“Dr. Houser and his entire staff are awesome. They make you feel very comfortable and treat you like a friend that they have had for years.”
About Before &
Before and After photos of plastic surgery cases are available to be viewed and discussed during office consultations with Dr. Houser. Out of concern for patient privacy, Dr. Houser does not publish patient photos on the internet. Dr. Houser would be happy to show you before & after photos, in the security of our office.
Dr. Robert S. Houser
Dr. Houser is a native of central Ohio. Raised just north of Columbus, he was influenced by his father, Robert G. Houser, M.D., who dedicated over 38 years to the art of plastic surgery. Dr. Houser was fortunate to be exposed to the plastic surgery field early in his youth and carries on his father’s passion for providing quality cosmetic and reconstructive surgery in central Ohio.
After more than 3 years of sharing a practice with his father, Dr. Houser became a solo practitioner in August, 2006 upon his father’s retirement.
Dr. Houser has been practicing Plastic Surgery since 2003 and completed 6 years of residency education following medical school. The final 2 years of his training were dedicated solely to Plastic Surgery at The Ohio State University. Dr. Houser considers each patient’s unique qualities and personal desires when making treatment recommendations. He spends a great deal of time with each patient, making sure he understands what the patient is asking for, thus helping him deliver on patients’ expectations.
Dr. Houser received his undergraduate training at The Ohio State University, medical training at Ohio University, and his plastic surgery training at The Ohio State University. He is a former auxiliary faculty member at The Ohio State University in the plastic surgery program and currently participates in resident education in the general surgery program at Mount Carmel Medical Center. Dr. Houser was recognized in 2011 and 2012 by Patient’s Choice as One of America’s Most Compassionate Doctors and as a Patient’s Choice Physician in 2013.
Dr. Houser is Board Certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and is a Member of the American Society of Plastic Surgery. Dr. Houser is proud to be a Member of The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. Only about one-third of ABPS Board Certified plastic surgeons are elected to this prestigious organization.
Clinical Assistant, Professor of Surgery Division of Plastic Surgery, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio
Clinical Instructor, Department of Surgery, Mount Carmel Medical Center, Columbus, Ohio
The Diagnostic Accuracy of Technetium-99 Sestamibi Scintimammography in Detecting Malignant Breast Lesions. Surgical Rounds 24:15-22, 2001.
Cholecystectomy for biliary dyskinesia after cholecystokinin injection. Surgical Rounds 2005.
Dr. Houser’s Recent Honors and Awards Include:
2014 — Patients’ Choice Award
2014 — Top 10 Doctor Award
2013 — Patients’ Choice Award
2013 — Most Compassionate Doctor Award
2013 — Outstanding Specialty Medicine Physician Award, Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine
2012 — Patients’ Choice Award
2012 — Most Compassionate Doctor Award
2011 — Most Compassionate Doctor Award
2011 — Patients’ Choice Award
2008 — Resident Teaching Award, The Ohio State University Medical Center and College of Medicine, Division
of Plastic Surgery
2008 — Patients’ Choice Award
Beth A. Small
Beth is the heart of the operation. She manages the office and is the contact person for consultations and surgery scheduling. Her nearly 20 years of experience in plastic and cosmetic surgery as well as her unmatched understanding and concern gives her insight into each patient’s situation. She has a wealth of information and an approachable, friendly manner.
Denita assists in the operating room and is pivotal in the day-to-day activities of the office. Her kind demeanor and warm heart make her not only an invaluable member of our office staff, but also a welcome sight for patients.
Susan is the kind voice on the phone and warm smile at the reception desk. She feels the same responsibility to caring for our patients as the clinical staff.
Heidi handles the billing for the office. She has years of experience in dealing with insurance companies and can be a real asset when navigating the muddy waters of insurance coverage.
Karen Schenken, R.N.
Karen is another part of our wonderful operating room staff and assists both with surgery and administering sedation for office procedures. She is also fully trained and certified in advanced cardiac life support as well as operative room nursing.