Meet Dr. Gerard Mosiello – Tampa Plastic Surgeon
Board Certified Plastic Surgeon New Tampa
Dr. Gerard Mosiello is a board-certified plastic surgeon serving Tampa Palms, New Tampa, Wesley Chapel, and the entire Tampa Bay area. He has expertise in a wide range of cosmetic and reconstructive procedures, including breast augmentation and enhancement, breast lift surgery, breast reconstruction, facial rejuvenation, and body contouring. At his Tampa Palms office, you can discuss your surgical options in a calm and relaxing atmosphere with a highly skilled and compassionate surgeon who will take the time to truly listen.
After receiving his bachelor’s degree at Stony Brook University, Dr. Mosiello pursued graduate studies at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. He earned his M.D. at Hahnemann University Hospital in Philadelphia, graduating with honors in the Alpha Omega Honor Society.
During his General Surgery residency at St. Barnabas Medical Center in Livingston, New Jersey, Dr. Mosiello found himself drawn to the field of plastic surgery. While other surgeries usually involve removing something from a patient’s body, plastic and reconstructive surgery offers the chance for restoration and renewal. “In plastic surgery, you see immediate results,” Dr. Mosiello says. “Most of the patients we deal with in our office are healthy patients and this gives them the best odds of achieving optimum results without complications.”
After completing his general surgery training, Dr. Mosiello was accepted for residency training in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at the University of South Florida in Tampa. He received his board certification from the American Board of Plastic Surgery in 2000 with recertification in 2010. Upon completion of his residency he became a full-time member of the University of South Florida faculty, where he remains a Clinical Assistant Professor of Surgery.
Tampa Palms Plastic Surgery
Dr. Mosiello opened his private practice, Tampa Palms Plastic Surgery, in 2002. The office has a small staff because he believes in a highly personalized approach to patient care. As a result, patients can be assured of minimal wait times and consistent care. Patients quickly come to know the staff on a first-name basis.
Along with running his private office, Dr. Mosiello remains committed to his community and remains on the active staff in a number of surgical centers and hospitals:
- H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center
- Florida Hospital-Tampa (formerly University Community Hospital)
- James A. Haley VA Hospital
- Tampa General Hospital
- Ambulatory Surgery Center
- Tampa Bay Surgery Center
Dr. Mosiello stays on the cutting edge of modern plastic surgery techniques through his involvement in a number of regional and national medical societies, including:
- American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS)
- American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS)
- American College of Surgeons (FACS)
- Southeastern Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons
- Tampa Bay Society of Plastic Surgeons
- Florida Society of Plastic Surgeons
Dr. Mosiello participates as a clinical investigator for many studies, including Allergan’s Style 410 cohesive silicone gel breast implants. In 2011, he was appointed Chief of Plastic Surgery at Florida Hospital-Tampa.
5 Questions with Dr. Mosiello – Board Certified Plastic Surgeon New Tampa
What can patients expect when they walk through the doors of your office?
Patients can expect a warm welcome and a true respect for their time. Our appointments are prompt with very minimal wait time. We have transitioned to electronic medical records and now patients can fill out their medical history information on the computer from the comfort of their home, eliminating the need to spend additional time filling out paperwork in the office. The patient can also expect my undivided attention for the consultation as we do not double-book appointments and the consultations are done by me personally.
What challenges do you face in your everyday practice?
One thing to remember about plastic surgery, no matter how common place it may be, it is still surgery. The patient’s health and safety are of utmost importance to me and I always reinforce that to my patients.
I think educating a patient about the benefits and limitations of surgery can be challenging. Once a patient has been educated by me about the procedure, there is a better chance of realistic expectations.
I try to get into the minds of my patients to ensure that their perceptions of their appearance are true and they have a clear understanding as to what surgery can and cannot accomplish. My goal is to ensure that the patient achieves the optimum clinical result possible for their individual set of concerns.
How do you ensure the best possible results for your patients?
Performing my surgeries at accredited facilities with highly trained staff affords my patients excellent care. Equally as important to achieving the best possible results is proper patient preparation and education. The consultation and preoperative visits prepare the patient for what to expect from the surgery and educate them to make the recovery a smooth process.
One thing we do at our practice is provide extensive consultations. At that visit, I meet with you and we will talk about the procedure, I will show you pictures, I will show you products, we will discuss your goals and I will examine you to determine the best course of action . . . but that’s not the last time that you see me. You then come back for a preoperative visit 2-3 weeks before your procedure and you will have time to ask all your lingering questions and have them answered by me.
What can your patients expect after surgery?
They can be sure that they have been well prepared and educated as to the guidelines to follow to achieve the best possible results. The medication regimen I prescribe helps to minimize postoperative infections and minimize pain and discomfort. For certain procedures, postoperative garments are chosen to maximize results.
Consistent aftercare is also a benefit for my patients. I am the only doctor in the practice so they can expect they will always see me for all of their postoperative visits, no matter how many visits they may require. I say to my patients, “I’m the only doctor in this office, and if there’s a problem, I carry a beeper at all times. If you call me and I think you need to be seen at 4:00 on a Saturday morning, I’ll meet you.”
Additionally, my office staff is very supportive and encouraging to all our patients and your calls will be answered personally and professionally without delay.
How important is it to choose a board-certified plastic surgeon?
Patients need to do their homework and realize that many health care providers are now performing plastic surgery procedures, but that does not mean they are all qualified to perform plastic surgery. American Board of Plastic Surgery certified surgeons are highly skilled and trained in cosmetic and reconstructive procedures of all types for the face and body. We are proud to be the Board Certified Plastic Surgeon New Tampa and Wesley Chapel patients can rely on for exceptional care.
As a board-certified surgeon, Dr. Mosiello:
- Has had at least six years of training and experience in surgery, with three years of training specifically in plastic surgery
- Has over a decade of experience
- Has recently been re-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery for the next 10 years
- Operates only in accredited medical facilities
- Adheres to a strict code of ethics
- Fulfills continuing education requirements, including patient safety techniques
At his New Tampa plastic surgery office, you can receive individualized care in a warm, inviting setting as the staff partners with you to achieve your goals. Whether you are seeking cosmetic or reconstructive surgery, we strive to make your visit pleasant and productive. It is our goal to provide you with personal and professional care. If you’re interested in breast enhancement, reconstructive surgery, facial rejuvenation, or another cosmetic procedure, you can call 813-631-1500 for your consultation. We are proud to be the Board Certified Plastic Surgeon New Tampa patients can trust for compassionate care.