"What is best in me I owe to my family. The virtues instilled in me at a young age as well as my experiences with patients have cultivated my dedication, honesty, and compassion as a cosmetic plastic surgeon. I cherish the interaction with my patients and am privileged to care for and support them with the comfort and competence I will provide."
Dr. Lewis Albert Andres is a top breast surgeon in Phoenix, and is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. He is qualified in reconstructive and plastic surgery with exceptionally advanced training in such aesthetic procedures as the face, breasts, body, hand surgery, and body contouring after mass weight loss. Dr. Andres takes a notable interest reconstructive surgery, including cancers of the breast, soft tissues, head, neck, and skin. With his considerable background and thirst for the newest techniques in plastic and reconstructive surgery, he is considered one of the top plastic surgeons in the Phoenix/Scottsdale. His status as a premier breast surgeon in Scottsdale as well plastic and reconstructive surgeon is demonstrated by having been honored as a Top Doc for the past several years.
Education & Training
An Ivy League graduate, Dr. Andres matriculated from Columbia University with undergraduate degrees in Biology and Political Science as a Rhodes Scholar candidate. After college, he achieved his graduate schooling in Neuroscience and medical degree and training from Harvard University/Medical School and Michigan State University, earning several honors and Society inductions throughout his education. He completed the competitive five-year combined general surgery/plastic surgery residency at the highly-regarded Grand Rapids/MSU program. He attained Chief Resident distinction during his final year, with top commendations from faculty, staff, and patients. While in his residency training, Dr. Andres nurtured his fondness of breast surgery and reconstruction, learning from many world experts in these fields, including Dr. Dennis Hammond, and learned the most advanced techniques in these areas.
During his residency training, Dr. Andres developed his predilection for breast surgery and reconstructive surgeries. He was able to learn from various global experts in the field, including Dr. Dennis Hammond. With an ultimate goal of providing the finest and most leading-edge techniques to his patients, he sought additional fellowship training in Advanced Aesthetic and Reconstructive Surgery at the internationally renowned Mayo Clinic. There, Dr. Andres trained in the art of hand and microsurgery as well as breast reconstructive surgery.
Dr. Andres is now a specialist in breast, hand and microsurgery. He offers microsurgical and perforator flap reconstruction, including DIEP, SIEA, SGAP, TUG, TAP, ALT, and others, for his cancer patients and understands the trials they endure. He is the only fellowship-trained microsurgical and breast reconstruction specialist in the Valley. During his fellowship, he had advanced training in cosmetic procedures of the face and body. He is dedicated to working with each of his patients with personal care, competence, compassion, and respect while producing optimal and excellent results.
Advanced Training & Compassion
During his fellowship, he had advanced training in cosmetic procedures of the face and body, working with some of the pioneers in plastic surgery. He is dedicated to working with his patients through these events with competence, compassion, and respect.
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 many years of extensive education and plastic surgery training as a breast surgeon in Scottsdale, Dr. Andres has garnered numerous accolades for his academic and surgical successes as well as his mentoring of medical students and residents. He is currently the Chief of Plastic Surgery at HonorHelath – Shea. He is a faculty member of the University of Arizona School of Medicine. He has been published in several medical journals and presented at national and international conferences on his works in plastic and reconstructive surgery. For his excellence and ethical judgment in plastic surgery, he was inducted as a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons.
An accomplished former All-American wrestler who competed at the collegiate, national, and international levels, Dr. Andres still maintains an active lifestyle through running, fitness, soccer, and golf. He serves as a team physician for several local sports teams, Sunkist Kids/Arizona State wrestling, and for Team USA wrestling. He also enjoys traveling and scuba diving. He has a deep interest in medical charity work, often volunteering his time and skill on international medical missions several times a year to treat children born with cleft lips, palates, and other facial deformities, and has been honored with fellowships to continue his ventures with Operation Smile.
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