Practice Contact Information
2120 Southwest 22nd Place
SCHMIDT FACIAL PLASTIC SURGERY, P.A.; OCALA ENT AND FACIAL PLASTIC SPECIALISTS
Areas of Interest in Head and Neck Surgery
Endocrine Surgery, Head and Neck Surgeon, Reconstructive Head & Neck Surgery
I am a double board-certified facial plastic head and neck surgeon practicing in north central Florida. I offer a full range of surgical and medical options for my cosmetic patients but also utilize all of these skills with my reconstructive patients including recently starting a facial reanimation side to my practice.
I have always had a special interest in skin cancer. I work and team with local dermatologists to rebuild MOHs surgery defects after skin cancer resection. I also resect and reconstruct other facial, scalp and neck skin cancers myself –SCCs, BCCs as well as Merkel cell carcinomas, and other rarer skin cancers. I treat patients with head and neck melanoma and offer sentinel node biopsy surgery to these patients (and MCC patients) if needed–as well as further extended resection of the parotid/submandibular glands and/or neck if oncologically needed. Unfortunately I’ve become a locoregional referral for too many of these larger ignored skin cancers.
Specialized nasal and ear reconstructions are also part of my practice using cartilage or bone grafts, skin grafts (full and split thickness grafts) and other tissue flaps (including paramedian forehead flaps and temporoparietal faschial flaps) for full or partial thickness defects but also to reconstruct partial, subtotal or, even in rarer cases, total nose and/or ear defects from cancer resections as well as larger cervical facial rotational flaps, supraclavicular island flaps and the occasional PM flap as well for cheek/neck and/or parotid defects.
Additionally, I serve as a craniofacial trauma and reconstructive surgeon at all the local hospitals where I have admitting privileges. I perform both initial and revision reconstructive surgeries and offer surgery to correct facial paralysis. I work very hard at educating myself and stay abreast of the current trends in cosmetic and reconstructive surgeries by attending regional, national and international meetings in these subjects. I’ve also taken on educational/teaching responsibilities for general surgical residents as well as family practice residents in the clinic to further pass on the surgical knowledge I’ve acquired as well as to spread the word for other primary specialties what we can do for patients now-a-days.
RM Kellman and CJ Schmidt. The paranasal sinuses as a protective crumple zone. Laryngoscope 119(9):1682-90 (2009), PMID 19572272.
SC Butts and CJ Schmidt. Temporoparietal fascia flap reconstruction of a MOHS defect of the ear. Ear Nose Throat J. 2008 Dec; 87(12): 674-6.