Dr Mel Ortega
Job Title: Surgeon
Image Cosmetic Surgery welcome Dr. Mel Ortega, to our center, Dr. Mel Ortega is a board-certified in Plastic Surgery and has extensive experience in the latest cosmetic surgery techniques. Dr. Ortega is renowned for his caring attitude and maintains long-standing relationships with many of his patients.
Dr. Ortega attended Immaculate-LaSalle High School in Miami and continued on to Miami-Dade Community College and Florida State University in Tallahassee. It was then that he decided to continue his education in Mexico, his father's birthplace.
He was accepted into LaSalle University Mexican Medical College in Mexico City in 1975. He received the honor of graduating twenty-fifth in his class of one hundred and twenty six and received his M.D. degree in July of 1980.
Upon returning to the United States, Dr. Ortega completed his internship at Variety Children's Hospital (Miami Children's) in 1982. During his internship he discovered his affinity and skill at surgery which lead him to embark upon a General Surgery Residency at Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Center in Bronx, New York. It was then that his talents as a surgeon flourished amidst the chaotic backdrop of urban strife. He further honed his surgical skills in the Emergency Room, carefully and painstakingly attending to severely injured, critically wounded and acutely ill patients. Dr. Ortega's General Surgery Residency afforded him the opportunity to provide excellent healthcare in the face of adversity and develop a level of maturity and humility that would later help distinguish him in the field of Plastic Surgery.
As a provider of plastic surgery in Miami, FL, Mel Ortega with more than 25 years on the practice offers both surgical and minimally invasive cosmetic procedures to enhance or correct physical features.