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DR. Roberto Gonzalez

Dr. Roberto Gonzalez is a board-certified plastic surgeon highly skilled in all aspects of cosmetic surgery as well as reconstructive and general surgery. He is pleased to join Ciao Bella Cosmetic Surgery & Vein Clinic with a commitment to offer the best possible care to all of his patients. We are very excited to have such a highly skilled and experienced plastic surgeon as a new member of the Ciao Bella family. His philosophy and extensive experience in all areas of cosmetic surgery and general surgery, makes him a perfect fit at Ciao Bella.

Dr. Roberto Gonzalez was born in Tampico, Mexico. As a young man, while in High School, he decided to study abroad in Chicago IL and Morgantown West Virginia and quickly became fluent in English. During his time at West Virginia, he realized a profound interest in Medicine while shadowing his uncle, Dr. Jose Luis Cruzzavala, a cardiac surgeon at West Virginia University.

Upon his return to Mexico, he dedicated himself to a career in Medicine, with special emphasis in surgery. Dr. Gonzalez earned his degree in Medicine at the Institute of Technology and Superior Studies of Monterrey in Monterrey, Mexico. During his surgical rotation, he became fascinated with the diversity of areas and procedures involved in the field of Plastic Surgery.

His new-found fascination in Plastic Surgery, led him back to the US, this time, to the University of West Virginia where he completed a one year research fellowship in Plastic Surgery. During that year, he was intricately involved in research and played a major role in helping publish various papers. After his research fellowship, he went on to continue his training in General Surgery in order to go on to Plastic Surgery. Following his General Surgery training, one step closer to his goal, he completed his Plastic Surgery Fellowship at the University of Louisville in Kentucky.

He practiced many different aspects of the specialty in Pennsylvania. Besides cosmetic surgery, he was deeply involved in complex reconstructions for orthopedic and facial trauma and also helping other specialties with wound problems such as cardiac surgeries and neurosurgical wounds.

Dr. Gonzalez’s working philosophy is caring for his patients as a whole by always answering and thoroughly explaining all questions that may arise and providing his best effort and skill during surgery.

Certification

American Board of Plastic Surgery – Board Certified No. 7250

Medical License

Pennsylvania MD428424

Current Position

January 2017 - Present: Plastic Surgeon at Ciao Bella Cosmetic Surgery & Vein Clinic
July 2006 - December 2016: Plastic Surgeon at UPMC Altoona, Altoona PA

Education

2004 – 2006: Plastic Surgery Fellowship at University of Louisville, Louisville KY
1998 – 2004: General Surgery Residency at West Virginia University, Morgantown WV
1997 -1998: Research Fellow in Plastic Surgery at West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV
1990 – 1997: MD, Ignacio A. Santos School of Medicine from the Instituto Tecnologico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey; Monterrey, Mexico.

Publications/Abstracts/Presentations

Online Publications

Ardenghy M, Hochberg J, Gonzalez-Cruz R, Conrado RM, et al: Treatment of Fractures of the Hand with External Fixation. Med Scope Orthopedics Sports Medicine at www.medscape.com 1997

Bibliography

Ardenghy M, Hochberg J, Gonzalez-Cruz R, Tardelli H, et al: The WWZ Rhomboid Plasty for closure of excisional wounds. Ann Plast Surg, in print.

Hochberg J, Ardenghy M, Yuen J, Gonzalez-Cruz R, et al: Utilization of Muscle Flaps in the treatment of Bronchopleural Fistulas. Ann Plast Surg Nov.1999

Santos LL, Castilho HT, Hochberg J, Gonzalez-Cruz R, et al: Vitamin C effects on Flap Necrosis- An experimental study in rats. Plast Surg Forum, New Orleans Oct1999

Ferreira ML, Castilho HT, Hochberg J, Gonzalez-Cruz R, et al: Triangular Mattress Suture in Abdominal Diastasis as prevention of the epigastric bulging. Ann Plast Surg in print.

