BOARD-CERTIFIED PLASTIC SURGEON
Michael Van Vliet, MD, FACS
“As a surgeon, I am able to positively impact one’s life on a deep and meaningful level. Surgery affords me the opportunity to quickly improve one’s function, form, and general health. It is a pleasure and honor to change one’s life and take the lead in an effort to restore what nature or circumstance has taken from an individual.”
Michael Van Vliet, MD, FACS, a board-certified plastic surgeon (American Board of Plastic Surgery), is currently the Medical Director for Palm Aesthetics Plastic Surgery Center and Burn and Reconstructive Centers of Florida at Blake Medical Center. He is also a Plastic Surgeon for the Sarasota Memorial Hospital and a Plastic Surgery Consultant at the in Sarasota. Dr. Van Vliet is proficient in all facets of plastic surgery and reconstructive surgery. As a surgical intensivist, Dr. Van Vliet can diagnose and treat all aspects of a patient’s needs. Accepted into medical school right after high school graduation, Dr. Van Vliet was trained at some of America’s most selective private educational institutions, including the Ivy League Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center and University of Southern California. He completed a fellowship training in burn surgery and has multiple certificates of added qualifications in laser surgery, hyperbaric medicine and surgical critical care. His main clinical interests are burn surgery, laser, critical care, breast reconstructive surgery, and the management of complex soft tissue defects.