The former Chief of Plastic Surgery at Good Samaritan Hospital in New York City, Dr. Sudarsky, built eSSe Plastic Surgery because she was intent on creating an environment where woman can feel confident, comfortable and heard – it’s that third ingredient that is so important to her.
It’s the reason why eSSe is different – it’s not just a doctor-patient relationship, it’s two women with a shared goal. It’s an area where, as a women, Dr. Sudarsky feels they win, that extra quality that allows female surgeons to bring to the operating table – the ability to listen to what the patient wants – and she can do it in three languages – English, French and Spanish – fluently.) “I like to really listen to the patient and give her what she wants,” said Sudarsky. “So often doctors give patients what they perceive the patient needs, and not always what they want. I feel it’s imperative to create an environment that’s nonjudgmental.”
Schooled in the trenches, she began her career performing trauma surgery at Bellevue Hospital Center in Manhattan.
It’s that love of the drama of trauma that still brings her around the world.
Dr. Sudarsky has traveled extensively throughout South and Central America treating women and children with birth defects and injuries who otherwise would not have access to health care. As a wound care specialist, she has gone through the war torn regions of Afghanistan, Bangladesh and Nigeria treating women and children disfigured by acid burns. She also has a passion for reconstruction and the fulfillment it brings her. Working with woman who have undergone mastectomies to make them feel whole again, both physically and emotionally.
Because she strongly believes that every woman who needs reconstructive breast surgery get it, she worked with politicians to make it mandatory for insurance companies to cover it. Her dedication earned her a Certificate of Special Recognition by the United States Congress. Currently Dr. Laura Sudarsky is a co-investigator in the FDA trial of air expanders for staged breast reconstruction.
Advocating for women in this area, Dr. Laura Sudarsky has consulted with the American Cancer Society and the Susan G. Komen Foundation to provide breast screening and treatment for the uninsured.
At eSSe Plastic Surgery, she is able to combine all of that and the genuine pleasure of pleasing her patients by providing excellent cosmetic surgery. Solving those pesky problems that may have troubled them for decades, the love handles, the pooch, the deepening wrinkles, the nose that just doesn’t seem to fit an otherwise beautiful face – making women feel good about themselves, restoring or even giving them a boost of self esteem – is just what this doctor ordered. Plastic Surgeon FT Lauderdale
As your doctor Laura Sudarsky wants you to feel like a partner in your overall plan.
“We’re in this together. I’m not the ‘be all end all’ decision maker – without the patient there’s no doctor. We’re a team and we succeed together.”
Dr. Laura Sudarsky has received Awards for her volunteer work from the following organizations:
• Operation Smile
• Healing the Children
• Acid Survivors Foundation
• Susan G Komen Foundation
• American Cancer Society
• American Cleft Palate Association
• American Society Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeons
• American Society of Aesthetic Surgery
• American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery
• Association of Women’s Surgeons
• Fellow, American College of Surgeons
• New York State Medical Society
• Rockland County Medical Society
• New York Regional Society of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeons
• Northeast Society of Plastic Surgery