Pancake experts Dr. Ron Bergman and Dr. Bryan Folkers of Bergman Folkers Plastic Surgery hit the griddle this week in honor of National Nurses Week. The two put their expertise to use by making and serving pancakes to nurses.
On October 12, Dr. Bryan Folkers, his family, office manager and nurse Kim Kingkade, and her family ran in the Katie’s Crusaders 5K in Waukee, Iowa. The event, which Bergman Folkers Plastic Surgery helped sponsor, is held to generate support for families battling breast cancer.
Katie’s Crusaders was started in 2009 by Katie Mangan, and her family and friends in an effort to help families struggling with breast cancer.
Our team at Bergman Folkers is proud of everyone who participated in the event and grateful to be able to help such a good cause.
Dr. Bergman and Dr. Folkers attended Mercy Medical Center’s Annual General Surgery Residency program retreat and golf outing on August 23rd, 2013. The program provided educational programming followed by golf and social time for residents and faculty.
Pictured is Dr. Bergman, Dr. Folkers, and Mallory enjoying the sun at the outing.
The surgeons at Bergman Folkers Plastic Surgery in Des Moines, Iowa strive to provide safe and effective cosmetic surgery ranging from facial operations to breast augmentation to their clients. If you are interested in achieving your desired image, please feel free to contact us at 515-222-1111.
In a story published by House Call, Newton-based Skiff Medical Center’s community newsletter, the center highlighted the cancer treatment of Skiff patient Kari Tiffany, in which Dr. Bryan Folkers played a significant role. “Skiff Gave Me My Life” tells Tiffany’s story, from her diagnosis of breast cancer to seeking treatment from Drs. Dominic Formaro and Folkers to her final diagnosis as cancer free.
In November 2012, after receiving her annual mammogram, Tiffany received a call asking her to come in for a follow up ultrasound. The results of the ultrasound were not good; she had been diagnosed with breast cancer. Although she considered other treatment options, such as seeing doctors at a bigger Des Moines breast center, Tiffany ultimately decided to undergo treatment with Skiff’s general surgeon, Dr. Formaro, oncologist Dr. Thomas Buroker, and plastic surgeon Dr. Folkers.
In order to not only treat her cancer, but also to take preemptive action, Tiffany decided to undergo a double mastectomy and have full reconstruction surgery, which Drs. Formaro and Folkers performed. The two doctors performed the initial surgery together only 12 days after Tiffnay’s diagnosis, and over the next three months, she received regular saline injections to prepare for breast implants.
When talking about Dr. Folkers, Tiffany said, “I love him. He says it like it is. He’s so defined, so particular. I wouldn’t trade him for anything.”
If you too have been diagnosed with breast cancer in Des Moines and need a plastic surgeon whom you can trust to help you recover as best as possible, call Bergman Folkers Plastic Surgery at 515-222-1111. We have considerable experience in reconstructive surgery techniques and want to put this experience to work for you.