Plastic Surgery at Columbia
Welcome to the Division of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery at Columbia University. As part of New York’s #1 hospital and one of the world’s top medical centers, we have the experience that few other programs can match, and our mission is to use our many resources to deliver the highest quality care for anybody in need of a cosmetic or reconstructive procedure.
Each of the plastic surgeons on our clinical staff is proficient in multiple areas of specialization. These areas range from routine, non-surgical cosmetic procedures to complex reconstructive operations and body contouring surgery after significant weight loss. Our division is at the forefront of clinical and laboratory research in plastic surgery, and is a recognized national and international leader in plastic surgery.
To get in touch with one of our plastic surgeons, call (212) 305-5868 or request an appointment online today.
We provide care in three main areas.
The Cosmetic Care Program provides surgical and non-surgical options to improve your cosmetic health, including ear and eyelid lifts, breast augmentation, tummy tucks and more.
Our plastic surgeons are world leaders in reconstructive care for issues like breast reconstruction after breast cancer, skin lesion excision, and reconstructive surgery for the nose and ears.
Cleft Palate/Cleft Lip Care
Cleft lip and cleft palate are common conditions that affect thousands of newborns every year. These children deserve specialized care from dedicated experts, which we can deliver through our Craniofacial Surgery Program
Stories & Perspectives
After craniosynostosis and an infected frontal bone left one-year old Lily without a forehead, her parents turned to the craniofacial team at Columbia and our hospital partner, NewYork-Presbyterian. Read Lily's story
The Plastic Surgery Research Laboratory is currently conducting numerous research studies, including those related to stem cells, tissue engineering, and the study of bone substitutes. A major focus of our laboratory is on applications of gene therapy to wound healing. Using gene therapy, growth factor genes (such as PDGF and VEGF) are introduced to wounds using different techniques, including retroviral vectors, and used to expedite the healing of these wounds. Recent publications and presentations have included the use of this gene therapy in the healing of both ischemic and diabetic wounds, with improved healing seen in these treated wounds. The laboratory is also investigating the use of stem cells for tissue regeneration. We have used in vitro manipulation of these stem cells to successfully differentiate these cells into osteocytes, chondrocytes, and adipocytes. The use of various bone substitutes is also being investigated to expedite bone healing.
Programs for Students & Healthcare Professionals
As part of major academic medical center and Ivy League university, we have a responsibility to educate the next generation of plastic surgeons and to keep our peers up-to-date on the latest best practices.
We’ve put together these educational guides to help you make informed decisions about your cosmetic or reconstructive care.
Need more information? Call (212) 305-5868 or request an appointment online.
Cosmetic Procedures Offered:
- Brow lift
- Chin Surgery
- Face Lift (Rhytidectomy)
- Botox Injection
- Injectable Fillers
- Cosmetic Nose Surgery (Rhinoplasty)
- Cosmetic Ear Surgery (Otoplasty)
- Cosmetic Eyelid Surgery (Blepharoplasty)
- Neck Lift
- Arm Lift Surgery (Brachioplasty)
- Body Contouring After Weight Loss (Body Lift & Thigh Lift)
- Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty)
Reconstructive Procedures Offered:
- Abdominal Wall Reconstruction
- Breast reconstruction after mastectomy
- Cleft Lip and Palate
- Craniofacial Surgery
- Extremity Reconstruction
- Otoplasty Reconstruction
- Skin Lesion Excision
- Skin – Moh's procedure
You can also check out our Plastic Surgery FAQs for more information.
The Division of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery offer a full range of cosmetic and reconstructive surgical procedures. Our Board-certified surgeons would love the opportunity to meet with you to discuss your cosmetic goals to determine the appropriate procedure(s) to help you look and feel your best at any age.
To meet our team, call (212) 305-5868 or request an appointment online.
Christine Rohde, MD | (212) 342-3707
Chief, Division of Plastic Surgery
A highly skilled clinician, researcher and teacher, Dr. Rohde is trained in the diagnosis and treatment of the full range of plastic reconstructive and aesthetic surgery, specializing in microsurgery, abdominal wall reconstruction, body contouring, cosmetic surgery, and breast, trauma, and cancer reconstruction. She is chief of microvascular services for the plastic surgery division. Dr. Rohde has numerous publications and presentations in the field of plastic surgery, and is a frequently-requested speaker. Read more »
Jeffrey A. Ascherman, MD | (212) 305-9612
Dr. Ascherman is an experienced plastic and reconstructive surgeon who has published over 75 scientific articles and chapters, and has been included multiple times in Castle Connolly’s list of America’s Top Doctors and in New York Magazine’s annual list of Best Doctors. He has been an active participant in humanitarian surgical missions, and has traveled numerous times to China as well as to South America to perform volunteer surgeries. Read more »
Thomas A. Imahiyerobo, MD | (212) 305-5868
As Director of Cleft and Craniofacial Surgery, Dr. Imahiyerobo is a national leader in the treatment of cleft lip, cleft palate, craniosynostosis, frontal facial advancement and orthognathic (jaw) surgery. He also specializes in the care of adult cosmetic and reconstructive surgery of the head and neck. When not performing surgery, he is focused on outcomes research for cleft lip and palate surgery, as well as the effects of craniosynostosis on pediatric cognitive development. Read more »
June K. Wu, MD | (212) 342-3704
Dr. Wu is board-certified plastic surgeon specializing in pediatric reconstructive surgery and pediatric vascular anomalies. She trained at Boston Children’s Hospital before joining the team at Columbia. Read more »
Call us at (212) 305-5868 or reach us through our online appointment form.
Documents and records can be faxed to us at (212) 305-9848
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Herbert Irving Pavilion, 5th Floor, Rm 511
161 Fort Washington Avenue
New York, NY 10032
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New York, NY 10019
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East Side Office
525 E. 68th Street
New York, NY 10065
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Planning & Preparing
Stories & Perspectives
- State of the Union: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery in 2020. An interview with Robert Grant, MD, Columbia’s Chief of Plastic Surgery, on the current state and future of the field. Read more »
- The Benefits of Breast Reduction Surgery: Levella’s Story. At age 54, Levella went for a breast reduction surgery that would change her life. It took her almost a decade to seek help for a worsening situation that she assumed was related to her weight. Read more »
Call us at (212) 305-5868 or request an appointment online.