt pay $1800 for that. They agreed to a refund but will not pay or return calls.
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I live out of state and Dr. Schmelzer has been great to work with us.
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