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 graduated from Jefferson Medical College Of Thomas Jefferson University, Thomas Jefferson University in 2000 and 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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Accepted insurance

  • 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

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  • 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



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
based on 43 total reviews (7 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (43)

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Dr. Heffelfinger's Performance

Explains condition(s) well
Answers Questions
Time well spent

Office & Staff Performance

Office environment
Staff friendliness
Average wait time
16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (7)

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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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...more
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Long, long waits for everything and extremely unreliable when it comes to discussing cost of care with you.
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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.

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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...more
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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.

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