Dr. Ryan Heffelfinger, MD

Dr. Ryan Heffelfinger, MD

Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery  |  
Male  |  
45 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Ryan Heffelfinger, MD is a facial plastic & reconstructive surgery doctor who practices in Philadelphia, PA. He is 45 years old and has been practicing for 17 years. Dr. Heffelfinger is affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University Hospital—Jefferson Health.

Thomas Jefferson University - Department of Otolaryngology

925 Chestnut St Fl 7

Philadelphia, PA 19107
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Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Amerihealth
  • AvMed
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • CoreSource
  • Coventry Health Care
  • EmblemHealth
  • Golden Rule
  • HealthPartners
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Humana
  • Independence Blue Cross

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Care Philosophy

Ryan Heffelfinger is bored certified in Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.
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Dr. Heffelfinger's Experience

Dr. Heffelfinger'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 Otolaryngology and Plastic Surgery & Facial Surgery
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found


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

Board Certifications

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

Conditions Treated

  • Broken Nose
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Deviated Septum
  • Enlarged Turbinates
  • Facial Fracture
  • Facial Trauma
  • Skin Cancer


  • Blepharoplasty
  • Botox® Injection
  • Cosmetic Facial Surgery
  • Ear Plastic Surgery (Otoplasty)
  • Earlobe Repair
  • Facelift
  • Facial Reconstruction
  • Microvascular Surgery
  • Nasal Septum Surgery (Septoplasty)
  • Nose Plastic Surgery (Rhinoplasty)
  • Reconstructive Surgery
  • Restylane® Injections
  • Rhinoscopy
  • Scar Revision Surgery
  • Sinus Surgery
  • Wound Repair

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Pennsylvania.

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.


  • 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

Dr. Heffelfinger has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Heffelfinger's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Heffelfinger to family and friends
based on 42 total reviews (6 with comments)
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 (6)
in Philadelphia, PA |
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 directed me to another Dr in the same field with a wait time of about a month. No help at all. Complete waste of time and money.
in Philadelphia, PA |
Dr. Heff is incredibly down to earth, intelligent, and listened to all of my questions and concerns. I'd recommend him because he comes off more as a doctor than a plastic surgeon. I know that doesn't make much sense, but there's a trustworthiness and class about him that sets him apart. I cannot recommend him enough.
in Philadelphia |
Long, long waits for everything and extremely unreliable when it comes to discussing cost of care with you.
I do apologize for the long wait, I wish I had better control over this. Unfortunately this is the limitation of working at an academic institution. I am not sure what you mean about the cost of care. I am not really involved in this, whether it be cosmetic or through insurance. This is dictated by employer and if you have specific questions I would be happy to help you.
in Swedesboro, NJ |
waited over an hour for my first visit. I was interested in a medical consult about options for eye surgery. The office staff was eager to ask for cash up front and to take pictures for possible insurance claim. I refused both requests until I met with the doctor.When I asked the doctor what he thought about my condition, his response was "the eyebrows are the parts that have hair and the eyelids go over the eyes" Really?? Very unprofessional.
I apologize for the confusion, but I was trying to describe the difference between eyelid and brow ptosis. Often this is very confusing for patients. In my practice, I treat brow ptosis, but not eyelid ptosis. If you are interested in "medical" options for eyelid surgery, the first thing your insurance company will ask for is pictures. This is why my office staff wanted to take them. I wish you the best of luck in your search for a doctor that can meet your expectations.
in Newtown, PA |
Dr. Heffelfinger may well be a fine ENT, but I never saw him. I was kept waiting for 2.5 hours in the office. Every time I asked the nurse for status, it was you're next! ...he'll be right there! in a way that suggests this is the norm. By 4 PM, after not seeing the Dr for a 1:30 appt, I had to leave. A half a day wasted. Based on this, the office seems badly run, and patients' time not respected.
in Princeton, NJ |
He completed my Rhinoplasty and Turbinectomy. I couldn't have asked for a better surgeon. He is so professional and really has your best interest at heart and wants to make you look and feel your best. And he does! Thanks to him I love my new nose and it is more functional and attractive. I 115% recommend him.
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Dr. Heffelfinger accepts 19 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Amerihealth
    Amerihealth HMO
    Amerihealth PPO
    Direct POS
  • AvMed
    Open Access
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • CoreSource
  • Coventry Health Care
    Carelink PPO
    Group Plan PPO
  • EmblemHealth
  • Golden Rule
  • HealthPartners
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
    Direct Access
    Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
    Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield POS
    Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
  • Humana
  • Independence Blue Cross
    Personal Choice PPO
  • Keystone Health Plan East
    Keystone Health Plan East HMO
  • Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • QualCare
    QualCare HMO
    QualCare PPO
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Navigate HMO
    Navigate POS
    Options PPO

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