Dr. James O'Toole, MD

Dr. James O'Toole, MD

Plastic Surgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 45
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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

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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
more than 60% of peers
more than 54% of peers
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."


  • Plastic Surgery

Board Certifications

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

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


  • 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

Dr. O'Toole has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. O'Toole's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. O'Toole to family and friends
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Likelihood to Recommend (35)

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Dr. O'Toole's Performance

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Patient Comments (8)

Dr O'toole is extremely knowledgeable, compassionate, and thorough. He spends time to answer all your questions and makes you feel at ease.. I met with several plastic surgeons for my mastectomy, and he and his staff made me feel the most comfortable about my upcoming operation.
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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...more
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This doctor and his PA feel very threatened if you are actively involved in wanting to understand the details of what they're going to do to you. The PA couldn't answer any of the questions I had. She referred me to ask them to O'Toole. He came in and was very put off with my questions and didn't...more
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Dr. O'Toole and his team of amazing staff have improved my self image in a manner that I didn't believe was possible. Choosing Dr. O'Toole was without a doubt one of my best decisions in life. As a working mother of three, Dr. O'Toole understood my concerns and needs, and gave me results that...more
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Dr. James O'Toole is an exceptional Plastic Surgeon. He was at all times caring, warm and knowledgeable. He demonstrates a level confidence as it relates to his craft, mixed with a complete understanding and compassion for his patients. From the first phone call to his office to my first...more
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