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Dr. Lewis Ladocsi was born in Newark, New Jersey, and graduated with Honors in Anthropology from Duke University. He then received his medical degree from the Medical College of Virginia and completed a residency in General Surgery at the Saint Barnabas Medical Center in Livingston, New Jersey. He returned to MCV and completed a residency in Plastic Surgery, then went on to complete a fellowship in Cosmetic Surgery with Dr. James Carraway at Eastern Virginia Medical School. He joined Richmond Plastic Surgeons in 2000, and specializes in cosmetic surgery of the breast, face and body, as well as all aspects of reconstructive surgery.

About Dr. Ladocsi

About Dr. Ladocsi

Dr. Ladocsi has presented on various surgical topics at regional and national meetings around the country, and has written articles on both general and plastic surgery which have appeared in many national, peer-reviewed journals. During his career in Richmond, he has been recognized for patient care, leadership, and community service. Dr. Ladocsi is board certified in plastic surgery and is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, as well as the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. He currently serves as the president of the Virginia Society of Plastic Surgeons. He lives with his wife and three children in Midlothian, and his interests include photography and Civil War history.

Before & After

Interview with Dr. Ladocsi Presented by MEDARVA Health Care, Courtesy of WTVR CBS6 Richmond Part 1


Ladocsi Interview Part 2


Educational Background


  • Eastern Virginia Medical School, Cosmetic Surgery
    • Chairman: James Carraway, M.D.


  • Medical College of Virginia, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
    • Chairman: Austin I. Mehrhof, D.D.S., M.D.
  • St. Barnabas Medical Center (Livingston, NJ), General Surgery
    • Chairman: Francis C. Nance, M.D.

Medical School

  • M.D. Medical College of Virginia


  • Duke University, B.A. in Anthropology with Honors
  • Tulane University


  • Newark Academy, Livingston, New Jersey


  • American Board of Plastic Surgery
  • American Board of Surgery


  • Fellow of the American College of Surgeons
  • American Society of Plastic Surgeons
  • Southeastern Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons
  • Virginia Society of Plastic Surgeons (Past President)
  • Medical Society of Virginia


  • Board of Directors, Medical Society of Virginia (2002-‘03)
  • Chair, Medical Economics Committee, Medical Society of Virginia (2002-‘03)
  • Trustee, Richmond Academy of Medicine (2003)
  • Secretary-Treasurer, Virginia Society of Plastic Surgeons (2001-‘04)
  • President, Virginia Society of Plastic Surgeons (2005-present)
  • Medical Director, The Virginia Center for Plastic Surgery (2002-present)


  • Ladocsi LT, Zinsser JW. The consequences of expanded oral surgery scope of practice in Richmond, Virginia. Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery. 119(1):387-400, 2007.
  • Ladocsi LT. Chondrocutaneous rotation flap closure of auricular defects. Plast ic & Reconstructive Surgery. 112(6):1566-72, 2003.
  • Ladocsi LT, Siebert C, Rickert RR, Fletcher S. Basal cell carcinoma of the penis. Cutis. 61(1):25-27, 1998.
  • Ladocsi LT, Benitez L, Filippone DR, Nance FC. Intraoperative cholangiography in laparoscopic cholecystectomy: a review of 734 consecutive cases. The American Surgeon. 63(2):150-6, 1997.
  • Lowell TD, Errico TJ, Fehlings MG, DiBartolo TJ, Ladocsi LT. Microdiscectomy for lumbar disk herniation: a review of 100 cases. Orthopedics. 18(10):985-90, Oct 1995.
  • Ladocsi LT, Sullivan B, Hanna MK. Eosiniphilic granulomatous cystitis in children. Urology. 46(5):732-4, 1995.
  • Ladocsi LT, Cohn JD. An improved technique for the placement of hemodialysis catheters in the internal jugular vein. Journal American College Surgeons. 180:343-45, 1995.
  • Ladocsi LT, Lowry S, Spiro S, Feldman S. Secondary volvulus of the small bowel associated with acute cholecystitis. Contemp Surgery for Residents. 2(5):12-16, 1994.
  • Chihlas CN, Ladocsi LT, Sholley MM, Loughran TP, Krieg RJ. Position of the fabella relative to the path of the common peroneal nerve across the lateral head of the gastrocnemius muscle. Cliicaln Anatomy. 6:163-6, 1993.


  • Pineapple Award for Patient Care, Chippenham-Johnston-Willis Hospitals (2001)
  • Distinguished Service Award, Richmond Academy of Medicine (2002)
  • Activism Award, American Society of Plastic Surgeons (2002)
  • Richmond Top Docs, Richmond Magazine (2008 – 2016)
  • Richmond’s Best Cosmetic Surgeon 2016
  • The Richmond Times-Dispatch


  • Photography
  • Civil War History
  • Woodworking
  • Sunday-School Teacher
  • Saint Edward the Confessor Catholic Church (2012-Present)

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