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Meet our Surgeons

Katherine Kottwitz, MD
Dr. Kottwitz is a plastic surgeon with a special interest in cosmetic surgery and breast reconstruction.
She attended Saint Mary's College in South Bend, Indiana, and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Music. Even though she had a passion for music, she always knew she wanted to be a physician and decided to attend medical school. She earned her medical degree in 2014 from Southern Illinois University School of Medicine.
Dr. Kottwitz stayed at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine to complete a 6 year Integrated Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery residency. Given her interest in cosmetic and aesthetic breast surgery, she completed a one year fellowship in an Aesthetic Society endorsed Aesthetic Fellowship at CaloAesthetics in Louisville, Kentucky with Dr. M Bradley Calobrace and Dr. Chet Mays. 

Vedant Borad, MD
Dr. Borad is accepting new patients at Deaconess Clinic Medical Office Building 1 on the Deaconess Gateway medical campus. Dr. Borad is a plastic surgeon who specializes in reconstructive surgery, including head and neck reconstruction after trauma and cancer, breast reconstruction, and complex wound closure utilizing microvascular free tissue transfer. 

He earned his medical degree from Albany Medical College in Albany, New York, where he gained acceptance into the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. He then went on to complete his integrated plastic surgery post-graduate training at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis, Minnesota, during which time he published on facial trauma and craniofacial surgery in peer-reviewed journals.

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Practice Philosophy
At Deaconess Clinic Plastic Surgery, our surgeons believe in holding the highest standards in surgical expertise and patient care, treating all as they would want to be treated. They derive a great deal of satisfaction as plastic surgeons by creating a positive impact in patients’ lives and improving their confidence and self-esteem.

Because each patient is unique in needs and goals, we focus on providing individualized care while basing each aspect of our practice on a foundation of respect and dignity.  We believe our patients must be fully informed and take time to help our patients make decisions based on clear information and realistic goals in a relaxed, comfortable environment.

We strive to utilize the most current and proven surgical techniques. Safety is paramount, and we perform all major surgical procedures in accredited surgical facilities.

We take pride in creating a surgery experience that patients find fulfilling and comfortable. Our biggest rewards are our satisfied patients and the relationships that we develop in our practice.

Physician Collaborations
Plastic surgeons work with and accept referrals from many other medical specialties, including:
  • Dermatologists
  • Breast surgeons
  • General surgeons
  • Primary care physicians
  • Weight loss physicians and bariatric surgeons
  • Neurologists
  • OB/GYN
  • Emergency medicine and urgent care physicians 
  • Heart surgeons
  • Wound care specialists
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