About Me

I practice both reconstructive and aesthetic surgery. I’m interested in complex abdominal wall reconstruction (hernia repair), the surgical treatment of migraine headaches, cosmetic and reconstructive surgery of the breasts, chest wall reconstruction, body contouring, lower extremity reconstruction, and microsurgery.

What I enjoy about The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center is how we take care of our patients. Working together, we try to solve problems using the latest techniques and technology. We approach each patient one at a time.

There’s no cookie-cutter approach, cookbook or recipe I follow. I sit down with patients and listen to their problems and concerns. I try to give them a result they’ll be happy with.

I spend the time to get to know my patients and appreciate their concerns. Then, I tell them whether I can reliably and predictably give them the results they want.

I treat my patients like they are my family. If it’s not good enough for my family, it’s not good enough for my patients.
Highlights
  • Immediate Past President for the American Society of Plastic Surgeons
  • President, Columbus Medical Association
  • Past President, American Council of Academic Plastic Surgeons
  • Named to Best Doctors in America and World, 2011–2019
  • Named to the Castle Connolly list of “America's Top Doctors,” 2013–2019; "Regional Top Doctors," 2019
  • Editor of “Essentials of Plastic Surgery“
  • Published 120+ articles, 100+ book chapters, and 8 books
  • Part of a team that performed the first full U.S. face transplant

Procedures and Conditions I Treat

  • Surgery, Plastic
  • Abdominal Wall
  • Herniorrhaphy
  • Migraine Disorders
  • Reconstructive Surgical Procedures
  • Cosmetic Techniques
  • Abdominoplasty
  • Breast Implants
  • Hernia, Abdominal
  • Lipectomy
  • Mammaplasty
  • Rhinoplasty
  • Blepharoplasty
  • Botulinum Toxins
  • Mohs Surgery
  • Rhytidoplasty
  • Blepharoptosis
  • Eyelids

Locations Where I Practice

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Education and Training

Education History

MD
Case Western Reserve University
5/17/1998


Southwestern Medical Center
6/30/2003

Academic Information

Board Certification

American Board of Plastic Surgery
11/13/2004

My Department

Plastic Surgery

My Division

Plastic Surgery

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Reviews

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The comments are submitted by patients and reflect their view and opinions. The comments are not endorsed by and do not necessarily reflect the views of Ohio State Wexner Medical Center.

193 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

  • Overall
    4.9 out of 5
  • Explains Things Clearly
    4.9 out of 5
  • Listens Carefully
    4.9 out of 5
  • Gives Understandable Instructions
    4.8 out of 5
  • Knows My Medical History
    4.6 out of 5
  • Shows Respect
    4.9 out of 5
  • Time Spent Together
    4.9 out of 5
  • Reviewed on Aug 14, 2019

    Dr. Janis is exceptional. He's direct and thorough, but considerate in doing so.

  • Reviewed on Aug 09, 2019

    all good

  • Reviewed on Aug 08, 2019

    Friendly relaxed made me feel very comfortable.

  • Reviewed on Jul 31, 2019

    Very knowledgeable, knew what they wanted to do.

  • Reviewed on Jul 17, 2019

    Dr. Janis is the best!

  • Reviewed on Jul 01, 2019

    Dr. Janis is the best! I have recommended him to several people!

  • Reviewed on Jun 24, 2019

    My surgeon was awesome, very caring.

  • Reviewed on Jun 11, 2019

    He is a good man and doctor.

  • Reviewed on Jun 07, 2019

    All of my experiences have been wonderful!

  • Reviewed on May 21, 2019

    Dr. Janis is the most knowledgeable doctor I have ever had. I have had more neurologists pain specialist, and migraine specialist than I can count over the last 26 years and he is the best!

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Consulting and Related Relationships

At The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, we support a faculty member’s research and consulting in collaboration with medical device, research and/or drug companies because a faculty member’s expertise can guide important advancements in the practice of medicine and improve patient care. In order to provide effective management of these relationships, the University requires annual disclosures from all faculty members with external interests related to their University responsibilities.

As of 12/20/2018, Dr. Janis has reported relationships with the companies or entities listed below. If you have questions about the relationships listed below, please ask the faculty member. If you have questions about how these relationships are monitored by The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, please contact our Compliance Office.

  • Allergan Inc.
  • Pacira Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
  • Thieme Publishing
  • C. R. Bard