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Freeman Welcomes Reconstructive and Cosmetic Plastic Surgeon

May 29, 2018

Board-certified Surgeon Brings More Than Two Decades of Experience to Freeman

Freeman Health System is pleased to welcome Dr. Steven Hughes, a board-certified, seasoned cosmetic and reconstructive plastic surgeon, to its medical staff and surgical team full time. He recently relocated to the Joplin area, but has been serving patients requiring breast reconstruction locally for more than a decade.

Dr. Hughes offers a full range of services, including breast reconstruction, breast reduction and lifts and augmentation surgery. He provides a full spectrum of body contouring surgeries and facial rejuvenation, arm and thigh lift, as well as less invasive treatments such as Botox® and soft tissue fillers.

“Having worked in the Joplin/Springfield area for many years, I’m happy to continue providing care in this beautiful community,” said Dr. Hughes. “My philosophy is treating every patient as someone extremely special, and I bring my patients the quality, personalized care they expect and deserve with great outcomes.” 

After earning his medical degree at University of Missouri – Columbia School of Medicine in Columbia, Mo., Dr. Hughes completed his residencies in general surgery and plastic surgery at the same location. He is board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery.

Dr. Hughes’ practice is located at 1020 McIntosh Circle, Ste. 102. To schedule a consultation, call 417.347.8210.

About Freeman Health System
Locally owned, not-for-profit and nationally recognized, Freeman Health System includes Freeman Hospital West, Freeman Hospital East, Freeman Neosho Hospital and Ozark Center – the area’s largest provider of behavioral health services – as well as two urgent care clinics, dozens of physician clinics and a variety of specialty services. In 2018, Freeman earned dozens of individual awards for medical excellence and patient safety from CareChex®, a quality rating system that helps consumers evaluate healthcare providers. The Leapfrog Group awarded Freeman the highest grade possible in the Spring 2018 Hospital Patient Safety Score. With more than 300 physicians on staff representing more than 70 specialties, Freeman provides cancer care, heart care, neurology and neurosurgery, orthopaedics, children’s services and women’s services. Additionally, Freeman is the only Children’s Miracle Network Hospital in a 70-mile radius. For more information, visit