Elliot Health System is pleased to welcome Dr. Emese Kalnoki-Kis, a board-certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon, specializing in breast reduction surgery, breast reconstruction after cancer, body contouring procedures after weight loss, wound care, and facial skin cancer repair. She is now accepting patients at Elliot Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery located at The Elliot at River’s Edge in Manchester.
“The field of plastic surgery really is a place where you can make people feel whole again,” Dr. Kalnoki-Kis says. “I’m able to help people get back to where they were before, so they can feel good about themselves and live their day-to-day lives. I strive to provide excellent care by approaching each of my patients as unique individuals. With open and honest communication, my goal is to restore a patient’s wholeness of body and spirit.”
When she isn’t working, Dr. Kalnoki-Kis is also a talented oil painter. Her artistic ability refines her aesthetic vision and complements her work as a plastic surgeon. “Many plastic surgeons I know have an artistic eye. There is a connection between being able to artistically move paint or clay or other mediums around to create shapes and shadows, and surgery where tissue is carefully and skillfully shaped for patients.”
Dr. Kalnoki-Kis received her Doctor of Medicine from Wright State University, in her home state of Ohio, after earning a Master of Science degree in Biology and a Bachelor of Science degree in Biochemistry from the University of Chicago, where she also completed a minor in Egyptology. She completed five years of general surgery training in the integrated surgical residency program at Banner Good Samaritan Hospital in Phoenix, Arizona. She went on to the University of Louisville in Kentucky for two years of training in plastic surgery, followed by specialty fellowship training in Grand Rapids, Michigan, with Dr. Dennis Hammond, an internationally recognized breast and body surgeon.
For more information about Elliot Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, call 603-314-6450.