James M. Platis MD

Merrillville, IN, US
James M. Platis MD

About the Practice

Practice Philosophy

Dr. Platis has a sincere commitment to excellence and patient satisfaction. An open rapport with patients comes naturally to Dr. Platis. He realizes that good communication is as important as surgical skills in achieving a successful outcome. He takes time to listen to his patients concerns. He wants to fully understand the results you are seeking, to be sure he answers all your questions and to explain the treatment options available to you.

Dr. Platis performs a wide variety of cosmetic surgery procedures and is always at the forefront of his specialty, offering the newest techniques with the highest level of skill and safety.

Background & Certification

Board Certification

Dr. Platis is a diplomat of both the American Board of Plastic Surgery and the American Board of Surgery. He is certified in microvascular surgery.

Professional Background

Dr. Platis received his medical degree from Indiana University School of Medicine where he earned the American College of Surgeons' Award for Outstanding Achievement in Surgery. He also completed his surgical internship and general surgery residency at Indiana University. He served his plastic surgery residency at St. Joseph Hospital in Houston, University of Texas Hospitals, and MD Anderson Cancer Center.

Affiliations & Memberships

Hospital Affiliations

Although Dr has been an active member of the medical staff at several Chicago and Northwest Indiana hospitals over the course of his career, he now performs the majority of his surgeries at fully accredited outpatient surgical centers.

Society Memberships

Dr. Platis is a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, and the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons, and the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons. His research has been published in the leading plastic surgery journals and presented at various medical conferences nationally including the American Cleft Palate - Craniofacial Association, the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery, and the Texas Medical Association. He has also been guest speaker for distinguished groups such as the Houston Society of Plastic Surgeons, and most recently the Midwest Society of Plastic Surgeons where he was asked to present his advanced techniques in body contouring surgery.

Your Consultation

Consultations are available by appointment

Staff & Facilities

Skin Care Products


Payment Options

Financing is available

James M. Platis MD

210 E 86th Pl, Merrillville, IN,

58 E Walton St, #300, Chicago,

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