Ankit Desai, MD
Ankit R. Desai, MD, FACS, completed his residency in St. Louis. As a faculty member of Baptist MD Anderson Cancer Center, his primary area of focus is providing breast cancer reconstruction surgery. Dr. Desai diagnoses and treats a broad range of medical and aesthetic conditions, and his special interests include:
Microsurgical Breast Reconstruction
Implant Based Breast Reconstruction
Body Contouring Surgery
Aesthetic Breast and Body Surgery
BOTOX and Fillers
A Plastic Surgeon deals with the repair, reconstruction or replacement of physical defects of form or function involving the skin, musculoskeletal system, craniomaxillofacial structures, hand, extremities, breast and trunk and external genitalia or cosmetic enhancement of these areas of the body. Cosmetic surgery is an essential component of plastic surgery. The Plastic Surgeon uses cosmetic surgical principles to both improve overall appearance and to optimize the outcome of reconstructive procedures. The surgeon uses aesthetic surgical principles not only to improve undesirable qualities of normal structures but in all reconstructive procedures as well.
Special knowledge and skill in the design and surgery of grafts, flaps and free tissue transfer and replantation is necessary. Competence in the management of complex wounds, the use of implantable materials and in tumor surgery is required. Plastic Surgeons have been prominent in the development of innovative techniques such as microvascular and craniomaxillofacial surgery, liposuction and tissue transfer. Anatomy, physiology, pathology and other basic sciences are fundamental to the specialty.
Competency in Plastic Surgery implies an amalgam of basic medical and surgical knowledge, operative judgment, technical expertise, ethical behavior and interpersonal skills to achieve problem resolution and patient satisfaction.
American Board of Plastic Surgery
Education & Training:
Bachelor of Science
University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
1998 - 1999
Doctor of Medicine
Shands Hospital, Gainesville, FL
1999 - 2003
Saint Louis University, St. Louis, MO
2003 - 2008
University of Alabama School of Medicine, Birmington, AL
2008 - 2009
Baptist Medical Center Jacksonville
Baptist Medical Center South
Baptist Medical Center Beaches
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From the Doctor:
I was born and raised in Jacksonville, where I attended the Bolles School. After leaving for a number of years, I returned with my lovely wife and now am the proud father of my two children. My family and I love traveling and spending time by the pool and when time permits, I enjoy playing golf.
As a physician, it has been my privilege to help so many women affected by breast cancer to improve their quality of life through breast reconstruction surgery. By tailoring surgical and non-surgical options to each patient’s specific desires and goals and by treating the whole patient, I am rewarded with the satisfaction of helping patients restore their self-confidence.
Being part of the Jacksonville community, giving back to the community has been an important part of my life, as I wish for my children to grow up in an even better Jacksonville than I did. I have served on the Board of Directors of the Susan G. Komen North Florida affiliate as well as being President of the organization. I also have supported Bosom Buddies, Pink Ribbon Symposium, as well as a number of other great programs helping women with early detection and finding a cure for breast cancer.