Uchida A, Hochberg J, Terada Y, Gonzalez-Cruz R, Cruzzavala JL, et al: Endoscopic Harvesting of Radial Artery graft for Coronary Artery Bypass. Ann Plast Surg 41:459-463, 1998.

Barboza ALM, Hochberg J, Gonzalez-Cruz R, Vicente MA: Squamous Cell Carcinoma Arising in a Pilonidal Sinus: A rare entity. Plast Surg Forum, Boston MA. October 1998, p270.

Castilho HT, Hochberg J, Carvalho LMY, Gonzalez-Cruz R, Tardelli HC, et al: V-Y Advancement Flap for the reconstruction of partial and full thickness defects in the upper lip. Plast Surg Forum, Boston MA, October 1998, p 260.

Ardenghy M, Hochberg J, Gonzalez-Cruz R, Tardelli H, et al: The WWZ Thomboidplasty for closure of excisional wounds. Plast Surg Forum, Boston MA, October 1998, p.272.

Sabino-Neto M, Hochberg J, Castilho HT, Ferreira LM, Gonzalez-Cruz R, et al: Levator Labii Superior, Zygomaticus Major and Depressor Anguli Oris Musculocutaneous Flaps for complex Facial Reconstruction. Plast Surg Forum Boston MA, October 1998, p256.

Castilho HT, Hochberg J, Ferreira LM, Gonzalez-Cruz R, Conrado RM, Vicnete MA, et al: Triangular Mattress Suture in Abdominal Diastasis as prevention of the epigastric Bulging. Plast Surg Forum Boston MA, October 1998, p 263.

Gomes CH, Hochberg J, Bueno PCS, Scardoeli CAC, Gonzalez-Cruz R, et al: Effect of N-Acetylcysteine in a Random Skin Flap after administration of Nicotine in the rat. Plast Surg Forum, Boston MA, October 1998, p.263.

Ramasastry S, Hochberg J, Vicente MA, Gonzalez-Cruz R: Methods to enhance the reliability and extent of the skin paddle of the Gracilis Myocutaneous Flap. Plast Surg Forum, Boston MA, October 1998, p.106.

Hochberg J, Uchida A, Gonzalez-Cruz R: Design Principles of Endoscopic Plastic Surgery Instruments. Plast Surg Forum, San Francisco CA, 1997

Hochberg J, Ardenghy M, Yuen J, Gonzalez-Cruz R, et al: Myocutaneous Flap Coverage of exposed spinal fixation devices. Plast Reconstr Surg 1997

Gonzalez-Cruz R, Miura Y, Hochberg J. Aging and Wound Healing. In: Wound Healing Update Instructional Course. Yoko Miura editor. 65 th Annual Scientific Meeting ASPRS Dallas TX, Nov.10.1996. 66 th Annual Meeting ASPRS San Francisco CA, Sep21.1997.

International Confederation of Plastic & Reconstructive Plastic Surgery Meeting, July 1999.

Gonzalez-Cruz R, Miura Y, Hochberg J. Vitamin C and Wound Healing. In: Wound Healing Update Instructional Course. Yoko Miura editor. 65 th Annual Scientific Meeting ASPRS Dallas TX, Nov.10.1996. 66 th Annual Meeting ASPRS San Francisco CA, Sep21.1997. International Confederation of Plastic & Reconstructive Plastic Surgery Meeting, July 1999

Gonzalez-Cruz R, Miura Y, Hochberg J.Vitamin E and Wound Healing. In: Wound Healing Update Instructional Course. Yoko Miura editor. 65 th Annual Scientific Meeting ASPRS Dallas TX, Nov.10.1996. 66 th Annual Meeting ASPRS San Francisco CA, Sep21.1997. International Confederation of Plastic & Reconstructive Plastic Surgery Meeting, July 1999

