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Dr Hovan | CV

This is the CV for Dr Hovan. As with all the plastic surgeons selected by the Clinics, Dr Hovan is highly qualified and experienced in plastic surgery and cosmetic surgery and is a member of the Czech Medical Society.

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Dr Hovan MD

1984 – 1990

MUDr ( Medicinae Universae Doctor ) - School of Medicine, Komenius University, Bratislava,

Rector´s Award for oustanding studing results

Professional Activities

04/10 – Today

Life – Med Clinic, Ltd - Plastic Surgeon, Kollárova 1, 902 01 Pezinok

09/08 – 12/10

Assistant Professor - Department of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery, School of Medicine, Komenius University, University Hospital, Bratislava, Slovak Republic

PhD – Rinoplasty - osteotomies, types and functional aspects.

Member of Catalogue Board, Slovak Ministry of Health, responsible for Plastic, Reconstructive and Burn Surgery

Member of Slovak Association for One Day Surgery

Board Exam: Specialization in Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery,
June 24th , 2005

05/00 – 09/08

Depertment of Plastic,  Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery, Komenius University Hospital, Bratislava, Slovak Republic.

05/00 – 09/08

Neurosurgeon - Department of Neurosurgery Slovak Health University, F.D.Roosevelt Hospital, Banská Bystrica, Slovak Republic.

Board Exam: Specialization in Neurosurgery,
November 15th , 1999

10/93 – 03/99

Rezident - Department of Neurosurgery, F.D. Roosevelt Hospital, Banská Bystrica, Slovak republic

Board Exam: General Surgery 1st Grade,
October 13th ,  1993

07/91 – 10/93

Rezident - Deapartment of General Surgery, F.D.Roosevelt, Hospital, Banská, Bystrica, Slovak republi

Experience & Training
January 1997 – May 1997

Fellowship - Department of Neurosurgery, Cleveland Clinic, Foundation, Cleveland, OH, USA

October 25th – 30th, 1997

Annual Meeting of Society for Neurosurgical Research, New Orleans, USA

November 1st – 15th, 1997

Visiting Doctor - Department of Neurosurgery, Detroit Medical Center, MI, USA

October 28th – December 6th, 2002

Fellowship - Department of PlasticReconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery Microsurgical Unit, Chung Gung Hospital,Tayouan, Taiwan (prof. David Chuang, F.Ch. Wei)

December 3rd  – 4th ,  2004

Becker´s Workshop -Breast Reconstruction, Wien, Austria

October 15th -20th , 2004

Management of Brachial Plexus Injuries, Brescia, Italy

February 27th – 28th, 2005

Workshop – Injury of Brachial Plexus in Neonates, Herleen, Holland

February 29th – March 20th, 2005

Fellowship - Department of Plastic Surgery, UnivesityHospital, Aachen, Germany

December 12th  – 14th , 2005

Advanced course on Surgical Techniques with fresh cadaver workshop, Paris, France

February 23rd – 24th, 2006

7th Workshop of Rinoplasty, Ružomberok, Slovak Republic

March 25th,  2006

Inamed Academy - Per Heden´s Workshop Aesthetic Surgery of the Breasts, Prague, Czech Republic

