Richard F. Radocha, M.D. has been in private practice as a member of the Gessler Clinic, P.A., since 1987, specializing in plastic, reconstructive, and cosmetic surgery.

Dr. Radocha graduated magna cum laude from West Virginia University with a B.A. degree in Biology in 1975. He served as Vice President of the Pre-Medical Honor Society, a member of Sphinx, Order of the Grail, Beta Beta Beta, and varsity lettered in golf for four years, serving as Captain and Outstanding Athlete in 1975. He received his M.D. degree with honors in Surgery at Hahnemann University in 1979. Following prerequisite training in General Surgery at the University of South Florida Affiliated Hospitals, 1979-1984, he served as Christine Kleinert Fellow in Hand Surgery at the University of Louisville Health Science Center in 1985. He completed training in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at Duke University Medical Center from l984-1986.

Dr. Radocha decided upon a career in Plastic Surgery early in his general surgery training. His exposure to pediatric craniofacial surgery, burn reconstruction, facial trauma and hand surgery stimulated and solidified his interest. During plastic surgery training at Duke University, he was captivated by rejuvenation procedures of the face, forehead, and eyelids, cosmetic and reconstructive breast surgery, body contouring and liposuction. Additionally, his reconstructive experience includes melanoma and skin cancer surgery, repairing trauma, burns, and congenital problems such as cleft lips and birthmarks, and all other aspects of reconstructive surgery.

Dr. Radocha is Board Certified by the American Board of Surgery and the American Board of Plastic Surgery. He is a member of the following professional organizations:

American Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons
American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons
Southeastern Society of Plastic and
   Reconstructive Surgeons
Florida Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons
American Medical Association
Florida Medical Association
Polk County Medical Society
Diplomate National Board of Medical Examiners
Fellow - American College of Surgeons

Dr. Radocha served as an attending staff member in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at the Winter Haven Hospital for ten years from 1987-1997. He is an active staff member of the Bartow Memorial Hospital and a founding member of the Winter Haven Ambulatory Surgery Center. He is an active member of the Winter Haven Chamber of Commerce, and past President and board member of the American Cancer Society. He continues to serve on numerous charitable organizations throughout the Central Florida area. In his spare time, the doctor is a sports enthusiast. He enjoys waterskiing, rollerblading, working out, and golfing.

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Dr. Radocha’s goal is to provide you with the highest quality advanced techniques in hidden and minimal incision surgery.

Together with his highly trained professional staff, Dr. Radocha is uniquely qualified to deliver service in a manner which clearly differentiates his medical practice from others. Ensuring all patients a comfortable, informative consultation and surgical experience with long-lasting satisfaction is the primary mission.

A change in your appearance can make a world of difference in your outlook, in your self-confidence and in your life. The sooner you call, the sooner you’ll see ... Change is Good!

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