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Sara Neimanis, M.D.

Sara Neimanis, M.D.

Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery , Surgery

5 out of 5 stars
UR Medicine Faculty The University of Rochester Medical Faculty Group (URMFG) consists of over 900 specialist and primary care providers spanning 19 departments. URMFG is certified by the National Committee for Quality Assurance.
Accountable Health Partner Accountable Health Partners (AHP) is a network of over 2,000 community and UR medical faculty and a dozen leading hospitals throughout the region. AHP offers a full range of care.
Accepting New Patients

Contact

Appointment (585) 275-1000

Locations

Pediatric Cleft & Craniofacial Center - Rochester

Golisano Children's Hospital
601 Elmwood Avenue
Rochester, NY 14642

Plastic Surgery - Brighton

Surgery Center at Sawgrass
160 Sawgrass Drive, Suite 120
Rochester, NY 14620

About Me

“My surgical philosophy is to provide the best care and most comfortable experience to each individual, no matter the size of the problem. From a small skin lesion to a complex facial trauma, every issue is important and deserving of excellent results and aesthetic outcomes.”

Areas of Experti...
“My surgical philosophy is to provide the best care and most comfortable experience to each individual, no matter the size of the problem. From a small skin lesion to a complex facial trauma, every issue is important and deserving of excellent results and aesthetic outcomes.”

Areas of Expertise:

• Cleft lip and palate surgery
• Complex wounds in children
• Craniofacial surgery
• Ear reconstruction
• Facial trauma
• Orthognathic surgery
• Pediatric/adolescent breast surgery
• Pediatric plastic surgery
• Scar revisions
• Skin lesions
• Vascular anomalies

For me, plastic surgery is the perfect combination of art and science. It gives me the opportunity to use my skills to help people while being creative and approaching each problem uniquely to meet specific patient needs. Pediatric and craniofacial plastic surgery allow me to form long-term relationships with patients and their families, which is incredibly rewarding.

I am a Western New York local. I grew up in the Buffalo area and attended college at the University of Rochester. I graduated summa cum laude from the University at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences and completed my integrated plastic surgery residency training here at the University of Rochester. Following this, I went to Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta for additional fellowship training in pediatric and craniofacial plastic surgery. My practice consists of cleft and craniofacial surgery, general pediatric plastic surgery, as well as adult craniofacial surgery. As the only female pediatric plastic surgeon in the Western New York/Finger Lakes region, I have a busy adolescent breast surgery practice for young patients who may prefer a female doctor.

My personal goal is to make surgery a comfortable and positive experience for my patients. My goal for the Division of Plastic Surgery is to be comprehensive in our surgical offerings so no patients have to be referred elsewhere for care.

Faculty Appointments

Assistant Professor - Department of Surgery, Plastic Surgery (SMD)

Credentials

Residency & Fellowship

Fellowship, Craniofacial Plastic Surgery, Pediatric, Children's Healthcare of Atlanta. 2020 - 2021

Residency, Resident, University of Rochester Medical Center. 2015 - 2020

Internship, University of Rochester Medical Center. 2014 - 2015

Education

MD | University at Buffalo. 2014

Publications

Journal Articles

Superiorly Based Posterior Pharyngeal Flaps: Using A Care Pathway to Optimize Speech and Airway Outcomes.

Butterfield J, Pencek M, Sweitzer K, Marrinan E, Connolly H, Neimanis S, Morrison C

Annals of plastic surgery.. 2024 April 192 (4S Suppl 2):S101-S104. Epub 1900 01 01.

Short-term Satisfaction, Psychosocial Impact, and Complication Profile of Reduction Mammaplasty during Adolescence.

Payne SH, Brown CA, Saad O, Neimanis SA, Hatcher K, Brady CM, Williams JK, Soldanska M

Aesthetic surgery journal. 2023 February 3 Epub 02/03/2023.

Ratings & Comments

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Ratings

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Patient Comments

5.0 stars

The [...] team did an excellent job of discussing immediate concerns and options for our daughter In the coming year, as well as anticipated procedures In the next 5-10 years. We left feeling reassured because we know what to expect and what we need to prepare for.

Oct 29, 2023

5.0 stars

Very Knowledgeable and excellent interpersonal skills. She listened to my concerns and provided excellent and compassionate care.

May 15, 2023

5.0 stars

Dr. Neimanis is excellent! She is thoughtful and is wonderful in explaining everything.

Feb 27, 2023