Robert T. Heck, M.D., F.A.C.S., is a dedicated surgeon who has devoted his career to the science and artistry of plastic surgery. He is nationally recognized for his advanced surgical techniques, impeccable attention to detail, and ability to produce natural-looking results. At Columbus Aesthetic & Plastic Surgery, Dr. Heck prides himself on providing the highest quality of patient care, backed by his advanced education and years of experience.
Dr. Robert T. Heck is a board-certified diplomat of The American Board of Plastic Surgery and joined Columbus Aesthetic and Plastic Surgery in 2002. Graduating with honors from The Medical College of Ohio in 1995, Dr. Heck earned the prestigious Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society Membership. During his medical school career, Dr. Heck was awarded the Marion C. Anderson and Toledo Surgery Society Awards for his academic achievement in surgery. From early on, his commitment to excellence was evident and continues to be an attribute in both his personal and professional life.
Following medical school, Dr. Heck completed four years of general surgery residency training at The Medical College of Ohio. During this time he was awarded The Outstanding Surgery Resident Award and The Golden Apple Resident Award for excellence in surgical teaching. During his two years of plastic surgery residency at The Medical University of South Carolina, Dr. Heck was granted a highly competitive Aesthetic and Breast fellowship in Los Angeles where he trained under the renowned surgeon Dr. W. Grant Stevens, M.D., F.A.C.S. It was there that Dr. Heck perfected his skills in aesthetic surgery and practiced cutting-edge procedures which he now performs today, such as the Laser Bra technique.
Dr. Heck’s passion and commitment to patient care continues to be nationally recognized and awarded amongst his patients and peers. Over the course of his career he has been presented with numerous patient choice and patient satisfaction awards including Docs Rate Docs and Consumer Choice awards.
Voted Best Doctor’s in America: Dr. Robert Heck has been voted one of the Best Doctor’s in America, which identifies doctors that other doctors trust most. It is the largest ongoing, peer-reviewed survey in the medical industry. Their board members are nationally-recognized titans in their fields who help guide and inspire us as we strive to support physicians in delivering extraordinary care.
America’s Top Plastic Surgeons: Dr. Heck is recognized as one of America’s Top Plastic Surgeons, which distinguishes plastic surgeons that are at the top of their craft with demonstrated expertise and experience in the full range of cosmetic and reconstructive plastic surgery procedures.
Castle Connolly Top Doctor’s: Dr. Heck has been awarded by Castle Connolly as a Top Doctor, which included in Castle Connolly’s Top Doctor listing in which he was hand selected after peer nomination, extensive research and careful review and screening their doctor-directed research team.
Leading Physicians of the World: Dr. Heck has been acknowledged as a Leading Physician of the World. Leading Physicians of the World nominates physicians based on data collected from a variety of different resources, taking into account education, medical affiliations, consumer reviews, medical/research contributions and more. In addition to individual selection, our active members have the ability to nominate peers, colleagues, mentors and associates. Selection is very limited, nominating the only top 1%-2% in each specialty.
Prism Award: Dr. Heck received this award for his expertise in breast surgery. The award recognizes the many extraordinary and inspirational ways Ohio Health physicians model the behaviors connected to Ohio Health’s core values of compassion, excellence, integrity and stewardship.
Dr. Heck has been an active member of the Upper Arlington community for over 15 years. He is married to his beautiful wife, Jennifer, and has two wonderful children who are both active in school and sports. Dr. Heck dedicates his time and resources to multiple charities including Autism Speaks which supports children with autism, one event at a time. His passion and expertise in the field of plastic surgery is only surpassed by his commitment and love for his family and friends. As Winston Churchill once said, “To improve is to change; to be perfect is to change often.” Dr. Heck believes that plastic surgery is an ever changing world and it takes continuing one’s education, dedication to research, balancing family and work life, and always having a patient’s best interests in mind to remain at the top of your craft.