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RealSelf Hall of Fame

CONGRATULATIONS! Dr. Benjamin Van Raalte has been inducted into the RealSelf Hall of Fame! Over the past eight years, the RealSelf 100 and RealSelf 500 awards have honored board-certified aesthetic doctors who consistently demonstrate a commitment to patient education. #realselfhof

Dr. Van Raalte Led the Annual Boy Scouts First Aid/Dentistry Merit Badge Clinic

Dr. Benjamin Van Raalte led the annual Boy Scouts first aid/dentistry merit badge clinic for the 16th year on Feb. 3 at Genesis, Silvis, Illinois. Dr. Van Raalte says that Scouting helped him achieve success. He has been involved in the Boy Scouts organization for many years. Among the participants was first-year Scout Matt Burklow, […]

Iowa Plastic Surgery 2018 commercial on Botched

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Quad-City surgeon: Detecting skin cancer can be ‘matter of life or death’

Ellen Rink, of Rock Island, credits Dr. Benjamin Van Raalte with saving her life. Van Raalte, of Bettendorf, whose practice is Iowa Plastic Surgery in Davenport, knew Rink did not have an ordinary freckle on her face. “She did not know that the growth on her face was melanoma (an advanced form of skin cancer),” […]

Cutera hair removal for women & men of all skin types

Dr. Benjamin Van Raalte from Iowa Plastic Surgery tells about the newest solution for laser hair removal. Original video courtesy of KWQC TV: Click here to view original article

Local scouts get medical training, earn badges

SILVIS, Illinois — Dozens of local scouts earned badges, thanks to a group of doctors and paramedics. Genesis Medical Center hosted their annual Boy Scout Merit Badge Day event on Saturday, February 4, 2017. Scouts at the event went through six stations, learning how to put together a first aid kit, CPR basics, and dealing […]

Dr. Van Raalte attends facial aesthetics conference

Dr. Van Raalte attends facial aesthetics conference

Ickes: Q-C plastic surgeon: Too many pit bull bites

Every time a Quad-Citian was taken to the emergency room with a dog-bite wound, a plastic surgeon who was called to fix it asked about the breed. During his 27-year career, Dr. Benjamin Van Raalte detected a trend. “It wasn’t until the pit bulls (became popular) that I started seeing the really vicious attacks,” the […]