Joseph J. Hirschfeld MD
About the Practice
To provide our patients excellence in surgical care delivered by caring and compassionate professionals. We strive to create a surgical experience of comfort and safety for each individual that extends throughout the entire surgical course. Our goal is to attain a surgical result that will enrich the life of the patient we serve.
Dr. Hirschfeld specializes in:
- Breast Augmentation
- Eyelid Surgery
- Breast Lift
- Breast Reduction
- Abdominoplasty (tummy tuck)
Dr. Hirschfeld also performs laser skin resurfacing, Dermabrasion, Botox injections, fat injections, TCA peels and chemical therapy for facial skin, scar revisions and other surgical procedures related to cosmetic improvement.
Background & Certification
American Board of Plastic Surgery
Board Certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, November 1984
Graduate of Universidad Autonoma de Guadalajara 1974 with Doctor of Medical & Surgery Degree
Graduate of Rutgers University Fifth Pathway at Morristown Memorial Hospital, New York, 1975, serving clinical training in medicine, surgery, gynecology, pediatrics and psychiatry
Surgical internship 1975-1976, Nassau County Medical Center, successful completion surgical service.
General surgical residency 1976-1980, Nassau County Medical Center. Appointed as Administrative Chief Surgical Resident 1979-1980. Residency included: Surgical Specialties of Urology, Neurosurgery, Vascular Surgery, Cardio-Thoracic Surgery, Plastic Surgery, Emergency Room, Burn Unit and Surgical Research.
Graduate 1982 Albert Einstein College of Medicine, and Montefiore Hospital and Medical Center, New York City completing two years of Plastic Surgery Residency.
Intensive microsurgical training microvascular laboratory under the direction of Berish Strauch, M.D., consisting of cutaneous, myocutaneous, osteo-myo-cutaneous and free flaps. Laboratory experience of ongoing research in new techniques and principals of microsurgery.
Didactic training in Congenital and Acquired Facial Malformations: including the Pediatric, Psychiatric, Neurosurgical, Dental, Genetic and Endoscopic workups of the patient with craniofacial anomalities.
Personal Microsurgical Experience includes the following: Acute and Chronic distal soft tissue transfer (free flap) Head-Neck reconstruction with cyocutaneous and osteo-myo-cutaneous distant soft tissue transfer (free flap).
General Plastic Surgery Experience: Cosmetic, Reconstructive, Hand, Craniofacial, Microvascular and Liposuction.
Clinical Assistant Professor, USF Dept. of Surgery, College of Medicine
Publications and Presentations
"Postrhytidectomy Pychosis: A Rare Complication" Plastic and Reconstructive Magazine, Volume 74, Issue 3, September 1984.
Affiliations & Memberships
Dr. Hirschfeld has full surgical privileges at:
Ambulatory Surgery Center
St. Josephs Hosp./St. Josephs Womens Ctr.
AMI Memorial Hospital
South Bay Hospital, Sun City Center
AMI Town & Country Hospital
Tampa Bay Surgery Center
Tampa General Hospital
East Pasco Hospital, Zephyrhills
University Community Hospital, Fletcher
Morton Plant Mease, Clearwater
University Community Hospital, Carrollwood
American Association of Hand Surgery
American Board of Plastic Surgeons
American College of Surgeons
American Medical Association
American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
American Society of Plastic Surgeons
F.A.C.S.- Fellow American College of Surgeons * Lipolysis Society of North America
Plastic Surgery Educational Foundation
Southeast Society of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeons
Florida Medical Association
Florida Physicians Association
Florida PlastiPac, Inc.
Florida Society of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeons
Hillsborough County Medical Association
Tampa Bay Society of Plastic Surgeons
Tampa Bay Plastic Surgery Society
University Community Hospital
Chief of Plastic Surgery
Staff & Facilities
Private, in-office, state of the art, accredited surgical suite, attended by hand-picked professionals providing excellence in patient care.
Skin Care Products
Bay Area Skin Care Centre, an in-office skin care center featuring a licensed aesthetician and offering a full line of prescription strength glycolic and salicylic acid product and facial peels as well as deep pore cleansing facials, aromatherapy and other therapeutic treatments.
*Specializing in application of permanent makeup with a natural appearance.
Visa, MasterCard, personal checks. Assistance with financing if needed.