Dr. Ellsworth - Plastic Surgeon in Houston

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Dr. Ellsworth trained in the world-renowned Texas Medical Center, including institutions such as M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, The Methodist Hospital, St. Luke’s and Texas Children’s Hospital.  Through these diverse programs Dr. Ellsworth gained extensive experience in the newest techniques in breast reconstruction, microsurgery and cosmetic surgery. After an extensive written and oral examination process, Dr. Ellsworth scored in the top of the nation and is Board Certified in Plastic Surgery and a Diplomat of the American Board of Plastic Surgery.

Although Dr. Ellsworth enjoys the full spectrum of plastic surgery, he has extensive education in microsurgical breast reconstruction, such as the DIEP FLAP,as well as body contouring after massive weight loss and cosmetic surgery. Dr. Ellsworth is currently on staff with the Institute of Reconstructive Surgery and Department of Surgery at The Methodist Hospital and also serves as Assistant Clinical Professor of Plastic Surgery at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas.

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Dr. Ellsworth is committed to outstanding and ethical care of every patient.  World-class training combined with his personal and compassionate approach to the patient afford Dr. Ellsworth with the key elements to success in Plastic Surgery.

Just ask our patients – Time after time the men and women who visit our clinic comment on the unmatched dedication of our team.  Dr. Ellsworth is known for taking the extra time in your consultation to educate you in all of your surgical and non-surgical options.

DR. ELLSWORTH’S RESUME

Professional Memberships

  • Member American Society of Plastic Surgeons 2007 – present
  • Board Committee Member Young Plastic Surgeons Steering Committee ASPS 2010 – present
  • Co-Chair Division of Advocacy – YPS Steering Committee 2013 – present
  • Board Committee Member Patient Safety Committee of ASPS 2014 – present
  • Board Committee Member Health Policy Committee of ASPS 2014 – present
  • Board Committee Member Leadership Development Committee of ASPS 2015 – present
  • Elected Member Board of Governors, PlastyPAC – Advocacy for ASPS 2015 – present
  • Member American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery 2015 – present
  • AMA Delegate ASAPS Delegate to AMA YPS Section 2013 – 2014
  • AMA Alternate Delegate ASAPS Delegate to American Medical Association 2014 – present
  • Member American Medical Association 2012 – present
  • Fellow American College of Surgeons 2013 – present
  • Member Houston Society of Plastic Surgeons 2006 – present
  • Member American Society for Reconstructive Microsurgery 2011 – present
  • Member World Society for Reconstructive Microsurgery 2012 – present
  • Member Texas Society of Plastic Surgeons 2014 – present
  • Member Texas Medical Association 2004 – present
  • Member Harris County Medical Society 2004 – present
  • Member American Hernia Society 2012 – present

Honors and Awards

  • Selected to participate ASPS Essentials of Leadership 2015-2016
    • One of 25 surgeons from across the country selected to participate in this multi-meeting ASPS leadership summit.
  • First Place Clinical Paper Award Texas Society of Plastic Surgeons 2015
  • Houstonia Magazine
    • Top Doctors in Houston 2015
    • Super Doctors Rising Stars 2015
    • Super Doctors Rising Stars 2014
    • Super Doctors Rising Stars 2013
    • Super Doctors Rising Stars 2012
  • Baylor College of Medicine – Plastic Surgery Residency
    • Baron Hardy Award for Outstanding Academic Performance 6/2009
    • Highest In-service Score in Baylor Program 2009 –National Percentile 95% 2009
    • Cronin Award First Place Clinical Paper – Texas Society of Plastic Surgeons 11/2008
  • Baylor College of Medicine – Medical School.
    • Nominated for Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society
    • Elected Chair of the Admissions Committee, Baylor College of Medicine 2002 – 2003.
    • Awarded a Baylor Alumni Scholarship 2001 – 2004.
    • Honors Recognition in all clinical rotations.
    • Named Outstanding Plastic Surgery Student of the graduating class of 2004. 2004
  • University of Virginia.
    • B.A. with Distinction
    • Dean’s List all semesters
    • Echols Scholar. Selected based on academic excellence and outstanding achievements to take part in this four-year program, which allows students to design their own majorDean’s List. All semesters.
    • Winner of the Jesse H. Jones Scholarship. Chosen as one of three recipients of this citywide search for students with outstanding achievement in the classroom and in extracurricular activities (Houston, TX).
    • Named Reader’s Digest Foundation Scholar. Selected based on outstanding academic achievement while an undergraduate student.
    • Intermediate Honors Recipient. Awarded to students maintaining a GPA above a 3.40 at the end of the second year at the University of Virginia.

