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Operation Smile

The worldwide charitable vision of Operation Smile is greatly enhanced by the efforts of doctors, nurses and volunteers from around the world, including the Center for Aesthetics and Plastic Surgery’s, Dr. Steven Ringler and his wife, Andrea, who founded the Michigan Chapter of Operation Smile in 1997. Dr. Ringler volunteers his time annually as a Surgical Team Leader for Operation Smile and travels to countries around the world, providing free plastic surgery to children with facial deformities. In 2009, Dr. Ringler received the Dr. Stephen J. Pratt Award from Operation Smile for his voluntarism and dedication to helping children around the world on over 13 medical missions. Since 1982, Operation Smile has treated more than 200,000 children with cleft lip, cleft lip and palate and other facial deformities in 60 different countries.

October 6, 2015, Dr. Ringler leaves for a volunteer mission to Bolivia to provide surgery for children with facial deformities. Watch here for further details about the mission.

Here are a few of the children we were able to help out with surgery during our trip to the Dominican Republic. This little boy had a really nice result, much to his mother’s delight.

Operation Smile

Steven L. Ringler, MD, FACS


Practice Policy Update Regarding COVID-19 View Update

Practice Policy Update Regarding COVID-19

Dear Valued Patients,

During these unprecedented times with the COVID-19 pandemic, your health remains our highest priority. With safety measures from the state of Michigan changing day to day, and sometimes by the hour, we will do our very best to help you keep up with the changes and what they mean for you and our practice. We know many of you will have questions and we are taking the following steps to ensure your safety:

  • We will not abandon our patients. We will continue to serve your needs as long as it is safe to do so. At this time, we are primarily limiting in-office services to our post-operative patients.
  • Our facility is always highly sterile and clean, however, we are taking extra precautions during this time and adhering strictly to all guidelines set by the CDC and OSHA.
  • We are screening all patients for risk of COVID-19 and will reschedule any patient who falls into the high-risk category.
  • We are offering virtual consultations with ZOOM and TouchMD by appointment. All consultations will currently be complimentary. Please call the office to schedule.
  • Our receptionist is still available to answer your calls, and our surgery scheduler will be available to help you reschedule any appointments. We sincerely appreciate your understanding as rescheduling surgery is difficult to predict with entire accuracy at this time.

We encourage everyone to stay calm and follow the guidelines set by the state. We will do everything we can to ensure the safety and well-being of our patients, team and community. We will keep you updated through our website, emails, and social media.


Dr. Steven Ringler & the Center for Aesthetics and Plastic Surgery Team

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