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Have Confidence In Your Care

Experienced, Licensed & Certified Plastic Surgeon & Laser Specialists

Offering Advanced, State-of-the-Art Technology & Unmatched Experience

What Makes Us Special?

At Plastic Surgery Specialists & The Medical Spa, we provide a broad spectrum of surgical and non-surgical procedures. These treatments require experience, training, knowledge, artistry, and advanced surgical techniques in order to correct or enhance one’s appearance and achieve your desired goals. 

Dr. Merkel takes pride in putting together a team of knowledgeable professionals and support staff to give you, our patient, the very best care possible. It is our goal to make you feel comfortable and at-home with our staff. We truly care about you and your goals. 

WD Merkel, Grand Junction Cosmetic Surgeon

Meet the Team

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Marcia Gavigan

Marcia is our Surgery Coordinator and will take you from your first decision to schedule, to the day when your surgery is taking place. She is there to answer surgical and financial questions so you can feel comfortable and confident in your decision. She is the liaison between you and Dr. Merkel. We are pleased that Marcia has been with us for over 19 years!

Marcia Gavigan of The Medical Spa
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Christy Barlow Gourley

Christy is a Certified Medical Aesthetician and Certified Laser Specialist. Christy has specialized in aesthetics for over 14 years and been with our practice for over 9 years. She is dedicated to providing corrective laser skin rejuvenation, non-surgical skin tightening, advanced peels, microderm-abrasion acne treatment, and skin anti-aging therapy. Christy is dedicated to continuing her knowledge and skillset to offer a wide spectrum of the latest treatment options.

Christy Barlow Gourley of The Medical Spa
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Lisa Meyers

Lisa is a Certified Medical Aesthetician and Certified Laser Specialist.  Besides having 20+ years of experience, she was a freelance make-up artist to the stars in Hollywood!  Lisa has extensive experience in radio- frequency, intense pulsed light laser therapy, body contouring, microdermabrasion, micro-collagen induction, laser hair removal, medical skin care and more. Lisa’s committed to continuing education in her field to stay up-to-date on cutting-edge anti-aging and skin care technology.

Lisa Meyers of The Medical Spa

Our Office

Our clinic and in-office operating room are equipped with a state-of-the-art technology designed for patient comfort, convenience, complete privacy, and safety. The environment is highly professional and we value quality medical & surgical care.

Staff Picks'

The top three services we offer that make our clients jump with joy!

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1) Breast Augmentation

When breast size and shape is an issue, many women turn to breast augmentation to increase their confidence and look better in their clothes. 

2. Lipoplasty/Body Contouring

It is no secret, many of us have areas that simply don’t look as good as we want. We can fix it for you so you feel your best.

3.  Sublative

This treatment is effective for so many patients in tightening the neck, around the mouth, and smoothing around the eyes. 

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