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About Dr. William D Franks Jr
Dr. William D Franks Jr, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Des Moines, IA, with another office in Charlotte, NC. He has 22 years of experience. His specialties include Plastic Surgery and Plastic Surgery within the Head & Neck. Dr. Franks has received 4 awards. He speaks English.
Dr. William D Franks Jr has the following 2 specialties
- 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.
- Plastic Surgery within the Head & Neck
Dr. William D Franks Jr has the following 6 expertise
- Reconstructive Surgery
- Skin Cancer
- Laser Resurfacing
- Cosmetic Surgery
- Hair Restoration
Dr. William D Franks Jr is Board Certified in 1 specialty
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After suffering from severe hyperpigmentation, I spent years and thousands of dollars trying to find the right person for skin care. My skin never changed and I felt like I was shuffled around. A friend had an amazing transformation with her skin and recommended that I see Erin for a consultation. Despite my husband's reluctance. I decided to try one last time to find the perfect fit. I knew right away that Erin would be someone who would listen to my concerns and develop a plan that would help me reach my goals. Erin has created a transformation in my skin that I NEVER expected! I now feel like a Beautiful Butterfly! Dr. Franks and Erin are the perfect team with their down to earth and welcoming personalities! I feel like I am home during my treatments. Thank you is not enough for the way that I feel about myself!!
Following treatment for thyroid cancer, I developed a large, raised scar that extended across my entire neck. For years, I struggled with pain, discomfort and embarrassment as the scar continued to grow. I was referred to Iowa City for treatment of the scar with multiple steroid injections which did not improve the appearance or the pain. Last year, my primary care physician referred me to Dr. Franks and he recommended that I have the scar revised. I was terrified because previous treatments did not work – and left my scar looking worse; however, after first meeting Dr. Franks I completely trusted that he would take great care of me! Dr. Franks monitored my recovery closely – seeing me on a weekly basis to be certain that I was healing well. Almost a year later, I never imagined in a million years where I would be with my healing and the appearance of my scar! My life has completely changed – my confidence is through the roof!
He aligns with a boutique style hospital for surgery outside the area that is customer services focused and helps ensure discretion and privacy. (It's about 1.5 hours from Des Moines). Dr. Franks has a very friendly, professional and timely team and I can not say enough good things about his bedside manner. I felt like I was their only patient. They never rushed through any of our appointments, answered ALL my questions and did house calls after surgery where he answered all of my families concerns. I ABSOLUTELY know you get what you pay for and from the moment I stepped inside Dr. Franks office, (who had come highly recommended from a very picky hard to please and affluent friend) he's the doctor for me. I believe if I am trusting a doctor with my life and to do work on my body price is NOT the first concern. Initially I wanted a lower body lift AND a breast lift and Dr. Franks explained while many doctors perform both surgeries - he has found because it requires pulling in opposite directions, it's best to choose one and let you body heal and do the other at a later time. He was the ONLY doctor who took the time to explain why this is so important and showed me the long term benefits of waiting. I also enjoyed feeling he took genuine concern and care (so did every person on his team) about making sure I was educated and well informed of the process. SIDE NOTE I learned they was help low income breast cancer survivors, children with cleft lips and cranial reconstruction. If I am aligning myself, trusting my life and care, I truly appreciate that we have similar values. Dr. Franks is the best so his schedule fills up months in advance, I had the ability to schedule my surgery (with a very minimal deposit) to secure the date of MY choice knowing I could easily change or cancel at any time. I didn't hesitate to schedule my surgery 3 months out. From pre-op to the post op visit (in my home no less) THIS DOCTOR and his team of professionals are the best - nothing less than a miracle maker if you get to see my before and afters! I have nothing but wonderful good things to say about his work, his dedication and I personally noted the long hours he commits once you're committed to him. The transformation he made possible on my body has been nothing short of miraculous! Please take a peek at my photos and follow my journey - I have more surgeries planned and I won't be going anywhere else!
I considered a gluteal augmentation for a few years but wasn’t sure where to go until a friend told me about Dr. Franks. I researched Dr. Franks and was impressed by his educational background as well as client reviews. During my consultation with Dr. Franks, I immediately felt that he would be someone I could trust. Dr. Franks made me feel at ease with something I was embarrassed to talk about. I was so excited that I scheduled my gluteal augmentation right away. I never imagined just how much this procedure would change my life. I feel more secure and confident in my clothes and could wear things I never thought possible. Dr. Franks is THE only plastic surgeon I would ever recommend! Thank you Dr. Franks for boosting my confidence!
BEST plastic surgeon!!! Dr. Franks is an honest, caring and compassionate doctor! Erin and Jenae compliment Dr. Franks perfectly! I have never felt like a number in his practice and was shocked that he visits your home after surgery. What an outstanding practice and team!! I love, love, love my results from my gluteal augmentation! I finally have a booty!!
On-Time Doctor Award (2018)
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.
Patients' Choice Award (2015, 2016, 2017, 2018)
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.
Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2015, 2016, 2017, 2018)
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.
Top 10 Doctor - State (2014)
Top 10 Doctors are chosen by the millions of patients who visit Vitals each year to find a new doctor and share their experiences by providing ratings and reviews. In order to differentiate highly-regarded doctors from the rest for patients in search of quality care, Vitals awards Top 10 Doctor honors to those physicians within a certain specialty and geographic area who are consistently given top ratings by their patients.
22 Years Experience
Eastern Virginia Medical School
Graduated in 1996
Dr. William D Franks Jr accepts the following insurance providers.
- Aetna Choice POS II
- Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
- Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
BCBS Blue Card
- BCBS Blue Card PPO
- BCBS IL PPO
BCBS North Carolina
- BCBS NC Blue Value
- BCBS NC BlueOptions
- CIGNA HMO
- CIGNA Open Access Plus
- CIGNA PPO
Coventry Health Care
- Coventry IA PPO
- First Health PPO
- Humana Choice POS
- Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
- Humana National POS
- Humana North Carolina PPOx
- UHC Navigate HMO
- UHC Options PPO
- Wellmark Alliance Select
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Dr. William D Franks Jr is similar to the following 3 Doctors near Des Moines, IA.