Plastic Surgery

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Casey Giles, PA-C
Plastic, Reconstructive, & Aesthetic Surgery

Casey Giles

Casey Giles is one of the advanced practice providers in the UNLV Health Plastic Surgery Clinic. She is a Las Vegas native and alumni of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. She attended the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio for physician assistant training. Casey graduated top of her class and was inducted into the Pi Alpha and Alpha Eta honor societies.

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John M. Menezes, MD
Plastic Surgery, Cleft Lip & Palate Repair

Photo: John Menezes, M.D.

Dr. John Menezes, an associate professor with the Kirk Kerkorian School of Medicine at UNLV, is the only fellowship-trained Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine craniofacial surgeon in Las Vegas.

Among his areas of expertise are cleft lip and palate repair, craniosynostosis, ear reconstruction, microsurgery, and adult and pediatric facial trauma.

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Meenakshi Rajan, MD
Plastic Surgery

Meenakshi Rajan

Meenakshi Rajan, MD, who has extensive training in the treatment of breast cancer patients, particularly in complex microvascular breast reconstruction, is an assistant professor in the Kirk Kerkorian School of Medicine at UNLV Department of Plastic Surgery.

Dr. Rajan earned her medical degree at Rush University Medical College, completing her general surgery residency training at Cleveland Clinic Florida and plastic surgery residency training at the University of Texas Health Sciences Center in San Antonio.

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Angelie Teng, PA-C
Plastic Surgery

Angelie attended the University of Washington, where she pursued her undergraduate degree in Biology with a focus on Physiology. Following this, she obtained her physician assistant degree from Case Western Reserve University. She initially practiced in general surgery before transitioning to the plastic surgery clinic at UNLV Health.


Dr. Ashley Pistorio – Carpal Tunnel

Dr Pistorio

A UNLV Health doctor is now one of just over 100 across the nation offering a newer procedure to treat carpal tunnel syndrome.

Dr. Ashley Pistorio demonstrated the technique to News 3 on Tuesday morning at the UNLV Health Plastic Surgery Clinic. 

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Cleft and Craniofacial Surgery

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If your child has a cleft lip and/or palate or other craniofacial disorder a good place to start is with the UNLV Medicine Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery team.

Each child is an individual, however, and you should be sure to discuss your child’s unique situation during your first appointment with Dr. Menezes and the UNLV Medicine multi-disciplinary management team.


Leaving Them Smiling

For children with rare conditions, UNLV Medicine surgeon restores the ability to show happiness. It’s a procedure that leaves both the patient and the surgeon with smiles on their faces. Surgery to correct the effects of Moebius syndrome – a rare congenital condition that can paralyze a person’s entire face and affect muscles that control back and forth eye movement – can make it impossible for a person to show that sign of happiness that most people take for granted.


UNLV Physician’s Skills Include Craniofacial Surgery

Photo: John Menezes, MD

Moebius syndrome — a rare congenital condition that can paralyze the entire face and affect muscles that control back-and-forth eye movement.

To unlock Moebius paralysis — it affects something we take for granted, the ability to smile — is something that Dr. John Menezes, an associate professor of plastic surgery with the UNLV School of Medicine, has been trained to do.

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UNLV Plastic Surgeon Reattaches Roper’s Thumb

Photo: Ben Mays with Dr. Richard Baynosa

Ben Mays held his nearly severed thumb, dangling by a ligament, in his right palm as he rode his 17-year-old quarter horse Bubby out of the South Point Arena and across the parking lot to an ambulance.

He swung the doors open, held out his dangling digit to show the stunned paramedic inside, and handed his horse over to another roper. Then he climbed in and held a bag of ice on his thumb — still shoved inside the white glove he had been wearing — as first responders sped him to University Medical Center in Las Vegas.