Dr. Jay Lucas, MD

Dr. Jay Lucas, MD

Plastic Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 54
Dr. Jay Lucas, MD is a plastic surgery specialist in Knoxville, TN and has been practicing for 17 years. He graduated from Univ Of Pa Sch Of Med in 1994 and specializes in plastic surgery, craniofacial surgery, and more.Read his story

280 Fort Sanders West Blvd Bldg 4

Knoxville, TN 37922

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  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Tennessee
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Breast Reconstruction
more than 61% of peers
Breast Surgical Procedure
more than 29% of peers
Nipple Reconstruction
more than 21% of peers

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Dr. Lucas' bio

This content was provided by Dr. Lucas "Dr. Lucas, a native of Blacksburg, Virginia, originally came to Knoxville, TN in the Fall of 2002. His current office location is in the state-of-the-art facility on Fort Sanders West Boulevard in West Knoxville. Prior to arriving in Knoxville, Dr. Lucas was in private practice in Charlotte, North Carolina, and also served as a member of the clinical faculty for The University of North Carolina Division of Plastic Surgery. Education and experience are the two tenets that have guided Dr. Lucas in his career path as a physician. The field of plastic surgery is truly the anatomic and functional study of the entire body. It requires an understanding of the human body at the start as an embryo, and through its growth and development into adulthood. Just as essential is the observation of the effects of aging and disease processes on human form and function. Only through this global understanding can a plastic surgeon offer comprehensive diagnosis and appropriate treatment to patients as they evolve through the various phases of life. Dr. Lucas’s unique educational background at some of the nation’s most prestigious medical centers has served him well, giving him the insight required to offer the most appropriate and cutting edge services in reconstructive surgery as well as in difficult aesthetic problems facing his patients. EducationMedical School – University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA. M.D., 1991-1994. Dental School – Medical College of Virginia, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Va., D.D.S. Magna Cum Laude, 1987-1991. Undergraduate – Roanoke College, Salem, Va., B.S. Chemistry, Cum Laude, 1983-1987. Post Doctoral Training:Fellowship: Craniofacial and Pediatric Plastic Surgery, Stanford University Medical Center, and Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital, Palo Alto, CA, 2000-2001. Residency: Plastic Surgery, Medical College of Georgia, Augusta, Georgia, 1998-2000. Residency: General Surgery, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, 1997-1998. Residency: Oral/Maxillofacial Surgery, Hospital University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, 1991-1997. Internship: General Surgery, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, 1994-1995. Certifications:American Board of Plastic Surgery, September 2002. Maintenance of Certification (MOC), 2011 Affiliations:Member, American Society of Plastic Surgeons, The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, Active Member Member, American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial AssociationCommittee Appointments:American Society of Plastic Surgery, Young Plastic Surgeon Committee Fort Sanders Park West Hospital, Surgical Quality Assurance Committee Member, Thompson Multidisciplinary Breast Cancer Team, Thompson Cancer Survival Center Honors:Listed as one of America’s Top Surgeons for Cosmetic Surgery in 2009"
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Lucas " We are proud to offer comprehensive, state-of-the-art capabilities to help you achieve your desired aesthetic goals. Whatever your reasons for pursuing plastic surgery, The Lucas Center Plastic Surgery will strive to meet your every expectation – and then some.

The Lucas Center provides a full scope of cosmetic and reconstructive services for men and women including breast procedures, facial rejuvenation, and body contouring, as well as non-surgical facial sculpting and skin resurfacing. As a patient of The Lucas Center, you will be warmly cared for by our dedicated team of experienced health professionals whose number one goal is to deliver the highest quality outcome to attain your desired result.

We know you have many choices when it comes to plastic surgery in Knoxville. But when you trust The Lucas Center with your plastic surgery, reconstruction, rejuvenation, body sculpting, or non-surgical treatment, you are in good hands. "

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9  Specialties

  • Plastic Surgery
  • Breast Reconstruction Surgery
  • Cosmetic & Reconstructive Surgery
  • Cosmetic Surgery
  • Craniofacial Surgery
  • Facial Cosmetic Surgery
  • Facial Plastic Surgery
  • Pediatric Plastic Surgery
  • Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery

1  Board Certifications

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

11  Conditions Treated

  • Benign Tumor
  • Breast Diseases
  • Cancer
  • Capsular Contracture of Breast Implant
  • Cleft Lip
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gynecomastia
  • Moles (Benign Skin Lesions)
  • Oral and-or Facial Cleft
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Skin Cancer

25  Procedures

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Tennessee.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

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  • Roanoke College
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1987
  • Univ Of Pa Sch Of Med
    Medical School | Graduated 1994
  • Hospital University Of Pa
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1995
  • University Of Pa Health System
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1998
  • Stanford University
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2001
  • Med College Of Ga Hospital and Cli
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2009

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Lucas has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

  • American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association, Member
  • American Society of Plastic Surgeons, Member
  • American Society of Plastic Surgery, Member
  • The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, Member
  • Young Plastic Surgeon Committee, Member

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What People Say About Dr. Jay Lucas, MD
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Run away as fast as you can! I have had three surgeries for a breast augmentation with this guy. The first time I contracted MRSA (which he kept telling me I didn't have an infection), took antibiotics for six weeks, had a revision bc of the infection (2nd surgery) and then another surgery to fix...Read More
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Wish I could leave a negative rating. I have a medical condition that requires 2 different procedures. I verified with Medicare & Medicare Supplemetal that the procedures were covered before making an appt. Since I have a Neurologist & Internist with yrs of documentation proving the need of the...Read More
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Dr. Lucas botched the surgery for my nose last year. I feel he doesn't listen to what is in the best interest of his patients. After a breast reduction for medical reasons he appeared sleepy in post op. I used all the expensive scar cream bottles sold at his office. He cut too far up my cleavage...Read More
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