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About Dr. Howard S Caplan

Dr. Howard S Caplan, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Exton, PA. He has 49 years of experience. His specialties include Surgery of the Hand and Plastic Surgery. Dr. Caplan has received 3 awards. He speaks English.

Rating Overview

15 Ratings with 5 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Howard S Caplan is Great. Dr. Howard S Caplan has been rated by 15 patients. From those 15 patients 5 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. Howard S Caplan is 4.2 of 5.0 stars.

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Primary Address

Pennsylvania Plastic Surgery

491 John Young Way Ste 320
Exton, PA 19341
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Specialties

Dr. Howard S Caplan has the following 2 specialties

  • Surgery of the Hand

    Hand surgeons are certified surgeons who are also experts in the function and structure of your wrists, hands and forearms. This allows them to treat arthritis, carpal tunnel, trigger finger and tennis elbow, most of which tend to result from repetitive and excessive use of the corresponding joints, muscles, tendons and ligaments.
    Hand surgeons also commonly work with patients who have fractures or broken bones from any kind of accident. If you're experiencing any kind of general pain in your hand, wrist or forearm that isn’t going away, a hand surgeon is probably your best resource.

  • Plastic Surgery

    A plastic surgery specialist is a physician with extensive training in the execution of plastic surgery procedures.
    Plastic surgery is the use of surgical procedures to rebuild or reshape injured or misshapen body parts. Congenital defects, such as a cleft lip or palate, can be corrected by a plastic surgery specialist. Injuries sustained during auto accidents also may require the services of a plastic surgery specialist. These procedures fall under the category of reconstructive plastic surgery.
    The other category of plastic surgery is cosmetic plastic surgery. Plastic surgery specialists often perform procedures like breast augmentation, face lifts, tummy tucks, liposuction, and lip injection as elective surgeries for patients who wish to make aesthetic improvements.

  • Expertise

    27 Expertise

  • Breast Surgery (Mammaplasty)
  • Trigger Finger Disorder
  • Breast Implants (Breast Implantation)
  • Glomus Tumor (Glomus Body Cancer)
  • Tummy Tuck
  • Gynecomastia
  • Cosmetic Surgery (Aesthetic Procedures)
  • Frostbite
  • Neck Lift (Cervicoplasty)
  • Seizure Disorders
  • Liposuction (Lipectomy)
  • Epilepsy
  • Ganglion Cysts
  • Cellulitis
  • Vascular Tumor (Hemangioma)
  • Movement Disorders
  • Skin Transplantation (Dermatoplasty)
  • Herniated Disc
  • Chemical Peel (Chemexfoliation)
  • Keloid
  • Dermabrasion
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Skin Cancer
  • Melanoma
  • Neuroma
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Skin Cancer (Basal Cell Carcinoma)

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Reviews

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I was BUTCHERED

I was told and confirmed by Dr. Caplan I would have two scars on the right and left side if my neck to remove tissue. I WAS BUTCHERED , yes I had two scars on the right and left side. However I also had the tisssue that was suppose to be removed, I BEEN DEFORMED ever since. Thanks Dr. Caplan

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Howard Caplan is the Best Cosmetic Surgeon in Philadelphia & Suburb Areas

Dr. Howard Caplan has always been direct (which not everyone likes to hear) with procedures that I do not need. He is very thorough and knowledgeable in his field and I highly recommend him. Been seeing him for many years for procedures and more than once, he has told me I do not need it. I trust him implicitly.

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Thank you Dr. Caplan!

I am a former patient of Dr. Caplan's & hope to become again one of his present patients. Due to us relocating I had to find another Dr. We are now presently in the Exton area. My first visit, many years ago, with Dr. Caplan was to help me with a major scar due to the removal of a maglinant melonma from a previous Dr., it looked like someone branded me. Dr. Caplan resized it so that I could feel, look & dress like a woman again. 5 yrs later I had to have a partial mastectomy & my chest wall reconstructed. He again performed what I call "his magic". I can not say enough about him. He is kind, considerate, & professional! Thank you Dr. C!

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Dr. Howard Caplan is HONEST

Dr. Caplan is not only an excellent cosmetic surgeon current on all of the latest procedures and options available to his patients, but he is honest. After seeing many other cosmetic surgeons who suggested extensive work I had not ever considered or knew I had a problem area, Dr. Caplan did NOT suggest those procedures, and quite the contrary, insisted I was not ready OR "if you have some money to make you feel good but won't last" then I'll do it. He is to the point and answers direct questions. I would trust his input 100%. Many people may see a cosmetic surgeon with unrealistic expectations; he wants to avoid that. Having had a recent procedure on nasal-labial folds with injections, he saw me 3 weeks later and then said he thinks I needed a little more on one side, which would be at his expense because he should have added more to make both sides even. I didn't even notice the difference. This is, again, what I mean about his integrity and honesty.

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Fine Doctor and Surgeon

Dr. Caplan is a fine doctor and surgeon. I've just looked up some information on aboardcertifiedplasticsurgeon.com, and Dr. Caplan has all the qualities that this website highlights as important for a good plastic surgeon: he has sound medical judgement, technical expertise, a good sense of body aesthetics, and he works to develop a strong patient-surgeon rapport.

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  • Awards

    3 Awards

  • Patients' Choice Award (2014, 2012, 2015)

    Patients' Choice recognition reflects the difference a particular physician has made in the lives of his/her patients. The honor is bestowed to physicians who have received near perfect scores, as voted by patients.

  • On-Time Doctor Award (2014, 2016, 2015)

    Vitals On-Time + Promptness Award recognizes doctors with consistent high ratings for timeliness of appointments. The honor is granted based on a physician's overall and promptness scores.

  • Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2015)

    Compassionate Doctor certification is granted to physicians who treat their patients with the utmost kindness. The honor is granted based on a physician's overall and bedside manner scores.

  • Education

    49 Years Experience

  • University Of Maryland School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1969

  • University Of Pennsylvania Health System

    Residency

  • Accepted Insurance

    Dr. Howard S Caplan accepts the following insurance providers.

  • Aetna
    • Aetna Choice POS II
    • Aetna HMO
    • Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
    • Aetna Select
    • Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
  • BCBS Blue Card
    • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • Capital Blue Cross
    • Capital BC PPO
  • Cigna
    • CIGNA HMO
    • CIGNA Open Access Plus
    • CIGNA PPO
  • Coventry Health Care
    • Coventry HealthAmerica HMO
  • First Health
    • First Health PPO
  • IBC
    • IBC Keystone HMO POS
    • IBC Personal Choice PPO
  • Multiplan
    • Multiplan PPO
  • United Healthcare
    • UHC Choice Plus POS
    • UHC Navigate HMO
    • UHC Navigate POS
    • UHC Options PPO
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Locations & Directions

Pennsylvania Plastic Surgery, 491 John Young Way Ste 320, Exton, PA

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