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1175 Park Avenue, Suite 1B
New York, NY 10128

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Phone: (212) 871-0900
Fax: (212) 871-0909


Robert A. Guida, MD

Focus of Practice: Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

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 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. 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.

  • Undergraduate: University of Steubenville, Ohio - B.S., Summa Cum Laude - Biology
  • Medical School: Hahnemann University School of Medicine, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Residencies:

    Internal Medicine at the Lankanau Hospital and for General Surgery at the Graduate Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
    Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery at the New York Eye and Ear Infirmary in New York City

  • Fellowships:

    Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at Oregon Health Sciences University

Clinical/Academic Titles:

Cornell University Medical at New York Presbyterian Hospital, Director of the Division of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery - 1990 to 1999
Clinical Associate Professor at the Weill Medical College of Cornell University

Board Certifications:

American Board of Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
American Board of Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery