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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I am committed to achieving a non-operated look in all of the procedures that I perform. Romo Plastic Surgery youcan 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
Dr. Romo III's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
Specializes in Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
Board certified in Otolaryngology and Plastic Surgery & Facial Surgery
No malpractice claims found
No sanctions found
No board actions found
Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
Accredited by: American Board of Otolaryngology*
Plastic Surgery & Facial Surgery
Accredited by: American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Why It Matters: Dr. Romo III's Board Certifications
Board certification should be one of your top considerations when choosing a doctor. Board certification is an official recognition given to doctors who have met specific requirements set by national medical specialty boards in the United States.
Board certification indicates that a doctor is highly qualified in the medical field in which he or she practices. A board-certified doctor is more likely than a non-board-certified doctor to have the most current skills and knowledge about how to treat your medical condition.
Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
Nasal Septal Perforation
Complex Revision Rhinoplasty
Cosmetic Eyelid Surgery
Cosmetic Facial Implant Surgery
Cosmetic Facial Surgery
Cosmetic Surgical Procedure
Ear Plastic Surgery (Otoplasty)
Endoscopic Brow Lift
Facial Implant Surgery
Nasal Septum Surgery (Septoplasty)
Nose Plastic Surgery (Rhinoplasty)
Pediatric Reconstructive Surgery
Primary Cosmetic Rhinoplasty
Wrinkle Reduction by Injection
0 Malpractice Claims
No malpractice history found for New York.
What is medical malpractice?
Medical malpractice is issued when negligence by a doctor causes injury to a patient. For example, a doctor may improperly diagnose, treat or medicate outside the standard of medical care. The three types of malpractice are: a settlement, an arbitration award, or a judgment.
If my doctor has malpractice history, does that mean he or she is a poor-quality doctor?
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How far back does Healthgrades malpractice history go?
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For which states does Healthgrades collect malpractice history?
Healthgrades collects malpractice information from California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Massachusetts, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Oregon, Tennessee, Texas, Vermont, Virginia, and West Virginia. If your doctor has a malpractice claim, evaluate the information and determine if the action could potentially impact your quality of care. Sometimes multiple states report the same claim. If a provider practices in a state where data is unavailable, please reach out to your local state legislature to help make this data publicly available.
No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
What is a sanction or disciplinary action?
A sanction, also known as a disciplinary action, is an action taken to punish or restrict a doctor who has demonstrated professional misconduct. Sanctions may be imposed by a state medical board, professional medical licensing organization, or the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
If my doctor has sanction history, does that mean he or she is a poor-quality doctor?
If a doctor has a sanction, it does not necessarily mean that he or she is a poor-quality doctor. Some sanctions are not related to medical care, and involve a doctor’s finances or administrative activities. Before you make any choices about changing your doctor, we recommend that you evaluate the doctor’s sanction information and determine how severe or relevant you think the sanction cause and action were.
How far back does Healthgrades sanction history go?
Healthgrades reports state and federal sanctions from the previous five years, except when a doctor's license has been revoked or surrendered. Healthgrades displays all actions for doctors whose licenses have been revoked or surrendered.
For which states does Healthgrades collect sanction history?
Healthgrades collects sanction history from all 50 U.S. states. Physicians with a disciplinary action in one state may move to another state where they have a clean record. Since Healthgrades painstakingly compiles disciplinary action information from all 50 states, Healthgrades website will show if a physician has a disciplinary action in more than one state.
0 Board Actions
No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
What are board actions?
Board actions are non-disciplinary actions imposed upon a doctor based on a complaint investigation. A patient or medical colleague may file a complaint with that state medical board or professional licensing organization, which then investigates the complaint. Board actions are intended to ensure that a doctor is able to perform safe medical and health care tasks.
Types of non-disciplinary actions include an advisory letter, a corrective action agreement, a limitation or restriction on the medical or healthcare tasks a doctor can perform, or a voluntary agreement by the doctor not to practice. A board action can also include a termination of a corrective action agreement or voluntary agreement, which allows the doctor to return to full practice.
If my doctor has a board action, does that mean he or she is a poor-quality doctor?
If a doctor has a board action, it means he or she has had a non-disciplinary action imposed upon him or her. It does not necessarily mean that he or she is a poor quality doctor. Before you make any choices about changing your doctor, evaluate the doctor's board action information and determine how severe or relevant you think the cause and action were.
How far back does Healthgrades non-disciplinary board action history go?
Healthgrades reports non-disciplinary board action history from for the previous five years, except when a doctor's license has been revoked or surrendered. Healthgrades displays all actions for doctors whose licenses have been revoked or surrendered.
For which states does Healthgrades collect non-disciplinary board actions?
Healthgrades collects non-disciplinary board actions from all 50 U.S. states.
Undergraduate School | Graduated 1979
Medical School | Graduated 1979
Baylor Affil Hosps
Internship Hospital | Completed 1981
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.
Awards & Recognition
What is a recognized doctor?
Healthgrades Recognized Doctor designation identifies leading doctors who:
Are board certified.
Have not had their license surrendered or revoked since Healthgrades started collecting data in 2000.
Have no malpractice judgments, adverse arbitration awards, or monetary settlements for the last five years in the states in which Healthgrades can collect malpractice data.
Are free of state or federal disciplinary actions (sanctions) for the last five years.
Healthgrades updates the Recognized Doctor list quarterly based on board certification data. Healthgrades also receives sanction and malpractice data throughout the year, depending on how frequently the state medical boards release updates.
We remove a newly sanctioned doctor from the Recognized Doctor list as soon as we receive the information. However, it is important to note that malpractice information is publically available in only 14 states.
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