Ernesto J. Ruas MD

Tampa, FL, US
Ernesto J. Ruas MD

About the Practice

Practice Philosophy

Our goal is to enhance the quality of your life by providing cosmetic and reconstructive surgery designed to improve your appearance and heighten your sense of well being. Open communication helps us to understand your desire and to determine the appropriate intervention to meet your specific needs. Not only do we advise, we listen. We want you to be pleased with your results and filled with a new confidence as you move on to your next challenge in life.

Practice Specialization

Facial Rejuvenation including: Face lift Blepharoplasty, Midface lift, Brow lift, Endoscopic brow lift Rhinoplasty Aesthetic surgery of the breast Abdominoplasty Liposuction Botox Fillers Full range of skin care and medical spa services

Background & Certification

Board Certification

American Board of Plastic Surgery November 9, 1989

Professional Background

Undergraduate: Emory University

Medical School: Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Residency: Johns Hopkins School of Medicine

Fellowship: Maxillofacial Trauma and Microsurgical Lower Extremity Reconstruction, MIEMSS Baltimore, MD

Instructor, Plastic Surgery: The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD

Fellowship: Craniomaxillofacial Surgery, Fernando Ortiz-Monasterio, M.D., Hospital General Dr. Manuel Gea Gonzalez Mexico City, Mexico

Teaching Appointments

Clinical Assistant Professor, University of South Florida, College of Medicine, Department of Surgery, Tampa, Florida

Awards & Honors

Tampa Bay Latin American Medical Society Doctor of the Year 2001

Affiliations & Memberships

Hospital Affiliations

St. Joseph's Women's Hospital
St. Joseph's Hospital
St. Joseph's Same Day Surgery Center
Tama Outpatient Surgery Center
University Community Hospital
Bayfront Medical Center
Bayfront Same Day Surgery Center
All Children's Hospital

Society Memberships

American Society of Plastic Surgeons, Inc.
The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, Inc.
International Society of Craniofacial Surgery
American Society of Maxillofacial Surgeons
Hillsborough County Medical Association
Florida Medical Association
Florida Cleft Palate Association
American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association
Tampa Bay Latin American Medical Society
Tampa Bay Society of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeons

Offices Held

Florida Cleft Palate Association, Counselor At Large, 1992

Tampa Bay Society of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeons - President, 1996

Tampa Bay Latin American Medical Society - Member of Executive Board

Your Consultation

Our primary goal during your first meeting with Dr. Ruas is to identify your goals and desires. Dr. Ruas will examine you to determine which surgical procedure(s) might best meet your particular needs. He will discuss your surgical options including the length of the surgery, the recovery period, potential risks and what you might realistically expect in terms of scarring and the ultimate final result. You will be allowed ample time to satisfiy your questions.

Our staff will provide you with educational materials, as well as fees for both the surgeons and the surgical facility.

Staff & Facilities

Surgical Facility

All surgery is done in a fully accredited hospital or free standing surgical center, offering state of the art equipment and a fully licensed staff, including Board Certified Anesthesiologists.

Computer Imaging

Computer Imaging available

Skin Care Products

Obagi, Skin Sceuticals

Languages Spoken

Dr. Ruas is fluent in English and Spanish

Payment Options

Cash, Check, Visa, MasterCard, American Express, CareCredit

Ernesto J. Ruas MD

603 South Blvd., Tampa, FL,
33606, US

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