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Dr. Linton Whitaker Is this you?

About Dr. Linton Whitaker

Dr. Linton Whitaker, MD, FACS is a Doctor primarily located in Philadelphia, PA. He has 51 years of experience. His specialties include Plastic Surgery. Dr. Whitaker is affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital University PA Health System, Main Line Hospital Lankenau and Hospital of the University of PA. He speaks English.

Rating Overview

16 Ratings with 7 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Linton Whitaker is Great. Dr. Linton Whitaker has been rated by 16 patients. From those 16 patients 7 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. Linton Whitaker is 3.7 of 5.0 stars.

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Primary Address

The Hospital of The University of Pennsylvania

3400 Spruce St
Philadelphia, PA 19104
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Dr. Linton Whitaker has the following 1 specialty

  • 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

    22 Expertise

  • Apert Syndrome (Acrocephalosyndactylia)
  • Bone Transplantation
  • Cleft Lip
  • Cleft Palate
  • Craniofacial Abnormalities
  • Craniofacial Dysostosis (Cleft Palate)
  • Craniosynostoses
  • Craniotomy (Brain Surgery)
  • Eating Disorders
  • Eye Diseases
  • Eye Injuries
  • Eyelid surgery (Blepharoplasty)
  • Face Cancer (Facial Neoplasm)
  • Facial Injuries
  • Gynecomastia
  • Multiple Abnormalities
  • Neck Lift (Cervicoplasty)
  • Obesity
  • Osteotomy
  • Reconstructive Surgical Procedures
  • Skin Cancer
  • Skin Transplantation (Dermatoplasty)

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Dr. Whitaker is wonderful

I was born with a facial hemangioma back in 1975. Dr. Whitaker performed many facial reconstructive surgeries for me. He gave my parents and family hope when it was truly needed. His bedside manner is top notch. Even as a woman in my 40s, I remember his sensitive and kind nature. Wonderful doctor and person!

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Five Stars

He did an excellent modified face lift and correction of a chin issue. Lift was very natural looking.

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Best doctor in the world

My name is Madalyn Pellechia and I spent my toddler years with this great man. Over the years he is like another father to me. I may be only 14 but trust me people there isn't a better doctor out there. I never get to see him anymore since I am grown and healthy living in N.C. But I would do anything to meet him again. If it wasn't for him probably would be a special Ed kid right now.

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facial artery permanent damage

Dr Whitaker did a permanent damage to my facial nerves, he literally transected them and left scar tissues every where. I can never find the truth, if he did my surgery himself or what happened to me in the surgery room. He is influential like a god, but an evil one, stay away with him, is my sincere advice.

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Dr. Whitaker changed my life.

I met Dr. Whitaker in 1979 when my parents and I came over to America from Russia. I had a severe facial deformity which was caused by a necrotizing infection called NOMA. Growing up you could imagine how life was on the playground. Dr. Whitaker and his team at CHOP treated myself and my family with compassion and professionalism. He has performed dozens of surgeries on me, and transformed what was once an unbearable site, to a woman with a few minor scars on her face. I am a married 35 y.o woman, with 2 daughters of my own. The wonderful care that I received throughout the years has inspired me to become an RN. I will never forget, waking up from surgery in the ICU, and his was the first smiling face I saw, telling me that I was all done, and I was OK, while holding my hand. All of my life's accomplishments would never have been possible without his magical work. To him I am forever grateful.

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  • Hospital Affiliations

    Dr. Whitaker is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).

  • Pennsylvania Hospital University PA Health System
  • Main Line Hospital Lankenau
  • Hospital of the University of PA
  • Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
  • Chop Clinical Associates
  • Clinical Practices of the University of Pennsylvania
  • Lankenau Hospital
  • Education

    51 Years Experience

  • Tulane University

    Graduated in 1962

  • University Of Pennsylvania Health System


  • Accepted Insurance

    Dr. Linton Whitaker accepts the following insurance providers.

  • Aetna
    • Aetna Choice POS II
    • Aetna Choice POS Open Access
    • 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
  • Coventry Health Care
    • Coventry HealthAmerica HMO
  • First Health
    • First Health PPO
  • Geisinger Health Plan
    • Geisinger Health Plan
  • Highmark BCBS
    • Highmark Community Blue PPO
  • Humana
    • Humana Choice POS
    • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
  • Multiplan
    • Multiplan PPO
  • Oxford Health
    • Oxford Freedom
    • Oxford Liberty
  • QualCare
    • QualCare HMO
    • QualCare PPO
  • United Healthcare
    • UHC Choice Plus POS
    • UHC Navigate HMO
    • UHC Navigate POS
    • UHC Options PPO
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Locations & Directions

The Hospital of The University of Pennsylvania, 3400 Spruce St, Philadelphia, PA


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