In 2017, Dr. Emese Kalnoki joined our team of plastic surgeons in Rochester, NY, after leading a private plastic surgery practice for 7 years. The first female board-certified plastic surgeon to join the Quatela Center for Plastic Surgery, Dr. Kalnoki specializes in aesthetic and reconstructive breast surgery and body contouring procedures.
Before joining the Quatela Center, Dr. Kalnoki owned and operated a successful plastic surgery practice in Arizona's Phoenix Valley. She developed an interest in reconstructive breast surgery for women who had undergone mastectomies and has performed approximately 400 breast reconstruction procedures and another 350 breast reconstruction revision surgeries. She also specialized in body contouring surgery, especially procedures to address the effects of significant weight loss or pregnancy.
Dr. Kalnoki's dedication to providing personalized care to each patient makes her an ideal fit for the Quatela Center for Plastic Surgery. She shares our philosophy that plastic surgery should restore a patient's confidence and provide a sense of well-being. Recognizing the unique needs of the women and men who choose our practice is key to getting outcomes that exceed patients' expectations. Dr. Kalnoki's surgical expertise, combined with an unwavering commitment to patient care, sets her apart from others in the field.
Dr. Kalnoki graduated from the University of Chicago with a Bachelor of Science degree in biochemistry, while also completing a minor in Egyptology. She earned a Master of Science degree in biology before going on to study medicine in her home state of Ohio at Wright State University. Dr. Kalnoki completed 5 years of general surgery training at Banner Good Samaritan Hospital in the Phoenix Integrated Surgical Residency program. She went on to the University of Louisville in Kentucky for 2 years of plastic surgery training. Dr. Kalnoki is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery.
With a passion for breast and body contouring surgery, Dr. Kalnoki completed specialty fellowship training in Grand Rapids, MI with Dr. Dennis Hammond, an internationally recognized breast and body surgeon. The coveted fellowship under Dr. Hammond provided Dr. Kalnoki the opportunity to develop expertise in performing demanding surgical procedures, such as body contouring after weight loss and the SPAIR breast reduction – a technique that minimizes scarring compared to traditional methods. She also gained great experience in complex aesthetic and reconstructive breast revisions.
Dr. Kalnoki is a talented painter. Her artistic ability refines her aesthetic vision and complements her work as a plastic surgeon. "Let the beauty of what you love be what you do. (Rumi)"
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