Thomas G. Liszka, MD

Experienced Plastic Surgeon in Charlotte, NC

doctorDr. Thomas G. Liszka, MD is a board-certified plastic surgeon who has specialized in cosmetic plastic surgery since 1993. He is a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons as well as the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, the nation’s leading cosmetic surgery organization. After graduating with a Phi Beta Kappa membership and summa cum laude from Duke University in 1981, he attended medical school 1981-1985 at the University of Pittsburgh. During medical school he was elected to Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. After completing general surgery residency and chief residency at the Medical College of Virginia, Dr. Liszka was selected to train at Johns Hopkins Hospital—one of the world’s most respected medical institutions.

While at Johns Hopkins, Dr. Liszka also served as Chief Resident in Plastic Surgery. Upon completion of his training at Johns Hopkins, Dr. Liszka joined the faculty at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine.

It was at the University of South Carolina where Dr. Liszka became a member of the South Carolina Craniofacial and Cleft Lip and Palate Center, the Breast Care Center, and taught medical students and surgical residents.

In 1996, Dr. Liszka, his wife Nancy, and daughters Lara and Haley moved to Charlotte.

Dr. Liszka and his family are avid sports enthusiasts and enjoy playing tennis. They are also active in their church and have a passion for disability ministry.

Awards and Affiliation

  • American Society of Plastic Surgeons
  • American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
  • American Board of Plastic Surgery
  • North Carolina Plastic Surgery Society
  • Christian Medical and Dental Association
  • Cambridge Who’s Who in Medicine
  • Alpha Omega Alpha
  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Certifications
  • American Board of Plastic Surgery

Education

  • Duke University, B.A. 1981
  • summa cum laude graduate phi beta kappa
  • University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, M.D. 1985
  • alpha omega alpha honors medical society
  • Medical College of Virginia
  • general surgery internship 1985-1986
  • Medical College of Virginia
  • general surgery residency 1986-1990
  • Medical College of Virginia
  • chief resident in general surgery 1990
  • Johns Hopkins Hospital
  • plastic surgery fellowship 1990-1993
  • Johns Hopkins Hospital
  • plastic surgery chief resident 1993
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Ballantyne Plastic Surgery
14135 Ballantyne Corporate Place, Suite 150
Charlotte, North Carolina 28277

March 18,2020

To Our Patients,

The Surgeon General, the CDC, the American College of Surgeons, and the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery have all recommended delaying or postponing elective surgery and medically non essential patient visits during the Covid 19 pandemic as we anticipate an unprecedented strain on our Healthcare System. The Novant Healthcare System has cancelled/rescheduled all elective operations beginning 3/18/2020. They have not given a date when they anticipate opening their operating rooms for elective surgery and we will be monitoring that closely. Also, the CDC and Federal Government have recommended limiting social interactions to try to slow the spread of disease. For that reason Ballantyne Plastic Surgery will be operating on an extremely limited basis for the next two weeks or longer and only be seeing patients for medically necessary reasons. This is defined as patients whose health would be negatively affected if they are not seen. This will apply mainly to patients in the early post operative period. As of March 18, 2020 the following applies to Ballantyne Plastic Surgery:

  1.  All elective surgery is being cancelled and will later be rescheduled when the  operating rooms are open for elective procedures. Every effort will be made to accommodate your scheduling desires.
  2.  All medically non-essential patient visits will be rescheduled for a minimum of 2 weeks or however long the CDC and other governing agencies deem essential to limit the spread of Covid 19. This includes:
          a. All new patient consults
          b. All dermal filler and neuromodulator (botox) patients
          c. All aesthetic services (laser, skin pen, peels, etc.)
          d. All long term post surgical follow up patients unless there is a problem requiring immediate intervention
  3. Dr Liszka will determine who will be seen during this time period and you will be notified as to your appointment date. You also may call the office to discuss whether you need to be seen during this time

All of us at Ballantyne Plastic Surgery are very sorry to have to implement the above protocol for our practice and the impact it makes on our patient’s schedule and lives. This is an unprecedented medical problem and requires extreme measures. We believe this is necessary and in the best interest of our patients, staff, community, and country.

Sincerely,

Thomas G. Liszka, M.D.
Ballantyne Plastic Surgery
(704) 295-0777

Practice Policy Regarding Covid 19

Ballantyne Plastic Surgery is open for consultations, follow up appointments , and selected services. Our commitment to our patients is to provide excellent care in the safest possible environment. We have implemented protocols recommended by the CDC, North Carolina Medical Board, The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, and the American Society of Plastic Surgeons regarding Covid 19 precautions. We are requiring all patients to wear a mask for admittance to our office, answer screening questions, and have their temperature checked. We are also timing appointments to allow for social distancing. We appreciate your trust and consider it a privilege to provide care for all your aesthetic needs. Please call for an appointment or if you have questions regarding our practice during these difficult times.