Meet Dr. Guida
Dr. Robert Guida has repeatedly been listed in the Castle Connolly Guide of Best Doctors recognizing him as one of “the best doctors in New York”, New York Magazine’s feature on top “Beauty Doctors” in New York City, and in New York Magazine’s Best Doctor Issue. He has been practicing facial plastic and reconstructive in New York since 1990.
What distinguishes Dr. Robert Guida is his extensive training in both cosmetic plastic surgery as well as functional nose surgery. He is board certified by both the American Board of Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery and the American Board of Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery.
Dr. Guida’s Academic Affiliations and Board Certifications
Dr. Guida is currently is a Clinical Associate Professor at the Weill Medical College of Cornell University. He was on the full time faculty at Cornell University Medical at New York Presbyterian Hospital from 1990 until 1999 and the Director of the Division of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery there until 1999. He is also an attending surgeon at Lenox Hill Hospital and the Manhattan Eye, Ear, and Throat Hospital. He has been in private practice in Manhattan since 1999. He is board certified in Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery.
Dr. Guida’s Unique Approach
Dr. Guida is renowned for his command of innovative plastic surgery techniques and the natural looking results he achieves for patients. Dr. Guida believes that any cosmetic surgery procedure should reflect the patient’s individuality. Dr. Guida sees himself as both a physician and a craftsman, which means that his patients have the benefit of not just his technical expertise, but also his artistic sense.
Dr. Guida feels that aesthetic surgeons must develop a sixth sense that helps them understand each patient’s goals and desires. As quoted by Dr. Guida, “I spend a great deal of time listening to my patients’ concerns and wishes. In addition, computerized digital imaging allows me to communicate better with my patients, giving us the opportunity to study their unique facial anatomy more objectively. It then becomes much easier for us to come up with an agreed upon approach”.
Dr. Guida is personally involved in all aspects of his patients’ operative care. This includes placement and removal of every suture as well as all other post-operative care responsibilities. Dr. Guida believes that delivering the highest quality patient care requires his personal involvement and monitoring of the entire healing process. He feels this highly attentive involvement facilitates his patients’ recovery, as he is intimately involved and aware the healing process at every level at all times.
Dr. Guida’s Training
Dr. Guida began his training at the University of Steubenville, Ohio, where he received a B.S., Summa Cum Laude, in Biology. Dr. Guida earned his medical degree at Hahnemann University School of Medicine in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He served his residencies in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania for Internal Medicine at the Lankanau Hospital and for General Surgery at the Graduate Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. He completed a residency in Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery at the New York Eye and Ear Infirmary in New York City. Dr. Guida then received his fellowship training in Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at Oregon Health Sciences University.
Dr. Guida Recognized
Dr. Robert A. Guida has received numerous industry accolades, including an award from the American Academy of Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery for directing a national course on Facial Cosmetic Surgery. He has repeatedly been recognized as one of “The Best Doctors in New York” by the New York Magazine and the Connolly Guide of Best Doctors. In addition, Dr. Guida has appeared on numerous national as well as local television and radio programs and in print media discussing trends in facial cosmetic surgery, including 20/20 and the Wall Street Journal. He has lectured in the United States, Europe, Central and, South America on the latest advances in facial cosmetic and reconstructive surgery. Dr. Guida believes in using his talents to helping the less fortunate and has performed pro bono surgery for the poor in third world countries of Central and South America, working primarily with children with facial birth defects.
Read more about Dr. Guida’s background in rhinoplasty here