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Eugene Cherny, MD

10611 Hickman Road
Des Moines, IA 50322
United States
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Eugene J. Cherny, MD, FACS, has been in practice in Des Moines for over sixteen years.   His philosophy is to be at the forefront in the pursuit of excellence in his craft. He has been three times awarded the prestigious "America's Top Surgeons" award by the Consumer Council of America.  Most recently, he has been named one of "America's Top Physicians" as well.  Additionally, he has been named Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and has been entered into the exclusive American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons. Dr. Cherny is a three time recipient of the Aesthetic Society's award for "Excellence in Aesthetic Surgery Education".

Dr. Cherny, Senior Surgeon at Heartland Plastic Surgery, has created an informal atmosphere.  Coming from a long line of physicians, Dr. Cherny understands the significant resposibilities he carries on the patient's behalf and cherishes the personal relationships with his patients.  "He's not like a typical doctor" is a frequent compliment, referring to his down to earth manner, and ability to explain things in understandable terms.  In the great tradition of medicine, Dr. Cherny strictly adheres to the Hippocratic Oath which can be found displayed in his office.

Monday-Thursday - 8 AM to 5 PM Fridays - 8 AM to 12 Noon Tuesday and Thursday Evenings - Aesthetic Surgery Consultations by appointment only Saturdays - Aesthetic Surgery Consultations and Office Surgery by appointment only

Dr. Cherny's specialty is Aesthetic Surgery of the body and face. Frequent requests are for breast surgery augmentation, lift, or reduction; tummy tucks, liposuction, and other body contouring procedures; and for facelift and related facial aesthetic procedures. His office facelift procedure and other in office facial surgery that are less invasive than those in the past are in high demand. Also,Heartland Plastic Surgery has a comprehensive skin care and laser surgery department with the most up to date FDA approved lasers.  Our laser and skin care department offers a physician supervised program of skin rejuvenation. Dr. Cherny is the only member in Central Iowa of the prestigious American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, and has been granted several awards by that organization for his achievements in Aesthetic Surgery.

Dr. Cherny is available for complex reconstructive surgery consultations, by referral.  Also certified in Hand Surgery, Dr. Cherny will see patients with hand problems for the discriminating referring physician.  Dr. Cherny considers treatment of the injured patient to be at the core of a physician's obligations.  

Call 515-254-2265 to arrange a consultation with Dr. Cherny.  Aesthetic or Cosmetic surgery consultations carry a $125 charge which is deducted from the cost of your surgery.  Reconstructive surgery consultations are charged to your insurance carrier, with copayment expected at the time of service.

Come to our monthly seminars, held on the second Tuesday of each month at 6:00 PM.  Please register on our website @ or call 515-254-2265 to RSVP so we can have adequate refreshments and instructional materials on hand.   These are informal gatherings where you can meet Dr. Cherny, ask him any questions you like, meet our staff and tour our beautiful facilities.

Heartland Plastic Surgery has a beautiful and home like office surgery facility.   Tours are available on our monthly seminar days. Also, Dr. Cherny is on staff at all the major hospitals in the Des Moines area, and is on staff at the Surgery Center of Des Moines in Des Moines fashionable East Village.  The overwhelming majority of the surgeries performed by Dr. Cherny are amenable to an outpatient environment, sometimes with optional overnight stay. Many modern plastic surgery procedures can be done in our offices with local anesthesia to minimize cost and maximize convenience. 

In determining the appropriate surgical venue, patient safety and quality of care are the highest priorities. 

  • Windham College, B.A., 1977
  • Rush Medical College, M.D., 1983
  • American Board of Plastic Surgery 1992
  • American Board of Plastic Surgery 1992
  • American Society of Plastic Surgeons
  • American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
  • Iowa Society of Plastic Surgeons
  • American College of Surgeons
  • Mercy Hospital Medical Center
  • Iowa Lutheran Medical Center
  • Iowa Methodist Medical Center
  • Broadlawns Medical Center
  • Surgery Center of Des Moines, East
  • Wellmark/Blue Cross (all states and most programs)
  • Cigna Health Plans
  • United Healthcare
  • Aetna Health Plans
  • Healthcare Preferred plans
  • Heritage/John Deere plans
  • Coventry health plans