Did you know? Ten facts about Dr. William Koenig
Quatela Center for Plastic Surgery

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Dr. William Koenig specializes in breast and body procedures, and has been practicing for over 23 years.  After previously working at the Guthrie Clinic in Pennsylvania, Dr. Koenig partnered with the Quatela Center in 2003.  Here are ten facts you may or may not know about our esteemed body plastic surgeon:

  1. Dr. Koenig graduated from Northwestern University, a top tiered school, for both his undergraduate and graduate medical degrees. Northwestern University and the Feinberg School of Medicine is ranked by U.S. News & World Report as a top university and considered an elite medical school in the country.
  2. A member of the Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA) national medical honor society, Dr. Koenig was selected based on his scholastic achievement as one within the top 10 percent of his class and for his significant contributions in medicine during graduate school. The equivalent of Phi Beta Kappa to undergraduate colleges, AOA is a high honor for those in medical school.
  3. In order to be board certified, plastic surgeons must complete at least six years of formal surgical training with a minimum of three years of plastic surgery residency training. Dr. Koenig completed five years of general surgery residency at Hartford Hospital, a nationally high-performing hospital known for patient safety and commitment to reducing accidents and medical mistakes. For his plastic surgery residency, Dr. Koenig returned to Northwestern University for three years of formal training.
  4. Over the course of the 12 years that Dr. Koenig has been practicing in Rochester at the Quatela Center, he has performed over 1,500 breast augmentation procedures. Breast augmentation is his most requested procedure, and he remains an expert in best practices for the procedure.
  5. In part due to his use of the Keller funnel, a device that assists with the insertion of silicone breast implants, Dr. Koenig experiences surgical infection and complication rates much lower than the national average.
  6. Dr. Koenig was in the Air Force for 14 years where he was a major. His military training is evident in his precision and attention to detail while operating, making him a meticulous surgeon with a global world view.
  7. Living a healthy lifestyle is important to him. Dr. Koenig is an avid runner and long-distance biker, often seeking new places to explore via two wheels.
  8. In keeping with his holistic view of medicine, Dr. Koenig is one of the few board certified plastic surgeons in the country to also be a licensed Acupuncturist. He performs procedures to help maintain the body’s equilibrium.
  9. Since 1992, Dr Koenig has traveled internationally to help children with cleft lip and palate deformities.  His yearly missions, now numbering over 25, have helped hundreds of children in developing nations.  He has operated in Mexico, Guatemala, Columbia and the Philippines.  Recently he has volunteered to help local veterinarians perform lifesaving surgery on puppies with cleft palate deformities.
  10. Receiving numerous awards based on the positive feedback he has received from his patients, Dr. Koenig holds the Most Compassionate Doctor Award for 2012 and 2013, and the Patient’s Choice Award for 2014. In order to receive these awards, Dr. Koenig’s patients took it upon themselves to positively voice their appreciation for his quality of care and the treatment he provided.

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