Dr. Rafael D. Gottenger, MD

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Dr. Rafael D. Gottenger, MD

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My Plastic Care 7330 SW 62nd Pl Ste 205, South Miami, FL 33143 Get Directions
(305) 669-0900

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Dr. Gottenger is a cosmetic and reconstructive plastic surgeon . A graduate of Universidad Central de Venezuela School of Medicine,...Read more

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Specialties

  • Plastic Surgery
  • Breast Reconstruction Surgery
  • Cosmetic & Reconstructive Surgery

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  • Plastic Surgery

Conditions Treated

  • Age Spots
  • Breast Atrophy
  • Breast Diseases
  • Breast Hypoplasia
  • Breast Ptosis
  • Cancer
  • Capsular Contracture of Breast Implant
  • Cleft Lip
  • Deformities of Auricle or Pinna
  • Gynecomastia
  • Hidradenitis
  • Localized Fat Deposits
  • Maxillary Hypoplasia
  • Moles (Benign Skin Lesions)
  • Oral and-or Facial Cleft
  • Second-Degree Burns
  • Skin Aging
  • Skin Cancer
  • Skin Laxity
  • Spider Veins
  • Third-Degree Burns

Procedures Performed

  • Adjacent Tissue Transfer
  • Blepharoplasty
  • Breast Augmentation
  • Breast Lift Surgery
  • Breast Reconstruction
  • Breast Reduction
  • Breast Surgical Procedure
  • Cleft Palate Repair (Palatoplasty)
  • Dermal Filler
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Ear Plastic Surgery (Otoplasty)
  • Excision of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Skin Cancer
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Facelift
  • Facial Reconstruction
  • Gynecomastia Repair
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Lip, Excision or Resection
  • Liposuction
  • Nipple Reconstruction
  • Nose Plastic Surgery (Rhinoplasty)
  • Repair of Pigmentation Defect
  • Skin and Tissue Reduction
  • Skin Grafts
  • Wound Repair

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Education

  • Medical School
    Universidad Central De Venezuela

    Graduated in 1988

  • Residency Hospital
    Mount Sinai Hospital

    Completed in 2002

    Ohio State University

    Completed in 2004

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Eastern Virginia Medical School

    Completed in 2000

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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • German
  • Hebrew
  • Spanish

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  • Specializes in Plastic Surgery
  • Board certified in Plastic Surgery
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
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Dr. Gottenger is a cosmetic and reconstructive plastic surgeon . A graduate of Universidad Central de Venezuela School of Medicine, he completed his residency in general surgery at Miguel Perez Carreno Hospital in Caracas, Venezuela, as well as at Mount Sinai Hospital in Miami. Dr. Gottenger also completed a residency in plastic surgery at the Dr. Carlos Arvelo Hospital in Caracas, Venezuela, as well as at Ohio State University. Dr. Gottenger has completed numerous fellowships, including a microsurgery fellowship at Eastern Virginia Medical School and a craniofacial fellowship at Eastern Virginia Medical School. Dr. Gottenger has published numerous articles and chapters in selected books, and has lectured extensively between the United States and South America. In addition, Dr. Gottenger is also a volunteer with Operation Smile International, traveling to almost 20 countries performing surgeries to repair congenital and traumatic deformities in children.