Dr. Rodney Schmelzer, MD


Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery | Male

Plastic Surgery Associates 5089 S 900 E Ste 100 Salt Lake City, UT 84117 Get Directions
Dr. Rodney Schmelzer, MD

Dr. Rodney Schmelzer, MD is a facial plastic & reconstructive surgery doctor who practices in Salt Lake City, UT. He is 49 years old and has been practicing for 20 years. Dr. Schmelzer is affiliated with Utah Valley Regional Medical Center, Primary Children's Hospital, Salt Lake Regional Medical Center and Intermountain Medical Center.

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Patient Comments (3)
in Clearfield, UT |
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.
Riverton, UT |
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.
in Walla Walla, Washington |
I live out of state and Dr. Schmelzer has been great to work with us.
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      Dr. Schmelzer's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

      •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
      •  Specializes in Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
      •  Board certified in Plastic Surgery
      •  Malpractice claims in Utah not available
      •  No sanctions found
      •  No board actions found

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      • Plastic Surgery

      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 Diseases
      • Cranial Trauma
      • Cranioacrofacial Syndrome
      • Craniofacial Disorders
      • Craniosynostosis - Sagittal - Dandy-Walker Malformation - Hydrocephalus
      • Dentofacial Anomalies
      • Facial Irregularities
      • Gastrointestinal Diseases
      • Localized Fat Deposits
      • 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
      • Second-Degree Burns
      • Skin Cancer
      • Treacher Collins Syndrome


      • Medical School
        Case Western Reserve University School Of Medicine

        Graduated in 1997

      Languages Spoken

      • English
      • Spanish

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

      Procedures Performed

      • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
      • Adjacent Tissue Transfer
      • Bone Marrow Biopsy
      • Cleft Palate Repair (Palatoplasty)
      • Cosmetic Facial Surgery
      • Cosmetic Procedure
      • Cosmetic Surgical Procedure
      • Cranial Neurological Surgery
      • Craniotomy
      • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
      • Excision of Benign Skin Lesion
      • Excision of Skin Lesion
      • Eyelid Surgery
      • Facelift
      • Facial Nerve Repair
      • Facial Reconstruction
      • Head and Neck Surgery
      • Lip, Excision or Resection
      • Maxillofacial Surgery
      • Port Placements or Replacements
      • Skin Grafts
      • Skin and Tissue Reduction
      • Surgery, Trauma
      • Tumor Surgery
      • Wound Repair