BIBLIOGRAPHY

Peer Reviewed Articles

  1. Ellsworth, WA, Colon, GA. Management of Medical Morbidities and Risk Factors Before Surgery: Smoking, Diabetes, and Other Complicating Factors.  Optimization of Patient Safety in Cosmetic Surgery, Seminars in Plastic Surgery, Vol 20(4);pg 205-213 Nov. 2006.
  2. Ellsworth, WA, Iverson, RE. Patient Safety in the Operating Room.  Optimization of Patient Safety in Cosmetic Surgery, Seminars in Plastic Surgery, Vol 20(4); pg: 214-218 Nov. 2006.
  3. Feldman, E, Ellsworth, WA, Yuksel, E. Mycobacterium Infection after Breast Augmentation – A case report.  Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery. Vol 62(2009), e330-e332.
  4. Ellsworth, WA, Basu, CB, Iverson, RE. Perioperative Considerations for Patient Safety during Cosmetic Surgery – Preventing Complications. Canadian Journal of Plastic Surgery 2009; 17(1):9-16.
  5. Ellsworth, WA, Rizvi, M, Cohen, B, Dinh, T.  Techniques for Labia Minora Reduction: An Algorithmic Approach. Aesthetic Plastic Surgery Journal. Aesthetic Plast Surg. 2010 Feb 34(1):105-10.
  6. Ellsworth, WA, Reece, GP, Friedman, JD. Safety and Efficacy of Suction Assisted Lipectomy on Irradiated Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue. Annals of Plastic Surgery. Ann Plast Surg. 2010 Mar 11. [Epub ahead of print] Printed – 64(4) 442-445
  7. Ellsworth, WA, Rizvi M, Cohen, B, Dinh, T, Labia minora reduction: Guidelines for Procedure Choice. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. 2010 125(5) 216e-217e.
  8. Ellsworth, WA, Rizvi, M, Bass, BL, Friedman, JD. Breast Implant Salvage with Use of AlloDerm in the setting of Cancer. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. 2010 126(4) 189e-190e.
  9. Koshy, JC, Ellworth, WA, Sharabi, SE, Hatef, DA, Hollier, LH, Stal, SX. Bilateral Cleft Lip Revision: The Abbe Flap. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. 2011 126(1) 221-227.
  10. Koshy JC, Ellsworth WA, Hollier LH, Stal S. Reply: Use of the Reverse Yu’s Flap for Difficult Reconstruction of the Upper Lip. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. 2011 127(2) 994-995.
  11. Nahabedian MY, Ellsworth WA, Bass BL, Skoracki RJ, HellerL. Breast Reconstruction in Women Under 30: A 10-year Experience. The Breast Journal Editorial. 2011 17(1) 1-2.
  12. Ellsworth, WA, Bass, BL, Skoracki, R, Heller, L. Breast Reconstruction in Women under 30 – A 10 year experience.  The Breast Journal. 2011 17(1) 18-23.
  13. Hatef, DA. Ellsworth, WA, Hollier, LH., Stal, SX. Perioperative Steroid Use for Minimizing Edema and Ecchymosis after Rhinoplasty. Aesthet Surg J. 2011 Aug 1;31(6):648-57.
  14. Izaddoost, S, Ellsworth WA, Bullocks, J.  Definitive Evidence of Rectus Abdominis Preservation and Function after Bilateral DIEP.  Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Accepted, In Press.
