The Wellington Chamber of Commerce recently welcomed RSJ Plastic Surgery as a new chamber member. The business is located at 13005 Southern Blvd., Medical Mall 2, Suite 212, on the campus of Palms West Hospital. Dr. Ravinder Jarial is the plastic surgeon in charge of the operation.
Jarial was born in Des Moines, Iowa, and lived there for a short time. Due to his father’s work, the family moved to Muncie, Ind., where Jarial was raised. He attended Purdue University and received his bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering.
Afterward, Jarial attended Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences to complete medical school. He completed a five-year general surgery program at Michigan State University and then finished his residency in plastic and reconstructive surgery at the Henry Ford Health System in the Detroit metropolitan area.
Jarial said his interest in plastic surgery became apparent to him in 2000, during his fifth year of general surgery residency. “At the beginning of that last year, I spent two months with a plastic surgeon in Dearborn, Mich., and that two-month rotation solidified my desire to seek additional training,” he said.
Jarial was speaking about Dr. Satish Vyas, a top board-certified plastic surgeon, who Jarial accompanied on a mission trip to Indore, India. On that trip, Jarial discovered first-hand what a powerful and positive difference plastic surgery can make in children with birth defects. During that trip, he watched Vyas work and change lives. Vyas soon became Jarial’s mentor and encouraged him to move forward in this area of medicine. After working as a general surgeon for four years, Jarial entered a plastic surgery residency in the Detroit area in 2006 and finished in 2008.
In 2008, Jarial worked in a small community just north of Detroit for about two years. He then went back to school and did an additional year of training in craniofacial surgery, with his focus on congenital defects in children involving the face and skull. This additional training came to good use when Jarial first moved to this area.
His first cases were at St. Mary’s Medical Center. Jarial and his team operated on two newborns just hours after birth. Both had congenital defects.
RSJ Plastic Surgery officially opened its doors in early 2012. Jarial describes his operation as being personalized to each patient.
“I like to tailor the service in a concierge type manner,” he said. “When someone enters, things are quiet, private and discreet in the office; there’s not a hustle and bustle situation going on. I do that intentionally because I want people to have their privacy, and I want our staff to be able to respect their privacy. We allocate 30 to 45 minutes to talk one-on-one with them. This is done with privacy in a very relaxed atmosphere. We have them come into my office and sit down. I talk with them about their concerns first before we proceed with the examination process. Afterward, I wrap it up back in my personal office. So things are very professional. I take the time to do a concierge type method.”
With his background in craniofacial surgery, Jarial added, “I do cosmetic work, insurance work, and I also offer services to kids, which is a distinguishing factor I have from some of the other area plastic surgeons.”
Since his arrival in the western communities, Jarial has been busy with many community wellness events, and he plans to continue participating in those. He spends his time off with his wife and three children. He enjoys snow skiing, flying airplanes (he has a pilot’s license) and traveling internationally.
For more information about RSJ Plastic Surgery and Dr. Ravinder Jarial, call (561) 249-0390 or visit Jarial’s web site at www.drjarialplasticsurgery.com.
For more about the Wellington Chamber of Commerce, visit www.wellingtonchamber.com for all types of business and community information.
Above: Bob Salerno, Joanne T. Dee, Dr. Ravinder Jarial, Mark “Boz” Bozicevic, Russ Cashin, Maggie Zeller and Carmine Marino during a ribbon-cutting ceremony.