The Reconstruction Institute

The Reconstruction Institute, formerly know as the Lower Extremity Reconstruction Institute of Northern Ohio, is located at The Bellevue Hospital's Eagle Crest Health Park at 102 Commerce Park Drive in Bellevue, Ohio. 

The providers at The Reconstruction Institute specialize in reconstructive foot and ankle surgery, including:

  

  • Cartilage replacement
  • Custom 3D printed deformity corrections
  • Cartilage replacement
  • Lower extremity limb salvage
  • Total ankle replacements
  • Trauma and fracture care

 

Dr. Peter Highlander, Dr. Coleman Clougherty and Kimberly Cullen, Physician Assistant practice at the Reconstruction Institute. 
 

Dr. Peter Highlander received his Doctor of Podiatric Medicine from Barry University in Miami Shores, Florida and is most recently noted for his use of 3D printed custom implants. In January 2018, Dr. Highlander performed Ohio's first successful total talus, or ankle, replacement using 3D printing. He is also the first surgeon in the U.S. to perform a custom cuboid bone replacement. CLICK HERE to read more about Dr. Highlander's use of custom 3D printed implants.  

The Bellevue Hospital has been named a “Center of Excellence” by the American Orthopaedic Society of 3D Printing (AOS3DP) because of Dr. Highlander’s recent accomplishments using custom, patient specific implants for complex foot and ankle pathologies.
 

Dr. Coleman Clougherty received his Doctor of Podiatric Medicine from Kent State University. He specializes in treating complex lower limb conditions such as post-traumatic deformities. Dr. Clougherty focuses on limb salvage of the lower extremities and has extensive experience in muscle flap procedures.

 

In August of 2019, The Reconstruction Institute announced it's Reconstructive Foot & Ankle Fellowship, a 12 month long program open to two graduating residents specializing in podiatric medicine and surgery. The fellowship is a full time position that includes extensive training in advanced techniques for foot and ankle surgery including 3D-printing for bone and joint replacement and deformity correction. The program also emphasizes training in plastic reconstructive techniques for wound coverage and nerve related pathologies. 

Daniel Elbert, DPM and Casie Blanton, DPM were the first two fellows accepted into the program on August 1, 2019. 

Dr. Casie Blanton received her Doctor of Podiatric Medicine from Kent State University College of Podiatric Medicine and completed her podiatric residency from the University of Cincinnati Medical Center.

Dr. Daniel Elbert received his Doctor of Podiatric Medicine from Midwestern University and completed his Podiatric Medicine and Surgery Resident at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. 

Dr. Casie Blanton and Dr. Daniel Elbert are currently practicing under the supervision of Dr. Peter Highlander and Dr. Coleman Clougherty at The Reconstruction Institute. 

 

The Reconstruction Institute is now accepting new patients.

Eagle Crest Health Park
102 Commerce Park Drive, Suite D
Bellevue, Ohio 44811

 

Office Hours

Monday - Thursday 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Friday 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

 

 

Contact Information
For more information or to schedule an appointment please dial the following:

The Reconstruction Institute 419.484.5430