Boca Raton Regional Hospital

Ivo Alexander Pestana, M.D., FACS, FAAPS, Joins Baptist Health as a Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon

April 29, 2024

BOCA RATON, FL – April 29, 2024 – Board-certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon Ivo Alexander Pestana, M.D., FACS, FAAPS, has joined the Eugene M. and Christine E. Lynn Cancer Institute, part of Baptist Health, at Boca Raton Regional Hospital. He specializes in general plastic surgery, complex reconstructive procedures and microneurovascular surgery. His clinical interests include reconstructive and cosmetic breast and body surgery.

Prior to joining Lynn Cancer Institute, Dr. Pestana served as professor of plastic and reconstructive surgery at Wake Forest University School of Medicine.   

“We are happy to welcome Dr. Pestana to our multidisciplinary cancer care team, dedicated to the highest quality care,” said Louise Morrell, M.D., medical director at Lynn Cancer Institute.   

Dr. Pestana earned his medical degree at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. He completed a general surgery residency at Jackson Memorial Hospital and plastic and reconstructive surgery residency at Duke University Medical Center. His training included a transplantation and immunology research fellowship as well as a trauma research fellowship at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. He also completed a hand and microsurgery fellowship at Christine M. Kleinert Institute for Hand and Microsurgery.

Dr. Pestana is certified by American Board of Surgery and the American Board of Plastic Surgery. He is a fellow of the American Association of Plastic Surgeons, fellow of the American College of Surgeons and member of several other professional organizations. He serves as a reviewer for the Annals of Surgical Oncology and the Journal of Reconstructive Microsurgery. His work in plastic and reconstructive surgery is widely published in peer-reviewed medical journals.

During his career, Dr. Pestana has been named to such prestigious lists as Best Doctors in America and America’s Top Surgeons. He participated in the description and implementation of the imaging technique termed fluorescent angiography in the field of plastic surgery, which has proven to be an important advancement in the clinical assessment of microvascular anastomoses and tissue perfusion. 

Dr. Pestana’s goal is to provide patient-centered, safe, cutting edge reconstructive and cosmetic surgery in a caring and sensitive manner. He is committed to ensuring patients feel heard and are aware of and understand all options available to them when considering plastic surgery.

Helping a woman regain confidence in her body and self-image following the journey through breast cancer diagnosis and management is exceptionally rewarding to Dr. Pestana. “It is a privilege to help patients struggling with their appearance or a deformity and witness their lives change for the better after undergoing a plastic surgery procedure,” Dr. Pestana said. “It is very satisfying to observe them feeling restored and confident in their everyday lives.”

Dr. Pestana will see patients at 701 NW 13 Street, Boca Raton, FL 33486. 

About Baptist Health 
Baptist Health is the largest healthcare organization in the region, with 12 hospitals, more than 27,000 employees, 4,000 physicians and 200 outpatient centers, urgent care facilities and physician practices spanning across Miami-Dade, Monroe, Broward and Palm Beach counties. Baptist Health has internationally renowned institutes specializing in cancer care, brain and spine care, heart and vascular care and orthopedic care. In addition, it includes Baptist Health Medical Group; Baptist Health Quality Network; and The Baptist Health PineApp, a virtual health platform. Baptist Health South Florida is an academic and clinical affiliate of Florida International University Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine. A not-for-profit organization supported by philanthropy and committed to its faith-based charitable mission of medical excellence, Baptist Health has been recognized by Fortune as one of the 100 Best Companies to Work For in America and is the most awarded healthcare system in South Florida by U.S. News and World Report. For more information, visit and connect with us on FacebookX (formerly Twitter), InstagramTikTok and LinkedIn.


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