The Plastic Surgery Center is the longest standing private plastic surgery practice in the state of Kansas. Throughout the last fifty years, our mission has been and continues to be to provide the highest quality of care along with the highest standard of safety and technical expertise to our patients.
For five decades, our doctors, nurses, and staff have dedicated themselves to the care of our reconstructive, cosmetic and skin care patients through continued education and the highest board certifications. You will only find the most qualified plastic surgeons at our office.
Let’s look at a condensed history of the practice.
In 1968, Dr. Gerald Nelson opened the Plastic Surgery Center on North Emporia in Wichita. Over the next five decades, the office would move several more times, including once across from Wesley on Hillside. The final move happened in 2005 when the office landed at its current location on Webb Road.
Dr. Thomas Kendall joined the practice in 1970. During the 1970s, Dr. Nelson and Dr. Kendall began the Wichita Cleft Palate Clinic which is still in existence today and run by the Plastic Surgery Center. In addition, Dr. Kendall was instrumental in starting the Wesley Hyperbaric Oxygen Unit and the St. Francis Burn Unit where the Plastic Surgery Center physicians worked on burn patients.
In 1975, Dr. Richard Shaw joined the Plastic Surgery Center, and later in 1976, Dr. Bruce Ferris rounded out the practice of four plastic surgeons who were dedicated to providing excellence in plastic surgery.
The 1990s-Present Day
In 2006, Dr. Amy Sprole joined Dr. Ferris and became the first woman plastic surgeon in the Wichita area. In 2017, Dr. Nataliya Biskup joined the practice with not only a focus on plastic surgery but on pediatric and craniofacial plastic surgery.
Much of the early practice involved reconstructive surgery including trauma patients and hand surgery as well as cosmetic surgery. Over the years the cosmetic surgical and non-surgical side of the practice has greatly increased. In the 1990s, there was such a demand for aesthetic skin care such as injectables, fillers, laser treatments and medical grade skin care products that the office began offering an entire menu of minimally invasive to non-invasive skin care treatments.
Giving Back to the Community
During the five decades of the Plastic Surgery Center, our physicians have and continue to serve as Clinical Assistant Professors of Surgery at the University of Kansas School of Medicine in Wichita, taught surgical residents, and written papers on a variety of topics. Our plastic surgeons have served as the chairman of the surgical executive committee at St. Francis and been president of several different medical groups. One of our physicians was even on the committee to create the logo for the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.
Our physicians have received awards, been part of Wichita’s 40 Under 40, been chosen multiple years as the area’s best doctors, received humanitarian awards, and served across the world helping with Operation Smile and Partners in Health.
As we round out our 50th year, we are so excited to announce we are opening a second location on the west side of town at 3931 North Ridge Road later this fall.
We thank you for allowing us to provide you the cutting edge care backed by extensive training and expertise for more than 50 years, and we look forward to the next 50!
You deserve expert guidance and exceptional results.
Plastic surgery involves many choices. The most important is selecting a surgeon you can trust. Expect exceptional results when you have your procedures performed by plastic surgeons who are certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and who are members of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons like Dr. Ferris and Dr. Sprole, or surgeons who are board-eligible, like Dr. Biskup. These specially trained doctors have at least six years of surgical training and experience, with a minimum of three years of plastic surgery.