Laurence Z. Rosenberg, M.D.

Dr. Rosenberg

Dr. Rosenberg is a board-certified plastic surgeon based in Tallahassee, FL who strives to deliver “excellent patient care in a warm, compassionate setting.” His various areas of specialization allow him to help a wide range of patients improve their lives through plastic surgery.

Dr. Rosenberg lives with his wife Lori, an obstetrician-gynecologist, and their two sons, Efrem and Marshall. During their time away from work, the family enjoys outdoor and charitable activities and reading.

Growing up in Albany, New York, Dr. Rosenberg learned that caring for other people was the core of his family’s values. His father was a physician and his mother taught at a school for disabled children.  Dr. Rosenberg has continued their legacy by focusing his life on caring for others through medicine.

Education

Dr. Rosenberg attended Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia for undergraduate and medical school.  At Emory, he earned many awards and distinctions including the Whitehead Surgical Scholarship. He completed both general surgery and plastic surgery at the University of Alabama under pioneering plastic surgeon Dr. Luis Vasconez. He is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery.

“I have one goal: to improve my patient’s outcome and experience.” – Dr. Laurence Rosenberg

Dr. Rosenberg’s Approach to Plastic Surgery

Plastic surgery enables Dr. Rosenberg to pursue his passion for treating patients from head to toe, helping to solve their surgical problems so that they can enjoy a better quality of life. When asked what drew him to plastic surgery, Dr. Rosenberg says, “I love the variety. My youngest patient was a one-day-old with an exposed spinal cord.  My oldest patient was 102 years old.” This kind of passion is clear in the work he does each day at Southeastern Plastic Surgery, P.A.

In order to stay at the forefront of plastic surgery, Dr. Rosenberg dedicates a lot of time to reading surgical journals to stay current on changes and innovations in the industry, knowledge he applies to the different procedures he performs.

His approach to surgery centers around the patient, providing specialized care to suit their needs. “Care needs to be individualized. I listen to the patient, acknowledge and understand their concerns. Together, we make a plan.” This unique approach to patient care ensures that you are in the best possible hands at Southeastern Plastic Surgery, P.A.

For patients considering plastic surgery at Southeastern Plastic Surgery, P.A., Dr. Rosenberg offers these insights: “We have tremendous experience and we are always there for our patients.  If you need us, you call us.  We are available during the day, but also every night and weekend. I tell my patients, ‘It is easy to be a good doctor when everything is perfect; it is how you’re treated if a problem arises. That is the measure of a good physician.’”

“Dr. Rosenberg … was very professional and courteous. I was very nervous about having surgery done, however, throughout the entire experience I had complete confidence in him doing a good job and taking care of me. He did not disappoint.” – anonymous, Vitals

Specialties

He has a variety of interests and areas of specialization in cosmetic and reconstructive surgery. His areas of focus include facelifts, eyelid surgery, breast surgery, body contouring and skin cancer reconstruction after Mohs surgery.

Dr. Rosenberg is the only board-certified physician in North Florida and South Georgia to perform hair transplants.

“We tailor our recommendation to the individual patient.” Before performing a hair transplant treatment, Dr. Rosenberg asks himself, “Will they need a second transplant? How dense is their donor site? How short do they wear their hair?” in order to identify the best approach for the patient’s needs.

Dr. Rosenberg explains, “Microfollicular hair transplant and follicular hair transplant are the two forms of hair transplantation done by the major hair transplant centers, including Southeastern Plastic Surgery, P.A.  We never do the ‘bait and switch.’  When I see a patient in consultation and give them a price quote, this is the complete and total cost.  Many centers entice patients by giving them a low price for the first 1,000 grafts, knowing they will do far more, and the final cost will be 2 – 3 times as much.” This kind of upfront, honest communication with patients sets Southeastern Plastic Surgery, P.A. apart from other plastic surgery practices.

Dr. Rosenberg focuses on patient comfort during procedures, using special techniques to reduce pain and ensure accuracy during surgery. “I perform ultrasound during surgery to improve surgical safety and patient comfort.  During fat grafting, by using the ultrasound, I know exactly where I am placing the fat.  I can see in which layer the fat is injected.  I also use ultrasound to place anesthetic blocks.  These are injections that allow for long-lasting pain relief.  These are used for breast surgery and abdominoplasty.”

His expertise also includes the treatment of pilonidal cyst disease. He is the only physician in the region to perform this life-improving surgery, the cleft lift operation. He has cared for many patients who have undergone multiple prior treatments with no improvement and often have experienced months of painful wound packing.

Appointments

  • Assistant Clinical Professor, Florida State College of Medicine
  • Editorial Board: Annals of Plastic Surgery

Associations

  • Alpha Omega Alpha, medical honor society
  • American Society of Plastic Surgery
  • American Board of Plastic Surgery
  • American Board of Surgery
  • American College of Surgeons
  • American Medical Association
  • Florida Society of Plastic Surgeons
  • Florida Medical Association
  • Southeastern Society of Plastic Surgeons

Publications

Dr. Rosenberg has written many publications and articles and has given lectures on topics including facelift, breast reduction, breast reconstruction, abdominoplasty, melanoma, and non-melanoma skin cancer reconstruction following Mohs procedures. As a result of his training and research, he is an editorial board member of the Annals of Plastic Surgery.

Williams EH, Rosenberg LZ, Kolm P, de la Torre JI, Fix RJ.

Plast Reconstr Surg. 2007 Oct;120(5):1115-24.

Espinosa-de-Los-Monteros A, de la Torre JI, Ahumada LA, Person DW, Rosenberg LZ, Vásconez LO.

Am J Surg. 2006 Feb;191(2):173-7.

Espinosa-de-los-Monteros A, de la Torre JI, Rosenberg LZ, Ahumada LA, Stoff A, Williams EH, Vásconez LO.

Aesthetic Plast Surg. 2006 Jan-Feb;30(1):42-6.

de la Torre JI, Rosenberg LZ, De Cordier BC, Gardner PM, Fix RJ, Vasconez LO.

Ann Plast Surg. 2003 Mar;50(3):244-8; discussion 248.

De Cordier BC, de la Torre JI, Al-Hakeem MS, Rosenberg LZ, Gardner PM, Costa-Ferreira A, Fix RJ, Vasconez LO.

Plast Reconstr Surg. 2002 Nov;110(6):1558-68; discussion 1569-70.

De Cordier BC, de la Torre JI, Al-Hakeem MS, Rosenberg LZ, Costa-Ferreira A, Gardner PM, Fix RJ, Vasconez LO.

Plast Reconstr Surg. 2002 Nov;110(6):1526-36; discussion 1537-40.

If you would like to meet with Dr. Rosenberg or another plastic surgeon at our Tallahassee, FL practice, please request a consultation online or call (850) 219-2000. He is happy to meet with men and women from across the Destin and Lake City, FL, Dothan, AL, and Valdosta, GA, areas.

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