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Robert Cristel, MD

Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery & Head and Neck Surgery
in Chesterfield and O'Fallon, MO

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Meet Dr. Cristel

Robert Cristel, MD, is a board-certified surgeon specializing in Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery.

Dr. Cristel provides individualized, evidence-based facial plastic and reconstructive surgery and general ENT services at three convenient locations in O’Fallon, Missouri, Chesterfield Valley, and Chesterfield.

Born and raised in St. Louis, Dr. Cristel completed his undergraduate training at Webster University in St. Louis, graduating with honors in Biology and Biotechnology. 

He received his medical degree from the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine, where he graduated with honors as an Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society awardee and was selected into the Gold Humanism Honor Society.

Dr. Cristel completed his residency at the University of Illinois-Chicago in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery and was selected as Chief Resident in his final year. He then pursued advanced training in Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine.

He has a particular interest in rhinoplasty, facelift, neck lift, brow lift, eyelid lift (blepharoplasty), lip lift, CO2 laser resurfacing, chin implants, fat transfer to the face, and otoplasty (ear pinning).

He is also interested in buccal fat reduction, scar revisions, repair of facial injuries and fractures, surgical management of otolaryngological disease, and all aspects of cosmetic and reconstructive surgery of the face and neck.

Dr. Cristel has published and presented extensively in cosmetic facial plastic and reconstructive surgery and uses the most modern surgical and nonsurgical techniques, with over 30 journal articles and book chapters in cosmetic facial plastic surgery.

He also serves as a Clinical Instructor at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis in the Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery division. He mentors fellows, residents, and medical students.

He is affiliated with Synergi  Medspa: 2022's Best Medical Spa in St. Louis in the St. Louis Magazine A-List Awards!

Hospital and surgery center affiliations include:

  • Chesterfield Surgery Center, Chesterfield, Missouri
  • Progress West Hospital, O’Fallon, Missouri
  • St. Luke’s Hospital, Chesterfield, Missouri
  • Barnes Jewish West County Hospital, Creve Coeur, Missouri
  • SSM St. Joseph Hospital, St Charles, Missouri
  • SSM St Clare Hospital, Fenton, Missouri
Credentials
Education
- 2008-2011, Webster University, Saint Louis, MO Bachelor of Science, Biology; Emphasis, Biotechnology; Minor, Psychology
- December 2011, Magna Cum Laude
- 2013-2017, University of Missouri School of Medicine, Columbia, MO, Doctor of Medicine
Internship
- 2017-2018 Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery
  - Department of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery
- University of Illinois, Chicago, IL
Residency
- 2018-2022, Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery
  - Department of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, 
University of Illinois, Chicago, IL
Fellowship
- 2022-2023, Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
Department of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery
Washington University in St. Louis, MO
Publications
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