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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Insurance Accepted

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

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Adjacent Tissue Transfer
more than 69% of peers
Excision of Benign Skin Lesion
more than 60% of peers
Breast Surgical Procedure
more than 50% of peers

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Dr. Fernau's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Fernau "Dr. Fernau blends exceptional surgeon skill with an artistic eye to produce stunning outcomes for his patients. Some of his specialties include breast augmentation, rhinoplasty, facelift surgery, male liposuction and body contouring. He also offers a liquid facelift using a combination of wrinkle treatments, including BOTOX and injectable fillers, for patients desiring a nonsurgical approach."

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Fernau "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."

10  Specialties

  • Plastic Surgery
  • Breast Reconstruction Surgery
  • Cosmetic & Reconstructive Surgery
  • Cosmetic Dermatologic Surgery
  • Cosmetic Surgery
  • Craniofacial Surgery
  • Facial Plastic Surgery
  • Microvascular Reconstructive Surgery
  • Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
  • Plastic Surgery of the Hand

3  Board Certifications

  • Otolaryngology
    Accredited by: American Board of Otolaryngology*
  • Plastic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Plastic Surgery*
  • Plastic Surgery & Facial Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

45  Conditions Treated

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49  Procedures

  • Abdominoplasty
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Adjacent Tissue Transfer
  • Blepharoplasty
  • Body Contouring (After Weight Loss Surgery)
  • Botox® Injection
  • Breast Augmentation
  • Breast Lift Surgery
  • Breast Reconstruction
  • Breast Reduction
  • Breast Surgical Procedure
  • Buttock Lift
  • Calf Implant
  • Captique™ Injection
  • Chin Implant
  • Collagen Injection
  • 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)
  • Ear Plastic Surgery (Otoplasty)
  • Excision of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Skin Cancer
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Facelift
  • Facial Peel
  • Facial Reconstruction
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Hylaform Injection
  • Lift - Parts of the Body Other than Face
  • Lip, Excision or Resection
  • Liposuction
  • Nipple Reconstruction
  • Nose Plastic Surgery (Rhinoplasty)
  • Paracentesis
  • Plastic Cosmetic Surgery
  • Reconstructive Eyelid Surgery
  • Restylane® Injections
  • Shaving of Skin Lesion
  • Skin and Tissue Reduction
  • Skin Grafts
  • Skin Tag Removal
  • Soft Tissue Tumor Removal
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Wound Repair
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Background Check

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0 Sanctions

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0 Board Actions

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  • University Of Wyoming
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1979
  • Unitersity Of Utah, School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1986
  • Mt Carmel Mc
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1987
  • Mt Carmel Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1987
  • Ptsbg University Eye & Ear Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1991
  • U Ut Med Ctr Salt Lake City
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1993
  • Richard a Mladick MD
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1993
  • American Society Of Plastic Surgery Certificate Of Special Recognition For Community Service and Volunteerism
    Other Education | Completed 2005
  • Asaps Certificate Of Advanced Education In Cosmetic Surgery, 2002-2005
    Other Education | Completed 2002
  • International Society Of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery Rhinoplasty
    Other Education | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • 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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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Portuguese
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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What People Say About Dr. James Fernau, MD
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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Laura in Pittsburgh, PA – Mar 18, 2018
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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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Pittsburgh, PA – Nov 21, 2017
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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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Coraopolis – Nov 13, 2017
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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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Winter Park, FL – Oct 11, 2017
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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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Carrollton, TX – Oct 10, 2017
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