Meet Dr. Rachel Scott
Hendricks Regional Health Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
Writer / Jon Shoulders
Dr. Rachel Scott, a board-certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon at Hendricks Regional Health in Danville, says a remodeling at the nationally recognized facility has helped to maximize its comprehensive, state-of-the-art oncology, radiology and plastic surgery divisions.
“There was already a very well-established radiology section for doing mammography and other breast imaging, but when I arrived and the breast surgeons arrived, we decided to combine forces both from a strategy standpoint as well as geography,” says Scott, who joined Hendricks Regional Health in July of 2015. “Hendricks was able to remodel the space and give us physical continuity of care, from the radiology to the breast surgical oncologists to my plastic surgery office, so the patients that are needing those services can literally walk down the hallway.”
Scott is board certified in both plastic surgery and general surgery and says while plastic surgeons are generally known for the cosmetic services they are able to provide, a large part of the plastic surgery profession is devoted to reconstructive procedures including wound, breast and burn reconstruction, hand surgeries and facial injuries.
“Plastic surgery is a very wide spectrum of practice,” she says. “We literally operate on everything from the very top of the head to the bottom of the foot and everywhere in between. We’re all trained in both cosmetic procedures as well as a wide variety of reconstructive procedures. And the one thing that I think a lot of people are unaware of is that we also treat a lot of hand injuries.”
Scott says for those considering plastic surgery, whether for cosmetic or reconstructive purposes, she recommends scheduling a consultation to get all initial questions thoroughly answered. “If you just make assumptions and never take the leap you’ll never know the answer,” Dr. Scott says. “If someone has a question about whether they’re appropriate for a plastic surgery procedure or whether it’s something that their insurance might cover, you should never hesitate to call and ask, or call and schedule a consultation visit.”
Hendricks also stresses the importance of communicating with insurance providers to determine whether desired services will be covered, as providers will not typically cover strictly cosmetic procedures, there is a spectrum of what she calls “borderline” procedures that may be covered including breast reduction, scar revisions or body contouring surgery after drastic weight loss.
“Whether it’s someone that I released their carpal tunnel, someone that I reconstructed their breasts, or someone that I did a tummy tuck for, my goal is to bring a smile to their face and make them feel like their life is better having had the surgery,” Scott adds. “There’s nothing more rewarding than seeing the huge smile on people’s faces, especially when they look at their before and after pictures.”
Hendricks Regional Health Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery center is located at 100 Hospital Lane, Suite 325 in Danville. Call 317-718-7980 or visit hendricksplasticsurgery.com for more information or to schedule a visit.