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Meet Dr. Brenton Koch

Dr. KochBrenton Koch, MD, FACS, is a board-certified facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon and native of Iowa. He is founder and director of Koch Facial Plastic Surgery & Spa in Des Moines, Iowa, where plastic surgery of the face is his exclusive specialty. His patients appreciate his kind, approachable personality and the natural-looking results he provides.

Dr. Brenton Koch looks forward to meeting you to discuss how you can achieve your cosmetic desires. To get started, request a consultation online or call our office at (515) 277-5555.

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Excellent Credentials

Dr. Koch completed his undergraduate and pre-medical training at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa. He graduated from the University of Iowa College of Medicine, where he received numerous honors including the Hancher-Finkbine Medallion for outstanding academic leadership contributions to the University of Iowa College of Medicine. He also earned the American Medical Association National Leadership Achievement Award, presented to only 20 recipients nationally.

Dr. Koch completed residency at the prestigious University of Iowa Department of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, which consistently ranks as one of the top programs in the country. He subsequently completed advanced fellowship training in facial plastic and reconstructive surgery at Indiana University and the Meridian Plastic Surgery Center in Indianapolis through the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.

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Recognized by Patients & Peers

Castle Connolly's Top Doctors™

Dr. Koch has received the honorable designation of Top Doctor by Castle Connolly Medical Ltd., making him a member of an elite group that includes only about 5% of doctors in the United States. Castle Connolly considers only doctors who are nominated by their peers and selects the rare few who meet the organization's rigorous standards in the areas of education, training, hospital appointments, malpractice and disciplinary history, professional achievements, and special expertise.

Dr. Koch has received the following awards on the physician rating website

"I can't say enough about how wonderful my experience with Dr. Koch and his staff was. From the moment I walked in to his office, I felt like I was visiting a friend's home. I never felt rushed, and my questions were honored with honest, considerate answers. After diligent research, I am so glad I ended up in the care of Koch Facial Plastic Surgery & Spa." — Patient on

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Educator & Author

Dr. Koch served as clinical instructor of facial plastic surgery at Indiana University and is currently a clinical instructor of facial plastic surgery with the University of Iowa Department of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery. He has continued to maintain active involvement in clinical research, with numerous publications, research awards, and national presentations to his credit.

A published author, Dr. Koch has written educational books for people considering plastic surgery, including:

Professional Integrity

Dr. Koch is supported by administrative and operating room staffs that are specifically trained to care for plastic and reconstructive surgery patients. Each year this team of professionals prepares for and performs hundreds of facial surgeries treating conditions relating to appearance, accident, or disease.

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