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John Bauer, M.D.


John Bauer, M.D.
Chief Division of Plastic Surgery
Regional Associate Dean of Medical Education

Dr. Bauer arrives to the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC) at Permian Basin (TTUHSC) to take his position as Chief in the Division of Plastic Surgery and Regional Associate Dean of Medical Education. In his previous position as Associate Program Director at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, he had the opportunity to train residents in all aspects of cosmetic and reconstructive Plastic Surgery for more than a decade. He also was the Third and Fourth year Surgery Clerkship Co-director for 7 years.

Clinically at TTUHSC at the Permian Basin, Dr. Bauer will focus on his particular areas of expertise to include cosmetic facial, breast and body surgery as listed below. He also will focus on caring for patients after bariatric surgery, as well as patients who need breast reconstruction after breast cancer. He also has expertise in the reconstruction of patients with skin cancer, repair of hand and facial trauma, as well as with burns and other wound healing problems.

In his position as Associate Dean on the Permian Basin Campus, he looks forward to assisting the Regional Dean, Gary Ventolini, M.D. with both undergraduate and graduate medical education to include the upcoming LCME site visit.

Areas of Expertise


Cosmetic Surgery                                                                                             Reconstructive Surgery

Breast Augmentation                                                                                              Breast reconstruction

Mastopexy (Breast lifts)                                                                                           Breast reduction

Abdominoplasty (Tummy tucks)                                                                              Skin cancer reconstruction

Liposuction/fat grafting                                                                                             Burn Care

Face lifts                                                                                                                   Hand trauma

Eyelid rejuvenation                                                                                                   Facial trauma

Botox                                                                                                                        Post-bariatric reconstruction

Fillers (lips, cheeks, chin, etc.)                                                                          (abdomen, arms, legs, face, back, etc.)

                                                                                                                                   Wound Healing