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Creating Cleft Awareness With Smile Train

Two-year-old Gerard Avellaneda of Huntington was selected as the honoree for this past weekend’s Smile Train Family Day on June 2. His family and his surgeon, Dr. Rachel A. Ruotolo, were there to celebrate with him. Gerard was born with a bilateral cleft lip and palate and has undergone 3 ... Continue Reading

Spotlight on the Deane Body Contouring Forceps

At last month’s American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (ASAPS) meeting, Accurate Surgical Scientific Instruments (ASSI) displayed the Deane Body Contouring Forceps at their vendor booth. Leland M. Deane, MD, MBA, FACS is a partner at LIPSG, and a specialist in body contouring procedures for over 25 years. A few years ... Continue Reading

AAAASF Accreditation

The American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities, Inc. (AAAASF) ensures the highest quality of standards in the Operating Room. We are reevaluated every 3 years during an onsite survey. LIPSG is proud to report that the Operating Rooms in our Garden City facility achieved re-accreditation. By meeting 100% of ... Continue Reading

The 18th Annual John Knowles Swinburne Memorial Lecture

On Saturday, May 5th, LIPSG welcomed Dr. Shankar Man Rai as the guest speaker at the 18th Annual Swinburne Memorial Lecture.  The practice remembers and honors Dr. John Knowles Swinburne, who was a partner at LIPSG for 25 years, through an academic experience in his name. This event is organized ... Continue Reading

LIPSG Physicians are Committed to Education

Resident Dr. Ahmed Nasser presented a paper on Recalcitrant Scalp Burn at the annual American Burn Association meeting in Chicago on April 10th. Dr. Nasser is a Post Grad Year 5 resident in the Integrated Plastic Surgery Program at Nassau University Medical Center/Stony Brook Medicine.               ... Continue Reading

First Integrated Program Residency Match

Dr. Roger Simpson is proud to announce that Dr. Abdel Armaiz-Flores has matched as a Post Grad Year 1 (PGY1) into the Integrated Plastic Surgery Program at Nassau University Medical Center/Stony Brook Medicine. Dr. Flores is currently completing his senior year in medical school at the University of Puerto Rico ... Continue Reading

Newest Castle Connolly Top Doctors

Dr. Jerry W. Chang, Dr. Noël B. Natoli, and Dr. Brian A. Pinsky have been awarded as “Castle Connolly’s Top Doctors: New York Metro Area”. To be named a Castle Connolly Top Doctor, nominees must go through an extensive nomination process in which Castle Connolly’s physician-led research team reviews and ... Continue Reading

Hands in the News: Tom Brady

By Dr. Brian Pinsky Tom Brady, Quarterback of the New England Patriots, hurt his hand during practice a couple of weeks ago. The injury was kept under wraps, and Mr. Brady participated in Sundays’ conference play offs and performed very well. Hand injuries can seem minor, but unless you are ... Continue Reading

Dr. Rachel A. Ruotolo Honored by New York State Troopers

When Walter, a Long Island resident, went to see his daughter play softball in New Jersey this fall, he never imagined he would leave the game with multiple facial fractures. Hit in the face by a line drive during the game, Walter was unable to drive but didn’t want to ... Continue Reading

Ronald McDonald House Update

This year, Long Island Plastic Surgical Group (LIPSG) teamed up with the Ronald McDonald House of Long Island and hosted a toy drive in our Garden City, Babylon, and East Hills locations. Thanks to the generosity of our staff, patients, and surrounding businesses, we were able to donate three full ... Continue Reading

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