John T. Lettieri MD, FACS

Spartanburg, SC, US
John T. Lettieri MD, FACS

About the Practice

Practice Philosophy

Our mission is to provide each patient with the highest quality care that will ensure the best possible – optimal outcome. We believe in educating our patients – of all ethnicities – to empower them in making the most intellectual decisions possibles.

Practice Specialization

Breast Implants; Breast Lifts, Breast Reduction, Breast Reconstruction and Breast Revision, Liposuction and Tummy Tuck. Facial procedures include Blepharoplasty (eyelid lifts), Endoscopic Browlift, Otoplasty, and Facelift. Laser procedures include: Skin Resurfacing, Hair Removal and Tattoo Removal. Non-Surgical facial procedures include Botox® Injection Treatments.

Additional Information

Dr. Lettieri understands that helping his patients achieve their realistic goals will not only improve and enhance their physical appearance – but it will also enhance their self esteem self-confidence and overall emotional well being. Combining his vast knowledge, learned skill and experience with his caring and compassion for his patients enables him to look at each person individually, educate them about their options and then create the treatment plan that is right for that person. Here comes together skill and artistry.

Background & Certification

Board Certification

Diplomate American Board of Plastic Surgery November 18, 1992
Diplomate American Board of Surgery December 12, 1988
Diplomate National Board of Medical Examiners July 1, 1983
Medical License – State of New York July 1, 1983
Medical License – State of South Carolina April 1990
Medical License – State of North Carolina February 1991

Professional Background

EDUCATION:
Kingston High School 1971-1974 Kingston, New York
Oral Roberts University 1974-1978 B.S. Biology School of Arts and Sciences Tulsa, Oklahoma
Oral Roberts University 1978-1982 M.D. School of Medicine Tulsa, Oklahoma

INTERNSHIP:
State University of New York at Stoneybrook (Straight Surgery) July 1, 1982 to June 30, 1983

RESIDENCY:
State University of New York at Stoneybrook (General Surgery) July 1, 1983 to June 30, 1986
Chief Resident in General Surgery July 1986 to June 30, 1987 University of Virginia Medical Center Department of Plastic Surgery
Fellow in Burn Surgery July 1, 1987 to December 31, 1987
Fellow Microvascular-Hand Surgery January 1, 1988 to June 30, 1988
Resident in Plastic surgery July 1, 1988 to June 30, 1989
Chief Resident in Plastic Surgery July 1, 1989 to June 30, 1990

Teaching Appointments

Assistant Clinical Professor of Plastic Surgery ( Spartanburg)
Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, South Carolina

Publications and Presentations

PRESENTATIONS
Lettieri JT: The cost Effectiveness of Liver Function Analysis in the Detection of Hepatic Metastases. Presented at the Northeastern Oklahoma Academy of Sciences – March 1978

Stuart JD; Kenney JG; Lettieri JT; Spotnitz W; Baker J: Application of single Donor Fibrin Glue to the Treatment of Burn Wounds. Presented at the American Burn Association – Seattle, Washington – March 1988

Stuart JD; Kenney JG; Lettieri JT; Spotnitz W; Baker J: Application of Single Donor Fibrin Glue to Tangential Excision and Grafting of Hand Burns. Presented at the Southeastern Society for Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons – Tarpon Springs, Florida – June 1988 – First Prize of Surgical Research

Lettieri JT; Berman DE; Herold D; Morgan RF: Lidocaine Diffusion Through Silicone Tissue Expanders: An In vitro Analysis. Presented at Southeastern Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons – Tarpon Springs, Florida – June 1988. Third Prize for Surgical Research

Lettieri JT; Berman DE; Herold D; Morgan RF: Lidocaine Diffusion Through Silicone Tissue Expanders: An In Vitro Analysis. Presented at the American Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons – Toronto, Canada – October 1988

Lettieri JT; Berman DE; Herold D; Morgan RF: Silicone Tissue Expanders and Their Permeability to Lidocaine: An In Vitro Analysis with Clinical Correlation. Presented at the Fifth Nation Tissue Expansion Symposium – Los Angeles California – March 1989

Persing JA; Lettieri JT; Cronin AJ; Wolcott P; Singh V: Craniofacial Suture Stenosis: Morphologic Effects. Presented at the Plastic Surgery Research Council – Atlanta, Georgia – April 1989

Lettieri JT; Berman DE; Morgan RF; Edgerton MT: Antimicrobial Agents and Their Permeability Through the Silicone Membrane. Presented at the Southeastern Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons – South Hampton, Bermuda – June 1989

