If you live in the Decatur, Champaign, or Springfield, Illinois area and would like to speak with a skilled plastic surgeon, contact Dr. Stuart Baker by filling out the form below.

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Dr. Stuart Baker — Decatur, Champaign and Springfield, Illinois-Area Plastic Surgeon

Because your plastic surgeon's level of skill and experience is of paramount importance, you will be glad to learn more about the credentials of Dr. Stuart Baker. A graduate of Northwestern University and the University of Illinois School of Medicine, Dr. Baker began his private practice in Decatur in 1980. In addition to plastic and reconstructive surgery, Dr. Baker also specializes in the surgical and nonsurgical treatment of hand conditions and injuries, laser surgery, and wound care. Complex surgeries such as abdominoplasty, facelift procedures, hand surgery, and breast enhancement are an integral part of his practice. Dr. Baker has been a respected Decatur, Champaign, and Springfield, Illinois-area plastic surgeon since 1980. He is a board-certified plastic surgeon and member of the following professional associations:

  • American Society of Plastic Surgeons
  • American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
  • American Society of Cosmetic Surgeons
  • Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons Association
  • American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery (Fellow)
  • American Association for Surgery of the Hand
  • North American Lipolysis Society
  • American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine (1999)
  • American Medical Association

In addition to providing plastic surgery, hand surgery, and laser surgery in private practice and as director of The Center for Cosmetic Medicine™, Dr. Stuart Baker is the director of the Wound Care Center at Decatur Memorial Hospital. His private practice is affiliated with Decatur Memorial Hospital, Provena Covenant and Central Illinois Surgery Center in Decatur. Dr. Baker is licensed to practice medicine in Illinois (license #36060776), Florida ( #ME0036541), and California ( #G28706).

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Educational Background

For Decatur, Champaign, and Springfield, Illinois-area patients seeking a premium plastic surgeon, Dr. Stuart Baker is a highly respected professional who specializes in hand injuries and laser surgery in addition to cosmetic surgery.

Bachelor of Arts with Honors: Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois 1969

Doctor of Medicine: University of Illinois – Abraham Lincoln School of Medicine, Chicago, Illinois 1973

Internship: French Hospital, San Francisco, California 1973-1974

General Surgery Residency: St. Mary’s Hospital, San Francisco, California 1974-1977

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Residency: under the tutelage of Mark Gorney, M.D., St. Francis Hospital, San Francisco, California 1977-1980

Hand Surgery Fellowship: under the tutelage of Eugene Kilgore, M.D., Director, St. Francis Hospital and San Francisco General Hospital, San Francisco, California 1980

Preceptor SIU (School of Medicine, Decatur, IL)


Diplomate, National Board of Medical Examiners 1974

Diplomate, American Board of Plastic Surgery 1982

Certificate of Added Qualifications in Surgery of the Hand 1992

Diplomate, American Board of Forensic Medicine 1997

Other Educational Activities and Awards

Chief Operating Surgeon for Craniofacial Deformities, Republic of China 1980

Chief Operating Surgeon, Reconstructive Surgery Foundation, Philippines 1986

Outstanding Resident’s Award, California Society of Plastic Surgeons 1978

Dr. Baker was in private practice in Sarasota, Florida from 1993-1997, devoted to aesthetic surgery with additional practice in the surgical and nonsurgical treatment of hand injuries and painful hand conditions.

Articles, Papers, and Presentations by Dr. Stuart Baker are available upon request.

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Beverly Gensler, Licensed Practical Nurse, Office Administrator

Bev has over 23 years of experience in nursing and working directly with Dr. Baker as his office administrator. It is important to her that you are happy with every aspect of our office. We all have one common goal and this is to make sure you receive the best care available to you and your family. Bev strives to continually improve the quality of our patient care. She is always available for any questions or concerns that you might have.

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Denise Bushell, Licensed Practical Nurse & Patient Care Coordinator

Denise has over 25 years of nursing experience. She is your private nurse while you are in the care of Dr. Baker. Denise will work directly with Dr. Baker to ensure that your experience with us will be a positive one. She will be there for you providing the best care and compassion from your first appointment in our office through your surgery and beyond.

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Kelly Bright, Licensed Practical Nurse, Licensed Medical Aesthetician & Licensed Massage Therapist

Kelly has 15 years of experience in the medical field. She specializes in advanced laser rejuvenation, chemical peels and a wide variety of treatments for photo-damaged and acne skin. Kelly works directly with the patients before and after surgery to make certain that they have the best skin care possible. She also offers many different modalities of massage therapy, including lymphatic drainage and hot stone therapy.

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Kathy Hill, Financial Coordinator

Kathy has been with Dr. Baker for over 8 years. She specialized in billing, insurance and medical records. She works diligently with you and your insurance company to make sure you get the best coverage possible. She is very kind and understanding with each situation. You can depend on her to do her very best.

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April Kostenski, B.B.A., Administrative Assistant

April first worked for Dr. Baker in 1999 while she was a college student. She was originally trained as our Endermologie Specialist (Cellulite Treatment). However, after receiving her Bachelors in Business Administration she has come back to work for Dr. Baker. She had made many positive changes within the office since her return. With her knowledge and education she has helped to fine tune our office and make it more productive and efficient. She also has advanced training in treatment for cellulite. You can have every confidence that April will help to make your visit with us the best possible.

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Linda Young, Medical Records Coordinator

Linda has over 20 years of experience with Dr. Baker. Although Linda is in charge of maintaining and preparing our medical records on a daily basis, she will be the first one to offer you a cup of hot coffee or a bottle of cold water. Her first priority is to make sure that you are comfortable while you are in our office.

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Schedule a Consultation with Dr. Stuart Baker

If you are a Decatur, Champaign, or Springfield, Illinois area patient and you need a plastic surgeon who is both highly experienced and a pleasure to speak to, contact Dr. Stuart Baker today to arrange a private consultation.

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