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Practice Philosophy

Dr. Rachel A. Ruotolo is a board-certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon at Long Island Plastic Surgical Group, the largest and longest running private academic plastic surgery practice in North America. Dr. Ruotolo is known for her expertise and special interest in pediatric craniofacial plastic surgery. She is experienced in the treatment of a variety of conditions, including otoplasty (ear surgery), cleft lip and palate conditions, cranioplasty, orbital fractures, and facial trauma in both children and adults. Rachel A. Ruotolo, MD participates in medical missions across the globe to treat children and adults with limited access to medical care and is on the board of Child Abuse Prevention Services, a non-profit organization in Long Island dedicated to the prevention of child abuse. She has been honored with several awards, including the Distinguished Service to Children Award and the highly recognized Healthcare Hero Award. Dr. Ruotolo has had her research published in a number of esteemed medical journals and publications. She is a member of professional organizations such as the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, American Medical Association and the Nassau County Medical Society.

Long Island Plastic Surgical Group (LIPSG) was established in 1948 and maintains its reputation as one of the premier plastic surgery practices in the United States. LIPSG doctors are committed to the safest treatment possible and quality patient care. The practice operates a fully equipped surgical facility that has been accredited by the American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities, Inc. LIPSG oversees nine Centers of Excellence within its practice, including Breast and Body Cosmetic Surgery; Non-invasive and Surgical Facial Rejuvenation; Post-Weight Loss Cosmetic and Reconstructive Surgery; Breast Reconstruction Surgery; Skin Care and Age Management; Burns and Complex Wound Management; Facial Reanimation and Peripheral Nerve Repair; Microsurgery and Hand Reconstruction; and Pediatric Plastic and Craniofacial Surgery.

LIPSG embodies a philosophy of treatment designed to help you achieve your goals with a comprehensive choice of procedures, the highest standards of safety, advanced techniques, and compassionate care.


Pediatric Craniofacial Plastic Surgery


Dr. Ruotolo and her staff are here to guide you through your journey every step of the way to ensure that you have a personalized and fulfilling experience.  The consultation is an important first step, giving you the chance to talk about your needs and goals and ask any questions you may have. Following an examination, you will receive an expert opinion on which surgical or non-surgical options may be a fit for you. You will also learn what to expect before, during, and after your procedure. At Long Island Plastic Surgical Group, our expert surgeons are dedicated to providing comprehensive and compassionate care with the highest standards of safety.


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Suite 300
999 Franklin Avenue
Garden City, NY 11530
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Payment Options

Medicaid, Medicare, Bank and Other Financing Programs, Credit Cards, HMO/PPO/Other Insurance