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About Worcester Plastic Surgeon Dr. Fechner

Board-certified Facial Plastic Surgeon Frank P. Fechner, M.D. is committed to bringing excellence in facial plastic surgery to Massachusetts, Boston and the greater Worcester area in particular. He is convinced that due to its unique aesthetic and functional nature, the best treatment outcome in the face requires superb training, continuing academic commitment, experience, and artistic vision.

Dr. Fechner was born and raised in Berlin, Germany. During his studies at the University of Freiburg Medical School, he received a prestigious one-year scholarship from the University of Massachusetts Medical School in Worcester to continue his studies. After medical school, Dr. Fechner completed his surgical internship at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) in Boston and a four-year Harvard residency training at the Massachusetts Eye & Ear Infirmary in Boston, where he focused exclusively on surgery of the face, head and neck region.

Other Harvard-affiliated hospitals that Dr. Fechner was associated with include Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Children’s Hospital Boston. As a member of the American Academy of Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS), Dr. Fechner then pursued a fellowship sponsored by the AAFPRS at New York University Medical Center and Columbia/Cornell in New York City where he worked with internationally renowned plastic surgeons.

Aside from ample cosmetic surgery, Dr. Fechner performed a large volume of major reconstructive surgery for trauma victims at Manhattan’s Bellevue Hospital Center, one of the busiest trauma centers in the Northeast.

As a double board-certified facial plastic surgeon, Dr. Fechner is a Diplomate of the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (ABFPRS) and the ABO. He is affiliated with both UMass Memorial Medical Center in Worcester and Massachusetts Eye & Ear Infirmary, a Harvard-affiliated face, head and neck specialty hospital in Boston. He has presented his research and clinical work at both national and international meetings and conferences.

Massachusetts Eye and Ear

As a member of the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, one of the top ranked centers for treatment and research as well as a teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School, Dr. Frank Fechner is committed to making a difference in the lives of his patients. As a double board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Fechner not only performs cosmetic procedures, he has extensive experience treating patients at one of the busiest trauma centers in the Northeast.

His humanitarian efforts have taken him across the globe providing plastic and reconstructive surgery services to both children and adults who have suffered congenital deformities of the face. This experience provides a natural complement to being part of Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary. Dr. Fechner believes that it is crucial to empower the local health care profession to provide services to the communities of Greater Boston.

Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary identifies and supports the health care needs of its residents by providing the community with board-certified physicians who offer superior quality and affordable care to those in need. Founded almost 100 years ago, it is home to the world’s largest community of vision and hearing research specialists. Focusing on disorders that impact healthy function of the eyes, ears, nose, throat as well as the head and neck, Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary has consistently been at the leading edge in medical breakthroughs. These innovations have led to the development of more effective treatments for blindness, deafness, and diseases of the head and neck.

The staff behind the specialty hospital is a varied group of surgeons, researchers, and administrative personnel who are dedicated to supporting the needs of their patients who suffer from life-altering conditions.

Adult & Pediatric Dermatology, PC

Dr. Fechner is committed to serving the community in which he lives and works. He has extensive experience with aesthetic face and neck procedures and has performed major reconstructive surgeries at one of the busiest trauma centers in the Northeast. Dr. Fechner is pleased to be a member of Adult & Pediatric Dermatology offering his expertise to those patients in the Boston area that he can serve.

As a staff member, Dr. Fechner offers his in-depth knowledge as a double board-certified facial plastic surgeon to those in the community needing a solution to achieving their personal goals for the face and neck skin. At Adult & Pediatric Dermatology, Dr. Fechner is part of an experienced team who has completed specialized training and is committed to offering the most advanced cosmetic treatment to patients in the Massachusetts area.

Training and education is important and a big part of Adult & Pediatric Dermatology. The team of professionals at Adult & Pediatric Dermatology regularly participates in national conferences to expand their knowledge and stay on top of the latest developments in the dermatology field. Because of this, patients who are treated by the doctors at Adult & Pediatric Dermatology are assured of receiving the most up-to-date treatments by qualified and experienced doctors, whether their condition is as common as acne, or involves rare physical conditions and illnesses that are less well understood.

Members of Adult & Pediatric Dermatology are regularly involved with teaching efforts for medical students from the Boston area. In addition to lecturing, the staff helps to guide these students, and takes part in health fares sponsored by universities and hospitals.

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Teaching Plastic Surgery

Dr. Fechner teaches facial plastic surgery and related surgical, anatomical and medical knowledge to medical students, residents and other plastic surgeons.

He continues to provide education to Harvard Medical Students and Harvard residents. In addition, Dr. Fechner lectures and teaches plastic surgeons from the U.S. and abroad.

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Dr. Frank Fechner

428 Shrewsbury Street,Worcester, MA 01604

Fax: (508) 754-4222 Tel: 508-306-8363

428 Shrewsbury Street, Worcester, MA 01604

Practice Policy Update Regarding COVID-19

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WE ARE EXCITED TO WELCOME YOU BACK TO FECHNER MD!

On behalf of the entire team at Fechner MD Plastic Surgery & Medical Spa, we would like to take a moment to say thank you again for your loyalty and support during this unprecedented time. The past several months have been unlike anything we've ever experienced, and we're working hard to evolve so that we can continue to provide you with the patient experience you have come to expect from our practice.

