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Checking In with Diana – Patient Success Story

No one is happy when accidents happen, but when they do happen we’re there to help. One thing that does make us happy is seeing our patients recover and go on to do great things! We love catching up with former patients to check in on their progress. When Diana ... Continue Reading

In Support of Emma’s Smile

Emma is a patient of Dr. Rachel Ruotolo. We are sharing her mom Lorie's letter in support of the Tesoriere family's efforts to raise both funding and awareness for cleft lip and palate through Emma's Smile.   To Whom It May Concern, My name is Lorie Tesoriere, ... Continue Reading

Real Patient Stories: Born Brave

“As a parent, you can feel very powerless. But you have to be an advocate for your child.” –Catherine, Mom to Caelyn.  Large or giant Omphaloceles occur in 1 out of every 10,000 live births[1]. Even though Catherine worked in an emergency room, she had never heard of Omphalocele until ... Continue Reading

Real Patient Stories: Picture Perfect

“I smiled for the camera all day long. I took hundreds of pictures—and I loved every one of them.” –Jessica, 58 Jessica’s wedding day wasn’t what she imagined—it was better. It was the ... Continue Reading

Following up with Diana, The Face of Dr.STITCH

When Diana was 11 years old, she needed stitches after she fell during ballet class when she was rehearsing on a wooden staircase. Diana was photographed in our office in May of 2014 at a follow up visit. Fast forward to present day, Diana is now 13 and in her ... Continue Reading

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Changing Lives with ReSurge International

A personal account from Thomas Davenport, MD Dr. Thomas Davenport, ReSurge International board member and former Webster Fellow, was selected as one of the speakers for a United Nations side event during the Post-2015 Intergovernmental Negotiations on Thursday, March 26, 2015, at the UN Headquarters in ... Continue Reading

Accidents Happen

Joey was running in the house and hit his head on the corner of a coffee table. He was rushed to a local hospital where he was met by LIPSG surgeon Dr. Rachel A. Ruotolo. He received stitches in the E.R. Here is Joey on May 3rd, just 5 days after ... Continue Reading

Dr.STITCH is Always on Call

Introducing our new Dr.STITCH campaign, starring Diana, an actual Dr.STITCH patient. Diana fell during ballet class when she was rehearsing a routine on a wooden staircase. We think Diana is a perfect example that accidents can happen, anytime, even when you least expect it. When accidents happen, call Dr.STITCH. Dr.STITCH ... Continue Reading

Dr. Ruotolo is a “Hero on Our Island”

Tune in to FiOS 1 on Tuesday, June 3rd to watch Emma’s story. “Heroes on Our Island” airs at 8 PM and features LIPSG’s own pediatric plastic surgeon, Dr. Rachel A. Ruotolo. If you don’t have FiOS, you can view the video here.

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