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
  • Rated in the top 10 percent of physicians in the nation for patient satisfaction, 2018
  • 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

Medical School

Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH
MD
8/1/1994 - 5/17/1998

Residency

Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX

7/1/1998 - 6/30/2003

Board Certification

American Board of Plastic Surgery
11/13/2004

Academic Information

My Department

Plastic Surgery

My Division

Plastic Surgery

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Reviews

The overall patient satisfaction rating is an average of all patient responses to the six doctor communication related questions shown below from the Clinician and Group Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems survey. For additional information about the patient satisfaction survey, please visit our Patient Satisfaction Survey page.

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.

207 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 Feb 05, 2020

    Dr. Janis always listens. He is incredibly knowledgeable. He explains things very well.

  • Reviewed on Jan 15, 2020

    Excellent.

  • Reviewed on Jan 10, 2020

    He's a good dr.

  • Reviewed on Jan 06, 2020

    Dr. Janis is one my favorite doctors I have ever had. He is courteous, thoughtful and most of all skilled and knowledgeable. He really cares.

  • Reviewed on Dec 30, 2019

    Great - always very thorough.

  • Reviewed on Nov 27, 2019

    Thorough and easy to understand.

  • Reviewed on Nov 21, 2019

    Very thorough.

  • Reviewed on Nov 18, 2019

    Every one was very understanding & helpful.

  • Reviewed on Nov 08, 2019

    No problem all good.

  • Reviewed on Oct 13, 2019

    professional, interested, experienced, exceptional

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Consulting and Related Relationships

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As of 11/21/2019, 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.