Douglas L. Vander Woude, MD, FACS

Dr. Douglas Vander Woude offers his cosmetic surgery patients a unique combination of experience, knowledge and personal attention. With nearly 20 years of experience in the field of Plastic Surgery, his areas of specialty include aesthetic facial cosmetic surgery, body contouring, and breast surgery. Dr. Vander Woude also provides non-surgical alternatives, including laser techniques, BOTOX® and dermal fillers. He strongly believes that patients must be evaluated and treated individually utilizing proven, safe and reliable treatment methods.

Dr. Vander Woude is board certified by both the American Board of Plastic Surgery and the American Board of Surgery. He completed his training with the nation’s best at the University of Michigan Hospitals, Brigham and Women’s Hospital of Harvard Medical School. After additional highly sub-specialized fellowship training in craniofacial surgery, Dr. Vander Woude was appointed to the teaching staff of Harvard Medical School.

He returned to his hometown of Grand Rapids in 1998 to join Plastic Surgery Associates (PSA). Dr. Vander Woude is currently appointed as Clinical Assistant Professor of Surgery, Michigan State College of Human Medicine, and is actively involved in Medical Student and Resident education. He is the author of multiple scientific articles for professional journals and research publications, and is credited with honors both locally and nationally.

Dr. Vander Woude provides care in a professional and confidential manner offering his patients the highest level of confidence and trust. He is compassionate, understanding and committed to excellence.

Plastic Surgery Associates physicians are trained specialists with comprehensive experience in cosmetic and reconstructive surgical procedures. Committed to delivering the finest care possible to every patient, PSA surgeons have achieved extensive post-graduate training and contribute nationally to cutting-edge research. They also teach current and future surgeons at the Grand Rapids Medical Education & Research Center for Health Professions (GRMERC) Plastic Surgery Residency.

Credentials & Career Achievements

Credentials & Career Achievements

  • Certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery
  • Certified by the American Board of Surgery
  • Fellow, American College of Surgeons (FACS)
  • Member, American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS)
  • Member, American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS)
  • Chief of Plastic Surgery, Spectrum Health Hospitals
  • Staff Physician Spectrum Health Hospitals
  • Clinical Assistant Professor of
  • Realself Top Doctor 2017
  • Realself Top Contributor 2018
  • Voted 10 Best by American Institute of Plastic Surgeons Client Satisfaction 2015, 2016 and 2019
  • Voted Top 10 Doctor 2014 by Vitals
  • Vitals Patient Choice Award 2014
  • Voted Most Compassionate Doctor 2013
  • Member, American Cleft Palate/Craniofacial Association
  • Expert Injector 2013 Clinical Assistant Professor of Surgery, Michigan State University
  • Served as attending surgeon at Brigham and
  • Member of The American Society of Plastic Surgeons
  • Member of The American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons

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Plastic Surgery Associates has been delivering life-changing results to countless delighted patients since 1987. Providing the latest face, breast, body contouring and hand procedures in our state-of-the-art practice, as well as exceptional care and comfort. Ensuring you only receive the absolute best in skill and satisfaction. Always.

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Our operating facility is conveniently located on the sixth floor of the Exhibitor’s Building adjacent to the Amway Grand Plaza Hotel in downtown Grand Rapids, Michigan. Our surgical facility is accredited by the AAAHC, or the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care, Inc. This association is committed to improving quality care provided to patients by reviewing standards, performance, and safety of our facility.

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