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About

Edwin A. Cortez, MD, FACS

31Edwin A. Cortez, MD, FACS, is a nationally recognized facial plastic surgeon. He is board-certified by the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and the American Board of Otolaryngology (head and neck surgery). He received his Bachelor of Arts in Zoology from the University of Missouri, and later received his Doctor of Medicine degree, also from the University of Missouri. After completing his residency at the University of Texas at San Antonio, Dr.Cortez completed a fellowship at the nationally recognized McCollough Plastic Surgery Clinic with its director, E.Gaylon McCollough, M.D.

He has served on the board of the directors of the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and he is recognized as a fellow of the American College of Surgeons. He has been a surveyor for the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC) and was the original author of the oral board examination for the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.

Dr.Cortez has received recognition as one of the “Best Doctors in America”, “Best Plastic Surgeon” by KC Magazine, and “Best Plastic Surgeon” by the Kansas City Business Journal and was featured on the cover of the Plastic Surgery Practice Journal. Dr. Cortez is an internationally recognized expert and educator in facial plastic surgery, invasive and non-invasive techniques, and skin care and skin rehabilitation. His techniques for Croton-Oil and Phenol medium-depth peeling have been taught to and practiced by cosmetic surgeons worldwide.

“Facial plastic surgery is an art form.
A successful result is one that looks NATURAL and not ‘operated on’.”
– Edwin A. Cortez, MD, FACS

In practice for over 20 years, Dr.Cortez emphasizes that “he treats patients like family members.” Dr.Cortez has AAAASF Accredited offices in Overland Park, and serves the Kansas City area.