Congratulation, Dr. Alfonso! Recently named RealSelf Top Doctor

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RealSelf is the world’s largest online community dedicated to educating and sharing information about plastic surgery and other elective procedures. Members post reviews, before and after photos, and ask questions in order to gain a greater understanding of cosmetic procedures and the qualified doctors who perform them.

Top Doctor Status is awarded to less than 10% of the RealSelf doctor community. In order to earn this significant status, physicians must demonstrate high patient satisfaction through their patient reviews, receive favorable feedback on expert answers, and invest time answering questions asked of the patient community regarding procedures.

To learn more about Dr. Alfonso, visit his biography or RealSelf page.

Pantlind Hotel Grand Rapids Michigan

Happy Flashback Friday, West Michigan!

For nearly 30 years Plastic Surgery Associates has called the Amway Grand Plaza Hotel home. We love being at the heart of downtown Grand Rapids, Michigan in this historic landmark! Did you know the Amway was originally called The Pantlind Hotel, founded in 1913? Today, visitors enter through valet entrance on Pearl St., but you can still see what remains of the Pantlind entrance off Monroe St. The Pantlind Wing still stands with beautiful fountains, chandeliers, and one of the world’s largest gold leaf ceilings. Its distinguished history paved the way for the current Amway Grand Plaza Hotel.

By 1925, the Pantlind was rightfully rated as “One of the Ten Finest Hotels in America.” It was also an integral part of the West Michigan renaissance and extensively renovated in 1981 with the addition of the Glass Tower, contributing to our city’s growing skyline of the business and entertainment district.

Pantlind Hotel in Grand Rapids Michigan

Our office is tucked away in the Exhibitor’s Building, adjacent to the Amway Grand Plaza Hotel. Visitors to the hotel are often unaware that this building holds offices, our practice, and our fully accredited surgical facility on the sixth floor which means ultimate patient privacy.

Patients tell us they love the privacy and luxury of visiting us in the historic hotel – no one will know whether you are grabbing coffee at Starbucks downstairs, shopping at Boutique Emmanuel, or heading to our office for a consultation.

Amway Grand Plaza Hotel Grand Rapids, Michigan

For out of town guests, our location offers easy access to overnight accommodations without leaving the building. Other downtown amenities like the Grand Rapids Art Museum, Van Andel Arena, and more are all within walking distance of the hotel.

What is your favorite part of the hotel or the surrounding area of downtown Grand Rapids? Leave us a comment below! 


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