Daniel Suver, MD, FACS

Daniel Suver, MD, FACS at Plastic Surgeons of Alaska

Widely regarded as one of the best plastic surgeons in Anchorage, Alaska, Dr. Daniel Suver has earned a reputation for his technical skill and compassionate patient care. Dr. Suver is a board-certified plastic surgeon whose training includes 8 years devoted exclusively to plastic surgery training. Since 2012, he’s been providing personalized and tailored care to patients who visit from throughout Alaska, including the Kenai Peninsula and the Mat-Su Valley cities such as Wasilla and Palmer.

Providing Complete Care

Dr. Suver offers a range of specialized services and modern surgical treatments to his patients and is particularly interested in:

  • Breast reconstruction after mastectomy
  • Cosmetic surgery of the face and body
  • Pediatric plastic surgery, including cleft lip and palate

He is the medical director of Alaska’s Cleft Lip and Palate Clinic.

Education & Training

Dr. Suver graduated summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa in 1999 from Williams College, a small and prestigious liberal arts college. He then attended the University of Washington School of Medicine where he earned a medical degree with honors. He also earned early election to the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society.

After his graduation from medical school, Dr. Suver completed general surgery and plastic surgery residencies at the University of Washington. Both programs are among the nation’s best in their respective fields. His training includes 8 years of pre-medical and medical training followed by 8 additional years of specialized surgical training to become an accomplished surgeon subspecializing in plastic and reconstructive surgery.

What Does Board Certification Mean?

Dr. Suver is certified by both the American Board of Surgery and the American Board of Plastic Surgery (ABPS). These are the only boards of general surgery and plastic surgery recognized in the United States by the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS). Other cosmetic surgery boards exist, but they don’t require the rigorous training dedicated exclusively to plastic surgery that surgeons certified by the ABPS complete.

In addition to being board-certified, Dr. Suver is recognized as a Top Doctor by Castle Connolly, which selects physicians based on excellence in clinical and interpersonal skills after thorough research.

Worked with Dr. Suver and he was amazing. Very professional and realistic, answered all my questions, was okay with my husband and mom asking questions too haha! Surgery went perfectly, results absolutely amazing. Got my life and confidence back thanks to him! Thank you!

Kristie L, via Google Reviews

Practice Philosophy

Personalized care tailored for each patient’s needs is the foundation of Dr. Suver’s approach to his practice at Plastic Surgeons of Alaska. That’s a philosophy shared by each member of our team, including Dr. Jana Cole and Dr. James Lee. Dr. Suver believes that cosmetic and reconstructive surgery patients who understand their options and the various techniques available to safely achieve their goals are confident about the choices they make.

Dr. Suver lives in Anchorage with his wife Juli, and their two children. They enjoy hiking, travel, biking, and quality time with family.

If you are interested in meeting personally with Dr. Suver, request a consultation using the online form or call our plastic surgery practice in Anchorage at (907) 563-2002. We serve women and men from throughout Alaska.

Credentials

Curriculum Vitae

  • B.A. Biology, Williams College, Williamstown, MA.  1999. Summa Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa.
  • M.D. University of Washington School of Medicine, Graduated with Honors.  2004.  Early election to Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society.
  • General Surgery Residency — University of Washington School of Medicine
  • Plastic Surgery Residency — University of Washington School of Medicine
  • Board Certified in Surgery by the American Board of Surgery.
  • Board Certified in Plastic Surgery by the American Board of Plastic Surgery

Publications / Presentations

Latham K, Buchanan E, Suver D, Gruss J. “Neurofibromatosis of the Head and Neck: Classification and Surgical Management.” Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. March 2015.

Sandvall B, Suver DW, Said H, Mathes D, Neligan P, Dellinger P, Otway L. “Comparison of Synthetic and Biologic Mesh in Ventral Hernia Repair using the Component Separation Technique.” Annals of Plastic Surgery. July 2014.

Edward Buchanan, Richard Hopper, Daniel Suver, Austin Hayes, Joseph Gruss, Craig Birgfeld. “Zygomaticomaxillary Complex Fractures and their Association with Naso-Orbital-Ethmoid Fractures: A 5 Year Review.”  Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. 2012 December; 130(6): 1296-1304

Daniel Suver, Hakim Said, Mika Sinanan, and Otway Louie. “Comparison of Biologic and Prosthetic Mesh in Ventral Hernia Repair using the Component Separation Technique.”  Presented at the February 2012 Pacific Coast Surgical Association Meeting and the January 2012 American Association for Reconstructive Microsurgery Meeting.

Daniel Suver, Jeffrey Friedrich.  “Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy for Tumors of the Hand and Wrist.”  The Journal of Hand Surgery.  2010.  25(7): 1209-10.

Daniel Suver, Steven L Lee, Shant Shekherdimian, Stephen Kim.  “Left sided gastroschisis: higher incidence of extraintestinal congenital anomalies.”  American Journal of Surgery  2008.  195(5):663-666.  Also presented at the November 2007 North Pacific Surgical Association Meeting.

Daniel Suver, Deborah Marquardt, Hugh Foy.  “Traumatic Hemipelvectomy.”  Presented at the 2007 combined Oregon and Washington State Chapters of the American College of Surgeons Meeting.  June 14, 2007.

Daniel W. Suver, Jonathan A. Perkins, DO, Scott C. Manning, MD.  “Klippel-Trenaunay-Weber Syndrome with labyrinthine bony overgrowth and mixed hearing loss, a case report.” International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology, 2004. 68:1075-1079.

Daniel W. Suver, Jonathan A. Perkins, DO, Scott C. Manning, MD.  “Somatostatin treatment of massive lymphorrhea following excision of a lymphatic malformation.”  International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology, 2004.  68(6):845-50.

Janet H. Iwasa, Daniel W. Suver, Robert M. Savage Ph.D.  “The leech hunchback protein is expressed in the epithelium and CNS but not in the segmental precursor lineages.”  Development Genes and Evolution.  2000.  210:277-288.

Hospital Affiliations/Privileges

  • Providence Alaska Medical Center, Anchorage
  • Alaska Regional Hospital, Anchorage
  • Alaska Native Medical Center, Anchorage
  • Alaska Surgery Center
  • Surgery Center of Anchorage
  • Office surgery facility available
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