Dr. James Fernau, MD

Dr. James Fernau, MD

Plastic Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 59
Dr. James Fernau, MD is a plastic surgery specialist in Pittsburgh, PA and has been practicing for 25 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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  • 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:

Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
Actinic Keratosis
Adjacent Tissue Transfer
Autoimmune Diseases
Basal Cell Carcinoma
Benign Tumor
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
Capsular Contracture of Breast Implant
Captique™ Injection
Carcinoma in Situ of Skin
Chin Implant
Cold Sore
Collagen Injection
Congenital Anomalies of Breast
Cosmetic Facial Surgery
Cosmetic Laser Surgery
Dermal Filler
Destruction of Benign Skin Lesion
Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
Dry Skin
Ear Plastic Surgery (Otoplasty)
Excision of Benign Skin Lesion
Excision of Skin Cancer
Excision of Skin Lesion
Eyelid Surgery
Facial Peel
Facial Reconstruction
Gastrointestinal Diseases
Granuloma of Skin
Hair Loss
Head and Neck Surgery
Herpes Simplex Infection
Hylaform Injection
Itchy Skin
Keloid Scar
Lift - Parts of the Body Other than Face
Lip, Excision or Resection
Localized Fat Deposits
Moles (Benign Skin Lesions)
Nipple Reconstruction
Nose Plastic Surgery (Rhinoplasty)
Plastic Cosmetic Surgery
Pulmonary Disease
Reconstructive Eyelid Surgery
Restylane® Injections
Rheumatoid Arthritis
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
Wound Repair

About Me

Care Philosophy

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 highes...


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

Board Certifications

  • Otolaryngology
  • Plastic Surgery
  • Plastic Surgery & Facial Surgery


  • 1993
    Richard a Mladick MD
    Fellowship Hospital
  • 1993
    U Ut Med Ctr Salt Lake City
    Residency Hospital
  • 1991
    Ptsbg University Eye & Ear Hospital
    Residency Hospital
  • 1987
    Mt Carmel Medical Center
    Residency Hospital
  • 1987
    Mt Carmel Mc
    Internship Hospital
  • 1986
    Unitersity Of Utah, School Of Medicine
    Medical School
  • 1979
    University of Wyoming
    Undergraduate School


  • 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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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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Dr James Fernau performed a breast aug earlier this year and my results are perfect. I had no pain and now I cannot see my incision. His staff are so kind and attentive. I am sending many friends to him!
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