DAYTONA BEACH, FLA. – (April 10, 2019) – Gary DeCesare, M.D., a plastic, reconstructive and hand surgeon at Halifax Health Medical Center, has earned certification by The American Board of Plastic Surgery.
Based in Philadelphia, the mission of The American Board of Plastic Surgery, Inc. is to promote safe, ethical, efficacious plastic surgery to the public by maintaining high standards for the education, examination, certification and continuous certification of plastic surgeons as specialists and subspecialists. The ABPS is one of 24 medical specialty boards that make up the American Board of Medical Specialties. Through ABMS, the boards work together to establish common standards for physicians to achieve and maintain board certification. The boards were founded by their respective specialties to protect the public by assessing and certifying doctors who meet specific educational, training and professional requirements.
An honors graduate of both the University of Florida and the University of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine, Dr. DeCesare completed surgical training at Georgetown University in Washington D.C. and went on to do his plastic and reconstructive surgery training at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).
While attending UCLA, Dr. DeCesare learned from top cosmetic surgeons in Beverly Hills as well as leaders in the field of reconstructive surgery. He also discovered an appreciation for the extreme surgical precision required in hand surgery and completed a prestigious hand surgery fellowship at the University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Hospital.
Dr. DeCesare’s specialties include cosmetic and hand surgery as well as breast and general reconstruction. In addition to his practice duties, he is an on-call reconstructive surgeon for Halifax Health’s Level II Trauma Center.
For more information or to schedule a consultation, contact the Halifax Health – Center for Hand Surgery (386.425.2244) or Halifax Health – Center for Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery (386.425.2639).
Recognized by The Joint Commission as a Top Performer on Key Quality Measures, Halifax Health serves Volusia and Flagler counties, providing a continuum of healthcare services through a network of organizations including a tertiary hospital, community hospital, freestanding emergency department, an urgent care, psychiatric services, a cancer treatment center with five outreach locations, the area’s largest hospice, a center for inpatient rehabilitation, outpatient rehabilitation clinics, primary care walk-in clinics, a walk-in clinic specializing in women’s health, a pediatric care community clinic, three children’s medical practices, a home healthcare agency, and an exclusive provider organization. Halifax Health offers the area’s only Level II Trauma Center, Comprehensive Stroke Center, Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, Pediatric Emergency Department, Child and Adolescent Behavioral Services, complete Neurosurgical Services, OB Emergency Department and Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit that cares for babies born earlier than 28 weeks. For more information, visit halifaxhealth.org.