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Stephen J. Kovach, III, MD

Stephen J. Kovach, III, MD Physician

Co-Director of Penn Hernia Center Member and Co-director of the Penn Orthoplastic Limb Salvage Center Herndon B. Lehr, M.D. Endowed Associate Professor in Plastic Surgery

Dr. Kovach is employed by Penn Medicine.

About Dr. Stephen J. Kovach, III

Recognized by America's Top Doctors for 2017

Recognized in Philadelphia Magazine's annual Top Docs issues for 2018 and 2019

Patient Satisfaction Ratings

Patient Rating Breakdown

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Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

Comments are submitted by patients and reflect their views and opinions. The comments are not endorsed by and do not necessarily reflect the views of Penn Medicine.

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Clinical Specialties

Specialty:

  • Plastic Surgery

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • Plastic Surgery, 2009
  • Surgery, 2004

Clinical Expertise:

  • Abdominal Scars
  • Abdominal Wall Surgery
  • Abdominoplasty (Tummy Tuck)
  • Acquired Absence of Breast
  • Acquired Deformity of Reconstructed Breast
  • Arm Lift (Brachioplasty)
  • Arteriovenous Malformations (AVM)
  • Autologous Tissue Reconstruction
  • Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • Benign Neoplasm of Skin
  • Blepharoptosis
  • Body Contouring Surgery
  • Body Lift
  • Bone Grafting
  • Bone Infection (Osteomyelitis)
  • BOTOX Therapy
  • Breast Asymmetry
  • Breast Asymmetry Correction
  • Breast Deformity
  • Breast Enlargement (Augmentation)
  • Breast Implant Deformity Correction
  • Breast Implant Leak
  • Breast Implant Rupture
  • Breast Lift Surgery (Mastopexy)
  • Breast Reconstruction
  • Breast Reduction
  • Breast Revision
  • Broken Nose (Nose Fracture)
  • Brow Droop
  • Brow Lift
  • Burn Reconstruction
  • Cancer Surgery
  • Canthoplasty
  • Capsular Contracture
  • Chest Wall Resection
  • Chin Lift
  • Chronic Osteomyelitis
  • Chronic Wounds
  • Circumferential Liposuction of the Calves and Ankles
  • Components Separation
  • Compromised Skin Grafts
  • Compromised Tissue Flaps
  • Coronal Brow Lift
  • Cosmetic Eyelid Surgery
  • Cosmetic Facial Surgery
  • Cosmetic Jaw Surgery
  • Cosmetic Surgery
  • Craniofacial Surgery
  • Crows Feet
  • Deep Inferior Epigastric Perforator Flap
  • Deformity of Reconstructed Breast
  • Dermal Fillers
  • Diabetic Ulcers
  • Disorder of Ear Lobe
  • Disproportion of Reconstructed Breast
  • Dysplastic Nevus
  • Ear Melanoma
  • Ear Plastic Surgery
  • Endoscopic Brow Lift
  • Epidermoid Cysts
  • Excision of Lesion
  • Eye Emergencies
  • Eyelid Lesions
  • Eyelid Repair
  • Eyelid Surgery (Blepharoplasty)
  • Eyelid Trauma
  • Face Lift Surgery (Rhytidectomy)
  • Facial Fracture
  • Facial Implants
  • Facial Lesion
  • Facial Nerve Graft
  • Facial Nerve Injury
  • Facial Nerve Palsy
  • Fat Grafting
  • Fine Lines and Wrinkles
  • Flaps Repair of Wounds
  • Flaps Surgery
  • Foot Ulcer
  • Foot Wound
  • Forehead Nodule
  • Graft Repair of Wounds
  • Gynecomastia Surgery
  • Hand and Wrist Surgery
  • Hand Injuries
  • Hand Transplant
  • Head Reconstruction
  • Hemangiomas
  • History of Breast Cancer
  • History of Fibrocystic Disease
  • Implant Reconstruction
  • Implant-Based Breast Reconstruction
  • Jaw Bone Graft
  • Jaw Deformities
  • Jaw Fracture
  • Jaw Reconstruction
  • Juvederm
  • Labiaplasty
  • Laceration
  • Laser Skin Rejuvenation
  • Laser Spider Vein Treatment
  • Leg Ulcers
  • Limb Salvage Surgery
  • Lip Augmentation
  • Lip Surgery
  • Lipectomy
  • Lipedema
  • Lipoma
  • Liposuction (Lipoplasty)
  • Liposuction of Cheek
  • Liposuction of Hip
  • Liposuction of Knee
  • Liposuction of Love Handles
  • Liposuction of the Abdomen
  • Liposuction of the Buttocks
  • Liposuction of the Chin
  • Liposuction of the Face
  • Liposuction of the Lower Extremity
  • Liposuction of the Neck
  • Liposuction of the Upper Extremity
  • Liposuction of Thigh
  • Lower Extremity Reconstruction
  • Lymph Node Transfer
  • Lymphedema
  • Male Breast Reduction
  • Mammoplasty
  • Mastoplasty
  • Melanoma
  • Melanoma Surgery
  • Microsurgery
  • Microvascular Surgery
  • Mid-Face Lift
  • Mole Excision
  • Nasal Surgery
  • Neck Lift
  • Neck Reconstruction
  • Necrotizing Fasciitis
  • Necrotizing Soft Tissue Infections
  • Negative Pressure Wound Therapy
  • Nerve Injury
  • Nerve Reconstruction
  • Neuroma
  • Nipple and Areola Reconstruction
  • Non-Surgical Brow Lift
  • Nonunion Fracture
  • Nose Surgery (Rhinoplasty)
  • Occipital Mass
  • Oncologic Reconstruction
  • Peripheral Nerve Surgery
  • Pressure Ulcers
  • Profunda Artery Perforator Flap
  • Ptosis of Breasts
  • Radiation Necrosis
  • Radiation-Induced Breast Deformity
  • Reconstruction of Nose
  • Reconstructive Hand Surgery
  • Reconstructive Microsurgery
  • Regenerative Medicine
  • Rejuvenation
  • Release Scar Contracture
  • Restylane
  • Revision Rhinoplasty
  • Ruptured Implant
  • Scar Hypertrophy
  • Scar on Neck
  • Scar Revision
  • Sclerotherapy
  • Skin Abnormalities
  • Skin Biopsy
  • Skin Cancer Reconstructive Surgery
  • Skin Cancer Surgery
  • Skin Fillers
  • Skin Grafting
  • Skin Grafts
  • Skin Laser Surgery
  • Skin Rejuvenation
  • Skin Tag Removal
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Skin of Lip
  • Surgery for Hidradenitis Suppurativa
  • Telangiectasia
  • Telangiectasia (Spider Veins)
  • Temporal Brow Lift
  • Tendon Injuries & Tendonitis
  • Tendonitis
  • Tenosynovitis of Hand
  • Thigh Lift
  • Tissue Expansion Surgery
  • Transconjunctival Blepharoplasty
  • Transgender Care
  • Transverse Rectus Abdominis Myocutaneous Flap
  • Transverse Upper Gracilis Flap
  • Upper Extremity Reconstruction
  • Vacuum-Assisted Closure Therapy
  • Vascular Malformation
  • Vascularized Bone Graft
  • Venous Stasis Disease
  • Wound Complications
  • Wound Debridement
  • Wound Medication
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Practice Locations and Appointments

