Peter Koltz, MD
Peter Koltz, MD is a Toledo-based plastic and reconstructive surgeon who provides patients with innovative treatment options and cutting-edge expertise. Leading St. Luke’s Cosmetic and Reconstructive Plastic Surgery, Dr. Koltz performs the most advanced techniques in breast reconstruction and microvascular tissue transfer.
Certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, Dr. Koltz is one of the few surgeons in the U.S. performing autologous (free flap) breast reconstruction with ReSensation℠. The breakthrough procedure is designed to potentially restore sensation after a mastectomy, so that women can return to their lives feeling more like themselves again.
While breast reconstruction can restore the shape, size, symmetry and softness of breasts – known as the four “S’s” – reconstruction doesn’t typically focus on the fifth “S,” sensation.
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Dr. Koltz is an Ohio native who earned his bachelor’s degree from Indiana University before returning to his hometown to earn his medical degree from University of Toledo Medical School. He completed a plastic and reconstructive surgery residency at the University of Rochester Medical Center, as well as fellowship training from the Institute for Microvascular Surgery at University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine.
During his training, he learned the latest advancements in microsurgery and autologous flap reconstruction, which he then brought to Toledo. Dr. Koltz regularly writes peer-reviewed publications and textbooks, travels around the world to present the latest research in reconstructive surgery, and mentors students and residents.
Helping patients recover emotionally after a mastectomy
Dr. Koltz strives to support patients through their breast reconstruction journey, helping guide them to find the best surgical option for their unique situation. In addition to performing autologous breast reconstruction with ReSensation, Dr. Koltz offers procedures like pre-pectoral breast reconstruction and noninvasive stem cell rejuvenation.
At St. Luke’s, he also provides a breadth of surgical and nonsurgical aesthetic solutions, whether natural enhancements, rejuvenation or restorations of an area. His expertise extends to body contouring, facial plastic surgery and skin cancer services.
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