Dr. Melinda Lacerna, MD

Dr. Melinda Lacerna, MD

General Surgery  ·  
Female  ·  
Age 45
Dr. Melinda Lacerna, MD is a general surgery specialist in Sarasota, FL and has been practicing for 20 years. She graduated from University Of California, Irvine, College Of Medicine in 1998 and specializes in general surgery, plastic surgery, and more.

1274 N Palm Ave

Sarasota, FL 34236

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida
  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Top Care Areas

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Breast Diseases
more than 65% of peers
Wound Repair
more than 62% of peers
more than 49% of peers

Dr. Lacerna's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Lacerna "A consultation with Dr. Lacerna is like confiding to a close friend about insecurities you have about your appearance. As a woman, she listens very closely to your concerns and hopes. She understands exactly how women want to look and feel whether in a bikini or lingerie, or simply wanting the right curves in jeans, a little black dress, or a wedding gown. She understands you want your face to have that natural glow during a candlelit dinner or a reunion, but not look like you just had your face done. She understands that men also care as much abut their appearance, but they do not want to look overdone. As an artist, Dr. Lacerna can visualize the potential masterpiece in each individual. As an accomplished surgeon, she uses her skills and compassion to deliver the very best results safely and effectively."


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3  Specialties

  • General Surgery
  • Plastic Surgery
  • Surgery

0  Board Certifications

Dr. Lacerna does not have any board certifications listed.

15  Conditions Treated

  • Acne
  • Benign Tumor
  • Breast Diseases
  • Breast Ptosis
  • Burn Injuries
  • Cancer
  • Capsular Contracture of Breast Implant
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gynecomastia
  • Hidradenitis
  • Localized Fat Deposits
  • Moles (Benign Skin Lesions)
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Second-Degree Burns
  • Skin Cancer

29  Procedures

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Florida.

0 Sanctions

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

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • University Of California, Irvine, College Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1998

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors

Dr. Lacerna has no awards or honors listed.

Media & Publications
  • Avoiding free nipple grafts during reduction mammaplasty in patients with gigantomastia., 2005 Jul

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Lacerna's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Lacerna to family and friends
44 total reviews (33 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (44)

  • 5
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  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Lacerna's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (33)

I love this lady and her staff!! My husband found her and I’m so grateful he did! We told her my dreams and she made them come true! She squashed all my fears and concerns and gave me my confidence back! I would have a million procedures done by her if I could ;)
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I had a tummy tuck on 2/26 from Dr Lacerna at her Sarasota office and the results are phenomenal. I am a mommy of 4 boys (all before age 28) and as a result of pregnancies my abs separated and she was able to repair them during my tummy tuck. Also, she went above and beyond by also liposuctioning...more
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I've had 3 different procedures with Dr. Lacerna. I'm very happy with all the results. One of my procedures took me 5 years to decide on which doctor as all the information I researched said it was a very hard procedure with a lot of problems. I'm very happy I chose Dr. Lacerna
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Dr. Lacerna is the best kept secret with magical Golden hands. I had a tummy tuck 5 yrs ago and last month had Tumescent Lipo with Vaser skin tightening for the flanks/back and Co2 laser with NEW J Plasty Plasma to remove chest wrinkles. She is double board certified, has a great bedside manner and...more
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Dr. Lacerna and her staff are completely professional at all times. They are incredibly knowledgeable about all of the latest procedures.
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