Dr. Ryan Heffelfinger, MD

Dr. Ryan Heffelfinger, MD

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

Accepting new patients

Dr. Ryan Heffelfinger, MD is a facial plastic & reconstructive surgery specialist in Philadelphia, PA and has been practicing for 12 years. He specializes in facial plastic & reconstructive surgery and otolaryngology-head and neck surgery.

Thomas Jefferson University - Department of Otolaryngology

925 Chestnut St Fl 7

Philadelphia, PA 19107
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Insurance Accepted

  • Accepts most major Health Plans. Please contact our office for details.
  • Aetna
  • Amerihealth
  • AvMed
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Cigna-HealthSpring
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • CoreSource
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Devon Health
  • EmblemHealth
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Geisinger Health Plan

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Top Care Areas

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Facial Reconstruction
very high
more than 94% of peers
Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
more than 91% of peers
Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
more than 90% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Heffelfinger "Ryan Heffelfinger is bored certified in Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery."

2  Specialties

  • Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
  • Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery

2  Board Certifications

  • Otolaryngology
    Accredited by: American Board of Otolaryngology*
  • Plastic Surgery & Facial Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

12  Conditions Treated

22  Procedures

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

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0 Sanctions

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0 Board Actions

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  • Jefferson Medical College Of Thomas Jefferson University, Thomas Jefferson University
    Medical School | Graduated 2000
  • Thomas Jefferson University Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2001
  • Thos Jefferson University Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2005
  • UCLA Medical Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2006

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Heffelfinger's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Heffelfinger to family and friends
47 total reviews (10 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (47)

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  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Heffelfinger's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (10)

I would highly recommend Dr. Heffelfinger if you are considering him as a plastic surgeon. I had facial reconstruction due to skin cancer spreading over my cheek. It took months of follow ups but my face is almost back to normal. Dr. Heffelfinger always explained every procedure and has a great...more
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I very recently had surgery done by Dr. Heffelfinger. I had a turbinate reduction, sinuses opened, septoplasty with hump removal and a collapse in my cartilage fixed. I am very pleased with the results. I am breathing clearer and the appearance of my nose if exactly what I imagined it would look...more
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For years I thought about having plastic surgery but was too nervous. I did a lot of research and went for a few different consults. Dr. Heffelfinger was one of the doctors I saw, because of his extremely impressive list of credentials. He made me feel comfortable because he was very...more
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took my 15 year old son to see Dr. Heffelfinger. he took care of the ear injury my son had sustained and did very nice work. would definitely go back.
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Wouldn't listen to the problems I described. Looked at a problem completely unrelated to the pain I was having, and when asked why he didn't look at the area I was having a problem with he couldn't give me an answer other than I was young enough that it was probably nothing major and instead...more
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