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna US Healthcare
  • Cigna
  • Cigna HealthSpring
  • Clover Health Plan
  • CVS Health
  • Devon Health Services (Americare)
  • eLAP Services
  • Gateway Health Plan
  • Geisinger Health Plan
  • HealthAmerica / HealthAssurance, a Coventry Plan
  • HealthPartners
  • HealthPartners Medicare
  • HealthSmart
  • Highmark Blue Shield
  • Homestead Smart Health Plans
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Humana / Choicecare
  • Independence Blue Cross (Keystone East)
  • Intergroup
  • Keystone First
  • Keystone First Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • NJ Medicaid
  • NJ Qualcare
  • Oxford Health Plan
  • PA Health and Wellness (Centene) Medicare
  • PA Medicaid
  • PA Medicare
  • Preferred Health Care/LGH
  • Provider Partners Health Plan
  • Rail Road Medicare / Palmetto GBA
  • Remedy Partners at Penn Medicine
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
  • UnitedHealthcare Community Plan
  • US Family Health Plan
  • Veterans Choice Program

Education and Training

Medical School: George Washington University
Residency: Georgetown University Medical Center
Fellowship: Strong Memorial Hospital - University of Rochester
Residency: Strong Memorial Hospital - University of Rochester
Fellowship: Duke University Medical Center

Memberships

American Association of Plastic Surgeons, National American College of Surgeons, National American Council of Plastic Surgeons, National American Hernia Society, National American Society of Plastic Surgeons, National American Society of Plastic Surgery, National American Society of Reconstructive Microsurgery, National American Society of Reconstructive Microsurgery, National Northeastern Society of Plastic Surgeons, Local Robert Ivy Society, National World Society of Reconstructive Microsurgery, International

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Kovach is employed by Penn Medicine.

Hospital Privileges:

  • Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.
  • Penn Presbyterian Medical Center: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.
  • Pennsylvania Hospital: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.

Academic Contact Info

Division of Plastic Surgery
3400 Civic Boulevard
Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine
14th Floor, South Tower

Philadelphia, PA 19104
Phone: (215) 662-7300
Patient appointments: 800-789-7366 (PENN)

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