Dr. James O'Toole, MD

Dr. James O'Toole, MD

Plastic Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 46
Dr. James O'Toole, MD is a plastic surgery specialist in Pittsburgh, PA and has been practicing for 13 years. He graduated from Saint Louis University / School Of Medicine in 1999 and specializes in plastic surgery.Read his story

5830 Ellsworth Ave Ste 300

Pittsburgh, PA 15232

Contact Information

(412) 345-1615

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • America's Health Insurance Plans
  • Cigna
  • CoreSource
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Medical Mutual of Ohio
  • UnitedHealthCare
  • UPMC Health Plan

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Excision of Benign Skin Lesion
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Excision of Skin Lesion
more than 53% of peers

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Dr. O'Toole's bio

This content was provided by Dr. O'Toole "Born and raised in Pittsburgh, PA with formal education from the University of Notre Dame and Saint Louis University School of Medicine, Dr. O'Toole began his plastic surgery training at the University of Pittsburgh as the first surgeon fellowship-trained for body contouring after weight loss. Dr. O'Toole continued his extensive training in New York City with the largest and longest running practice of its kind, Long Island Plastic Surgical Group, PC, as their Plastic Surgery Chief Resident. There, he was at the forefront of developing direct-to-implant breast reconstruction techniques to evolve the way breast cancer surgery was typically performed. The experience he obtained working with and learning from some of the finest surgeons in the world was the perfect foundation to springboard his plastic surgery career. While in New York, Dr. O'Toole made great strides learning about historically successful surgical methods. Over time, he took those methods a step further and began applying new, innovative surgical techniques to advance his patient's treatment. Specifically, his breakthrough approach with breast cancer incisions, lift procedures, direct-to-implant breast reconstruction, and wound care, has changed the way modern plastic surgery is performed today. Unlike other, more traditional-minded surgeons, Dr. O'Toole's progressive approach combines the aesthetic-centered techniques of a cosmetic surgeon with medically centered practices to create a more beautiful end result. His patients report time and time again that not only are they thrilled with the end result, but they know that their happiness, comfort and safety are Dr. O'Toole's top priority. O'Toole Plastic surgery focuses on each individual patient and takes great care to listen to the patient and will present the most advanced options to address any given clinical issue. Patients are provided options and they are then free to chose the treatment that works best for them, in their unique circumstance."
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. O'Toole "As a well trained board certified plastic surgeon I focus on each patient's individual needs providing patient centered, patient focused, individually customized care taking what we have learned in the past and applying new and innovative techniques. O'Toole Plastic Surgery as a practice specializes in improving the whole patient experience."

1  Specialties

  • Plastic Surgery

2  Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*
  • Plastic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Plastic Surgery*

26  Conditions Treated

  • Absent Breasts and Nipples
  • Benign Tumor
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Cancer Recurrence
  • Breast Diseases
  • Cancer
  • Capsular Contracture of Breast Implant
  • Ductal Carcinoma in Situ
  • Ear Disorders
  • External Ear Disorders
  • Extra Nipples
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gigantomastia
  • Gynecomastia
  • Hidradenitis
  • Invasive Breast Cancer
  • Invasive Ductal Carcinoma
  • Invasive Lobular Carcinoma
  • Localized Fat Deposits
  • Locally Advanced Breast Cancer
  • Lymphoma of the Breast
  • Male Breast Cancer
  • Moles (Benign Skin Lesions)
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Skin Aging
  • Skin Cancer

34  Procedures

  • Abdominal Surgery
  • Abdominoplasty
  • Adjacent Tissue Transfer
  • Biopsy of Breast
  • Botox® Injection
  • Breast Augmentation
  • Breast Cancer Surgery
  • Breast Exam
  • Breast Lift Surgery
  • Breast Reconstruction
  • Breast Reduction
  • Breast Surgical Procedure
  • Cosmetic Eyelid Surgery
  • Cosmetic Facial Surgery
  • Cosmetic Procedure
  • Cosmetic Surgical Procedure
  • Dermal Filler
  • Destruction of Malignant Skin Lesion
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Dysport Injection
  • Earlobe Repair
  • Excision of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Skin Cancer
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Facelift
  • Facial Peel
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Hernia Repair
  • Lip, Excision or Resection
  • Liposuction
  • Mastectomy
  • Skin and Tissue Reduction
  • Skin Grafts
  • Wound Repair
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0 Sanctions

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0 Board Actions

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  • University Of Notre Dame
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1994
  • Saint Louis University / School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1999
  • Allegheny General Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2000
  • Allegheny General Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2004
  • Body Contouring After Weight Loss Upmc Plastic Surgery
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2005
  • Plastic Surgery-Long Island Plastic Surgery Group / Nassau University Medical Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2008

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English

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What People Say About Dr. James O'Toole, MD
Thank God I found Dr O'Toole! After interviewing 3 plastic surgeons I chose him to perform my implant reconstruction immediately following a bilateral mastectomy. He is the only one that suggested saving my nipples. His expertise and knowledge are immense and he is a perfectionist! He is...Read More
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DLS in Wexford, PA – Jul 18, 2018
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Dr. O’Toole is amazing. I’ve been wanting to get breast implants since I was a little girl. I’ve always been very flat with barely any breasts at all. When I met Dr. O’Toole he was very refreshing and honest. It was so nice meeting a plastic surgeon that is down to earth and not just wanting to...Read More
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Michelle M in PGH – May 23, 2018
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Dr O’toole performed my direct to implant reconstruction following a prophylactic bilateral mastectomy. I couldn’t be happier with the results. My recovery was much better than expected, and I look better than I did before surgery! Dr O’toole is a gifted surgeon that truly cares about his patients....Read More
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Julie Roberts – Mar 06, 2018
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Dr. O’Toole is an awesome doctor. He changed my daughter’s life. I am forever grateful for his talent & surgical skills. He is enthusiastic, friendly, and open to any question you ask; neither he nor his PA seemed to tire of explaining my daughter’s surgery and what to expect at all points along...Read More
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Mount Pleasant – Feb 26, 2018
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Trust me! Medical Professional who's been in this field 25 years and worked with many Physicians in our City. Dr. O'toole has a keen eye (a gift if you will). I could tell by talking to him just a few minutes. Any Surgeon can cut, but he knows exactly how and reshapes your troubled area with ease...Read More
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Allison Park, PA – Dec 03, 2017
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