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Our primary goal is to educate patients and empower them to make the best decision for themselves. As an educator, we are frequently called upon to share our expertise in plastic surgery with the media, fellow plastic surgeons and other cosmetic professionals. We trust our patient will make the very best decision when they are given their options in a straightforward and honest manner. Integrity is the cornerstone of our practice and patients who come to our practice for consultation expect that high level of professionalism and skill.

Dr. Ambay has given more than 700 guest lectures and has written numerous award-winning research papers in plastic surgery. In fact, Dr. Ambay is on the editorial board of a national journal published by Harvard faculty and read by thousands of professionals across the country. As an editorial board member, he reads, and critiques papers written by other professionals to assure the highest standard of professional insight is always met. It is because of qualifications, not antics, that he is a trusted source of reliable information for the media and for other professionals alike. It is because of his character and his contributions that Dr. Ambay was awarded the President’s Award by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. This prestigious award is given to two plastic surgeons annually who have made outstanding contributions to the field of Plastic Surgery.

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Awards and Achievements: ASPS 10 Year Award 2022

For the past 10 years, Dr. Ambay has been a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), which ensures excellence in the field of plastic surgery through ethical and professional standards as well as patient safety.

  • Awards and Achievements: American Medical Association
  • Awards and Achievements: Plastic Surgeon Education Foundation - Clifford C. Snyder M.D., Past Chairman Award
  • Awards and Achievements: NIH - Physician-Scientist Ruth B. Kirschner Award
  • Awards and Achievements: The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery – Gaspar W. Anastasi Award
  • Awards and Achievements: Army Bronze Star
  • Awards and Achievements: Meritorious Service Medal
  • Awards and Achievements: Army Commendation Medal
  • Awards and Achievements: Army Achievement Medal
  • Awards and Achievements: Purple Heart
  • Awards and Achievements:Combat Action Badge
  • Awards and Achievements: Castle Connolly TOP DOCTORS (2022)
  • Awards and Achievements: Castle Connolly TOP DOCTORS (2021)
  • Awards and Achievements: Castle Connolly TOP DOCTORS (2020)
  • Awards and Achievements: Castle Connolly TOP DOCTORS (2019)
  • Awards and Achievements: Castle Connolly TOP DOCTORS (2018)
  • Awards and Achievements: realseft - 500 (2017)
  • Awards and Achievements: Realseft - Top Doctor
  • Awards and Achievements: Vitals Compassionate Doctor Award
  • Awards and Achievements: Lightning Community Heroes

Dr. Ambay is featured on ABC’s “Morning Blend” to discuss the DIEP flap procedure. The DIEP flap procedure is an advanced breast reconstruction procedure for women just diagnosed with breast cancer, post mastectomy and even after failed reconstruction. Watch below to find out more…

Dr. Ambay is featured on Fox 13 news with one of his patients. In this segment his patient describes her battle with the genetic mutation known as BRCA2, Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, a double mastectomy, the removal of her ovaries and a failed breast reconstruction. Click below to see how Dr. Ambay was able to give his patient a new hope by creating breasts using the tissue and fat from the stomach. This is a new innovative procedure known as the DIEP flap.

During Dr. Raj Ambay’s interview on “That Business Show with Jamie Meloni”, he shares stories from his military service and the challenges of being a field surgeon in the US Army. He discusses how being deployed helps him refocus on the things important in life; family. Watch the full interview below (Starts at 18:12)

Dr. Raj Ambay is a man of many uniforms. During halftime at the Tampa Bay Lightning game vs Chicago Blackhawks, Dr. Ambay was surprised to hear the announcer mention his name. The jumbo-tron displayed a tribute to his military service in Iraq and Afghanistan as well as his volunteered time for cancer survivors in need of specialized reconstruction. The standing ovation from 20,000 people and the outpour of support that followed are moments that Dr. Ambay will always remember.

Dr. Ambay wants to share this special moment with you — Watch the video below!

Facing the Challenge - the Fall 2016

Dr. Ambay is shown below with one of his breast reconstruction patients in the Fall 2016 issue of Inspired Tampa Bay. In this local health and wellness magazine his patient, Michelle Hall, speaks about her journey through gene mutations, disease and cancer. Click the article below (Pages 4-5) to read about the tough decisions shes had to make and how Dr. Ambay was able to restore her hope and confidence.

Shape it Up! New Shaped Implants May Make Breast Reconstruction More Appealing

In an article written for Plastic Surgery Practice, Dr. Ambay discusses the benefits of using shaped implants in Breast Reconstruction cases. He describes how the growing popularity of using shaped implants instead of round implants has made Breast Reconstruction more appealing to women undergoing a mastectomy. To read the full article and learn more about both the emotional and physical benefits of using shaped implants for Breast Reconstruction cases click here.

Why Choose Ambay Plastic Surgery?

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Honest, straightforward advice given by a triple board-certified plastic surgeon

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High standards of surgical precision, artistry and care

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A surgeon who listens and acts with empathy and understanding

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Experience with advanced surgical techniques and cutting-edge technology

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Delivers consistent, beautiful results from rhinoplasty to body contouring and more

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A recipient of the President’s Award from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons

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Dr. Raj Ambay is a well respected and trusted surgeon in Wesley Chapel. His work speaks for itself when you look at his patients’ before and after photos. Call 813.535.4769 and book your appointment to discuss the concerns that you may have.

Dr. Raj Ambay, MD

Dr. Ambay is a triple board-certified plastic surgeon who specializes in cosmetic procedures for the face, breasts and body. By offering a wide variety of procedures, he can consistently achieve the aesthetic desires of his patients throughout the Tampa and Wesley Chapel area, and beyond.

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