Since the beginning of the COVID-19 worldwide pandemic, Fechner MD Plastic Surgery & Medical Spa has taken extreme precautionary measures, in addition to following the most up to date CDC recommendations and state guidelines to maximize the health and safety of our patients, staff and facility. Our surgical center and medical spa remain committed to providing the best patient care, and we are actively working to take all necessary precautions as we plan to safely re-open our practice. Please help us continue to protect the health and well-being of our patients and workplace by cooperating with all of our precautionary measures and protocols against COVID-19 at your next appointment, or as you plan for your surgery.

 

WHAT ARE WE DOING TO KEEP YOU AND OUR STAFF SAFE?

As a fully accredited surgical facility, Fechner MD has always observed the highest level of safety and sanitation. In fact, as a surgeon, Dr. Fechner is an expert in infection control. We want to ensure that we are doing everything possible for our patients to safely return for surgical and medical spa treatments alike.

  • Our accredited practice is exclusively reserved for our patients and staff.
  • Our facility is in a single, free standing building only occupied by our practice. This allows us to limit foot traffic to our patients and staff only.
  • Our staff work only at our facility and all travel in private transport. All of us are otherwise self-isolating at home.
  • We closely monitor our staff for symptoms and elevated temperature daily.
  • We sterilize all our instruments in house further reducing potential exposure.
  • We have PPE to meet our needs.
  • All our staff members will be using appropriate PPE including N95 masks and protective facei shields, goggles and head coverings.
  • We have purchased and installed air scrubbers throughout the facility to clean the air while the practice is open to patients.
  • We have purchased and installed ozone generators designed to sanitize the air in the facility at the end of each day.
  • We have purchased and installed touchless hand sanitizer units throughout the building.
  • We have purchased and installed plexi-glass protective shields in the reception area to provide a protective barrier for staff and patients.
  • Our staff continues to adhere to social distancing guidelines within our facility.
  • We have implemented a stringent survey and testing protocol for staff and patients.
  • We have implemented a virtual check in/ check out process for our patients.
  • We have ensured that there is minimum interaction of patients with other people while in the office.
  • We will continue to offer virtual consults and virtual follow up visits.
  • We provide you with a touchless payment system.

The upgraded work flow and safety protocols we have implemented at Fechner MD far exceed those being recommended by any government agency.

 

WHEN WILL FECHNER MD PLASTIC SURGERY & MEDICAL SPA OPEN?

Fechner MD will adhere to all local, state, and government mandates. We expect to cautiously resume medical spa and injectable treatments during Phase 2 of the Massachusetts phased reopening. We are awaiting a definitive date from Governor Baker. Cosmetic surgery is expected to resume during Phase 3 of Governor Baker’s plan. We ask for your patience and understanding as our staff is working diligently to reschedule all surgeries and procedures affected by our closure. Please understand that in order to open and adhere to Massachusetts guidelines, we will need to limit the number of staff and patients we have in our building and extend the time between patient appointments in order to sanitize rooms. This means we will have fewer available openings for procedures. In order to maximize our provider appointments, we will continue to hold consultations virtually rather than in person, with a few exceptions (body contouring, Instalift, vein treatments).

 

WHAT CAN I EXPECT WHEN I BOOK AN APPOINTMENT AT FECHNER MD?

  • We will do our best to accommodate your preferred appointment date and time, but we very much appreciate your flexibility during this unprecedented time.
  • When booking your appointment, we will ask for your payment information to be securely stored in our payment system. The card you provide will be the card used to pay for your services. This will allow for a touchless checkout.
  • Required forms and documents will be sent to you electronically two days prior to your scheduled appointment via our new patient app, Touch MD. Touch MD will allow you to receive, review and sign documents directly from your personal cell phone.
  • One hour prior to your appointment, we will send you the Covid-19 Wellness Screening document to be completed via Touch MD. This must be completed prior to entering the building.

 

WHAT CAN I EXPECT WHEN I ARRIVE FOR MY APPOINTMENT?

  • When you arrive for your scheduled appointment time, we ask that you park and remain in your car. Please send us a text message or call to let us know that you have arrived for your appointment.
  • When your provider is ready for your treatment, she will call or text you to let you know you may proceed to our vestibule.
  • Please leave your coat and personal belongings in your car.
  • Please do not bring along family or friends, unless you require physical assistance. They will not be allowed entry to the building.
  • Please wear your mask prior to entering the building and throughout your appointment. Should your mask need to be removed for treatment, your provider will let you know when to safely remove it.
  • Your provider will greet you at the door and will take a no contact temperature reading. *Any patient with a temperature of 100 degrees or higher will be asked to leave the building and their appointment will be rescheduled a minimum of 14 days later.
  • You will be escorted immediately to a treatment room. Our waiting room will not be open during this time.
  • After your procedure or treatment the provider will collect payment via our secure payment system with the information you provided at booking.
  • Your provider will book a virtual follow up appointment with you, if necessary, and will escort you to the exit.

 

We thank you in advance for your patience throughout this time, and we look forward to seeing you here again as we begin to resume business operations. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Fechner MD Plastic Surgery & Medical Spa at (508) 754-4000 and our team will gladly assist you. Thank you!

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