Choosing the right surgeon is one of the most important decisions a cosmetic patient makes. Your surgeon should show both absolute medical professionalism and genuine concern for your goals. For decades, Dr. J. Robert Rhodes has made these principles the cornerstones of his practice. Patients from Las Vegas, St. George, and nearby communities choose Dr. Rhodes as their plastic surgeon because of his medical expertise and personalized care. Dr. Rhodes has been listed in "America's Best Doctors" since 1996. His practice emphasizes facial plastic surgery, including rhinoplasty, and aesthetic breast surgery, including breast augmentation and breast reconstruction.
Education and Training
Dr. Rhodes developed his skills as a plastic surgeon at some of the most distinguished civilian and military medical institutions in the United States. He began his training at the medical school of the University of Utah. After concluding an internship at LDS Hospital, he completed residencies at Tucson Hospital, Louisiana State University's CHNO-LSU Service, and the Tripler Army Medical Center in Honolulu.
Dr. Rhodes completed fellowships in both general plastic surgery and combined hand surgery at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, D.C. He was also a visiting chief resident at the Massachusetts General Hospital Harvard Plastic Surgery Service in Boston.
Certifications and Memberships
Board certification is the most important proof of a doctor or surgeon's expertise. The challenging medical board examinations ensure that your plastic surgeon knows everything needed to perform safe, effective procedures. Dr. J. Robert Rhodes is board-certified by the American Boards of Surgery, Plastic Surgery, and Family Practice. He is licensed as a plastic surgeon by the states of Nevada and Utah. Dr. Rhodes also holds certifications in FLEX, basic life support, advanced cardiac life support, and advanced trauma life support.
Association memberships are an important part of staying up-to-date with developments in medicine. Dr. Rhodes is a fellow of the American Board of Plastic Surgery and the American College of Surgeons. He is also a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgery, the International Society of Clinical Plastic Surgery, the Washington County Medical Association, and the Utah State Medical Association.
Professional and Other Experience
Dr. Rhodes began his professional career at Wasatch County Hospital, where he was eventually named Chief of Staff. Later, Dr. Rhodes served as Chief of Plastic Surgery at Madigan Army Medical Center in Tacoma, Washington. Since 1986, Dr. Rhodes has practiced privately in St. George, Utah, northeast of Las Vegas, Nevada, as a plastic surgeon. He is also the Chief of Surgery at St. George Medical Center.
Dr. Rhodes has volunteered extensively in South America through Deseret International, treating patients with cleft lips and palates and also training local physicians to perform the same procedures. His goal as a plastic surgeon is to improve people's lives, and this work offers an invaluable opportunity to do so.
Dr. Rhodes Gives Back
Each year, Dr. Rhodes offers assistance to people who tremendously need care from physicians and medical crews who have advanced training and experience. Dr. Rhodes travels to places like Honduras, Chili, and Argentina to provide medical care to people, mostly children with devastating birth defects, like cleft palates and cleft lips. Dr. Rhodes enlists the help of hospitals and surgical centers to donate supplies, individuals donate money to the cause, and trained personnel donate their time to travel great distances at their personal expense.
His mission has been to bring needed care to children by teaching the medical personnel while he is correcting birth defects. “It’s a renewal of spirit for me,” says Dr. Rhodes.