About Dr. Gabel

Who is Dr. Gabel?

Dr. Gabel with 2016 James E. Arnold award.Dr. Steven Gabel is a diplomate of the American Board of Hair Restoration Surgeons, and board-certified in Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery. He is the founder and medical director of the Gabel Hair Restoration Center, which is dedicated to a natural, permanent hair restoration for men and women of all ages. He specializes in state-of-the-art microscopic ultra-refined follicular unit grafting to achieve the finest results in the field of hair restoration surgery. In fact, he is the most experienced surgeon of the Follicular Unit Excision method (FUE Method) in the entire Northwest, with his first surgery dating back to 2004 when the method was still in its infancy. Overall, he has been performing hair transplants and restoration surgeries since 2001.

In recognition of his cutting edge techniques and outstanding results over 18 years of practicing hair restoration he is a selected member of both the prestigious Coalition of Independent Hair Restoration Physicians and the International Alliance of Hair Restoration Surgeons and is the only physician in the U.S. Northwest who has been invited to join these prestigious organizations. In addition in 2017, he was awarded the James E. Arnold, MD Award for the highest score on the national hair restoration board exams. Dr. Gabel crosses the finish line during a recent Arizona Ironman competition.He currently is a director on the board of the American Board of Hair Restoration Surgeons.

Dr. Gabel received both the 2019 & 2020 Top Doctor awards from Castle Connolly for Hair Restoration and Facial Plastic Surgery. To receive this award, doctors across the country are first nominated by peers and researched by other physicians. Castle Connolly has been producing its prestigious Top Doctor guide since 1991 when the company was founded. The lists are developed from peer nominations and assessments by a physician-led research team. They scour the country to find outstanding physicians in every medical specialty. They do not take payments for doctors to be included on the list. Castle Connolly’s goal is to help people find doctors offering “superior results” in their words. He also was awarded the 2017 James E. Arnold, MD award for highest grade on 2016 written hair restoration board examination.

2019 and 2020 Castle Connolly and James Arnold Award Winner

Dr.Gabel attended and graduated from Loyola University Of Chicago, Stritch School Of Medicine in 1995, and has over 23 years of diverse experience. He is affiliated with several hospitals, including Tuality Community Hospital and Cornell Surgical Center.

Dr. Gabel not only works hard, but plays hard too, and is an instrument-rated commercial pilot, certified scuba diver, and has competed in the Ironman triathlon in Arizona.

Dr. Gabel is committed to quality, not quantity. he only performs one transplant a day to completely focus his attention on that patient.

At the Gabel Center, all consultations are conducted by Dr. Gabel personally, allowing patients to discuss their goals, expectations, and desires directly with Dr. Gabel from the start. He does not employ salesmen or consultants. As with any medical procedure, only an experienced physician can help someone decide on a treatment plan.  This plan will be  safe for them and secondly, will realistically meet their expectations. Dr. Gabel review’s the patient’s goals, then afterward develops a treatment plan that is customized for each patient.

Close-up of 2017 James E. Arnold, MD award for highest grade on 2016 written exam, winner Steven GabelThe Gabel Center is located just 20 minutes from Portland, Oregon, and was custom-built to meet the needs of our patients in the Pacific Northwest. In addition, Dr. Gabel only performs one transplant per day in order to provide our patients with the utmost care and achieve optimum results. To empower those facing the decision of hair restoration for their head, face, eyebrows, or other areas, we aim to provide our patients with a personalized experience to achieve the best results.

The Bottom-line – Results

The bottom line when choosing a physician to perform your transplant is results. Our goal is to make the transplant look as natural as possible. The axiom, “if it’s not natural, it’s not good”Dr. Gabel operating on a patient in the operating room applies more so to hair restoration surgery than any other cosmetic procedure, because the hair is the most visible part of a person’s appearance.

We know the decision to have a hair transplant is a personal and private matter which requires confidence, trust, and confidentiality. Dr. Gabel believes that the doctor-patient relationship is a vital element in the decision and success of the procedure.

“Dr. Gabel is one of the most talented, well rounded and ethical hair transplant surgeons in the field.” – Spencer Kobren, Founder IAHRS and Radio Host of “The Bald Truth”

Spencer Kobren, Founder of the American Hair Loss Association and best-selling author and host of the Bald Truth
Author Spencer Kobren

Spencer Kobren, founder of the American Hair Loss Association and best-selling author and host of the Bald Truth said recently  “Dr. Gabel is one of the most talented, well rounded and ethical hair transplant surgeons in the field. His dedication and compassion for his patients is a direct reflection of who he is as a person.  He’s not only one of the best at what he does, he truly cares.”

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