Ralph W. Bashioum MD, FACS
About the Practice
Here at Bashioum Cosmetic Surgery Center, we strive to create a comfortable and relaxed
atmosphere for our patients. Our beautiful accredited surgery center is conveniently
located on Lake Minnetonka in MN. Privacy is important when choosing a
cosmetic surgeon and we are devoted to our patients’ confidentiality. Our caring staff
will always go the extra mile to answer your questions so you feel confident and content.
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Background & Certification
Board Certified Plastic Surgeon by the American Board of Plastic Surgery
Dr. Ralph Bashioum was born and raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and attended Arizona State University. Upon graduating Summa Cum Laude from the chemistry Honors Program, Dr. Bashioum continued his education as a chemistry graduate student at the University of Utah. There, he earned his Medical Doctorate from the Surgery Honors Program in 1978.
Dr. Bashioum’s post graduate studies continued at Northwestern University as a general surgery resident for three years, followed by three years of additional training in the specialty of plastic surgery.
Awards & Honors
Dr. Bashioum co-founded the T.R.Y program at Abbot Northwestern Hospital, providing free laser tattoo removal to area youth with gang tattoos. The T.R.Y program promotes job placement and encourages education/rehabilitation and was featured on the CBS Evening News with Dan Rather.
Affiliations & Memberships
Fellow of The American College of Surgeons
The American Society of Plastic Surgeons
The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
The American Academy of Aesthetic Medicine
Schedule Your Consultation With Dr. Bashioum
Whether it’s a breast enhancement , body sculpting liposuction , or nose surgery the entire team at Bashioum Cosmetic Surgery Center knows that it is important that you feel confident with your surgeon . Contact us to schedule a complimentary consultation , so that you may get to know Dr. Bashioum and his team, and learn more about any desired cosmetic or plastic surgery procedures. Our state-of-the-art office is located in Wayzata, Minnesota on Lake Minnetonka, and we are proud to be considered one of the best cosmetic and plastic surgery practices in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area
We look forward to meeting with you, and helping you start your journey!
Staff & Facilities
As patients approach surgery, they frequently need information about the various payment options. We hope the following information will be helpful. Our office manager, Sandy Hanson, is readily available to meet with you personally to provide the specific information you need.
When do I pay for my surgery?
Payment is due in our office two weeks before surgery. If payment is not received two weeks prior to the surgery date, your surgery will be rescheduled.
How can I pay for my surgery?
We accept cash and cashierâ€™s checks. Personal checks are accepted prior to two weeks before your surgery. You may use a credit card (Visa or MasterCard) to pay for your surgery. We also provide a finance program. My suggested fees include professional fees, anesthesia fees, operating room costs, equipment use fees, implant costs, house calls, and before and after care.
What happens if my surgery is canceled?
Although rare, surgery may be postponed or canceled. This is usually for health reasons and your personal safety. We will not take any undue risks with your health. It is your responsibility to maintain good health prior to your surgery. You must avoid exposure to virus infections (colds, flu), take your prescription medications as prescribed, stop all nonprescription medication, stop smoking, stop alcohol consumption, and stop all illicit or illegal drug use. If you cancel surgery less than one week before the scheduled surgery date, you will be charged a 25% cancellation fee.
Bashioum Cosmetic Surgery Center, Ltd. is not responsible for any expenses incurred by you if surgery is canceled or postponed for any reason. These expenses include but are not limited to: hospitalization costs, prescriptions, home nursing care, preoperative history and physical examination, laboratory costs, pathology fees, travel expenses, time off work, housing costs, and/or meal costs.
Is there insurance coverage?
All the surgeries and treatments we do are cosmetic in nature. Insurance does not pay for cosmetic surgery.