Meet the surgeon

DR. THEODORE A. LAZZARO, Board Certified Plastic Surgeon

Dr. Lazzaro is one of the most highly regarded Board Certified plastic surgeons in Pittsburgh. Over the years, he has helped numerous patients, realize their aesthetic dreams.

Dr. Theodore A. Lazzaro is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and is a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons and The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, Inc. He graduated cum laude from the University of Pittsburgh in 1965.

Prior to earning his medical degree, Dr. Lazzaro received a D.M.D. degree from the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine. He completed a three-year residency in oral surgery at the University of Pennsylvania, where he also served as professor of oral surgery.
Dr. Lazzaro earned his medical degree at Georgetown University School of Medicine in Washington, D.C., trained in general surgery at the University of California at San Francisco, and ultimately trained as an aesthetic, plastic, and reconstructive surgeon at The Western Pennsylvania Hospital in Pittsburgh. He began private practice in 1979 and founded Aestique® Medical Center in 1988. Dr. Lazzaro is on the staff of Excela Health’s Westmoreland Regional Hospital and Excela Health’s Latrobe Area Hospital. Dr. Lazzaro performs most of his surgeries exclusively at Aestique Surgery Center where quality, safety, and cost efficiency are first-rate, click here to learn more.

Selecting a plastic surgeon is a pivotal decision in embarking on any plastic surgery journey. The paramount consideration is to opt for a board-certified plastic surgeon affiliated with the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS).

ASPS Member Surgeons adhere to stringent criteria:

Certification by the American Board of Plastic Surgery (ABPS) in the United States or by The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada for Canadian practitioners.

Completion of a minimum of six years of surgical training post-medical school, with at least three years dedicated to plastic surgery residency.

Successful passage of comprehensive oral and written examinations.

Graduation from an accredited medical school.

Participation in ongoing medical education, with a focus on patient safety every year.

Conducting surgeries in accredited, state-licensed, or Medicare-certified surgical facilities.

It’s essential not to be misled by seemingly official boards and certifications. The ABPS is endorsed by the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS), which has been accrediting medical specialty boards since 1934. Notably, there is no ABMS-recognized certifying board specifically for “cosmetic surgery.” Opting for a member of The American Society of Plastic Surgeons ensures that you’re selecting a proficient, extensively trained plastic surgeon who holds board certification from the ABPS or The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.

To find a reputable plastic surgeon, seek out the ASPS Member Surgeon logo. ASPS member surgeons serve as valuable partners in both cosmetic and reconstructive plastic surgery endeavors.

Dr. Lazzaro holds memberships in the following medical organizations:

  • American Society of Plastic Surgery
  • The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, Inc.
  • American Medical Association
  • Pennsylvania Medical Society
  • Ohio Valley Society for Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons
  • Latrobe Academy of Medicine
  • Lipoplasty Society of North America
  • Greater Pittsburgh Plastic Surgical Society (former president)
  • Ivy Society
  • Northwest Plastic Surgical Society
  • Certified in Laser Skin Resurfacing
  • Leukemia Society (former board member)
  • University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg (former trustee)

Some of his top honors include:

Dr. Lazzaro has consistently been named as one of Pittsburgh Magazine’s Top Doctors for the past several years. He has also been named as one of the top Cosmetic Surgeons/Plastic Surgeons by the Trip Total Media Readers Choice for the past several years. In 2012, Dr. Lazzaro received the prestigious honor of Best Plastic Surgery Practice by the Plastic Surgery Practice Publication.

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