May 18th  – 20th, 2006

European Workshop in Aethetic Plastic Surgery, Prague, Czech republic

January 29th, 2007

Liposuction with WAL Technology – Workshop, Bratislava, Slovak republic

November 23th  – 24th, 2007   

Aesthetic Plastic Surgery and Laser Medicine Workshop, Bruno, Czech republic

January 30th  – February 1st, 2008

Rhinoplasty and Endonasal Surgery Workshop, Ružomberok, Slovak republic

September 12th, 2008    

Dysport aplication Hands on Workshop Bojnice, Slovak republic

November 8th, 2008 

Injectible Material Workshop, Restylan Bratislava, Slovak republic

December 10th  – 12th, 2008

Aesthetic Breast Surgery and Minimal Invasive Surgery Workshop, Milan, Italy

January 28th – 30th, 2009

X. Workshop of Rinoplasty and Endonasal Surgery, Ružomberok, Slovak republic

October 17th , 2009

Allergan National Breast Academy Course, Prague, Czech republic

December 9th  – 12th, 2009    

Oncoplastic and Reconstructive Breast Surgery Workshop, Milan, Italy  

September 23rd – 26th, 2010

IQUAM Consensus, Conference, Bratislava, Slovak republic



Forehead lift


Facial palsy reconstruction




Reconstruction of face and eyelids defects after tumor resection

Reconstruction of the nose

Reconstruction of the Chest Wall after Cardiac Surgery Procedures

Reconstruction of the anterior abdominal wall after Large Hernias

Breast Reconstruction Surgery

Breast Reduction Surgery

Breast Augmentation Surgery




Wal Liposuction

Reconstruction of the Defects of Lower Extremity

Dupuytren´s Contracture

Pollex and dgitus saltans

Reconstruction of the Hand Tendons

Reconstruction of the Hand

Microsurgery of the Hand

Replantation of the Fingers and Hand

Tumor´s of the Skin

Congenital defects of the Hand

Carpal tunnel syndrom

Cubital canal syndrom

Guyon´s syndrom

Tarsal syndrom

Reconstruction of the Foot and Heel

Fat Injections   

Botox injections

Filler injections

Basalcell Carcinoma Surgery

Milgnant Melanoma Surgery

Peripheral Nerves Reconstruction


Management of the patients after SAH. Chovan P., Galanda M., Babicová A., Šulaj J., Čech and Slovak meeting of neurosurgeons, October 1995, Bruno, Czech republic

Hovan, P., Steiner, C.P., Luciano, M.G., Johnson, M.J., Ayzeman, I., Tkach, J.A., Hahn, J.P.,  McAllisetr, J.P. II.: Volumetric study of ventricular system in canine model of obstructive hydrocephalus (project sponsored by NASA, Johnson &Johnson etc.), presneted at Annual Meeting  Society of Neuroscience, New Orleans, October 25th -30th , 1997, Lousiana, USA

Steiner, C.P., LaPesto, E., Hahn, J.F., Chovan, P., Ayzeman, I., Johnson, M.J., Luciano, M.G., McAllister, J.P.II.: Computer assisted volumetric analysis (CAVA). An interactive mothod for tree dimensional guantitative assessment. Presented at Annual Meeting Society of Neuroscience, New Orleans , October 25th - 30th , 1997

Hovan, P., Gropper, M.R., Sharan, A.D.: Safety and efficacy of high dose Metylprednisolon in the management of spinal cord injuries due to gonshot wounds. 1st National Congress of the Slovak Spine Society with an Intarnational Participation, Piešťany, September17th -  25th,  1997, Slovak republic

Hovan P., Gropper, M.R.: Intraoperative Hydrocortison irrigation for spinal epidermoid tumors. 1st. National Congress of the Slovak Spine Society with an Intarnational participation. Piešťany, September 17th – 25th, 1997, Slovak republic

Hovan P., McAllister, J.P.II.: Volumetrich analysis of hydrocephalus at the cannine model. Meeting of Young Neurologists and Neurosurgeons, March 24th.1998, Šachtičky, Slovak republic

Hovan P., Fedeleš J.: Surgical Treatment Peripheral Nerve Injury, Hand Surgery Congress,October 2001, Bruno, Czech republic

Hovan, P., Fedeleš, J., Kokavec, R.: Appearance of Basalcell Carcinoma in one year material 2002/2003 in comparison before 5 years. Congress of Slovak Plastic Surgery Association with an International participation, Hotel Hellios, Štrbské Pleso, Slovak republic

Hovan, P., Palenčár, D., Janovič,J.,  Fedeleš,J.: Surgical Treatment of the Facial Nerve Palsy. Congress of Plastic Surgeons with an International Participation. May  28th .-29th, Hradec Králové, Czech republic

Hovan, P., Hedera, J. Palenčár, D., Janovič,J., Fedeleš, J.: Local Skin Flaps of the head and neck , 51.Congress of Slovak Society of  Otorinolaryngolgy, September 6th , 2004, Stará        Lesná, Slovak republic

Hovan, P., Palenčár, D., Fedeleš, J., Janovič,   J.: Injury of the Peripheral Nerves- timing, op-technic, postoperation care, 3rd Demjen´s Day,  October 8th, Bratislava, Slovak republic

