Steven Turkeltaub MD

Scottsdale, AZ, US
Steven Turkeltaub MD

About the Practice

Practice Philosophy

At the Arizona Center for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery , Dr. Steven H. Turkeltaub always seeks to provide his patients with the highest level, state of the art care in a comfortable, friendly and relaxed setting. In addition to being very compassionate, understanding and respectful, he takes great care and time to make sure that his patients are well informed in terms that they can understand and in ways that can significantly reduce anxiety.

Dr. Turkeltaub has been the recipient of the “Patient’s Choice Award” numerous times. This is an award given to the relatively few doctors who consistently receive positive reviews from patients regarding their bedside manner, patient care and experience, professionalism of support staff, follow-up care, and doctor-patient interaction time. He proudly continues this approach on a daily basis.

Dr. Turkeltaub is a highly-trained and well-respected board certified plastic surgeon with an artistic eye. He graduated medical school at an accelerated rate, completing a six year honors program at Boston University and Boston University School of Medicine, where he earned his B.A. and M.D. Dr. Turkeltaub graduated Summa Cum Laude and was also accepted into two prestigious honor societies - Phi Beta Kappa (national scholastic honor society) and Alpha Omega Alpha (national medical honor society). Currently, as a Phoenix area plastic surgeon , he works to further his medical knowledge through continued education, attending several national symposiums and meetings every year.

Practice Specialization

Steven H. Turkeltaub, MD, PC specializes in cosmetic plastic surgery. His private practice provides women and men of all ages with surgical and nonsurgical options for facial rejuvenation and body contouring. Some of the most popular surgical procedures at his plastic surgery practice include breast augmentation , breast lift , breast reduction , tummy tucks , male breast reduction (for gynecomastia) , mommy makeovers , liposuction , and facelifts . Dr. Turkeltaub also offers a variety of non-surgical injectables and medical skin care options, such as BOTOX® Cosmetic , Juvéderm ®, Restylane ®, fat injections , and laser skin rejuvenation .

Background & Certification

Board Certification

Dr. Turkeltaub is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery (1988)

Professional Background

Plastic Surgery Residency (1984-1987) - University of Massachusetts Medical Center

General Surgery Residency (1979-1982) - University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Hospital; Northwestern University Medical Center
Six Year Medical Program (1973 – 1979) – undergraduate at Boston University (Summa Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa) and medical school at Boston University School of Medicine (Alpha Omega Alpha)
After completing his plastic surgery residency in 1987, Dr. Turkeltaub moved to Arizona where he continues to practice today. His work has been featured in several newspaper and magazine articles. In addition to these publications, he has also written many educational studies and textbook chapters on the subject of plastic surgery.

Teaching Appointments

Dr. Steven H. Turkeltaub has held an academic appointment as Clinical Instructor and Attending in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center.

Awards & Honors

Patient’s Choice Award recipient (several years)
Phi Beta Kappa - national scholastic honor society
Alpha Omega Alpha - national medical honor society

Affiliations & Memberships

Hospital Affiliations

Piper Surgery Center
Scottsdale Healthcare-Shea
Greenbaum Outpatient Center
Scottsdale Healthcare-Osborn
Thunderbird Samaritan Surgicenter
Paradise Valley Hospital
John C. Lincoln Hospital

Society Memberships

American Society of Plastic Surgeons
American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons
American Board of Plastic Surgery
Arizona Society of Plastic Surgeons
Arizona Medical Association
Maricopa County Medical Society

Offices Held

Dr. Turkeltaub has twice held the position of President of the Maricopa County Plastic Surgeons Society and is also a former Secretary and Treasurer of the Society.

Your Consultation

Dr. Turkeltaub offers complimentary consultations for most cosmetic procedures. During your personal consultation, he will ask you about your aesthetic goals, expectations and other relevant information as well as conduct a thorough examination. He will offer appropriate recommendations and comprehensively review the options available to you, making sure that you understand and are well-informed of each option including the associated potential risks and complications of each choice. If Dr. Turkeltaub feels that a procedure is ill advised, inappropriate or unnecessary, he will most definitely make that clear with you (and, of course, not perform the procedure).

Staff & Facilities

Surgical Facility

Our office in Scottsdale includes a well-equipped surgical facility where Dr. Turkeltaub performs minor cosmetic and reconstructive surgery. Most surgical procedures are performed at the nearby Piper Surgery Center on the campus of Scottsdale Healthcare – Shea. In the west side of town, he utilizes Thunderbird Samaritan Surgicenter in Glendale. He is affiliated with several area hospitals.

Skin Care Products

At the Arizona Center for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, we offer several nonsurgical options for facial rejuvenation. Many of our patients elect to receive less invasive procedures such as BOTOX® Cosmetic or injectable dermal filler options including Juvéderm ® and Radiesse ®. Our wide range of skin care, injectable products, and laser skin rejuvenation treatments are able to address many of the signs of aging and skin damage, allowing some patients to avoid or delay the need for surgical intervention.

Languages Spoken


Payment Options

Cosmetic surgery procedures are not covered by insurance. We do offer a variety of convenient payment options including cash, cashier’s checks, credit cards (Visa®, MasterCard®, American Express®, and Discover®), and financing through a variety of financing companies .

We are providers for many insurance companies which can help cover reconstructive plastic surgery procedures. Some of the procedures that would fall in this category are breast reduction , breast reconstruction , hand surgery, skin cancers and eyelid surgery (for patients whose eyesight is affected by excess skin).

Steven Turkeltaub MD

8502 E Princess Dr, #240,
Scottsdale, AZ, UNITED STATES,

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