Meet Dr. Vega
Stephen Vega, M.D. specializes in beautiful, natural-looking results through cosmetic & reconstructive plastic surgery.
Dr. Stephen Vega
Plastic Surgeon Rochester NY
Dr. Stephen Vega is a board-certified, nationally recognized plastic surgeon. A true leader in the field, Dr. Vega has pioneered techniques and treatments in both cosmetic and reconstructive surgery procedures.
Dr. Vega completed his medical school at the University of Pennsylvania, followed by plastic surgery residency at University of Rochester Medical Center (URMC) and then a microsurgery fellowship specializing in breast surgery with Dr. Joseph M. Serletti. He continued his work as an assistant professor at the University Medical Center for five years as a faculty surgeon.
During this time, Dr. Vega focused his efforts on improving breast surgery practices and procedures. His work on microsurgical techniques for breast reconstruction has helped advance the field of breast surgery.After more than 10 years at the University of Rochester Medical Center, Stephen opened his own practice so that he could provide greater care and more one-on-one attention to his clients. His driving goal is to consistently provide personalized care and service to his patients.
Throughout his career, Dr. Vega’s work has been featured in numerous medical publications, and he has been honored to present at local, national and international meetings. He also dedicates time to teaching microsurgery and breast surgery and has run an ASRM-sponsored microsurgery fellowship for the last four years.
His professional affiliations include the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the American Society of Reconstructive Microsurgery, and the North Eastern Society of Plastic Surgery.
National Societies of Board Certified Plastic Surgeons
American Society of Plastic Surgeons
Established in 1931, ASPS is the world’s largest plastic surgery specialty organization.
The American Board of Plastic Surgery
The mission of The American Board of Plastic Surgery, Inc.® is to promote safe, ethical, efficacious plastic surgery to the public by maintaining high standards for the education, examination, certification, and recertification of plastic surgeons as specialists and subspecialists.
Local Breast Cancer Organizations
Breast Cancer Coalition of Rochester
The Breast Cancer Coalition of Rochester’s mission is to provide support to those touched by a diagnosis of breast cancer, to make access to information and care a priority through education and advocacy, and to empower women and men to participate fully in decisions relating to breast cancer.
Embrace Your Sisters
Embrace Your Sisters provides emergency financial support for people with breast cancer.
Gilda’s Club of Rochester
Gilda’s Club is a non-profit organization that provides a meeting place for those living with cancer and their families. Services offered include lectures, workshops, and social events.
Elizabeth Wende Breast Care Clinic
The Elizabeth Wende Breast Care Clinic was founded by Dr. Wende Logan-Young and is the nation’s first freestanding mammography and breast imaging center.
National Breast Cancer Resources
American Cancer Society
Breast Cancer Reconstruction
This website offers useful information for those researching available options in breast reconstruction.