About Dr. Tuma

Why Dr. TumaAmerican Society of Plastic Surgeons

When choosing a plastic surgeon there are a number of qualities you should consider. The most important is the surgeon’s experience and whether or not he or she has been educated and trained in plastic surgery as a specialty. Dr. Tuma brings to Plastic Surgery Associates of NJ years of big city practice and university experience and is making that available to patients in a comfortable and convenient community setting.

At Plastic Surgery Associates of NJ, we believe that the surgeon doing your plastic surgery should be a surgeon who is specifically trained in, and board certified in, plastic surgery.

Dr. Tuma is double board certified in both plastic surgery and general surgery. Dr. Tuma’s board certification in plastic surgery is by the American Board of Plastic Surgery which is the only plastic surgery board certified by the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS). His board certification in surgery is by the American Board of Surgery, also recognized by the ABMS. These certifications are important. His certification in plastic surgery requires that Dr. Tuma not just be an experienced surgeon but that he be experienced, and rigorously trained, as a plastic surgeon. In fact, Dr. Tuma went beyond the requirements for board certification completing extra training in plastic surgery, which included research in the area of fat grafting, soft tissue augmentation and stem cells. Dr. Tuma’s extensive training includes 6 years of general surgical training at Jefferson University Hospital and the University of Pennsylvania with 3 years of plastic surgical training at the prestigious Emory University Hospital where many current breast reconstruction approaches were first developed.

Dr. Tuma is also a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS). ASPS members are trained and experienced in all plastic surgery procedures, including breast, body, face and reconstruction and operate only in accredited medical facilities. In addition, member surgeons adhere to a strict code of ethics and fulfill continuing medical education requirements, including standards and innovations in patient safety.

When choosing Dr. Tuma and Plastic Surgery Associates of NJ you also get the benefit of Vectra® 3-D imaging which enables you to see 3-D images of how different approaches can look on your body so that your discussion with Dr. Tuma is well informed. This technology will better depict what you can reasonably hope to achieve through surgery. Plastic Surgery Associates of NJ is the only center to offer this innovative technology in central and southern NJ .

Dr. Gary A. Tuma | Two Capital Way, Suite 505 | Pennington, NJ 08534 | Phone: 609-537-7000 | Fax: 609-537-7070      
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