The Lindsay House

Patients at the Quatela Center for Plastic Surgery in Rochester, NY, have the unique opportunity to undergo their plastic surgery or non-surgical treatment at one of the city’s most beautiful Victorian-era mansions, which now houses some of the area’s leading plastic surgeons. The impeccable restoration of this Rochester, NY, landmark was a labor of love for board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Vito Quatela. The stately building reflects Dr. Quatela’s appreciation of aesthetic details and the blending of form and function.

The inviting, comfortable interior is an ideal environment for undergoing cosmetic procedures. Request your consultation using our online form to meet personally with one of our plastic surgeons or call our office at  (585) 244-1000 to schedule an appointment.


Vito C. Quatela, M.D., FACS Vito C. Quatela, M.D., FACS

Vito C. Quatela, M.D., FACS

Specializes in Facial Procedures

Compassionate and dedicated to personalized patient care, Dr. Quatela is a board-certified facial plastic surgeon recognized worldwide for his expertise in facial rejuvenation. He established the Quatela Center for Plastic Surgery in Rochester, New York to provide excellence in aesthetic surgery.

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Dr. William J. Koenig Dr. William J. Koenig

William j. Koenig, M.D.

Specializes in Breast & Body Procedures

A board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Koenig's experience and gentle bedside manner help put patients at ease and build an uncommon level of trust. He meticulously customizes each procedure, and sculpts beautiful results that consistently exceed his patients' expectations.

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Dr. Heather Lee Dr. Heather Lee

Heather Lee, M.D.

Specializes in Facial Procedures

A board-certified facial plastic surgeon and a board-certified otolaryngologist–head and neck surgeon, Dr. Lee is dedicated to improving the lives of adults and children by using her surgical talents. She specializes in procedures of the face and head including facelift, functional and cosmetic nose surgery, blepharoplasty, and injectable treatments.

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Ashley N. Amalfi, M.D. Ashley N. Amalfi, M.D.

Ashley N. Amalfi, M.D.

Specializes in Breast & Body Procedures

Recognizing the unique goals and desires of each of her patients, Dr. Amalfi uses her attention to detail and experience to create personalized surgical outcomes for her patients. A board-certified plastic surgeon, she specializes in cosmetic and reconstructive breast and body procedures.

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History of the Lindsay House

Historical picture of the Lindsay HouseThe Lindsay House was built in 1878 by Alexander Millar Lindsay, of Sibley, Lindsay and Curr. He built the three-story Victorian mansion for his wife, four daughters and three sons. The house was designed by James G. Cutler, and the homestead extended from Barrington to Berkeley, and from East Avenue to Park Avenue.

Over the next 20 years, the owners made considerable changes to the house. In 1900, the sun room was added. It was the “crowning glory” to Mr. Lindsay’s creation and provided the future setting for the weddings of all four Lindsay daughters.

Historical picture of the Lindsay HouseThe sun room overlooks a boxwood rose garden originally designed by renowned landscape architect Allen DeForest. DeForest also designed gardens and landscapes for Eastman, Bausch, Lomb and Gannett in the Rochester area. Mr. Lindsay resided in the home until his death in 1923. He was eulogized by George Eastman in a wake conducted in the sun room.

The home remained in the Lindsay family until the late 1940’s when it was donated to the Rochester Health Association, which provided needed community services, including Operation Friendship.

An Impeccable Restoration

The Lindsay House came on the market and Dr. Quatela purchased it in 1992. Dr. Quatela soon entered into a complete historical restoration and expansion project on the house’s exterior, interior and gardens. No detail was overlooked in restoring this estate back to its former glory. During the restoration project, in order to preserve the historic garden, it had to be painstakingly moved off site to a nursery. It was returned to the site in sections and replanted in its original 1900 form when renovations were completed. This is just one example of Dr. Quatela’s belief that “there are no shortcuts to quality.”

In addition to the Quatela Center for Plastic Surgery, the historic building is now home to the Lindsay House Surgery Center — a freestanding, multi-specialty ambulatory surgery center — the Quatela Center for Hair Restoration, and Q the Medical Spa.

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