Dr. Roy Semlacher, MD

Dr. Roy Semlacher, MD

Plastic Surgery  |  

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Dr. Roy Semlacher, MD is a plastic surgery specialist in Tacoma, WA and has been practicing for 23 years. He graduated from University Of British Columbia Faculty Of Medicine in 1985 and specializes in plastic surgery and cosmetic & reconstructive surgery.Read his story

316 Martin Luther King Jr Way Ste 314

Tacoma, WA 98405
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Skin Grafts
more than 82% of peers
Dentofacial Anomalies
more than 47% of peers
Excision of Skin Lesion
more than 35% of peers

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Dr. Semlacher's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Semlacher "Roy Semlacher, MD, FRCSC, is a Canadian board certified Plastic Surgeon recognized in 2013 by Aesthetic Everything (R) as one of the top cosmetic surgeons in the United States. Before building his private practice in California, he completed his cosmetic fellowship training with UC Irvine and University of Hawaii affiliates. Dr. Semlacher is a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, the Canadian Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, and the Washington and California Medical societies. He is highly regarded by peers both nationally and internationally. Dr. Semlacher is excited to bring his expertise and passion to MultiCare and looks forward to providing the highest quality of work."


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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Semlacher "I have dedicated my career to the art of reconstructive and cosmetic surgery. Nearly 20 years in practice has taught me that open communication ensures that patients fully understand their surgical options and produces the best surgical results. My number one priority is providing each patient with safe, individual attention and care. In giving patients objective information and honest opinions they can make informed decisions."


  • Plastic Surgery
  • Cosmetic & Reconstructive Surgery

Board Certifications

Dr. Semlacher does not have any board certifications listed.


Conditions Treated

  • Breast Diseases
  • Burn Injuries
  • Cancer
  • Dentofacial Anomalies
  • Facial Fracture
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Hidradenitis
  • Moles (Benign Skin Lesions)
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Second-Degree Burns
  • Skin Aging
  • Skin Cancer
  • Third-Degree Burns
  • Varicose Veins
  • Weight Loss
  • Wrinkles


  • Abdominoplasty
  • Adjacent Tissue Transfer
  • Breast Augmentation
  • Cosmetic Facial Surgery
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Facial Rejuvenation
  • Gynecomastia Repair
  • Limb Lengthening
  • Mini Tummy Tuck
  • Nose Plastic Surgery (Rhinoplasty)
  • Plastic Surgery, Facial
  • Skin Grafts
  • Weight Maintenance
  • Wound Repair

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

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0 Sanctions

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0 Board Actions

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  • University of British Columbia
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1980
  • University Of British Columbia Faculty Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1985
  • St. Pauls Hospital, University of B.C., Fac. of Med
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1986
  • St. Pauls Hospital, University Of B.C., Facility Of Medicine
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1986
  • St. Pauls Hospital, University Of British Columbia, Faculty of Medicine
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1986
  • University of Calgary / Faculty of Medicine
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1994
  • University Of Calgary, Depart Of Surgery, Fac Of Med
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1994
  • University of Calgary, Depart of Surgery, Facility of Medicine
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1994
  • University of California Irvine Medical Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1995
  • Board Certified Plastic Surgery Royal College Of Physicians and Surgeons Of Canada
    Other Education | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors

Dr. Semlacher has no awards or honors listed.

Media & Publications

Dr. Semlacher has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Semlacher's Reviews

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Likelihood to Recommend (10)

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Dr. Semlacher's Performance

Explains condition(s) well
Answers Questions
Time well spent

Office & Staff Performance

Office environment
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Average wait time
Under 10 minutes

Patient Comments (5)

My wife consulted Dr. Semlacher twice. Both consults were identical even though the second consult was to be pre surgical. The Dr. told my wife the surgical procedure would be difficult due to her age. Interestingly another Dr. had told my wife the same thing a year earlier. However the first Dr....more
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in Davis, CA |
Dr Semlacher is absolutely the best. He preformed Breast augmentation without any complications. My personal doctor would express during yearly exams how well of a job my surgeon had done in comparison to other patients she has. At the surgery center the nurses would say how lucky I was for having...more
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Sacramento,, CA |
Dr Semlacher is absolutely fantastic! He is incredibly knowledgeable, polite, professional and caring. His work is very natural looking and complimentary to your own figure. I had no bruising and minimal pain. He has a kind, gentle bedside manor and is very trustworthy. I felt he had my best...more
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in Tacoma, WA |
Dr. Semlacher has an amazing talent! In June 2016 I had a double mastectomy w/ reconstruction started at the same time. I ended up very unhappy w/ my results and the Dr., so I had to search for a new Dr. to complete my reconstruction. I was fortunate enough to find Dr. Semlacher & he was willing to...more
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Tacoma, WA |
I had breast augmentation surgery in May 2016 at the Gig Harbor Multicare Facility. My initial consultation with Dr. Semlacher made the decision to proceed with him as my surgeon the obvious choice. He was very personable and thorough in explaining the procedure, his approach, my options, and the...more
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Hospitals where Dr. Semlacher has admitting privileges

MultiCare Tacoma General Hospital
315 Martin Luther King Jr Way
Tacoma, WA 98405
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