Gonzalez-Cruz R, Miura Y, Hochberg J. Smoking and Wound Healing. In: Wound Healing Update Instructional Course. Yoko Miura editor. 65 th Annual Scientific Meeting ASPRS Dallas TX, Nov.10.1996. 66 th Annual Meeting ASPRS San Francisco CA, Sep21.1997. International Confederation of Plastic & Reconstructive Plastic Surgery Meeting, July 1999

Gonzalez-Cruz R, Miura Y, Hochberg J. Pregnancy and Wound Healing. In: Wound Healing Update Instructional Course. Yoko Miura editor. 65 th Annual Scientific Meeting ASPRS Dallas TX, Nov.10.1996. 66 th Annual Meeting ASPRS San Francisco CA, Sep21.1997. International Confederation of Plastic & Reconstructive Plastic Surgery Meeting, July 1999

Renforth M, Gonzalez-Cruz R, Miura Y, Hochberg J. Radiation and Wound Healing. In: Wound Healing Update Instructional Course. Yoko Miura editor. 65 th Annual Scientific Meeting ASPRS Dallas TX, Nov.10.1996. 66 th Annual Meeting ASPRS San Francisco CA, Sep21.1997. International Confederation of Plastic & Reconstructive Plastic Surgery Meeting, July 1999

Bibliography

Hochberg J, Gonzalez-Cruz R, Moreira RC, Faria-Correa MA: Endoscopia em Cirurgia Plastica Reconstructiva. In: Cirurgia Endoscopia. Editor Osmar Cruz. Rio de Janeiro, 1998.

Gonzalez-Cruz R, Kasdan M: High Pressure Injection Injuries of the Hand. In: Occupational Injuries of the Upper Extremity. Editor: Kasdan M, Gonzalez-Cruz R, Dereberry. Elsevier Publisher. In Print.

Abstracts

Barbosa A, Hochberg J, Gonzalez-Cruz R, Vicente MA: Basal Cell Carcinoma Arising in a Pilonidal Sinus. A Rare entity. XII Congress IPRS, San Francisco Ca. June 27,1999.

WVU Research Day, Morgantown WV, March 20.1998. Ramasastry S, Hochberg J, Vicente MA, Gonzalez-Cruz R: Method to enhance the reliability and extent of the skin paddle of the gracilis myocutaneous flap. XII Congress IPRS, San Francisco CA June 27, 1999. WVU Research Day, Morgantown WV April 4,1997

Uchida A, Hochberg J, Cruzzavala JL, Gonzalez-Cruz R, Vasilakis A, et al: Endoscopic harvesting of the Radial Artery graft. XII Congress IPRS, San Francisco CA, June 27.1999.

Carvalho L, Ramos RR, Santos ID, Gonzalez-Cruz R, Vicente MA, Hochberg J: V-Y Advancement flap for the reconstruction of partial and full thickness in the upper lip. XII Congress IPRS, San Francisco CA, June 27.1999. WVU Research Day, Morgantown WV, March 20.1998.

Hochberg J, Vicente MA, Gonzalez-Cruz R, Wingate M: A new indication for reduction Mammaplasty when radiotherapy is unsuitable due to Macromastia. XII Congress IPRS, San Francisco CA, June 27.1999.

Hochberg J, Cruzzavala JL, Gonzalez-Cruz R, Conrado RM, Vicente MA, et al: Endoscopic harvesting of the saphenous vein using balloon dissection and CO2 insufflation. XII Congress IPRS, San Francisco CA, June 27, 1999. Japanese Endoscopic Plastic Surgery Society Annual Meeting, Tokyo Japan, Feb21.1998

Hochberg J, Uchida A, Gonzalez-Cruz R, Conrado RM: Design principles of endoscopic Plastic Surgery instruments. XII Congress IPRS, San Francisco CA, June 27,1999. Japanese Endoscopic Plastic Surgery Society Annual Meeting, Tokyo Japan. Feb 21.1998. WVU Research Day, Morgantown WV April 4,1997

Miura Y, Hochberg J, Gonzalez-Cruz R,: Anatomy of the Fronto-temporal region in relevance to endoscopic aesthetic and reconstructive Surgery. XII Congress IPRS, San Francisco CA, June 27 1999. WVU Research Day, Morgantown WV April 4,1997

