Dr. Jerome Chao, MD

Dr. Jerome Chao, MD

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Plastic Surgery  |  
Male  |  
48 y/o
11 reviews

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Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
  • Capital District Physician's Health Plan (CDPHP)
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • EBS-RMSCO
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • MultiPlan
  • MVP Health Care
  • PHP-Physicians Health Plan
  • Tricare
  • UnitedHealthCare
  • Universal American
  • WellCare

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Care Philosophy

HIGH STANDARDS A standard of excellence in personalized care enables us to provide the quality cosmetic enhancement services that our patients deserve. We provide comprehensive treatment planning and follow strict standards that ensure your surgery will go smoothly and provide the results you desire. EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE As a practice, we are true believers that excellence in performing plastic surgery procedures is derived from both education and experience. We strive to keep current on the latest techniques and standards so we can provide our patients with the safest operations, and the most optimal results. A POSITIVE EXPERIENCE Building a foundation of trust by treating our patients as special individuals is vital to our success. We understand how uneasy some patients may feel about cosmetic surgery, and how we can make a difference in providing a life changing and emotionally positive experience. Our entire team is dedicated to providing you with excellent, personalized care and service to make your consultation and surgery as comfortable and pleasant as possible.Read more

Personal Bio

Jerome D. Chao, M.D., F.A.C.S., is the Chairman of the Department of Surgery at Saratoga Hospital. Previously, he served as...Read more

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Dr. Chao's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Chao to family and friends
4.6
based on 11 total surveys
Dr. Chao's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
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  • Explains condition(s) well
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  • Answers Questions
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  • Time well spent
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Jerome D. Chao, M.D., F.A.C.S., is the Chairman of the Department of Surgery at Saratoga Hospital. Previously, he served as Chief of the Division of Plastic Surgery at Albany Medical Center until June 2010. As chief, Dr. Chao directed the clinical, education and research programs of the division and was responsible for the creation of the full-time division at Albany Medical College in 2006. He was also formerly the Chief of the Division of Plastic Surgery at Saratoga Hospital and holds the current position of Chief at St. Peter's Hospital in Albany. A graduate of Harvard University, Dr. Chao received his medical degree from the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Columbia University and completed his plastic surgery residency at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University in Chicago. He was the Robert E. Carroll Fellow in orthopaedic hand surgery at The New York Orthopaedic Hospital of Columbia University Medical Center.

Dr. Chao is board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery.  Although he is trained in all aspects of cosmetic surgery, he is expert in performing post-bariatric body contouring (plastic surgery after massive weight-loss) and abdominoplasty, or “tummy tuck” procedures.  He specializes in "natural" breast augmentation, Brazilian Butt Lift and liposuction including SmartLipo and PrecisionTX. Dr. Chao believes a team approach to care results in the best outcomes, stating, “The patient always comes first. My staff and I are devoted to helping patients improve the way they look and feel, every step of the way. In addition, we concentrate on only a few procedures because we became experts dealing with some of the most complicated cases while at Albany Medical Center. We no longer offer a menu of procedures, only the ones we know best.” 

A member of the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery, Dr. Chao also has expertise hair restoration, utilizing both the "strip" technique and Neograft, or Follicular Unit Extraction.

Education

-1986-1990:Harvard University; Cambridge, MA

-1990-1995:College of Physicians & Surgeons of Columbia University; New York, New York 

Training

-1995-1998:Residency: General Surgery at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University; Chicago Illinois

-1999-2002: Residency: Plastic Surgery at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University; Chicago, Illinois

-2002-2003: Fellowship: Orthopaedic Hand Surgery– Robert E. Carroll Hand and Microvascular Fellowship at The New York Orthopaedic Hospital of Columbia University Medical Center; New York, New York 

Teaching

-Clinical assistant Professor of Surgery, Albany Medical College, Albany, New York 

Affiliations

-American Board of Plastic Surgery

-American College of Surgeons-American Society of Plastic Surgeons

-American Society of Maxillofacial Surgeons

-American Society of Reconstructive Microsurgery-American Association for Hand Surgery

-International Society for Hair Restoration

Dr. Chao's Care Philosophy

HIGH STANDARDS

A standard of excellence in personalized care enables us to provide the quality cosmetic enhancement services that our patients deserve. We provide comprehensive treatment planning and follow strict standards that ensure your surgery will go smoothly and provide the results you desire.

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE

As a practice, we are true believers that excellence in performing plastic surgery procedures is derived from both education and experience.  We strive to keep current on the latest techniques and standards so we can provide our patients with the safest operations, and the most optimal results. 

A POSITIVE EXPERIENCE

Building a foundation of trust by treating our patients as special individuals is vital to our success.  We understand how uneasy some patients may feel about cosmetic surgery, and how we can make a difference in providing a life changing and emotionally positive experience.  Our entire team is dedicated to providing you with excellent, personalized care and service to make your consultation and surgery as comfortable and pleasant as possible.

Dr. Chao's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  Specializes in Plastic Surgery
  •  Board certified in Plastic Surgery
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

Awards & Recognition

  • Awards & Honors
    • Healthgrades Honor Roll
    • Castle Connolly Top Doctor, 2017
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Board Certifications

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  • Plastic Surgery

Conditions Treated

  • Adult Acne
  • Age Spots
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Hypoplasia
  • Breast Ptosis
  • Cancer
  • Congenital Anomalies of Breast
  • Cosmetic Conditions
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Gynecomastia
  • Large Breasts
  • Localized Fat Deposits
  • Moles (Benign Skin Lesions)
  • Second-Degree Burns
  • Skin Aging
  • Skin Cancer
  • Spider Veins
  • Stretch Marks
  • Sun-Damaged Skin
  • Third-Degree Burns
  • Wrinkles

Education

  • Medical School
    Columbia University College Of Physicians And Surgeons

    Graduated in 1995

  • Internship Hospital
    McGaw Med Center Northwestern University

    Completed in 1996

  • Residency Hospital
    McGaw Med Center Northwestern University

    Completed in 2002

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Columbia University Med Center

    Completed in 2003

  • Undergraduate School
    Harvard University

    Graduated in 1990

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Taiwanese

Memberships &
Professional Affiliations

  • American Association for Hand Surgery, Member
  • American Board of Plastic Surgery, Member
  • American College of Surgeons, Member
  • American Society of Maxillofacial Surgeons, Member
  • American Society of Plastic Surgeons, Member
  • American Society of Reconstructive Microsurgery, Member
  • International Society for Hair Restoration, Member

Specialties

  • Plastic Surgery

Procedures Performed

  • Adjacent Tissue Transfer
  • Breast Augmentation
  • Breast Reconstruction
  • Breast Reduction
  • Breast Surgical Procedure
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Excision of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Skin Cancer
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Facelift
  • Hair Removal
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Lip, Excision or Resection
  • Liposuction
  • Microdermabrasion
  • Mommy Makeover
  • Neck Lift
  • Nipple Reconstruction
  • Skin Grafts
  • Skin and Tissue Reduction
  • Wound Repair
  • Wrinkle Removal