It’s not as simple as the name says.
Here’s a look at some of the top plastic surgeons in Michigan who have had to take on a lot of debt over the years to pay for their surgeries.1.
David J. Johnson, M.D.
The doctor who was once hailed as a plastic surgeon for his surgeries in New York and California was known for his extravagant personal style and penchant for the latest technology.
Johnson was featured in “The Biggest Loser” and had a reputation as a tough guy in his office.
He also had a history of having patients come in and pay for his procedures.
His hospital bills in Michigan totaled $2,400,000, according to Michigan records.2.
Robert L. O’Neil, M, BSN, BMS, MBSThe former University of Michigan football player had a long history of debt, including his $3.5 million plastic surgery operation to repair a hernia and $3 million surgery to repair his knee, records show.
He has since taken on $2.8 million in medical debt, mostly inpatient hospital bills.
He was also hit with a $2 million bill for his surgical retouching and repair work.3.
Dr. Michael J. Pritchett, MSc, BLS, MPSB, MSPADr.
Michael Pritchettt is one of the nation’s leading plastic surgeons.
He is the director of the University of California, Los Angeles Plastic Surgery and Orthopaedic Center, where he is credited with transforming some of his patients into a happy, successful family.
In 2012, Pritcher, who was known to be on the cutting edge of plastic surgery technology, made headlines when he underwent a $3 billion surgery to replace his right leg.4.
Dr Brian P. Rittner, MCSW, BBS, BFSMThe former head of plastic and reconstructive surgery at the University Medical Center of New York in New Haven, Connecticut, has had a large number of surgeries and had to borrow a lot to pay the bills.
Ritter was criticized in 2013 when he was forced to repay $4 million in bills, mainly inpatient care.
Ritner is the president of the National Association of Plastic Surgeons, which he chairs.5.
Dr Thomas C. Kallstrom, MRS, BPS, BASMThe University of Wisconsin Medical Center plastic surgeon was one of only a handful of surgeons in the U.S. to receive a gold medal for his work in reconstructive plastic surgery in the 2010 New England Journal of Medicine, according a news release from the hospital. K