Christopher Zarella, MD, MD, FACS

Patient Rating:

5.0 Read all reviews

My Specialties:

Pediatric Cleft Lip and Palate, Fellowship Trained; Pediatric Plastic Surgery, Fellowship Trained; Pediatric Plastic Surgery, Fellowship Trained; Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, Board-certified; Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, Board-certified; Pediatric Surgery; 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


English, Interpreters available for other languages




Legacy Health Partners
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

Patient Rating

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Average Rating:  5.0 out of 5.0

  Mar 29, 2024
I am happy

  Mar 4, 2024
The receptionist that checked my daughter in was the same one that called to get my insurance information prior to the appt. I've never been interrupted by a healthcare worker as many times as she interrupted me. She called me to get insurance and then put me on hold for at least 5 mins and then picked up the phone and asked why I was calling and acted like I was the one that called her. She wasn't able to figure out my insurance on the phone or while in the office and didn't take the time to escalate it to someone else for further help. Told me I should pay the $340 charge of a non-insurance pt and when I explained what the cost reflected she then told me not to pay it and wait for insurance even though she couldn't figure out my insurance. Not once did she try calling my insurance to figure it out even though she had my insurance card and I let her know that I verified with my insurance that we had coverage at their office after my extensive conversation on the phone with her. I'm sorry for anyone that has to try to work with her.

  Feb 20, 2024
Dr Zarella and staff were fantastic. They took their time and I felt comfortable knowing I would leave the office with the best care.

  Jan 25, 2024
The MA wasn't very friendly and seemed inexperienced with having infant patients.

  Dec 4, 2023
I am VERY HAPPY with Dr Zarella but very disappointed in the hospital facilities. The hospital appears to be very old and not well cared for which causes me some hesitancy to be treated there

  Dec 1, 2023
Dr. Zarella is great

  Sep 18, 2023
I was a bit concerned about the cleanliness of Dr Zarella as he often touches his face. I don't think he is aware of it.

  Sep 1, 2023
Dr. Zarella is absolutely the best doctor I could ever ask for. You can see and feel that he truly cares for his patients. I gladly recommend him to anyone that has a child with a cleft or needs a plastic surgeon.

  Aug 31, 2023
Dr. Zarella is excellent. Very caring, professional coupled with friendly instills confidence.