Dr. James Fernau, MD

Dr. James Fernau, MD

Plastic Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 60
Dr. James Fernau, MD is a plastic surgery specialist in Pittsburgh, PA and has been practicing for 26 years. He graduated from Unitersity Of Utah, School Of Medicine in 1986 and specializes in plastic surgery, plastic surgery of the hand, and more.Read his story

1000 Cliffmine Rd

Pittsburgh, PA 15275

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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • AvMed
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • MultiPlan
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Dr. Fernau's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Skin and Tissue Reduction
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Fernau performs Skin and Tissue Reduction more than 87% of his peers

Dr. Fernau performs this procedure more than 87% of his peers


Treatment Frequency

Dr. Fernau performs Liposuction more than 85% of his peers

Dr. Fernau performs this procedure more than 85% of his peers

Breast Diseases

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Dr. Fernau treats Breast Diseases more than 85% of his peers

Dr. Fernau treats this condition more than 85% of his peers

Dr. Fernau's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominoplasty
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Actinic Keratosis
  • Adjacent Tissue Transfer
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • Benign Tumor
  • Birthmark
  • Blepharoplasty
  • Body Contouring (After Weight Loss Surgery)
  • Bone Disorders
  • Botox® Injection
  • Breast Augmentation
  • Breast Diseases
  • Breast Hypoplasia
  • Breast Lift Surgery
  • Breast Ptosis
  • Breast Reconstruction
  • Breast Reduction
  • Breast Surgical Procedure
  • Buttock Lift
  • Calf Implant
  • Cancer
  • Capsular Contracture of Breast Implant
  • Captique™ Injection
  • Carcinoma in Situ of Skin
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cellulitis
  • Chin Implant
  • Cold Sore
  • Collagen Injection
  • Congenital Anomalies of Breast
  • Cosmetic Facial Surgery
  • Cosmetic Laser Surgery
  • Dermal Filler
  • Dermatitis
  • Destruction of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Destruction of Malignant Skin Lesion
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Dry Skin
  • Ear Plastic Surgery (Otoplasty)
  • Ear Surgery
  • Excision of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Skin Cancer
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Facelift
  • Facial Peel
  • Facial Reconstruction
  • Folliculitis
  • Fracture
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gigantomastia
  • Granuloma of Skin
  • Gynecomastia
  • Gynecomastia Repair
  • Hair Loss
  • Hand Conditions
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Herpes Simplex Infection
  • Hylaform Injection
  • Intertrigo
  • Itchy Skin
  • Keloid Scar
  • Lift - Parts of the Body Other than Face
  • Lip, Excision or Resection
  • Lipomas
  • Liposuction
  • Localized Fat Deposits
  • Lymphangioma
  • Maxillary Hypoplasia
  • Melanoma
  • Moles (Benign Skin Lesions)
  • Nipple Reconstruction
  • Nose Plastic Surgery (Rhinoplasty)
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Paracentesis
  • Plastic Cosmetic Surgery
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Reconstructive Eyelid Surgery
  • Restylane® Injections
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Ringworm
  • Seborrheic Dermatitis
  • Seborrheic Keratosis
  • Shaving of Skin Lesion
  • Skin Aging
  • Skin and Tissue Reduction
  • Skin Cancer
  • Skin Discoloration
  • Skin Grafts
  • Skin Infections
  • Skin Tag Removal
  • Soft Tissue Tumor Removal
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Finger
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Varicose Veins
  • Warts
  • Wound Repair

About Me

Dr. Fernau and his entire staff are committed to promoting an atmosphere where patients feel comfortable to ask questions or express concerns. Every patient is treated with respect, dignity and understanding. Dr. Fernau holds himself to the highest standards in the education of plastic surgery, receiving numerous awards; he assures his patients will receive the latest in cutting edge technology.


  • Plastic Surgery
  • Breast Reconstruction Surgery
  • Cosmetic & Reconstructive Surgery
  • Cosmetic Dermatologic Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Otolaryngology
  • Plastic Surgery
  • Plastic Surgery & Facial Surgery


American Society Of Plastic Surgery Certificate Of Special Recognition For Community Service and Volunteerism
Asaps Certificate Of Advanced Education In Cosmetic Surgery, 2002-2005
Richard a Mladick MD
Fellowship Hospital
U Ut Med Ctr Salt Lake City
Residency Hospital
Ptsbg University Eye & Ear Hospital
Residency Hospital
Mt Carmel Medical Center
Residency Hospital
Mt Carmel Mc
Internship Hospital
Unitersity Of Utah, School Of Medicine
Medical School
University Of Wyoming
Undergraduate School
International Society Of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery Rhinoplasty


  • Portuguese
  • Spanish
  • English


  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • American Society of Plastic Surgery, 2016
  • International Society of Aesthetic Plastic, 2016
  • American Academy of Facial Plastic Reconstructive Surgery, 2016
  • Rhinoplasty Society, 2016
  • American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, 2016

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What People Say About Dr. James Fernau, MD
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Horrible doctor.He did a Brazilian butt lift on my sister and she died the next day.
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From the first consultation, Dr. Fernau and his staff were beyond welcoming and helpful. He made me feel like I was his only patient. He seemed genuinely excited about my procedure and getting me the results that I wanted. He's a perfectionist and won't settle for less than perfect results. He...Read More
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Dr. Fernau and his highly competent staff are professional, kind, caring, and simply the best! I am thrilled with my overall experience with everything from staff attentiveness, to the office technology, and Dr. Fernau's skills for optimal results. I HIGHLY recommend Dr. Fernau! My very intense...Read More
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Doctor Fernau is an exceptional physician and surgeon. He was caring, concerned and took time to answer my questions and concerns. The results of his procedures were great! Thanks to Sherry, Bonnie, Malinda and Sharon for exceptional help. My ONLY concern is that my appts. had to be changed...Read More
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I love my breast augmentation. It has changed my life. My confidence is so much better. My shopping is now so exciting to find bras and tops and a whole array of bathing suits. Dr Fernau andd his staff are so kind and caring. His work is that of a perfectionist. I had minimal pain . I took...Read More
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