Dr. Rehnke is certified by the American Board of Surgery. He received his bachelor's degree, Magna Cum Laude from the University of South Florida, where he was a member of Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society, and he completed his medical degree at Duke University School of Medicine in North Carolina.
Dr. Rehnke completed a five year General Surgery Residency at the University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Hospital. He then returned to Duke University Medical Center for three years where he was a Chief Resident in Plastic Surgery.
Dr. Rehnke has published articles and written text book chapters on plastic surgery. He recently lectured on the subject of endoscopic plastic surgery at several national conferences. He has also worked as a consultant to the industry in the development of new surgical instruments used in performing endoscopic plastic surgery. He holds a patent on a surgical instrument which is now widely used by physicians in both breast reconstruction and breast augmentation.
Plastic Surgery & Reconstructive
Dr. Robert Rehnke performs cosmetic and reconstructive surgery, specializing in Plastic Surgery procedures including breast augmentation, mastopexy (breast lift), breast reconstruction, fat transplantation, body contouring, liposcution, abdominoplasty (tummy tuck), facelifts, mid face lifts, blepharoplasty (eyelid lift), rhinoplasty, endoscopic brow lift. For more information on various cosmetic plastic surgery procedures, use our on-line form or call 1-727-341-0337.
Duke University School of Medicine, Durham, North Carolina. Accepted to Duke after three years of undergraduate school. Third year research activities: worked in the lab of Dr. James Lowe, Associate Professor of Surgery.
Resident - Department of General Surgery, University of Miami, Jackson Memorial Hospital, Miami, Florida.
Chief Resident in General Surgery, University of Miami, Jackson Memorial Hospital, Miami, Florida.
Plastic Surgery Resident, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina.
Research Resident, Plastic Surgery Dept., Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina.
Fellow in Hand Surgery at The Kleinert Institute, Louisville, Kentucky.
Chief Resident in Plastic Surgery, Duke University Medical Center. Durham, North Carolina.
Solo Private Practice, St. Petersburg, Florida
Robert D. Rehnke, M.D.Plastic Surgery
Founder - The Center for Surgical Excellence
Rehnke, R., Aldea, P., Eubanks, S., Ruff,G., Montgomery, R., Serafin, D. "The Endoscopic Neck Lift." Plastic Surgical Forum.
Levin, L.S., Rehnke, R., Eubanks, S., "Endoscopy of the Upper Extremity." Hand Clinics, 11:1.
Rehnke, R. Levin, S, Eubanks, S. Montgomery, R., Serafin, D. "Endoscopic Fascial Cleft Balloon Dissection." Plastic Surgical Forum.
Ferraro, Frank J., Zavitsanos, George, Van Buskirk, Eric R., Rehnke, Robert D., Ruff, Gregory L., and Ritter, Edmond F. "Improving The Efficiency, Ease And Efficacy Of Endoscopic Abdominoplasty."
Accepted for Publication Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.
Text Book Chapters:
Georgiade, G.S., Rehnke, R, Riefkohl, R, Ch 75 "Mediastinitis." In: Essential of Plastic Maxillofacial and Reconstructive Surgery (Ed.) Georgiade, N.G., Levin, L.S., Baltimore, Williams, Wilkinson.
Rehnke, R., Riefkohl, R. Ch 106 "Commonly Used Drugs and their Interactions." In: Essential of Plastic Maxillofacial and Reconstructive Surgery. (Ed.) Georgiade, N.G., Georgiade, G.S., Riefkohl, R., Levin, L.S., Baltimore, Williams, Wilkinsinson.
Rehnke, R., VanBuskirk, E., "Minimally Invasive Plastic Surgery " In: Mastry of Endoscopic and Laparoscopic Surgery. Eubanks, Soper, and Swanstrom, Little Brown and Company, Boston, MA.
Duke AOA Original Studies Symposium, Duke University Medical Center. "Changes in Skin Flap Impedance: On-line Indicator of the Onset and Severity of Ischemia."
Annual Meeting of the Florida Chapter of the American College of Surgeons. "Diaphragmatic Rupture Following Blunt Trauma."
Annual Meeting, American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, April 1994, Dallas, TX. "Anatomy of the Aging Cheek: Upper and Lower Jowls." Poster.
Plastic Surgery Seniors Residents Conference May , Boston, MA. "The Aging Face: Anatomic Changes in Fascial Soft Tissue with Surgical Correction."
Annual Meeting, Southeaster Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons, June , Boca Raton, Fl. "The Relationship of the Orbicularis Occuli to Orbital Aging: Justification for a New Approach to Blephro-plasty."
63rd Annual Scientific Meeting for The American Society Of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons, San Diego, CA, October 1994, Video Presentation "The Endoscopic Neck Lift."
Annual Meeting, American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, March 1995, San Francisco, CA. "Augmentation Mammoplasty Using the Endo-scopic Balloon Dissector."
64th Annual Scientific Meeting for The American Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons, Montreal, Canada, October 1995, Video Present-tation Endoscopic Fascial Cleft Balloon Dis-section. (This has been included in the Plastic Surgery Educational Foundation videotape library.)
12th Symposium of the International Society of Reconstructive Microsurgery, Singapore, February 1996, "Harvest of the Latissimus DorsiMuscle using Balloon Dissection Technique", VanBuskirk, E., Rehnke, R., Montgomery, RFerraro, F., Levin, S.
Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons, Philadelphia, Pa., March 1996, "Endo-scopic Balloon-Assisted Fascial Cleft Access for Plastic and Orthopaedic Surgery." Eubanks, S., Rehnke, R., Aponte, R., Levin, L.
Director of first Minimally Invasive Plastic Surgery Seminar, Duke University Medical Center, June 30, 1995.
Co-Director of Minimally Invasive Plastic Surgery Seminar, Duke University Medical Center, November, 1995.
Guest Faculty at Third Minimally Invasive Plastic Surgery Seminar, Duke University Medical center, May, 1996.
United States Patent # 6,055,989 "Method for Surgical Dissection and Expansion"