Welcome to Avalon Plastic Surgery Center. Our staff welcomes the opportunity to be involved in your health care. We strive to provide you with the best medical care possible in a friendly and comfortable environment. “Plastic” comes from the Greek word “Plastikos”, which means to mold or shape. Plastic surgery is the surgical specialty which deals with reconstructive and cosmetic surgical procedures. Reconstructive surgery is performed on abnormal or damaged structures of the body to improve function and restore a more normal appearance. Aesthetic or cosmetic surgery is performed to reshape normal structures of the body to improve one’s appearance and self esteem.
At Avalon, we also offer an individualized skin care program. The SkinMedica program is a complete skin care line that aids in reducing the signs of aging and promotes healthy skin texture and appearance. We want to make your visit as comfortable and pleasant as possible. Our in-office surgical suite allows us to perform many cosmetic procedures in a private and comfortable environment.

Our Promise to you...

Our goal is to provide you with the information needed to make a plastic surgery health care decision. This will include diagnosis, treatment options, expected outcomes, post operative care, and recovery pertaining to your procedure. We encourage you to ask questions.


Dr. Barnard is on staff at Allen Memorial Hospital and Covenant Medical Center, both in Waterloo, IA.

Insurance and Fees

We accept Medicare and many other insurance plans. We will file your primary and secondary insurances at no cost to you. Simply provide us with all policy information and a copy of your insurance card. A copy of the card must be on file for us to submit your claim. We will notify your insurance carrier if surgery is to be scheduled. It is your responsibility to let us know if a second opinion or pre certification is required. Ultimately, you are responsible to know your plan. We deal with many plans and can provide only the basic information to you. Most cosmetic surgical procedures are done in our office suite. This allows the finest care to you at the most reasonable cost. Fees for cosmetic procedures are due three weeks prior to the scheduled surgery. Account statements are sent out once a month. You are responsible for the balance not covered by your insurance. We ask that you keep your account current.