Cleveland Plastic Surgeon
9485 Mentor Ave., Suite 100
Mentor, Ohio 44060 US
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5 out of 5 stars Tummy Tuck

Completely Worth It - Cleveland

Yes, he was very professional and caring.

5 out of 5 stars Tummy Tuck

Fantastic - Cleveland, OH

On the internet. I can not speak highly enough of Dr Vanek and his staff. I was so nervous when I went in for my consultation and now I honestly look forward to my appointments. Dr.Vanek and his staff treat my mom, cousin and husband with the same respect and concern that they do me. Dr.Vanek has called me on weekends and after hours just to check on me. I am very happy with the results I have so far and have one more procedure left to come. I highly recommend Dr. Vanek and his staff.

5 out of 5 stars Breast Lift

Should Have Done It Sooner! -Cleveland, OH

Recommended by people in my network. I love this practice. They are professional, welcoming, kind, patient, and allowed me to dictate the pace and degree of my treatment.

5 out of 5 stars Tummy Tuck

Excellent Service and Quality - Cleveland, OH

Through the News Herald flyers that you get for free in your mailbox. County Chat (not sure of name ?) Saw the newspaper advertisements, saw it was conveniently close to home, and went for consultation. He was overly considerate, careful and very aware of my concerns and needs. I had no question on what I wanted done. I honestly knew nothing about him going into the office for consultation. But compared to other doctor consultations, he was the best at making me feel comfortable. He followed up with me after the surgery to make sure I got it looked at in case it was cancer. Thankfully it wasn't. So he went above the call of duty to make me feel comfortable and care for my overall health beyond the tummy tuck. I am very pleased with the service he and his staff gave me. The massages in the package after the surgery were also a great perk and added bonus! He seems to genuinely care for me, my body, and my overall health. When I had complications after surgery with the antibiotics, he was very patient with me (and all my after hour phone calls) and helped me work through the issues with alternative options. I'm thankful to Dr. Vanek and his staff. I don't regret chosing him and my stomach looks flat and fabulous! Thanks Dr. Vanek.

Melanage Peel to Deal with my Stubborn Hyperpigmentation - Mentor, OH

Dr. Vanek is so caring and really works hard to give me the results I want.

5 out of 5 stars Facelift

Upper Blepharoplasty and Mini Facelift - Cleveland, OH

I cannot say enough about Dr. Vanek. He is kind, compassionate, understanding and, best of all, a great surgeon. I would recommend Dr. Vanek to anyone that is considering cosmetic surgery. Just call for a consultation. That's all you need to do. If you've been looking in the mirror and not liking what you see, give Dr. Vanek a call. There are so many procedures that most of us are not even aware of. The cost may seem like a lot, but when you are investing in yourself, its truly minimal. I had a choice of new appliances or a new look. I chose the new look and I am forever grateful I made the right decision.

5 out of 5 stars Sientra Breast Implants

Babies are here!! :)

He is in my area. When I met with him, I knew he would be my surgeon. He spent time with me and went over everything and answered any questions I had..The office is filled with smiles and warmth from all the ladies there! No long waiting time for anything! My surgery was 2 weeks after first visit. Everything runs very smooth and such a great atmosphere to be in! Love them and Dr. Vanek. I will definitely recommend him to everyone and go to him for future procedures :)

5 out of 5 stars Breast Augmentation

Great Results! Dr. Vanek is Wonderful - Mentor, OH

With the only concern I had to my healing process I emailed the office before scheduled office hours and Dr. Vanek called immediately upon getting the message. He has been wonderful and so has his staff. I am looking forward to possibly getting more procedures in the future! I would highly recommend him to anyone!

5 out of 5 stars Breast Augmentation

Far Better Outcome Than I Could Have Imagined - Mentor, OH

I chose Dr. Vanek because a friend previously went to him for a ba and her results were phenomenal. The first doctor that I went to for a consultation, I did not care for very much. Since I did a lot of research about breast augmentation I felt confident going through the whole process. As of now there is nothing I wish that I knew beforehand. Dr. Vanek and his staff are simply wonderful. I felt comfortable as soon as I walked into the office. After meeting with Dr. Vanek, I knew that I wanted him to do my surgery. He took the time to know me as a person and not just as a patient. He understood what I wanted and did not try to convince me into anything more. It was nice and comforting knowing Dr. Vanek was there at my side before going into surgery and after waking up. I do not mind that it takes me 1 1/2 hours to get to his office because I know as soon as I walk in, his staff members greet you and make you feel welcome and important! As soon as Dr. Vanek walks in to the room he greets you with a big smile and starts talking to you, remembering who you are! If I decide that I want to get any other procedure, Dr. Vanek will definitely be the one doing it!

5 out of 5 stars Breast Augmentation

Breast Augmentation. Experience Was Positive - Mentor, OH

He was recommended very well my my best friend after he did her implants. Wonderful was an understatement. Dr. Vanek was totally awesome. My experience was totally positive. I would do it over again in a minute, I wish I had done it sooner! I recommend this to any woman who wants to enhance herself. Everyone was professional and very nice. Totally positive and I tell everyone where I had my augmentation at! It is wonder to look in the mirror.

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Board Certifications

Board-certified by the American Board of Surgery - General and American Board of Plastic Surgery


American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS)
American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS)

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Dr. Vanek has hospital affiliations at TriPoint Medical Center Concord, OH, Mentor Medical Center Mentor, OH and West Medical Center Willoughby, OH.


  • Undergraduate & Medical School

    Undergraduate: BA in Molecular Biology, Haverford College, Haverford, PA, 1985
    Medical: MD, University of Rochester School of Medicine, 1989
  • Post-Medical School Training

    Residency: General Surgery, University of Rochester School of Medicine, 1994
    Fellowship: Plastic Surgery, University of Michigan, 1996

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