- Fellowship in Aesthetic and Craniomaxillofacial Surgery directed by Fernando Ortiz Monasterio, M.D., conducted at multiple hospitals in Mexico City, Mexico from May 1990-May 1991.
- Residency in Plastic Surgery directed by Maurice Jurkiewicz, M.D., Emory University Affiliated Hospitals, Atlanta GA, July 1979-July 1981.
- Residency in General Surgery directed by William Sobat, M.D., Methodist Hospital of Indiana, Indianapolis IN, July 1975-July 1979.
- Major Aesthetic, Orthognathic & Craniofacial Surgery Degree: Certificate
- Board Certification: General Surgery November 1981
- Board Certification: Plastic Surgery November 1987
- Certificate of Competency: Craniomaxillofacial Surgery May 1991
Dr. Gordon is an American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) Plastic Surgery board certified plastic surgeon, who has focused and limited his practice to aesthetic (cosmetic) surgery. The significance of having your surgery performed by a plastic surgeon as opposed to a “cosmetic” surgeon cannot be overemphasized. .There is no Board of Cosmetic Surgery recognized by the ABMS. The ABMS is by far the largest and the oldest collection of boards that certify doctors after their residency training in America if not the world. Anybody can designate themselves a cosmetic surgeon regardless of their educational credentials (or lack thereof). There are several general doctors (family practitioners) in Las Vegas that do just that. The risk of death or some other grave complication of cosmetic surgery is 3 times greater when performed by a cosmetic surgeon who is not a board certified plastic surgeon.
Dr. Gordon’s educational credentials are impeccable. He attended Emory University, Atlanta GA for his plastic surgery residency training, graduating in 1981. Emory University was (and is) arguably the top training program in the country, and has produced an awesome number of plastic surgery residency program directors, textbook authors and world renowned lecturers and teachers of plastic surgery. These plastic surgeons are friends and contemporaries of Dr. Gordon.
After receiving ABMS board certification in both Surgery and Plastic Surgery, Dr. Gordon entered private practice in Atlanta. Dr. Gordon’s thirst for knowledge has never ceased. After 9 years in practice, Dr.Gordon spent a year in craniomaxillofacial fellowship training in Mexico City with the world renowned, grand master Cranial Facial surgeon, Dr. Fernando Ortiz- Monasterio. You must remember, at the time, Dr. Gordon was not a brand new plastic surgeon. He had experience, and knew the right questions to ask. The experience with orbital, nasal and jaw surgery was phenomenal, very rich and elevated Dr. Gordon’s professional competence far beyond his years in practice.
Dr. Gordon has been a plastic surgeon in Las Vegas since 1997. He has seen and solved a huge variety of plastic surgery problems. He continues to seek out, and go visit leading plastic surgeons of today to see exactly how they obtain the best results Dr. Gordon wants for his patients. If you were going to have brain surgery, would you go to the kid with pimples or the guy with a few gray hairs who continues to seek knowledge? Why should your plastic surgery decision be any different? If you want the best possible plastic surgery results, find yourself an experienced plastic surgeon, or simply call Dr. Gordon. You deserve the best.
Safest in the industry: Most doctors use a public surgery center leaving your health at risk. Dr Gordon has his own surgery center and it’s the cleanest and safest surgery center in Las Vegas because we hold ourselves to a higher standard.
People Love us: Dr Stephen Gordon’s patients rave about him. He is cautious, he does not rush, he is a perfectionist.
Dr. Gordon has owned and operated surgery centers since 1995. He has never failed an inspection or lost accreditation at any time. The following are examples of how we are different than most surgery centers:
Complete Cosmetic Surgery Center (CCSC) is located at and is part of Dr. Gordon’s office, so the faces and facility are convenient and familiar. Your family member and you will be made comfortable while you wait to have your procedure.
Your anesthesiologist will call you the night before to make sure you know who he/she is and answer any questions you might have. This automatically makes you feel less nervous.
Dr Gordon maintains the highest standards in the community to prevent any complications such as infections. Patients are not allowed to have surgery at CCSC unless they take prescribed antibiotics and wash their bodies with a surgical soap twice a day for 2 days before surgery and agree to continue this after surgery.
Dr. Gordon is the only surgeon that operates at CCSC, and he never does any operations on people who are contaminated or infected. He doesn’t do any “dirty” cases. You never have to worry about catching an infection from the person who had surgery before you. This policy is unique to CCSC.
Surgical errors are minimized because all of the patients’ pictures along with notes about their surgical procedure, allergies and other medical history is displayed on a large t.v. screen in the operating room. We always take a time out and review the t.v. screen with everybody and check what we are about to do.
Dr. Gordon is an experienced inspector for AAAASF which is the organization that credentials surgery centers. Because he goes around and certifies other centers he is extremely aware of the rules and regulations and would be mortified if his center fell below the mark.
The experience with Dr. Gordon was beyond excellent from the first moment I walked in his office. Lori and his staff are not only professional but personable and caring. I became Dr. Gordon’s patient as a result of a ‘botched breast augmentation’ where the implant actually was extruding through the skin after only a few weeks post op. He not only did a superb job taking care of me during that time (which was emotional as well as physical and medical) but recently reconstructed my breast and I could not be happier with the results! He is so compassionate and caring that NOTHING about the two surgeries he did for me made me the least bit nervous. I had complete trust in every decision he made and I let him make the decisions! I love him and his office. BTW, I am a nurse as have worked for 2 of the cities finest cosmetic surgeons but Dr. Gordon excels their work! He is truly the best of the best.
My Experience was very pleasant
I just wanted to thank you for doing such a great job on my recent surgery. I am very relieved that I had someone so experienced, to handle my previous implant complications. I was unaware that they had deteriorated and ruptured. I am indebted to your entire staff for their comfort and kindness. Please know that my experience was very pleasant and I will highly recommend you to anyone who is considering cosmetic surgery. thank you again for your expertise!