Meet Dr. Baumholtz, A San Antonio Plastic Surgeon
Dr. Michael Baumholtz (Dr B) is a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon and Reconstructive Surgeon with expertise encompasses a wide variety of cosmetic and reconstructive procedures. Affectionately known as Dr. B, he prides himself on the relationships he builds and maintains with each of his patients. In terms of his background and experience – Dr B trained in 3 different but related surgical fields: General Surgery, Hand and Microsurgery, and Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Based on his training and extensive experience, he is frequently called on to help other surgeons. In addition, he is often referred complex or revision cases to provide input and solutions. He is singularly committed to providing a safe and secure experience to his patients while helping them look and feel their best.
Originally from Philadelphia, Dr B has lived, studied, and / or worked in Pennsylvania, Ohio, Illinois, and now Texas!
Dr. B earned a B.A. in English from Kenyon College, a Masters of Science (M.S.) from Thomas Jefferson University, and his medical degree (MD) from Jefferson Medical College (Philadelphia). After medical school, Dr. B completed a General Surgery residency at York Hospital and became Board Certified in General Surgery. He then went on to complete a Hand and Microsurgery Fellowship at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston. This was followed by a Plastic and Reconstructive residency here in San Antonio at the University of Texas Health Science Center. His training encompassed both adult and pediatric patients.
A Local San Antonio Plastic Surgeon
After completing his training in San Antonio, Dr. B returned to Philadelphia for 4 years. There he was an Assistant Professor and staff Surgeon at Temple University Hospital in the Division of Plastic Surgery and the Consultant Plastic Surgeon at the Shriners Hospital for Children in Philadelphia. The draw of Texas was undeniable and in 2013, Dr B left Philadelphia and returned to San Antonio! “I love practicing plastic surgery in San Antonio. I had to come back and set roots here.” -Michael Baumholtz, M.D.
Currently – he is on staff at many of the hospitals and surgical centers here in San Antonio (Christus Santa Rosa, Emerge Surgery Center, and the Audie L Murphy Veterans Hospital). He has served in physician leadership positions and remains part of the teaching faculty at UTHSCSA for the Plastic Surgery fellowship program where he is an Adjunct Professor of Surgery. In addition to his private practice, Dr B serves as the division chief of Plastic Surgery at the Audie Murphy Veterans Hospital. Dr. B is actively involved in his professional societies including the American Society of Plastic Surgeon (ASPS), American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (ASAPS), Texas Society of Plastic Surgeons (TSPS), and the Bexar County Medical Society. In since 2017 Dr B has been honored to serve as a guest examiner for the Certifying Examination in Plastic Surgery (American Board of Plastic Surgery).
Giving Back To The Plastic Surgery Community
Dr. B has lectured widely to other physicians and surgeons on topics of plastic and hand surgery including sternal reconstruction, complex hernia repair, post-bariatric body contouring, head and neck reconstruction, hand trauma, and upper / lower extremity reconstruction. He has published a number of articles on both adult and pediatric plastic surgical issues and his work has been presented at regional, national, and international meetings. He was awarded 1st place paper by the Texas Society of Plastic Surgeons at their annual meeting and is honored to continue to teach other surgeons and trainees.
Currently – his private practice focuses entirely on Aesthetic issues for men and women. Below – he shares his “why”
There are many plastic surgery practices – some might think too many. A lot look the same from the outside – but my why involves going deeper – finding the real, finding the connection.
My practice – my practice is where you send your mother, your child, your sister. it’s where your doctor sends his wife or daughter. It’s where nurses and lawyers, cafeteria workers, and people of all stripes come and are treated with the same care, the same attention to detail. They come because I tell them what they need to hear – which is not always what they want to hear. After 20 years- I’m not afraid to say no. We don’t chase fads – we chase results. We chase realistic expectations.
My why is to provide a space where you and I can discuss your goals and we can find safe, reliable solutions and then where I get to use my hard earned skills to try to deliver the goods.
Every single day – I try to be better – better communicator, better surgeon, better business person. My family is my why, my patients are my why. You are my why.
To learn more about the Baumholtz Plastic Surgery treatments and procedures performed by Board Certified Plastic Surgeon and Reconstructive Surgeon, Dr. Michael Baumholtz please contact us.
Dr. Baumholtz receives patients from San Antonio, Shavano Park, Texas and surrounding areas.