Todd M. Van Ye, MD, FACS
Your board-certified plastic surgeon in the Fox Valley
Todd M. Van Ye, MD is founder and medical director of The Center of Aesthetics and Plastic Surgery. He is a board-certified plastic surgeon and fully trained in general surgery. He has practiced in the Fox Valley since 1997.
Meet Dr. Van Ye
Dr. Van Ye knows what it’s like to have plastic surgery. When he was a child, a waterskiing accident split open his forehead, requiring plastic surgery to repair.
He still remembers how he felt that day – the nervousness, the fear. Knowing what people feel, he takes time to talk his patients through their procedures so they can feel comfortable and relaxed with the entire process.
He enjoys building quality relationships with people from all walks of life, and he will find the time to sit down with them and just talk.
Plastic surgery perfectly blends his gifts and interests. He has always enjoyed rolling up his sleeves and fixing things. And he’s also artistic and likes doing very precise work. As a cosmetic surgeon, he is dedicated to plastic surgery so he can care for his neighbors in other countries through third-world medical missions.
“Of all the medical specialties, plastic surgery is one of the best suited for rural areas where resources are limited and electricity is haphazard, if there at all.” – Dr. Van Ye, MD
Much of what he does in these countries he can do without an ICU, a CAT scan or an MRI. He just needs his instruments. There are few joys like being able to repair a child’s cleft lip, or seeing a mother being able to kiss her children again after removing her tumor.
One of his greatest joys
One of his greatest joys is helping someone in need feel comfortable, whole and attractive again. With plastic and reconstructive surgery Dr. Van Ye can literally operate from head to toe, and he strives for excellence in each and every surgery.
“It’s a great feeling to finish surgery and see my patient looking great and, for the first time, feeling comfortable with who they are. That’s a true reward.” – Dr. Van Ye, MD
When Dr. Van Ye’s not at the office or overseas, he’s home with his wife, Andrea, and their five children. He counts his lively household as one of life’s greatest blessings. He also enjoys biking, snow skiing, waterskiing, barefoot skiing, and playing the guitar – which he has done for over thirty years.
- American Board of Plastic Surgery
- 1999 American Board of Surgery
- Doctoral Training: Parkland Hospital in Dallas, Texas
- Medical: University of Texas Southwestern Medical School
- Undergraduate: Stanford University
- General Surgery: Medical College of Wisconsin
- Plastic Surgery: Vanderbilt University
Medical Center Memberships
- American College of Surgeons
- American Society of Plastic Surgeons
- American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons