Voted No. 1 from 2209-2013 by the readers of the Akron Beacon Journal, Novus Clinic was born 20 years prior from board-certified ophthalmologist Todd L. Beyer and optometrist Jerry Sude’s vision for a one-stop eye-care facility. To bring this idea to fruition, they first recruited a neuro-ophthalmologist and a second optometrist to their team and eventually constructed a 3,800-square-foot surgery center in 1998. The state-of-the-art center was built in response to the voices they heard asking for laser vision-correction procedures such as LASIK and cosmetic treatments. Dr. Beyer, also a certified oculofacial plastic surgeon, began performing face-lifts along with noninvasive skin treatments after he found himself fielding queries from more and more patients about dermal fillers, peels, and laser hair removal.
With the expanding list of offered services, the clinic shed its original title, System Optics, and was reknighted Novus Clinic in 2003. The word novus, which translates to “fresh and exciting” in Latin, more accurately encompasses the clinic’s multifaceted approach to ocular and anti-aging treatments. The doctors never forget the primordial soup from which they sprang, though, and still conduct eye exams and keep a venerable inventory of designer frames.
During his three decades of dental experience, which included a six-year stint as a general dental officer for the United States Air Force, Dr. John N. Santin has seen a lot of smiles. And from both of his Akron Area Oral, Maxillofacial & Facial Cosmetic Surgery Center offices, Dr. Santin continues to gaze at pearly whites, keeping teeth healthy and bright with surgical and cosmetic dentistry services including corrective jaw surgery, wisdom-teeth extractions, and bone grafting. But teeth aren’t the only thing on Dr. Santin’s mind. He also provides his patients with a range of cosmetic treatments, from rhinoplasty and facial implants to Botox injections and chemical peels. The offices even come equipped with advanced ActiveFX and DeepFX fractional lasers, which are designed to blast away layers of sun damage, dead skin cells, and temporary tattoos that seeped down into the dermal layer.
At Legacy Plastic Surgeons, Drs. James Lehman and M. Devi Prasad Tantri combine more than half a century of medical and cosmetic experience. With more than 70 published articles under his belt, Dr. James Lehman is well versed in all areas of cosmetic plastic surgery, specializing in breast reduction, breast implants, and abdominoplasty. His counterpart, Dr. M. Devi Prasad Tantri, boasts more than 25 years of medical experience, and demonstrates special proficiency in hand surgery, breast reduction, and the removal of cancers from the head and neck.
Together, the doctors lead a team of skilled clinicians—many of whom have served with the doctors for more than 10 years—who revamp and beautify faces with noninvasive techniques such as microdermabrasion, facial peels, and Botox injections. Before administering any procedures or treatments, doctors consult with patients to understand their subjects' expectations and tolerance for witty knock-knock jokes.
Taking advantage of new technologies to treat chronic back and body pain, Dr. Martin Vaught specializes in non-surgical spinal decompression. In addition to decompression—which helps to reduce soft tissue pressure and nerve irritation—Dr. Vaught provides traditional chiropractic services, including on-site adjustments, injury rehabilitation, and massage.
The practitioners at Richfield Holistic Wellness work to free minds and bodies from the fetters of stress during treatments that marry conventional and holistic methodologies. When they aren't sharing the philosophy of Eastern wellness techniques during qi gong and reiki classes, they balance chakras, perform bio-meridian tests, and help expectant mothers stay fit both before and after their pregnancies. Practitioners also forge fitter frames and relieve burdensome emotions through nutrition counseling, chiropractic services, and psychic pulley systems. In order to help their clients intake harmony-enhancing fluids, they keep an array of healthy products on-hand, such as Zija energy and nutritional drinks and pure organic essential oils.
When Dr. John Neary isn’t editing textbooks, publishing articles, or lecturing worldwide, he’s performing restorative oral procedures at his medical center. He and fellow dental surgeon Dr. Matthew Pavlick helm a range of surgical operations, from corrective jaw surgery to wisdom-teeth removal to stuck-on wax-lip removal. The surgery center also houses a cosmetic branch, where doctors perform rhinoplasties, face lifts, and Botox injections as well as laser hair-removal and other non-invasive procedures.