Hovan, P., Palenčár, D., Fedeleš, J.:Injury of Plexus Brachialis – Diagnostic and Management, 3rd Demjen´s Day, October 8th, Bratislava, Slovak republic

Hovan P., Palenčár, D., Fedeleš, J.: Plexus Brachialis injuriesPoranenia plexus brachialis  - possiblities of surgical treatment. 3rd  Demjen´s day., Bratislava, Slovak republic.October 8th, 2004

Hovan,P., Palenčár, D., Fedeleš, J.,   Janovič,
J.: Peripheral Neve injuries, timing, surgical technique and postoperation care. 5Th Congress of the Hand Surgery with an Intarnational   Participation, October 2004. Bojnice, Slovak Republic.

Hovan, P., Palenčár, D., Fedeleš, J.:  
Brachial Plexus Brachialis, diagnostic and possibilities of surgical reatment. 5th Congess of the Hand Surgery with an International Participation, October 2004, Bojnice, Slovak republic  

Hovan, P., Palenčár, D., Fedeleš, J.: Large Temporoparietal Hemangioma.
3rd Demjen´s Day, October 2004, Bratislava, Slovak republic

Kováč, M., Palenčár, D., Sičák, M., Chovan, P.: Surgical approach to Large Temporoparietal Haemangioma (AVM). Case Report. 51st Congress of the Slovak  Society ENT, Head and    Neck Surgery. September 2004, Stará Lesná,    Slovak republic

Hovan, P., Palenčár, D., Sičák, M.,
Kováč, M.,: Preventive Filling  of  Novo 7 at the Resection Large Temporoparietal Haemangioma. Slovak Society for Intensive Care. December 2005, Starý Smokovec, Slovak  republic

Palenčár, D., Chovan, P., Fedeleš, J.:     
Large temporoparietal haemangioma at 12th year-old girl. Microsurgical Approach. Case report.
10th Congress of ESPRAS. September 2005,Wien, Austria

Hovan, P., Fedeleš, J.: Comparisson   
Apertura piriformies changes at the differend types of osteotomies – Anatomical Study on Cadavers. 4th Demjen´s Day, September17th, Bratislava, Slovak republic

Hovan P., Hedera, J., Fedeleš, J.: Denervation of the wrist as alternative method of treatment of sever arthrosis of radio-carpal joint.  Congress of Slovak Hand Society with and International Participation, Senec, Slovak  republic.


Neuronatal Hydrocephalus, Mechanisms and Consequences. Neurosurgery of Neonates: McAllister, J.P.II, Chovan, P., Neurosurgery Clinics  of  North America, Volume 9, Number 1, January 1998

Volumetric analysis of the ventricular  expansion in the canine  model of obstructive hydrocephalus. Chovan, P., McAllister,J.P.II., Johnson, M.,J., Hahn, J.F.: Journal of Neurotrauma.

McAllister, J.P. II., Chovan, P., Johnson, M.J.,  Hahn, J.F.: Differential ventricular expansion in hydrocephalus. European Journal  of Pediatric Surgery, 1998

Patothophysiology of peripheral nerves injuries.Chovan, P., Palenčár, D., Fedeleš, J., Janovič, J.: Slovak Surgeon , 12/2004

Hovan, P., Kováč, M., Fedeleš, J., Sičák, M., Hájek, J., Rác, P., Kukurová, E., Balsziová,  E., Macková, R., Beňuška, J.: Rinoplasty – osteotomies types and functional aspects. Comparisson of osseous vault and apetura piriformis changes at different types of osteotomies. Anatomical Study on Cadavers. Otorinolaryngology 3/2007, s.166 – 169.

Hovan, P., Fedeleš, J.: Adverse effect from intravascular injection of hyaluronic acid. Case Report. Aesthetic Plastic Surgery.

Professional Memberships

Society of Plastic and Aesthetic Surgery of Slovak Medical Society

Society of ENT, Head and Surgery of Slovak Medical Society

Society of the Hand Surgery of Slovak Medical Society

Society of Corective Dermatology of Slovak Medical Society

Slovak Association of One Day Surgery

Slovak Medical Chamber