Leopoldo M. Baccaro, MD specializes in both cosmetic and reconstructive surgeries, with a particular interest in cosmetic surgery of the face, neck, breasts and body as well as reconstruction after breast and skin cancers, and traumatic injuries.
He completed his training in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at the prestigious Houston Methodist Hospital in the Texas Medical Center, the largest and one of the most sophisticated medical centers in the world. Houston Methodist Hospital is ranked as the #1 hospital in Texas and one of the best in the United States according to U.S. News and World Report.
While in Houston, a city with a rich history in plastic surgery, Dr. Baccaro trained with many well renowned leaders in the field. He is a proud graduate of the residency program originally founded by distinguished plastic surgeons, Dr. Thomas Biggs and Dr. Thomas Cronin, both collaborators in the creation of the first silicone gel breast implant in 1962.
Although he was born in California, Dr. Baccaro grew up in Argentina. There, he graduated from Medical School with honors and at the top of his class. Simultaneously, he was a teaching assistant in anatomy and completed a second degree in pedagogics. He is bilingual, being fluent in both English and Spanish.
After medical school, Dr. Baccaro moved to Pennsylvania and completed residency in General Surgery at Easton Hospital - Drexel University College of Medicine. As chief resident he received the prize for Resident of the Year, given to the best all-round resident of the program. In 2015, he received his Board Certification in General Surgery, and he received his Board Certification in Plastic Surgery in 2019.
Dr. Baccaro is known by his peers and patients to be a compassionate, friendly, and energetic surgeon. He knows the importance of listening to patients and guiding them to the treatment which will best fit their needs and goals. As a new member of the Naples community, Dr. Baccaro is excited to serve his patients and provide high quality care. Please call 239-566-2611 to set up a consultation with Dr. Baccaro.
Patient Testimonials for Dr. Baccaro
Mar 2, 2020
Dr Baccaro is a gifted surgeon, with remarkable, state of the art, skills to perform complex surgery.
After being diagnosed with breast cancer, I opted to go for a full bilateral mastectomy combined with reconstruction. I chose Dr. Baccaro not only because he was referred as the reconstruction subject matter expert in Florida, but because paired with Lisa, his nurse, and Amy, they demonstrated a genuine compassion and took the time to understand my situation with all emotions I was going thru. Their detailed explanation of the pros & cons of surgery, the implants, the procedure itself and the various stages of the recovery reassured me. Trust me, I had a very long list of questions and concerns!
The surgery was a great success and the recovery went very well. The results are spectacular and much better than I originally expected!
Dr. Baccaro and Lisa are without doubts, experts in their domain, therefore they recommended and performed what was best for my situation. What makes them different is that they have truly demonstrated they care for me, as a person not just as a patient. The entire team, Dr. Baccaro, Lisa and Amy, are wonderful human beings filled with kindness and compassion.
I highly recommended Dr. Baccaro and his team!
Jun 24, 2019
I met with Dr. Baccaro after a breast cancer diagnosis. At first, my visit was nothing more than a standard second opinion, as I had scheduled my surgery with another physician and was simply doing my due diligence by securing another opinion – until I met him. Visiting his office was a game changer for sure. After meeting with him, I had no doubt he was the physician for me. Being faced with a cancer diagnosis, having to undergo a bilateral mastectomy, months of chemo, reconstruction, and a lot of uncertainty; it was all exceptionally overwhelming for me. From the day I met him, Dr. Baccaro has treated me in a way that I feel his care for me. He’s so kind and compassionate, exceptionally bright and talented, and has carefully guided me each step of the way.
He works with a great team as well. Lisa, Brittany, and Amy are so lovely and totally committed to exceptional patient care. I’ve been a regular patient there for months due to the nature of my needs. Dr. Baccaro and his nurse, Lisa, always have thorough answers to all my questions, both pre and post op - and everything in between. Lisa is so endearing. Her sweet and charming demeanor has calmed me through the turmoil of breast cancer.
I recently underwent my reconstruction surgery with Dr. Baccaro and am so happy with my results. My mastectomy/reconstruction looks more like an augmentation, its remarkable. I highly recommend Dr. Baccaro and would absolutely 100% trust him with any procedure, especially given mine was so radical. He’s a very skilled and talented surgeon with a keen eye and is truly meticulous, taking his time for the benefit of his patients. He’s also a really kind person and it’s a rare occasion when find those attributes all together. I can’t thank him enough for everything he’s done for me. I’ll always be grateful I made my way to his office.
Oct 31, 2019
Dr. Baccaro and the staff were excellent.
Sep 4, 2019
I couldn’t be more pleased with my surgical results. Dr Baccaro was so pleasant to work with, he was extremely calm and thorough explaining the procedure to me. I trust him with any future visits! Best decision I ever made regarding a tummy tuck. Thank you!!!
Nov 21, 2018
Just like any other profession, physicians know who the best "other physicians" are in town, so I knew that Gardner Plastic Surgery was the place I wanted to go to have my broken nose fixed. When I met with Dr. Leopoldo Baccaro during the complimentary consultation, it was very clear that he was the right person for the job. He is so personable and kind, yet professional and very detail oriented in his plan for my broken nose.
The day of the surgery I was unexpectedly super nervous . . . but they purposefully take care of one patient at a time and I had all of these amazing, professional people to myself throughout the whole experience. . . . Dr. Baccaro is very well trained, passionate about what he does, and cuts no corners. Turns out my nose was more damaged on the inside than what I thought, but that didn’t matter because I was in the hands of the best surgeon and under the care of the best team. I would never think of going anywhere else for this kind of surgery. Thank you!
May 1, 2019
Dr Baccaro and Staff,
Thank you for your expertise and kindness to (anonymous) and me during my ordeal of having my nose and face “put back together again.” We are so thankful we were referred to your office for this most daunting surgery. All the best to all of you.
May 23, 2019
8 weeks ago, I had breast reduction surgery by Dr. Baccarro. He is a talented surgeon and is going to be very well known in Naples before you know it! My breasts were large, heavy, my shoulders had indents, my neck hurt, my back...etc. I'm a new person and I look fantastic! He did a fantastic job! Mild pain, short recovery. Dr. Baccarro and his staff are wonderful and so is Gardner Plastic Surgery! If you are experiencing the same discomfort as I was, or more, don't hesitate to call Dr. Baccarro's office, it will be the best decision of your life, it's truly life changing!
May 23, 2019
Dr. Baccaro did my breast reduction in Dec 2018 and did a fabulous job. I turn 60 this year and have thought about having a reduction for 40 years! So thrilled that I went through with it because Dr. Baccaro is not only a skilled surgeon, but he’s also compassionate, patient and kind. I highly recommend him and his entire staff is wonderful also.
May 23, 2019
I have never written a review before but I looked at all reviews before I had my breast reduction surgery and they were very helpful in my decision. Dr. Baccaro was my surgeon for my breast reduction surgery and it went wonderful. Dr. Baccaro was with me every step of the way. Answering every question I had and made me feel so comfortable with my surgery. After the surgery he was there to make sure that I was feeling ok and to make sure that I knew I could call him anytime, even gave me his cell number, if I needed anything. Also, the staff at Gardner Plastic Surgery were very nice and helpful. If are thinking of getting a breast reduction I would tell you to go for it and make sure to contact Dr. Barccaro.
May 23, 2019
Dr Baccaro is the best! A perfect surgery, Reduction and lift. Staff is kind extremely knowledgeable and caring.
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