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Stewart, Joel Mel MD
1555 Doctors Drive, Suite 105
LaGrange, GA 30240
Contact: (770) 461-4000
Fax: (770) 461-2790
A member of the Piedmont Clinic
Joel Melford Stewart Jr. M.D., F.A.C.S. ("Mel") was born in the very small town of Wedowee, Alabama. He is a graduate of Auburn University where he earned a bachelors degree in Biochemistry. He attended medical school at The University of Alabama School of Medicine and then completed a General Surgery residency at The University of Alabama at Birmingham Hospital System. For fellowship training in Plastic Surgery, he was chosen to attend Tulane University in New Orleans. He has been in practice in Alabama for six years.
Dr. Stewart enjoys all aspects of plastic surgery. His primary areas of interest are in eyelid and brow rejuvination as well as rhinoplasty. Along with traditional facial plastic surgery techniques, he is also a proponent of less invasive techniques such as short scar surgery, fillers, botox, laser resurfacing, and chemical peels. He also enjoys breast enhancement and body contouring (liposuction and "tummy tuck").
Dr. Stewart's main drive to enter the field of plastic surgery was to help those suffering from the disfigurement of breast cancer surgery. He has training in all areas of breast reconstruction and employs many techniques that utilize a patients own tissues, with and without implants, to achieve the reconstruction.
Other areas of interest pertaining to reconstructive surgery are breast reduction, hand surgery, and reconstruction of defects after cancer removal.
"My practice is to spend a sufficient amount of time with my patients so that they can get a feel for me and so that I can answer any questions that they might have. Then, together, we will make a plan that both the patient and I am happy about."
When not caring for patients, Dr. Stewart enjoys spending time with his wife and three boys. He enjoys most outdoor activities and especially enjoys SEC football in the fall. He also has been known to play guitar from time to time, much to the dismay of his family. He lives in LaGrange where his wife also practices.
Dr. Stewart will practice primarily in Newnan and LaGrange.