  15. Bavare C, Kim M, Blackmon S, Ellsworth W, Davies, Reardon MJ. Delayed Aortic Rupture After Aortic Endograft Placement in patient With Spinal Hardware.  The Annuals of Thoracic Surgery. 2011;92:1512-1514.
  16. Izadoost S, Ellsworth WA, Gordley KP, Vennix MJ, Bullocks JM. Definitive evidence of rectus abdominis preservation and function after bilateral DIEP breast reconstruction. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery [Plast Reconstr Surg], 2013 Apr; Vol. 131 (4) pp. 658e-61e.
  17. Muesse JL, Blackmon SH, Ellsworth WA, Kim MP. Treatment of Sternoclavicular Joint Osteomyelitis with Debridement and Delayed Resection with Muscle Flap Coverage Improves Outcome. Surgery Research and Practice, 2014 Vol. 2014
  18. Fernandez-Moure JS; Van Eps JL; Menn ZK; Cabrera F; Karim A; Tasciotti E, Weiner BK; Ellsworth WA. “Does Cross-Linking of Porcine Dermal Matrices Affect Platelet Rich Plasma Induced Neovessel Formation in a Rat Hernia Model?” Pub: Hernia 2014.
  19. Fernandez-Moure JS; Van Eps JL; Menn ZK; Cabrera F; Karim A; Tasciotti E; Weiner BK; Ellsworth WA. “ Platelet Rich Plasma Enhances Tissue Enhances Tissue Incorporation of Biologic Mesh. J. Surg Res. 2015 June 19. Pil: S0022-4804 (15) 006715-5 Doi: 10-10-16/j.jss 2015.
  20. Banerji S; Friedman JD; Ellsworth WA. “Outcomes with Seri-Scaffold in Reconstructive and Revisionary Breast Surgery.” Submitted. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, 2015.
  21. Fernandez-Moure JS; Van Eps JL; Menn ZK; Cabrera F; Karim A; Tasciotti E; Weiner BK; Ellsworth WA. Platelet Rich Plasma Enhances Incorporation of Porcine Dermal Matrices in a Rat Hernia Model. “Submitted: Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery, 2015.
  22. Zafar SN; Ellsworth WA. “Reduction and Mastopexy of the Reconstructed Breast: Special Considerations in Free Flap reconstruction.” Seminars in Plastic Surgery 2015; 29(02): 110-121. DOI: 10.1055/s-0035-1549050.
  23. Rose J; JS Colen; Ellsworth WA. “Reduction and Mastopexy Techniques for Optimal Results in Oncoplastic Breast Reconstruction.” Seminars in Plastic Surgery 2015; 29(02):
  24. Kim M; Anderson TA, Ellsworth WA, WA; Marco RA; Gaur Puja; Miller, J. “Three Dimensional Model for Surgical Planning in Resection of Thoracic Tumors”. Int J Surg Case Rep 2015. 09/2015.
  25. Van Eps J; Fernandez-Moure JS, Ellsworth WA. “Decreased Hernia Recurrence Using Autologous Platelet-Rich Plasma with Strattice Mesh in Rodent Ventral Hernia Model.” Surgical Endoscopy; Nov 2015. DOI 10.1007/s00464-015-4645-4

Book Chapters

  1. Warren A. Ellsworth and Jeffrey D. Friedman, The Institute for Reconstructive Surgery, The Methodist Hospital, Houston, TX, USA and others) Chapter 17: Body Contouring after Massive Weight Loss pp. 207-218, In: The Fundamentals of Bariatric Surgery Editors: Shahzeer Karmali and Daniel W. Birch (Minimally Invasive Gastrointestinal and Bariatric Surgery, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. 2013

