Ryan Naffziger, MD
- Plastic Surgery
- Animas Plastic Surgery
- (970) 828-1199
- 175 Mercado Street, Suite 111
Durango CO, 81301
- Born and raised in central Illinois near Peoria, Dr. Ryan Naffziger attended Illinois Wesleyan University. As a magna cum laude graduate with degrees in biology and art history, his passion for science and medicine led him to the Southern Illinois University (SIU) School of Medicine where he received institutional honors and his medical degree.
While at SIU, Dr. Naffziger completed his six-year integrated general surgery / plastic surgery residency and special rotations in pediatric plastic surgery at Children’s Hospital in Chicago. After completing his residency in 2004, he moved West to work as an associate at San Juan Plastic Surgery in Farmington, New Mexico.
In 2009, Dr. Naffziger moved to Durango, Colorado and opened his own practice, Animas Plastic Surgery. He specializes in cosmetic facial and body surgery including liposuction and reconstructive breast surgery using both implants and the patient’s own tissue.
Dr. Naffziger is also known for reconstruction of facial and body deformities for congenital, traumatic, and cancer disorders, all aspects of hand surgery, cleft lip and palate repairs, and burn care. Dr. Naffziger has performed cleft lip and palate as well as other congenital deformity repairs abroad through the charitable organization Operation Smile.