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Wheeling Hospital gains Plastic Surgery Practice

WHEELING, W.Va. (WTRF) - Wheeling Hospital acquires a plastic surgery practice, adding experienced doctors to their roster.
 
Plastic Surgery Inc. that is now called the Center for Plastic Surgery.
 
The physicians for the center will include Dr. Marjorie Bush, Dr. Hector Marcano, Dr. Karl Mueller and Dr. C. Alan Tracy.
 
Together they have expertise in literally thousands of procedures, and bring 82 years of experience to the center.
 
“Plastic surgery is not like other specialties,” Mueller said. “We are not limited to a single body system or organ. It is a specialty of technique. We are creative problem solvers who can operate on any part of the body.”
 
Other procedures performed at the center include liposuction; breast reconstruction and facelifts; endoscopic carpal tunnel release; body reconturing after massive weight loss; repair of traumatic injuries to upper extremities; and treatment of difficult wounds.
 
This is the line up of doctors in the practice:
 
Bush, a native of Elkins, earned her medical degree at West Virginia University School of Medicine. She completed a residency in plastic surgery at Indiana University School of Medicine and Medical Center Hospitals, where she was chief resident. She also served a fellowship in hand surgery at the University of Louisville Medical Center. She is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, and holds a certificate in added qualifications in Surgery of the Hand. She also has been certified by the American Board of Surgery. Among her many memberships are the American Society of Plastic Surgeons; American College of Surgeons; Association of Women Surgeons; and the American Society for Surgery of the Hand.
 
Marcano, who completed a fellowship in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at the University of Mississippi Medical Center, performed his full residency in General Surgery at Providence Hospital/Wayne State School of Medicine in Detroit. For three years he worked as a general surgeon and chief of Surgical Services and Trauma at Wetzel County Hospital. Marcano is a diplomate of the American Board of Surgery and a fellow of the American College of Surgeons. His specialties include treatment of skin malignancies and melanoma; breast surgery, including reduction for both women and men, augmentation and reconstruction; body contouring; cosmetic surgery, including the use of Botox and fillers; and hand surgery.
 
Mueller, a native of St. Louis, has practiced at Wheeling Hospital for 22 years. He graduated from the St. Louis University School of Medicine, completed general surgery residency at the University of Connecticut and plastic surgery residency at the Medical College of Ohio. He is board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and was elected to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. He is a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. Mueller holds numerous certificates of advanced education in cosmetic surgery. He specializes in plastic surgery of the face, breast and body (tummy tucks), with special interest in breast augmentation for athletic women. He also is expert in lip enhancement, facial fillers and Botox.
 
Tracy, a West Virginia native, earned his medical degree from West Virginia University School of Medicine. After general surgery and plastic surgery residencies, he completed a hand surgery fellowship at Ohio State University. He is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, with additional subspecialty certification in Surgery of the Hand. He is an active member of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand, the American Association of Hand Surgery, the American Society of Plastic Surgeons and the American College of Surgeons. He has authored articles in the Journal of Hand Surgery and the Annals of Plastic Surgery. Tracy specializes in hand, wrist and microsurgery.
 
The Center for Plastic Surgery is located in Wheeling Hospital’s Tower 4, Suite 200.
 
For more information, or to schedule an appointment, call 304-242-0590.

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