Lettieri JT; Berman DE: Herold D; Morgan RF; Edgerton MT: Silicone Membrane Permeability to Antimicrobial Agents: An In Vitro Analysis. Presented at the 83 rd Annual Scientific Assembly of the Southern Medical Association – Washington, DC. – November 5, 1989

Persing JA; Lettieri JT; Singh V; Cronin AJ; Wolcott P: Craniofacial Suture Stenosis: Morphologic Effects. Presented at the Third International Interdisciplinary Research Conference on Fundamental of Bone Growth: Methodology and Applications – Los Angeles, California – January 1990

Persing JA; Lettieri JT; Cronin AJ; Wolcott J; Singh V: Craniofacial suture Stenosis: Morphologic Effects. Presented at the American Cleft Palate – Craniofacial Association – St. Louis, Missouri – May 16, 1990

Lettieri JT; Berman DE; Herold D; Morgan RF: Silicone Membrane Permeability to SoluMedrol: An In Vitro Analysis. Presented at the Southeastern Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons – Kiawah Island, South Carolina – June 1990

Invited Panelist, “C02 Laser Resurfacing” Annual Meeting of the American Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons – Dallas, Texas – November 9-13, 1996

Invited Speaker – Annual Meeting of the International Society of Laser Medicine – Washington, DC – February 1997

Invited Panelist, “Long-term Results of C02 Laser Resurfacing” – Annual Meeting of the American Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons – San Francisco, California – September 20 – 24, 1997

Invited Panelist, “State of the Art Laser Technology” – Annual Meeting of the American Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons – Boston, Massachusetts – October 7, 1998

Invited Panelist, “Long Term Effects of Laser Resurfacing” – Annual Meeting of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery – Dallas, Texas – May 15-19, 1999

PUBLICATIONS
Stuart JD; Kenney JG; Lettieri JT; Spotnitz W; Baker J: Application of Single Donor Fibrin Glue to Burns. Journal of Burn Care and Rehabilitation – 9:619-622, 1988

Berman DE ; Lettieri JT; Herold D; Edlich RF; Morgan RF: Silicone Tissue Expanders and Their Permeability to Lidocaine: An In Vitro Analysis. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery – 84 (4): 1989

Persing JA; Lettieri JT; Cronin AJ; Wolcott P; Singh V: Craniofacial Suture Stenosis: Morphologic Effects. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery – 88 (4): 1991

Berman DE; Lettieri JT; Herold D; Thorne J; Morgan RF: Lidocaine Diffusion in Five Tissue Expanders, An In Vitro Study. Annals of Plastic Surgery – 27: 312, 1992

Berman DE; Lettieri JT; Herold D; Yuh FI; Morgan RF: Steroid and Benzyl Alcohol Diffusion Through Tissue Expanders and Double Lumen Breast Implants. Annals of Plastic Surgery – 27: 316, 1991

Lettieri JT: Lips and Oral Cavity. In: Human Malformations and related Anomalies. Stevenson RE; Hall JG; Goodman RM, eds. – 14:367-381, 1993

RobertsTL; Lettieri JT; Ellis L: C02 Laser Resurfacing: Recognizing and Minimizing Complications. Aesthetic Surgery Quarterly – 16:142-148, 1996

Goldman MP, Roberts III TL; Skover GR: Lettieri JT; Fitzpatrick RE: Optimizing Wound Healing in the Face After Laser Abrasion. Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology. 46: 399-407, 2001

Awards & Honors

American Medical Association/Burroughs Wellcome Leadership Program for Resident Physicians – May 1989
Southeastern Society for Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery First Prize for Surgical Research - 1988
Southeastern Society for Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Third Prize for Surgical Research – 1988
The Dean’s Award Class of 1982 Oral Roberts University School of Medicine May 1, 1982
Department of Surgery Award Oral Roberts University School of Medicine April 30, 1982
Who’s Who in American Colleges and Universities May 1, 1977

Affiliations & Memberships

Society Memberships

Fellow, American College of Surgeons
American Society of Plastic Surgeons
American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
American Medical Association
Southern Medical Association
Christian Medical Association
American Cleft Palate – Craniofacial Association
American Association for Hand Surgery
Southeastern Society of Plastic Surgeons

Staff & Facilities

Surgical Facility

Carolina Plastic Surgery is ready to provide the options and services you want and deserve. We are fully accredited by the American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities, Inc. – which means your care will be provided in a state-of-the-art facility that is fully equipped and staffed to provide surgical and non-surgical procedures – and meet any need that may arise. The technologies and equipment are the latest – most sophisticated available to provide you with the best care possible today.

John T. Lettieri MD, FACS

100 E. Wood Street, Suite 100,
Spartanburg, SC, 29303, US

2755 South Hwy 14 Suite 2250 Greer,
SC 29650

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