Dr. Christopher Patronella, MD
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Dr. Christopher Patronella, MD


Plastic Surgery | Male

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Commitment to excellence is the cornerstone of my philosophy, while comprehensive care and compassion are at the heart of my professional goals for my patients.


Dr. Christopher Patronella, MD is a plastic surgery doctor who practices in Houston, TX. He is 60 years old and has been practicing for 35 years. Dr. Patronella is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center and Memorial Hermann - Texas Medical Center.

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    Dr. Patronella's Care Philosophy

    Commitment to excellence is the cornerstone of my philosophy, while comprehensive care and compassion are at the heart of my professional goals for my patients.

    Dr. Patronella's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

    •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
    •  Specializes in Plastic Surgery
    •  Board certified in Plastic Surgery
    •  No malpractice claims found
    •  No sanctions found
    •  No board actions found

    Awards & Recognition

    • Awards & Honors
      • Healthgrades Honor Roll
      • Best Presentation Award, Texas Society of Plastic Surgeons, 2006
      • "Ten Most Dependable Plastic Surgeons of the Western United States" (Goldline Research published in Forbes Magazine), 2008
      • Excellence in Medical Writing, Trustees Award, Ochsner Medical Foundation, 1985
      • Best Aesthetic Journal Article, Aesthetic Surgery Journal, 2008
      • Leading Providers, Plastic Surgeons in the United States, Goldline Research published in Forbes Magazine, 2009
      • Doctors' Choice, Health and Fitness Magazine, selected by Houston-area physicians as one of top plastic surgeons, 2008-2012
      • National Body Contouring Board of Advisors, Shaping Futures, 2006
      • Houston Top Doc, H Magazine, selected by physicians as one of Houston's top plastic surgeon, 2004-2012
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    • Media & Publications
      • Book Chapter: "For Men Only: Body Contouring for the Athlete" in Be Your Best: A Comprehensive Guide to Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, 2004
      • Book chapter: "Body Contouring Surgery" in Be Your Best: A Comprehensive Guide to Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, 2007
      • Book Chapter: "The Surgical Facility" in Be Your Best: A Comprehensive Guide to Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, 2007
      • Pectoral Etching: A Method for Augmentation, Delineation and Contouring the Thoracic Musculature in Men, Dec. 2007
      • Thromboembolism in High Risk Aesthetic Surgery: Experience with 17 Patients in a Review of 3871 Consecutive Cases, Nov. 2008
      • Correction of the Bra Strap Shoulder Groove Deformity in Women, Dec. 2007
      • A Long-term, Observational Study Assessing the Safety of DepoFoam Bupivacaine after Augmentation Mammoplasty, Jan. 2012
      • A Retrospective Study with the Use of a Low Molecular Weight Heparin for Thromboembolism Prophylaxis in Large Volume Liposuction and Body Contouring Procedures, 2006
      • Facelift: Measurements of Superficial Muscular Aponeurotic System Advancement with and without Zigomaticus Major Muscle Release, 2005
      • Precautions to Ensure Safe One Stage Abdominoplasty in Combination with Body Contouring Procedures, 2006
      • Extreme Makeover
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    • Plastic Surgery

    Conditions Treated

    • Gynecomastia


    • Medical School
      University Of Texas Medical Branch At Galveston

      Graduated in 1982

    • Internship Hospital
      Ochsner Hospital

      Completed in 1983

    • Residency Hospital
      Ochsner Hospital

      Completed in 1988

    • Fellowship Hospital
      St Joseph Hospital

      Completed in 1990

    • Undergraduate School
      Texas A&M University / Main Campus

      Graduated in 1978

    Languages Spoken

    • English
    • Spanish

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    • Plastic Surgery

    Procedures Performed

    • Abdominoplasty
    • Blepharoplasty
    • Body Contouring (After Weight Loss Surgery)
    • Breast Augmentation
    • Breast Lift Surgery
    • Cosmetic Facial Surgery
    • Ear Plastic Surgery (Otoplasty)
    • Endoscopic Brow Lift
    • Facelift
    • Lift - Parts of the Body Other than Face
    • Liposuction
    • Neck Liposuction