Ardenghy MF, Hurley J, Ardenghy ME, Gonzalez-Cruz R, Vicente MA, et al: WWZ Rhomboid plasty for closure of excisional Wounds. XII Congress IPRS, San Francisco CA, June 27,1999.WVU Research Day, Morgantown WV April 4,1997

Wienke JR, Hochberg J, Gonzalez-Cruz R,: The 20-2- 20 endoscopic sural nerve harvetsing. XII Congress IPRS, San Francisco CA, June 27,1999.

Neto SM, Castilho HT, Garcia EB, Ferreira LM, Gonzalez-Cruz R, Vicente MA, Hochberg J, Tardelli HC: Levator Labii Superior, Zygomatic Major and Depressor Angulioris musculocutaneous flaps for complex facial reconstruction. XII Congress IPRS, San Francisco CA, June 27,1999. WVU Research Day, Morgantown WV, March 20.1998.

Ferreira LM, Gomes C, Bueno PCS, Scardolli CAC, Hochberg J, Gonzalez-Cruz R, et al: Effect of the N-Acetylcysteine in a random skin flap after administration of nicotine in the rat. XII Congress IPRS, San Francisco CA, June 27, 1999. WVU Research Day, Morgantown WV, March 20.1998.

Hochberg J, Castilho HT, Ferreira LM, Gonzalez-Cruz R, et al: Triangular Mattress Suture in Abdominal diastasis to prevent epigastric bulging. XII Congress IPRS, San Francisco CA, June 27,1999.

Cruzzavala J, Hochberg J, Vasilakis A, Gonzalez-Cruz R, Murray G, et al: Endoscopic harvesting of the radial artery graft. Ann Meeting of the International Society for Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery, Minneapolis MN, June 25,1998. Endoscopic Plastic Surgery Society Annual Meeting, Tokyo, Japan feb21.1998.

Ramasastry S, Horn M, Hochberg J, Gonzalez-Cruz R, Conrado R, Vicente MA: Endoscopic Recontouring of Traumatic And Benign Neoplastic Deformities of the Fronto-Orbital Region. Japanese Endoscopic Plastic Surgery Society Annual Meeting. Feb 21, 1998. Tokyo, Japan.

Hochberg J, Miura Y, Gonzalez-Cruz R, Ramasastry S, Clovis N: New alternatives in the management of Neuromas-Laboratory and clinical experience. 7 th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Peripheral Nerve. Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia, June 5,1997. WVU Research Day, Morgantown WV April 4,1997

Uchida A, Hochberg J, Gonzalez-Cruz R, Kurihara K, et al: Utilization of Atelocollagen layer artificial dermis in Complex Wounds. WVU Research day April 4, 1997.

Video Tapes

20-2- 20 Endoscopic Sural Nerve Harvesting Technique. Wienke J, Hochberg J, Gonzalez-Cruz R. 12 th Congress IPRS, San Francisco, CA. June 27.1999.

Endoscopic Anatomy. Hochberg J, Gonzalez-Cruz R, Tardelli H.4 th Congress of the Japanese Society of Endoscopic Plastic Surgery. Nagoya Japan, Feb 13,1999.

Endoscopic Harvesting of the Radial Artery. Hochberg J, Uchida A, Cruzzavala J, Gonzalez-Cruz R, Vasilakis A, Murray G. Japanese Endoscopic Plastic Surgery Society Annual Meeting, Tokyo Japan Feb 21, 1998.

Endoscopic Harvesting of the Saphenous Vein with a Balloon Dissection and CO2 insufflation. Miura Y, Hochberg J, Cruzzavala JL, Gonzalez-Cruz R, Murray G, Vicente MA. . Japanese Endoscopic Plastic Surgery Society Annual Meeting, Tokyo Japan Feb.21.1998.

