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Cosmetic Surgery | Female

Eyelid and Facial Aesthetics 630 Peter Jefferson Pkwy Ste 140 Charlottesville, VA 22911 Get Directions

Care Philosophy

It is my pleasure to serve patients with the finest state-of-the-art care with the best technology and skills available. Priorities are safe and effective treatments, patient comfort, and ultimately - optimal results and very happy patients! 

Biography

I have been blessed with God-given manual skills, superb training, interpersonal skills, and lots of experience in a high volume central Virginia practice. I am happy to provide state-of-the-art professional care and the latest laser technologies in cosmetic skin rejuvenation. My priorities are highly skilled procedural care, safe and effective treatments, and comfort before, during and after treatments. Our goal is to inform and guide you through your treatment, and also to be attentive to any concerns you may have as you are healing.

All procedural care is performed by me, Dr. Kaltreider - no treatments are delegated to non-MD staff. You will experience meticulous care, comfortable procedures, and precise results. Follow-up extends throughout the healing process and patients are encouraged to call and come in at any time if there are any concerns or worries while healing. Enjoy a comfortable, private facility with happy and helpful staff!

Past experience includes:

Major presentations of papers and research at National and International meetings

Publications of many original articles and book chapters

ASOPRS Program Chairman, 2000

Second Annual Dortzbach Lecturer, 1999 

American Academy of Ophthalmology Honor Award, 1994

Five-year Service Certificate, Medical College of Virginia, 1991

American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery membership after successful completion of oral and written examinations, thesis approval and presentation  at the annual meeting, 1987

Chief Resident, Department of Ophthalmology, Medical College of Virginia, 1984-1985

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Dr. Kaltreider's Performance
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    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well
    VERY GOOD
  • Answers Questions
    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent
    EXCELLENT
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    EXCELLENT
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  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Reviews (3)
in Afton, VA |
I've had two surgeries with Dr. kaltreider. Both were exceptional. Dr. Kaltreider is a skilled surgeon with a gifted hand. I wound not consider anyone else in her specialty.
in Waynesboro VA |
I have had several procedures done by Dr. Kaltreider and I highly recommend her to friends. She's the best!
in Culpeper, VA |
Dr. Kaltreider missed during surgery the small growth in my eye that she was trying to remove. 1 week post-op, I saw Dr. K who said it was "just swelling." She was very kind, but it was NOT swelling! I transferred to UVA since she missed it. Dr. K's office billed me for the full amount for "tumor removal"--$1200! I requested they consider lowering the bill and Monique the secretary was quite rude &no one returned my call. I paid the bill to end the drama. Would not recommend.
The tumor was not "missed" during surgery. A 1 cm vascular lesion, a varix, was removed from the orbit. On the follow up visit, a 1mm grain, likely calcium, was palpable. No residual varix was visible or palpable. I encouraged her not to push her finger deep into the orbit as this can cause harm to the delicate tissues around the eye. Orbital surgery involves risks to delicate structures within the eye socket and is performed by highly skilled surgeons. I am sorry that she sees this as drama.
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I have been blessed with God-given manual skills, superb training, interpersonal skills, and lots of experience in a high volume central Virginia practice. I am happy to provide state-of-the-art professional care and the latest laser technologies in cosmetic skin rejuvenation. My priorities are highly skilled procedural care, safe and effective treatments, and comfort before, during and after treatments. Our goal is to inform and guide you through your treatment, and also to be attentive to any concerns you may have as you are healing.

All procedural care is performed by me, Dr. Kaltreider - no treatments are delegated to non-MD staff. You will experience meticulous care, comfortable procedures, and precise results. Follow-up extends throughout the healing process and patients are encouraged to call and come in at any time if there are any concerns or worries while healing. Enjoy a comfortable, private facility with happy and helpful staff!

