Legacy Health Partners

Christopher Zarella, MD, FACS

Specialist

  • My Specialties:

    Pediatric Cleft Lip and Palate, Fellowship Trained; Pediatric Plastic Surgery, Fellowship Trained; Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, Board-certified; Pediatric Surgery
  • My Areas of Focus:

    Cleft Lip Palate, Craniofacial , Craniosynostosis, Hand Surgery, Craniofacial Microsomia - asymmetric face and jaw, Craniofacial clefts - other than cleft lip and palate, Congenital ear anomalies, Congenital Hand Anomalies, Cancer reconstructive surgery, Abdominal wall reconstruction, Facial Rejuvination, Pierre Robin - small jaw, Microtia - ear reconstruction for small or missing ear, Otoplasty, Earwell for neonates, Ear molding, Birthmarks - Congenital nevi, Birthmarks - Hemangiomas, Syndactyl - webbed fingers, Polydactyly - extra fingers, Klinodactyl, Trauma reconstructive surgery, General pediatric reconstructive surgery, Breast Surgery, Breast asymmetry, Breast Reconstruction, Poland Syndrome, Mobius syndrome
  • Languages:

    English, Interpreters available for other languages
  • Gender:

    Male

PATIENT RATING: 5.0 OUT OF 5 ( 48 RATINGS & 17 COMMENTS)

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Where I see patients

Randall Children's Plastic Surgery

Education:
Fellowship: Children's National Medical Center (Craniofacial and Pediatric Plastic Surgery)
Residency: Oregon Health & Science University (Plastic Surgery)
Residency: Wake Forest Univeristy School of Medicine (General Surgery)
Medical School: Wake Forest Univeristy School of Medicine
Undergraduate: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Certification: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Board certified
Hospitals Served: Legacy Emanuel Medical Center, Legacy Good Samaritan Medical Center

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5.0 out of 5     48 Ratings     17 Comments

Mar 19, 2021
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Dr. Zarella is the best! He has a lot of care for his patients and their families. He takes the time to not only perform his role as doctor and surgeon but to relate to families on a personal and comfortable level. I am very pleased with what he has provided for our family thus far and feel confident regarding future needs he will provide for our little one.

Mar 15, 2021
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dr. Zarella treated me like a person, not just a patient. It made the entire episode more relaxed and absolutely helped me feel on the road to healing.

Mar 8, 2021
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This procedure was the first of two that I will have with this provider, so I don't yet have a complete record of my experience. But based on this visit, I had confidence in this provider's expertise and delivery of care.

Feb 18, 2021
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I have been beat up medically after mistakes were made elsewhere, he is doing the best possible work. But I remain a bit overwhelmed.

Feb 9, 2021
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Very personal & "human" - concerned and willing/open to get to know me.

Feb 8, 2021
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Office staff, nursing staff, & Dr. Zarella were all welcoming & warm.

Jan 11, 2021
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It was a pre-op visit. I will have more to base my opinion on following the surgery.

Dec 22, 2020
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Was Day Surgery. Skin on the nose. Plastic surgery with Doctor Zarella. First visit to hospital as a patient. Extremely nervous about it. Was pleasantly surprised. Everyone was helpful, polite and caring.

Dec 7, 2020
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Excellent experience w/Dr. Z. Thorough explanation of recovery process.

Oct 6, 2020
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Excellent Doctor

Sep 16, 2020
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Good conversation. A first-time plastic surgery, on my nose.

Sep 14, 2020
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Very professional.

Aug 20, 2020
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The staff was amazing. The waiting room was getting a little crowded so the took me into my room a little early. Dr. Zarella and his nursey where great. Dr. Zarella was always checking to make sure me I was doing okay during my procedure which took about a hour. He also expand what he was during the procedure.

Jul 14, 2020
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Dr.Zarella preformed a breast reduction on my right breast. he did an excellent job. he has truly changed my life. so much more confident in myself. I would strongly recommend him as anyone's plastic surgeon. I could not thank him enough. Thank you Dr.Zarella

Jun 11, 2020
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It was odd to have a pre-appointment via visual internet access. Doc could NOT see me, but I saw him. (My video picture did not work on that day even though I had set it up via instructions before the visit and it seemed to work fine during the "test!") Dr. Zarella did a GREAT JOB [removed to protect privacy] VERY PLEASED with his procedure!

Jun 2, 2020
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my daughter's lip/nose repair exceeded our expectations and we've already recognized Dr. Zarella to a friend.

May 21, 2020
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Dr. Zarella stitched up a carcinoma that was removed at a derm. clinic. It is healing well and he did a fantastic job.
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