Long Island Plastic Surgeon
Stephen U. Harris, MD FACS
Dr. Stephen U. Harris, a board certified plastic surgeon, has extensive experience with today’s most advanced surgical techniques. He is known for his excellence in many areas of reconstructive and cosmetic surgery including facial aesthetic surgery, body contouring and both cosmetic and reconstructive breast surgery.
Dr. Harris is Chief of Plastic Surgery at Good Samaritan Hospital in West Islip, NY and is an active staff surgeon (and former Chief of Plastic Surgery) at NSLIJ – Southside Hospital in Bay Shore, NY, and a consultant in breast reconstruction at Brookhaven Memorial Hospital in Patchogue, NY. His impressive medical training includes his M.D. degree from Boston University’s six year B.A./M.D. program, from which he graduated magna cum laude, his general surgical training at the New York Hospital – Cornell University Medical Center, and his plastic surgical training at Emory University, which was followed by a fellowship in hand and microsurgery at the Massachusetts General Hospital – Harvard Medical School.
Dr. Harris is highly skilled in breast reconstruction surgery. While at Emory University, Dr. Harris worked closely with Dr. John Bostwick, a pioneer in reconstructive breast surgery. He has extensive experience in staged tissue expander to implant breast reconstruction, direct-to-implant techniques and the use of acellular dermal matrices in enhancing the results of implant based reconstructive breast surgery. He also has extensive experience in autologous flap techniques for breast reconstruction, including the TRAM flap, free TRAM flap, DIEP flap, SIEA flap, and latissimus flap. He pioneered microsurgical breast reconstruction, oncoplastic surgical techniques, and the use of fat grafting in reconstructive breast surgery at Good Samaritan Hospital and is on the leadership team for the Breast Reconstruction task force at Good Samaritan Hospital. He is active on the Medical Advisory Board of the West Islip Breast Cancer Coalition.
Dr. Harris’ extensive experience also extends to cosmetic breast surgery. He introduced the myTruFit breast enhancement approach in his practice that is designed to listen and understand patient expectations, educate patients about their options, and customize the breast enhancement treatment plan for each patient based on detailed physical examination and state of the art 3D imaging technologies.
Dr. Harris’ has traveled extensively on charitable medical missions to Honduras, Ivory Coast, Peru, and Ecuador to provide cleft lip and palate surgery to underserved patients. He is a senior plastic surgeon and member of the Medical Advisory Board of the Global Smile Foundation, continuing the mission of providing charitable surgical care abroad.
Dr. Harris is an active member of numerous medical societies, including the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, the Nassau Surgical Society,the Suffolk Medical Society, the New York Regional Society of Plastic Surgeons, the Northeastern Society of Plastic Surgeons, and the American College of Surgeons.
Dr. Harris’s reputation for compassionate patient care is well recognized throughout the medical community. He believes that the goal of medicine is to enhance the quality of life. The same way it can cure disease and maintain your health, medicine can also enrich your physical and emotional outlook.