Doctors Who Care

My Hope Chest is proud to partner with some of America’s leading plastic surgeons who have graciously either donated their time and expertise through our “Doctors of Distinction” program’ or provided their services at a significantly reduced rate through our “Doctors of Merit” program.

Without the generosity of our wonderful doctors participating in these programs and changing our patient’s lives forever, My Hope Chest could not exist. We hope that should you require any of the services these great doctors specialize in, you will consider these exceptional doctors.

(*MHC Patient candidates are asked not to contact our surgeons directly if applying for assistance through our program. Please instead, direct all questions to info@myhopechest.org. We appreciate your cooperation.)

Doctors of Distinction


Florida

Antonio J. Gayoso, M.D.

Dr. Gayoso was born in Gainsville, Florida and he completed his undergraduate education at Duke University and the University of Florida. He is Board Certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and is currently the Chief of Plastic Surgery at St. Anthony’s Hospital and at Bayfront Medical Center. He is a member of The Florida Society of Plastic Surgeons is a recent past president of the Tampa Bay Society of Plastic Surgeons.

Dr. Gayoso has participated in Faith In Practice, an international goodwill mission providing plastic and reconstructive surgical care in Guatemala, and also has volunteered for Iraq Star, which provides reconstructive care to wounded war soldiers in the Gulf. Additionally, Dr. Gayoso is dedicated to breast reconstructive surgery for breast cancer patients. He has been on the Local Board for the American Cancer Society and participates in My Hope Chest, a charitable organization that provides breast reconstructive surgery for women without health insurance.

He derives great satisfaction from the restoration of form and function after illness and injury. His skills in microsurgery and reconstruction are in demand in our medical community.

Contact 727-895-1515
Learn more about Dr. Gayoso

Dr. Frank Stieg, JD, MD, FACS (Orlando)

Dr. Frank Stieg has practiced plastic surgery in Central Florida since 1987.  He has experience in all areas of cosmetic and reconstructive surgery including breast surgery, facial surgery, and body contouring.  Dr. Stieg’s special interests are breast cancer reconstruction and cleft lip and palate repair.

In addition to his prolific surgical skills, Dr. Stieg gives of his time to others.  He has been on 35 international surgical mission trips with the Florida Hospital SHARES program, providing necessary care to children with clefts of the lip and palate.

Dr. Stieg is a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons and is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery.  He is also Board Certified in Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery.  He is a member of the American College of Surgeons.  The newest member to My Hope Chest’s Doctors of Distinction, we are grateful to have him!

You can reach his practice at
407-647-4601.

Learn more about Dr. Steig


Louisiana

Center for Restorative Breast Surgery

New Orleans is home to the first hospital in the country with a complete and total treatment program for women seeking the most advanced methods of breast reconstruction utilizing the body’s own tissue (DIEP, SIEA and GAP flap procedures). They formed a generous partnership with My Hope Chest in 2010.

The Bilateral Simultaneous Gap Reconstruction (SGAP Flap) and the Stacked Flap (Stacked DIEP) Reconstruction are revolutionizing breast reconstruction surgery. Dr. DellaCroce and Dr. Sullivan were the first surgeons in the world to develop a protocol that allows those seeking reconstruction of both breasts the option of reconstruction in one operation when the tummy tissue is insufficient. Best Doctors, Inc. recently named both Dr. DellaCroce and Dr. Sullivan, one of the “Best Doctors in America.”

“I continue to be humbled by the impact this work has, both on the women I treat and the people who care about them. The effects of breast reconstruction have the capacity to transcend the surgical techniques, providing the final link in the circle of treatment, a return to wholeness, and an overall sense of recovery.”

~ Frank J. DellaCroce, MD, FACS, co-founder of the Center for Restorative Breast Surgery and the St. Charles Surgical Hospital, the only hospital in the world dedicated to breast reconstruction for women facing breast cancer.

“My hope is to enhance the quality of care to our patients by making available to them the most innovative and progressive treatments possible.”

~ Scott K. Sullivan, MD, FACS, co-founder of the Center for Restorative Breast Surgery (CRBS), and the St. Charles Surgical Hospital, the only hospital in the world dedicated to breast reconstruction for women facing breast cancer.


Nevada

William A. Zamboni, M.D., F.A.C.S.

Dr. William Zamboni passed away in July of 2015.

He was our founding surgeon is is deeply missed.

Dr. Zamboi was highly regarded as a person and surgeon and the world is at a loss due to his untimely passing.

He was the chair of the Department of Surgery and chief of the Division of Plastic Surgery at the University of Nevada School of Medicine in Las Vegas and director of the Microsurgery and Hyperbaric Research Laboratory at the School of Medicine. Dr. Zamboni is on the adjunct faculty at the University of Nevada Las Vegas Department of Biological Sciences and Nevada Cancer Institute.

He had received numerous distinctions including the Foundation Professor Award from the University of Nevada, Reno, voted one of “America’s Top Surgeons,” the Distinguished Physician of the Year Award from the Nevada State Medical Association.

Dr. Zamboni helped transform surgical care in Las Vegas and is renowned for his medical innovations, establishing Nevada’s first limb reattachment center.

Dr. Zamboni

Our Nevada “Doctor of Distinction”, Dr. William Zamboni and MHC patient Lisa


If you are a doctor or surgical facility anywhere in the US that would like to join our mission and help Survivors on our growing wait list, please contact us today!