Robert D. Lewis, MD, FACS, a Plastic Surgeon with Mercy Health – St. Elizabeth Youngstown Hospital / The Surgical Hospital at Southwoods / The Gillian Institute

Get to know Plastic Surgeon Dr. Robert D. Lewis, who serves patients in Youngstown, Ohio. 

 Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Lewis, performs elective cosmetic/aesthetic surgery. However, he also has broad experience in all forms of reconstructive and soft tissue hand surgery. He operates on all parts of the body for both cosmetic and reconstructive purposes.

Dr. Lewis is affiliated with Mercy Health – St. Elizabeth Youngstown Hospital and The Surgical Hospital at Southwoods in Youngstown, Ohio. Mercy Health – St. Elizabeth Youngstown Hospital is a Level 1 Trauma Center and Primary Stroke Center, equipped to handle the most serious emergencies. Since 1996, the caring and compassionate team at The Surgical Hospital at Southwood have been focusing their attention on the individual needs of each patient, creating a healthcare experience that is unparalleled in the Mahoning Valley. 

Additionally, Dr. Lewis is affiliated with The Gillian Institute. The Gillian Institute was founded by Dr. Kimberly Short, whose goal was to establish a team of compassionate professionals with expertise in caring for cosmetic surgery patients and providing a comfortable environment with a focus on continuity of patient care. “At the Gillian Institute, we believe in educating patients, presenting the options, and including our patients in the informed decisions regarding their choice to have surgery. Dr. Short strongly believes that surgery should be “tailored” or personalized for each patient and their specific anatomy and desires” as stated on the practice’s website. The Gillian Institute is named after Dr. Short’s daughter, Gillian, which means “Youthful One” in Latin.

Dr. Lewis is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. He is also a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, and the Ohio State Medical Association.

Dr. Lewis earned his medical degree from the University of Illinois College of Medicine in Chicago, Illinois in 1989. He then went on to complete his internship in surgery at Akron General Medical Center in 1990, followed by his residency in surgery at the same medical center in 1995. He also completed his residency in plastic surgery at Summa Health System in 1997, followed by his fellowship in aesthetic surgery at the Manhattan Eye, Ear & Throat Institute in 1998.

Plastic surgery is a surgical specialty involving the restoration, reconstruction, or alteration of the face and body. As a plastic surgeon, Dr. Lewis provides expert cosmetic and aesthetic services to both men and women. He sees his duty as a listener to be just as important as his surgical skills. He also remains devoted to his patients’ happiness and satisfaction.

Learn More about Dr. Robert D. Lewis:

Through his findatopdoc profile,, through Mercy Health – St. Elizabeth Youngstown Hospital,, through The Surgical Hospital at Southwoods, or through The Gillian Institute,


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