NATIONAL PRESENTATIONS

  • “Platelet Rich Plasma Improves Mechanical Properties Of Acellular Dermal Matrix In Rat Model Of Chronic Hernia Repair”
    Joseph Fernandez-Moure,Warren A. Ellsworth MD, FACS
    -American Hernia Society April 1, 2016, Washington DC
  • “Does Acellular Dermal Matrix Thickness Affect Seroma rate of Time to Drain Removal in Tissue Expander Based Reconstruction?”
    Jessica Rose, D.O., Zarosh N. Zafar, M.D., Warren A. Ellsworth MD, FACS
    -ASPS Plastic Surgery: “The Meeting” October 16, 2015, Boston, Mass.
  • “Oral Board Collection – Practical Tips from Recent Grads.”
    Warren A. Ellsworth MD, FACS
    -ASPS Plastic Surgery: “The Meeting” October 15, 2015, Boston, Mass.
  • “In-Network vs. Out of Network: Considerations for upcoming Graduates.”
    Warren A. Ellsworth MD, FACS
    -ASPS Plastic Surgery: “The Meeting” October 15, 2015, Boston, Mass.
  • “Use of the Wells Criteria for Diagnosis of Pulmonary Embolism in Plastic Surgery.”
    Elizabeth Killion, M.D., Warren A. Ellsworth MD, FACS
    First Place Clinical Paper Winner

    -Texas Society of Plastic Surgeons: September 2015.
  • “Does Acellular Dermal Matrix Thickness Affect Seroma Rate or Time to Drain Removal in Tissue Expander Based Breast Reconstruction?”
    Jessica Rose, DO, Warren A. Ellsworth MD, FACS
    -Texas Society of Plastic Surgeons: September 2015.
  • “Revision Augmentation at the time of Cardiac Sarcoma Resection: The
    Importance of Pocket Control When Inframammary Approach is Combined with Simultaneous Sternotomy”
    Jessica F. Rose, DO; Michael Reardon, MD; Min Kim, MD; Warren A. Ellsworth MD, FACS
    -The Aesthetic Meeting 2015. Friday, May 15, 2015, Montreal, CANADA.
  • “Plate-Rich Plasma (PRP) Decreases incidence of Hernia Recurrence Using Strattice™ Mesh in a
    Rodent Model of Chronic Ventral Hernia Repair”
    Van Eps, J.L., Dunkin, B., Ellsworth, W.A.
    -SAGES 2015 Annual Meeting, Nashville, TN, April 17, 2015 Abdominal Wall Session
  • “Platelet Rich Plasma Enhances Tissue Deposition Through Increased Early Neovascularization on Porcine Acellular Dermal Matrices.”
    Fernandez-Moure, J.S., Van Eps, J.L, Menn, Z.K., Cabrera, F., Ellsworth, W.A., Weiner, B.K., Tasciotti, E., Bass, B.L.
    -Texas Society of Plastic Surgeons; September, 2014
  • “Seri-Scaffold: a novel tool for Complex Breast Surgery”
    Banerji, S. Ellsworth, WA. Friedman, JD.
    -Texas Society of Plastic Surgeons, 2014.
  • “Polyester Mesh Functionalization with Nitric Oxide Releasing Silica Nanoparticles Prevents Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus Colonization and Biofilm Formation In Vitro and In Vivo.”
    Fernandez-Moure, J.S., Van Eps, J.L, Menn, Z.K., Cabrera, F., Ellsworth, W.A., Weiner, B.K., Tasciotti, E., Dunkin, B.J.
    -American College of Surgeons 100th Clinical Congress, San Francisco, CA. 2014.
  • “Platelet Rich Plasma Enhances Tissue Deposition Through Increased Early Neovascularization on Porcine Acellular Dermal Matrices.”
    Fernandez-Moure, J.S., Van Eps, J.L, Menn, Z.K., Cabrera, F., Ellsworth, W.A., Weiner, B.K., Tasciotti, E., Bass, B.L.
    -Surgical Forum, American College of Surgeons 99th Clinical Congress, Washington, DC. 2013.
  • “The Importance of an Aesthetically Pleasing Hairline”
    -American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery Meeting, April 23, 2010, Washington, D.C.
  • “Rectus Abdominis Function after DIEP Flap Harvest: The Importance of the Lateral Row”
    -Senior Residents Conference, American Society of Plastic Surgeons, January 21, 2010, Anaheim, California.
  • “Definitive Evidence of Rectus Function after DIEP Flap Harvest”
    -Texas Society of Plastic Surgeons; September 25, 2009, Grapevine, Texas.
  • “Techniques in Labia Minora Reduction: An Algorithmic Approach”
    -American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery; May 3, 2009, Las Vegas, Nevada.
  • “Labia Minora Reduction: An Algorithmic Approach”
    -Texas Society of Plastic Surgeons; November 14, 2008, San Antonio, Texas.
  • “Mucormycosis: Microsurgical Intervention and Recent Pharmacotherapy Advances”
    -Texas Society of Plastic Surgeons; November 14, 2008, San Antonio, Texas.
  • “Reconstruction of Full Thickness Calvarial Defects: A Role for Integra”
    -Texas Society of Plastic Surgeons; November 14, 2008, San Antonio, Texas.
  • “Breast Reconstruction in Women under 30 – A 10 year experience”
    -American Society of Breast Surgeons; May 2, 2008, New York, New York.
  • “Mycobacterial Infection after Augmentation Mammoplasty: A Case of Medical Tourism”
    -Texas Society of Plastic Surgeons; November 10, 2007, Austin, Texas.

