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James Chappell, MD

Ste E-35
790 Ritchie Highway
Severna Park, MD 21146-4136
United States
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Dr. Chappell and his staff provide their patients with personalized, experienced, technically advanced and ethical care. Dr. Chappell has dedicated himself to excellence in plastic surgery since 1998 and realizes that a complete understanding of your unique needs will aid in providing you the most successful surgical outcome. He spends a great deal of time in personal consultation with each patient in order to best determine how he can aid them towards their goal of an improved sense of their body.  Dr. Chappell uses only state-of-the-art technology and techniques to give you the best results.  He and his staff are courteous, welcoming and gracious, and patients are treated to a wonderful experience from the first telephone call (or email).  Dr. Chappell also has a spa-like setting in which his aestheticians, Kris Lawrence and Lauri Leight, provide medical-grade skin care in a soothing setting to help patients forget about the real world for a while. In 2013 Dr. Chappell introduced Coolsculpting to the Annapolis area, adding non-surgical, targeted treatments for problem fatty areas.  Since that time hundreds of patients have successfully undergone no-downtime procedures and seen great results.

Monday through Friday, 8:30am - 5:00pm

Dr. Chappell has broad experience and training in Plastic Surgery.  This includes most cosmetic and reconstructive procedures, as well as injectables, chemical peels and LASERs. 

The patient meets with Dr. Chappell one on one from the very first visit. He takes the time to listen to the patient's concerns as well as performing a meticulous physical exam, keeping the patient's dignity in mind at all times. In addressing the patient's concerns, he keeps in mind the patient as a whole. With patient safety being of utmost importance, Dr. Chappell addresses the patient's medical history as well as the patient's emotional well being. You can be assured that Dr. Chappell and his staff will maintain the strictest confidentiality. The day of the initial consultation, Dr. Chappell's patients are able to discuss the risks and benefits of surgery or procedure, review photos, have digital imaging done, and review the costs in order to make an informed decision. You will leave the office feeling confident and educated with detailed written surgical instructions, brochures and cost analysis.

River Reach Outpatient Surgery Center: To keep consistent with a private and personalized atmosphere, Dr. Chappell performs most of his surgeries at the same facility where the patient has already had his or her initial consult, and he or she is familiar with the environment and educated staff. In order to provide the patient with the current safety standards, Dr. Chappell's state of the art facility is fully accredited by the American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities, Inc. (AAAASF), is licensed by the State of Maryland, and Medicare certified.

  • College of William and Mary, 1981-1985
  • VA. Commonwealth University, 1986-1988
  • Eastern Virginia Medical School, 1988-1992
  • Medical Center of Vermont, 1992-1996
  • Temple University Hospital, 1996-1998
  • American Board of Plastic Surgery 2000
  • American Society of Plastic Surgeons
  • Maryland Society of Plastic Surgeons
  • American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
  • John Staige, Society of Plastic Surgeons of MD
  • North East Society of Plastic Surgeons
  • Anne Arundel Co. Medical Society
  • Med Chi, The Maryland State Medical Soc.
  • American College of Surgeons
  • Anne Arundel Medical Center, Annapolis, MD
  • United Healthcare
  • Aetna
  • Care First
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield