Dr. Thomas Romo III, MD

Dr. Thomas Romo III, MD

Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery  ·  
Dr. Thomas Romo III, MD is a facial plastic & reconstructive surgery specialist in New York, NY and has been practicing for 33 years. He graduated from Baylor University in 1979 and specializes in facial plastic & reconstructive surgery.Read his story

135 E 74th St

New York, NY 10021

Contact Information

(212) 288-1500

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Top Care Areas

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Facial Reconstruction
more than 59% of peers
more than 5% of peers
Nasal Septum Surgery (Septoplasty)
more than 5% of peers

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Dr. Romo III's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Romo III "Dr. Thomas Romo, III, MD, FACS, has many years of experience, including superior surgical and artistic skills, plus a deep concern for his patients. This unique skillset makes Romo Plastic Surgery the preferred practice and "NYC's Best Kept Secret" to countless high-profile celebrities, politicians, and leaders in business and finance from around the world. Dr. Romo's private practice, Romo Plastic Surgery, is located on the Upper East Side of Manhattan at 135 E 74th Street (between Park and Lexington Avenues). Romo Plastic Surgery provides a wide range of state-of-the-art cosmetic procedures and reconstructive surgery along with top-quality care to women, men & children seeking expert treatment with extraordinarily natural-looking procedures for the face. As you consider any facial change or enhancement, the most important decision you will make is the choice of the physician performing your procedure. Dr. Thomas Romo, III, is double-board certified. He is also the Director of Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery at North Shore/LIJ Lenox Hill Hospital and the Manhattan Eye, Ear and Throat Hospital, both in NYC. Perhaps even more important than his unique artistry and experience, Dr. Thomas Romo, III, brings to the table his ability to handle the most challenging of cases. Dr. Thomas Romo, III, is one of the most respected facial plastic & reconstructive surgeons in the world. A well-known educator and researcher, Dr. Romo holds many of the highest surgical and academic credentials in his profession. As a "super specialist", he works exclusively on the face, nose, eyelids, brow, and neck. A significant part of Dr. Romo's practice ( Romo Plastic Surgery) includes patients in need of corrective work; many of these patients are often referred by other physicians. Dr. Thomas Romo, III, is a graduate of Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas. Subsequent to his graduation from the Otolaryngology Head-and-Neck Surgery program at The New York Eye and Ear Infirmary, Dr. Romo completed a one-year Facial Plastic Surgery Fellowship. He then finished a second Fellowship in Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, sponsored by The American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, at Tampa General Hospital. In addition to holding several innovative medical patents and having been published in numerous medical journals, Dr. Romo has received a myriad of honors and awards. He has appeared on major national and local television talk shows and news programs. Dr. Romo has also served as a guest lecturer at medical meetings throughout Eastern and Western Europe, South America, and the Middle East. For the past 25 years, Dr. Romo has dedicated his considerable talents to advancing microtia surgery — a corrective procedure that constructs ears for children born without them. He heads the world-renowned microtia team at North Shore/LIJ Lenox Hill Hospital and the Manhattan Eye, Ear and Throat Hospital, working with both adults and children who come to see him from all over the world. •Director Emeritus of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at the New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai. •Director of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery for over 25 years at both North Shore/LIJ Lenox Hill Hospital and the Manhattan Eye, Ear and Throat Hospital in New York City. •Fellow in the most prestigious credentialing academy for facial plastic surgery. •Cited in the Castle Connolly peer-reviewed survey as a "Best Doctor in New York" for almost a decade. •Founder and president of The Little Baby Face Foundation, a non-profit organization that provides free surgery to indigent children born with facial deformities, and past president of The New York Facial Plastic Surgery www.romoplasticsurgery.com Please visit our website to meet Dr. Romo and his staff. We designed the romoplasticsurgery.com to make it simple for you to understand each of the procedures and all the services we provide. As you browse, you will find valuable information on procedures for women, men and children. www.romoplasticsurgery.com or call 212-288-1500."
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Romo III "I am committed to achieving a non-operated look in all of the procedures that I perform.  Romo Plastic Surgery you can be sure you will receive expert care and superior results. Whether your goals are a refreshed appearance or a major change to your face, the emphasis will be on appearing as though the result is natural, and that you have a shorter, healthier recovery time. 

Dr. Thomas Romo, III, emphasizes patient education, safety and comfort, resulting in your rapid recovery. Whether your procedure is purely elective for aesthetic purposes or necessary for medical reasons, Dr. Romo and his staff take pride in providing you with a confidential, safe and nurturing experience to help achieve your desired results

Our initial consultation is very important. It usually lasts 45 to 60 minutes. I will help you make the right decision by working with you to choose the treatment that is right for you. My mission is to ensure that you leave my practice, after our consultation, feeling more confident and knowledgeable about cosmetic procedures and /or surgery, understanding its benefits and how it can improve your quality of life! Knowing that you don't have to tell anyone, the outcome will have you looking and feeling better and happier.

A confidential visit to Romo Plastic Surgery can help you Revive, Rejuvenate, and Refine your image, with minimal downtime. I promise that my unique artistry, innovative techniques, and surgical skills will truly produce such extraordinary results, with an emphasis on an incredibly natural look, that we can honestly say, "We won't tell if you don't."TM"

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1  Specialties

  • Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery

2  Board Certifications

  • Otolaryngology
    Accredited by: American Board of Otolaryngology*
  • Plastic Surgery & Facial Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

9  Conditions Treated

  • Broken Nose
  • Deviated Septum
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Enlarged Turbinates
  • Facial Fracture
  • Mandibular Hypoplasia
  • Maxillary Hypoplasia
  • Nasal Septal Perforation
  • Small Chin

23  Procedures

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for New York.

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.


  • Baylor University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1979
  • Baylor University
    Medical School | Graduated 1979
  • Baylor Affil Hosps
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1981
  • Baylor Hosps
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1982
  • New York Eye & Ear Infirmary
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1984
  • Tampa General Hospital
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1985

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Romo III has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Romo III's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Romo III to family and friends
19 total reviews (3 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (19)

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Dr. Romo III's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (3)

I have lived in NYC for almost 40 years. I have seen “them all”. Dr. Romo is so far superior. He is a perfectionist. He is a skilled engineer, artist; and so highly educated in all he does and remains humble. His staff is amazing. I have never written a review or a remark on the internet and...more
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Doctor Romo is brilliant surgeon and wonderful person. He is very passionate about this work, very experienced and professional.I had to fix my eye bags which made me look tired and old no matter what I did. I was referred to Dr. Romo through my friend. The surgery went very well (had lower lid...more
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Dr. Romo is caring and professional. He listens to what his patient's concerns are. The surgery and after care went well. Results are natural.
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