About the Practice
Stratis Gayner Plastic Surgery is known in Harrisburg and Lancaster, PA and surrounding cities for providing exceptional plastic surgery results for the face, breasts, and body. You may wonder how Dr. Stratis and Dr. Gayner first joined their talents together. It all began in 2005, when Dr. John Stratis was reading an article about a dawning trend in plastic surgery – combining a facial plastic surgery specialist with a body plastic surgery specialist. The handful of practices across the country who had tried it reported an increased ability to serve patients and increased patient satisfaction. He couldn't get the article out of his head; it was such a simple idea with obvious patient benefits, yet almost no one was doing it. After further research, he became convinced he wanted to pursue the idea. So he went looking for a face specialist.
After an extensive investigation, one name kept coming up as the doctor in the region who was doing excellent facial plastic surgery – Dr. Scott Gayner. Dr. Stratis approached Dr. Gayner with the idea and, after a good deal of getting to know one another, they opened the doors to their Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, cosmetic plastic surgery practice, Stratis Gayner Plastic Surgery, on January 1st, 2007.
To find out more about our practice, request a consultation with Dr. Stratis or Dr. Gayner online or call their office at (717) 728-1700.
Benefits of a Focused Approach
The advantages of having specialized plastic surgeons can be profound. In Harrisburg, they are unique to Stratis Gayner Plastic Surgery.
Plastic surgery is one of the most rapidly changing fields in medicine today. New devices, procedures and drugs are announced each week. With Dr. Stratis focused on body procedures and Dr. Gayner focused on facial procedures, each of them can stay up-to-date on the latest developments in his own discipline. With every learning opportunity from seminars to medical journals focused on their specialty, their knowledge in their area of focus continues to grow. The result? Their patients can rest assured that Drs. Stratis and Gayner are fluent in the latest techniques.
It's not unusual for a patient's surgical plan to include both a facial procedure and a body procedure. In a conventional plastic surgery practice, the plastic surgeon will perform both operations on the same day, one after the other. Dr. Stratis and Dr. Gayner can work on a patient simultaneously, typically reducing the time for surgery by half. With a simultaneous operation, the patient is under anesthesia for less time, minimizing recovery time and risk. Since the surgeons are also working for less time (four hours instead of eight, for example) doctor fatigue is reduced. Also, because the facility and staff are needed for less time, a lower cost may be possible.
Cross-consultation is another benefit unique to Stratis Gayner Plastic Surgery. Typically, a patient will come to their consultation with a concern related to either body or face. Sometimes patients may also be interested in work on another area of the body. When this is the case, Drs. Stratis and Gayner will work together collaboratively on the patient's case.
Learn more about our practice by exploring other areas of our website. Read about the procedures we offer, see what former patients have to say, watch our video patient educator, and review the surgeons' qualifications.