LOCAL PRESENTATIONS

Faculty – “Complex Abdominal Wall Reconstruction Course”
• Methodist Institute for Technology Innovation & Education, Houston, Texas, August 27, 2010.

Lecture – “Component Separation – The Open Technique”
• “Complex Abdominal Wall Reconstruction Course”, Methodist Institute for Technology Innovation & Education; Houston, Texas, August 27, 2010.

“Liposuction”
• The Methodist Hospital Department of Nursing – Nursing Symposium. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery: Core Concepts and Postoperative Management Essentials. Houston, TX, October 15, 2010.

“Rhytidectomy and Midface Lift”
• Baylor College of Medicine, Division of Plastic Surgery, Grand Rounds; Houston, TX, April 29, 2010.

“Techniques in Upper Body Contouring”
• Baylor College of Medicine, Division of Plastic Surgery, Grand Rounds; Houston, TX, December 11, 2009.

“Treatment of Craniofacial Disorders”
• Baylor College of Medicine, Division of Plastic Surgery, Grand Rounds; Houston, TX, January, 15, 2009.

“Primary and Secondary Repair of the Cleft Lip”
• Baylor College of Medicine, Division of Plastic Surgery, Grand Rounds; Houston, TX, November 20, 2008.

“BCM Plastic Surgery Call – General Principles”
• Baylor College of Medicine, Division of Plastic Surgery, Grand Rounds; Houston, TX, July 13, 2008.

“Alopecia and Hair Restoration”
• Baylor College of Medicine, Division of Plastic Surgery, Grand Rounds; Houston, TX, May 29, 2008.

“Otoplasty and Ear Reconstruction”
• Baylor College of Medicine, Division of Plastic Surgery, Grand Rounds; Houston, TX, January 24, 2008

“Pressure Sore – Treatment and Reconstruction”
• Baylor College of Medicine, Division of Plastic Surgery, Grand Rounds; Houston, TX, October, 2006

“Pressure Sore – Evaluation and Management”
• Harris County Hospital District, Nursing Staff Ground Rounds; Houston, TX, September, 2006

“Tissue Expansion”
• Baylor College of Medicine, Division of Plastic Surgery, Grand Rounds; Houston, TX; August, 2006

“Acute Burn Injury”
• Baylor College of Medicine, Ben Taub General Hospital, Department of Surgery Grand Rounds; Houston, TX, September 2005.