Past experience includes:

Major presentations of papers and research at National and International meetings

Publications of many original articles and book chapters

ASOPRS Program Chairman, 2000

Second Annual Dortzbach Lecturer, 1999 

American Academy of Ophthalmology Honor Award, 1994

Five-year Service Certificate, Medical College of Virginia, 1991

American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery membership after successful completion of oral and written examinations, thesis approval and presentation  at the annual meeting, 1987

Chief Resident, Department of Ophthalmology, Medical College of Virginia, 1984-1985

Dr. Kaltreider's Care Philosophy

It is my pleasure to serve patients with the finest state-of-the-art care with the best technology and skills available. Priorities are safe and effective treatments, patient comfort, and ultimately - optimal results and very happy patients! 

Dr. Kaltreider says...

I have provided Oculoplastics subspecialty care in Virginia for 30 years, and have extensive surgical experience in surgery of the eyelids, orbit, and lacrimal system. Procedures within my expertise include eyelid surgery - cosmetic and functional, orbital tumor and trauma surgery, lacrimal (tear drainage) surgery, and reconstructive surgery. Facial cosmetic procedures also include Botox® injections, MiXto® CO2 Fractional  laser skin resurfacing, photofacials (OPL), filler injections, and micropigmentation (permanent makeup). My background, technical skills in microsurgery, expertise in local anesthesia in the eyelid and facial area, and in-depth knowledge of facial anatomy allow me to deliver safe, effective and comfortable procedures. More than thirty years of experience have given me insight into various combinations of procedures to provide optimal results. I am uniquely qualified to present my clients with options for their care that are particularly suited to individual needs.

Dr. Kaltreider says...

My educational background includes a B.S. in Chemistry at the College of William & Mary followed by an M.D. at Medical College of Virginia – Virginia Commonwealth University. After internship and a year of residency in Primary Care, I completed Ophthalmology Residency program at MCV-VCU. I was fortunate to study Oculoplastic, Reconstructive, Orbital & Lacrimal Surgery under Dr. Richard K. Dortzbach, a premier Oculoplastic Surgeon at University of Wisconsin. I enjoyed many years in academic practice - 6 years at MCV, and 11 years at UVA. During this time, I provided care to my patients, taught residents, pursued clinical research, published articles and book chapters, and participating in domestic and foreign teaching trips. In 2003, I started a private solo practice, and have expanded to include the latest technology in skin resurfacing, photofacial treatments, fillers, and other cosmetic non-invasive treatments. It is a joy to help my patients look and feel their best at any age!

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  •  Specializes in Cosmetic Surgery
  •  Board certified in Ophthalmology
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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  • Ophthalmology

Conditions Treated

  • Bell's Palsy
  • Blepharitis
  • Blocked Tear Duct
  • Chalazion
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Dry Eyes
  • Ectropion of Eyelid
  • Entropion
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Eyelid Spasm
  • Graves' Disease
  • Tear Duct Disorders
  • Trichiasis

Education

  • Medical School
    Va Commonwealth Univ Sch Of Med

    Graduated in 1980

  • Internship Hospital
    Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center

    Completed in 1981

  • Residency Hospital
    Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center

    Completed in 1982

  • Fellowship Hospital
    University Of Wisconsin-Madison

    Completed in 1986

  • Undergraduate School
    College Of William & Mary, Williamsburg Va, Bs Chemistry

    Graduated in 1976

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Specialties

  • Cosmetic Surgery
  • Oculoplastic Surgery

Procedures Performed

  • Blepharoplasty
  • Canthoplasty and Canthopexy
  • Cosmetic Eyelid Surgery
  • Dacryocystorhinostomy
  • Dermal Filler
  • Enucleation of Eye
  • Excision of Chalazion
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Laser Skin Rejuvenation
  • Laser Skin Resurfacing
  • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation
  • Orbital Decompression and Orbitotomy
  • Reconstructive Eyelid Surgery
  • Repair of Brow Ptosis and Blepharoptosis
  • Repair of Entropion or Ectropion
  • Repair of Lid Retraction
  • Tear Duct Surgery