Design Principles of Endoscopic Plastic Surgery Instruments. Hochberg J, Uchida A, Gonzalez-Cruz R, Conrado RM. 66 th Annual Scientific Meeting of the American Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, San Francisco CA. Sep 20.1997.

Posters

Barbosa A, Hochberg J, Gonzalez-Cruz R, Vicente MA: Basal Cell Carcinoma Arising in a Pilonidal Sinus. A Rare entity. XII Congress IPRS, San Francisco Ca. June 27,1999. WVU Research Day, Morgantown WV, March 20.1998.

Ramasastry S, Hochberg J, Vicente MA, Gonzalez-Cruz R: Method to enhance the reliability and extent of the skin paddle of the gracilis myocutaneous flap. XII Congress IPRS, San Francisco CA June 27, 1999. WVU Research Day, Morgantown WV April 4,1997

Carvalho L, Ramos RR, Santos ID, Gonzalez-Cruz R, Vicente MA, Hochberg J: V-Y Advancement flap for the reconstruction of partial and full thickness in the upper lip. XII Congress IPRS, San Francisco CA, June 27.1999. WVU Research Day, Morgantown WV, March 20.1998

Hochberg J, Cruzzavala JL, Gonzalez-Cruz R, Conrado RM, Vicente MA, et al: Endoscopic harvesting of the saphenous vein using balloon dissection and CO2 insufflation. XII Congress IPRS, San Francisco CA, June 27, 1999.

Japanese Endoscopic Plastic Surgery Society Annual Meeting, Tokyo Japan, Feb21.1998 Hochberg J, Uchida A, Gonzalez-Cruz R, Conrado RM: Design principles of endoscopic Plastic Surgery instruments. XII Congress IPRS, San Francisco CA, June 27,1999.

Japanese Endoscopic Plastic Surgery Society Annual Meeting, Tokyo Japan. Feb 21.1998. WVU Research Day, Morgantown WV April 4,1997

Miura Y, Hochberg J, Gonzalez-Cruz R,: Anatomy of the Fronto-temporal region in relevance to endoscopic aesthetic and reconstructive Surgery. XII Congress IPRS, San Francisco CA, June 27 1999. WVU Research Day, Morgantown WV April 4,1997

Ardenghy MF, Hurley J, Ardenghy ME, Gonzalez-Cruz R, Vicente MA, et al: WWZ Rhomboid plasty for closure of excisional Wounds. XII Congress IPRS, San Francisco CA, June 27,1999.WVU Research Day, Morgantown WV April 4,1997

Hochberg J, Castilho HT, Ferreira LM, Gonzalez-Cruz R, et al: Triangular Mattress Suture in Abdominal diastasis to prevent epigastric bulging. XII Congress IPRS, San Francisco CA, June 27,1999

Hochberg J, Miura Y, Gonzalez-Cruz R, Ramasastry S, Clovis N: New alternatives in the management of Neuromas-Laboratory and clinical experience. 7 th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Peripheral Nerve. Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia, June 5,1997.

WVU Research Day, Morgantown WV April 4,1997 Uchida A, Hochberg J, Gonzalez-Cruz R, Kurihara K, et al: Utilization of Atelocollagen layer artificial dermis in Complex Wounds. WVU Research day April 4, 1997.

Neto SM, Castilho HT, Garcia EB, Ferreira LM, Gonzalez-Cruz R, Vicente MA,

Hochberg J, Tardelli HC: Levator Labii Superior, Zygomatic Major and Depressor Angulioris musculocutaneous flaps for complex facial reconstruction. XII Congress IPRS, San Francisco CA, June 27,1999. WVU Research Day, Morgantown WV, March 20.1998

Presentations

Surgery Grand Rounds: Abdominal Wall Reconstruction. May 12, 2004 Morgantown WV

Kentucky Medical Association: Avoiding the Chronic Abdominal Wall Deformity. September 2004, Louisville, KY

Kentucky Medical Association: Abdominal Contouring after weight loss: Does change in BMI predict complications? September 16, 2005. Louisville, KY

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