Meet Dr. Lewis Albert Andres, MD, FACS
Dr. Lewis Albert Andres is a board certified plastic surgeon through the American Board of Plastic Surgery. Dr. Andres is also Chair of Plastic Surgery for Shea Medical Center and Assistant Clinical Professor for U of A medical students. He is a specialist in reconstructive and plastic surgery along with having exceptional fellowship training in aesthetic procedures of the face, breasts, body, hands, and body contouring after mass weight loss. In addition to his expertise in aesthetic surgery, Dr. Andres takes a notable interest in reconstructive surgery, including cancers of the breast, soft tissues, head, neck, and skin. With his considerable background and continual pursuit for providing the newest techniques in plastic and reconstructive surgery, he is recognized as one of the premier plastic surgeons in the Phoenix and Scottsdale metropolitan area.
Dr. Andres was the highest rated plastic surgeon for 2016 in the areas of face and body, as voted by fellow physicians.
Dr. Andres matriculated from Columbia University with undergraduate degrees in Biology and Political Science. He furthered his education at Harvard University and Michigan State University, where he achieved his graduate schooling in Neuroscience and received his medical degrees and plastic surgery training. He completed the highly competitive five-year combined general/plastic surgery residency at the respected Grand Rapids/Michigan State University, which is considered the oldest combined plastic surgical training program in the United States.
During his residency training, Dr. Andres developed his predilection for breast surgery and reconstructive procedures. He learned from several global experts in this field, including Dr. Dennis Hammond. With an ultimate goal of providing the finest and most leading-edge techniques to his patients, he was accepted to pursue additional fellowship training in Advanced Aesthetic and Reconstructive and Oncologic Microsurgery at the internationally renowned Mayo Clinic. There, Dr. Andres trained in the art of hand and microsurgery as well as aesthetic and reconstructive breast surgery.View C.V.
Awards & Distinctions
- Top 10 Doctor - State (2014)
- Top 10 Doctor - City (2014)
- Patients' Choice 5th Anniversary Award(2012 - 2015)
- Patients' Choice Award (2008 - 2015)
- Compassionate Doctor Award - 5 Year Honoree(2014 - 2015)
- Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2010 - 2015)
- Plastic Surgeon
- Phoenix, AZ
- Plastic Surgeon
- Top 10 Doctor - Metro Area (2014)
- Phoenix Metro Area
- On-Time Doctor Award (2009, 2014 - 2015)
- A Fellow of the American College of Surgeons - 2016
During his fellowship, he had advanced training in cosmetic procedures of the face and body, working with some of the pioneers in plastic surgery. Dr. Andres is determined to educate each patient with all of the options available thorough a personalized discussion to allow you to decide which is the best procedure for you. He is dedicated to deliver the finest and natural results while working with his patients through these events with competence, compassion, and respect. He has been honored by his peers as one of the leading aesthetic and reconstructive plastic surgeons on the Valley.
Dr. Andres is expert in breast, hand, and microsurgery and offers microsurgical and perforator flap reconstruction, including DIEP, SIEA, SGAP, TUG, TAP, ALT, and other microsurgical flaps, for his cancer patients and understands the trials they endure.
Throughout his career, Dr. Andres was elected into many honor societies and has garnered several awards and scholarships in recognition of his academic achievements. He continues to mentor medical students and residents. He has been published in several medical journals and has presented at national and international conferences on his works in plastic and reconstructive surgery.
As a former All-American wrestler, who incidentally competed at the collegiate, national and international levels, Dr. Andres maintains an active lifestyle through such things as fitness, soccer, and golf. He enjoys traveling and has a deep interest in medical charity work. He is actively involved with several groups including Operation Smile, performing cleft lip and palate international medical missions, for which he was honored with advanced fellowships in pediatric plastic surgery.
If you are interested in meeting with Dr. Andres, you can request a consultation online. Or if you prefer, you can contact the office directly, and one of our helpful staff members will assist you.