are considering reconstructive surgery, you want to look and function
as normally as possible. If you are considering cosmetic surgery, you
want to look as youthful and confident as you feel. Reconstructive and
cosmetic surgery can be very beneficial—if it achieves the result you
important decision you will make about plastic and reconstructive
surgery is who does the surgery.
want a surgeon who listens to you and understands your goals, a surgeon
with experience and judgment to help you understand what can be
achieved, and a surgeon who you can trust to be honest with you.
surgery is a partnership between you and your surgeon.
surgeons have a number of techniques at their disposal to achieve a
particular result. The choice of which technique or procedure to use
and how far to take that procedure is very important. That decision is
based on the surgeon’s judgment while keeping in mind the patient’s
goals and at the same time doing what is safe and reasonable for the
Ganske offers his patients judgment, experience and surgical skills
from nearly twenty years as a plastic surgeon. He trained in plastic
surgery at Harvard, is a member of the American College of Surgeons and
the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, and is Board Certified by the
American Board of Plastic Surgery.
volunteered his skills to help hundreds of children from third-world
countries like Mexico, Guatemala, Peru, Armenia, and Vietnam by
surgically correcting birth defects like cleft lips and palates.
believes that a physician should "do no harm." No guarantees can be
given for any procedures, but the key to a patient being happy with his
or her results is to have realistic goals, to understand the risks, to
have a caring honest physician who places the patient's health above
all else. The aim of plastic surgery is to repair or maintain form and
function after the process of disease or aging.
Iowa - B.A. 1972
University of Iowa Medical School - MD 1976
University of Colorado Medical Center - General Surgery 1976-1978
University of Oregon Health Science Center 1978-1982
Harvard Medical School - Plastic Surgery 1982-1984
Society of Plastic Surgeons 1986
American Association of Plastic Surgeons 1996
American College of Surgeons 1987
American Association of Hand Surgeons 1987
American Society for Surgery of the Hand 1997
American Cleft Palate/Crainofacial Association 1990