Meet Our Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery Team

Plastic Surgery

Exceptional Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeons in Chicago

The board-certified plastic and reconstructive surgeons at Weiss Memorial Hospital, both in private practice and from The University of Chicago Medicine, provide a wide range of surgical procedures to help you repair, restore, or improve your face, skin, breasts, trunk, and extremities. Some of these procedures include breast surgery, body contouring, and hand reconstruction.


 Lawrence S. Zachary, M.D.

Lawrence S. Zachary, M.D.


Lawrence S. Zachary, M.D., is Medical Director for Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at Weiss Memorial Hospital. He is a board-certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon who specializes in body contouring and breast augmentation after massive weight loss (lifts and liposuction), breast reconstruction after breast cancer, breast reduction, facial plastic surgery (lesion removal, wound care, skin tumors, scleroderma), hand surgery, skin cancers, and reconstructive surgery for traumatic defects. For numerous years, he has appeared on Chicago magazine’s list of Chicago’s “Top Doctors” for the field of plastic surgery.  His most recent nomination is for 2019.

Dr. Zachary’s expertise is in body contouring as it relates to major weight-loss after gastric bypass.  Additionally, Dr. Zachary has had great success in the treatment of Raynaud’s Phenomenon with new and innovative procedures, such as Botox injections, fat transfers, and sympathectomy.

Dr. Zachary also is involved in the care of patients with orthopedic surgeons. He works closely with the joint replacement surgeons who specialize in the treatment of patients with previously infected knee or hip prostheses. He is involved in the soft tissue coverage of the knee or hip and specializes in the excision of neuromas after knee surgery.

Year Started Practice

Clinical Specialties
Hand surgery
Plastic surgery

Board Certifications
Plastic surgery
General surgery
Hand surgery

Special Interests
Hand surgery
Reconstructive surgery
Excision of neuroma after knee surgery
Cosmetic surgery
Body contour after weight-loss

Medical Training
Medical School: Chicago Medical School, Chicago, IL
Residency: University of Chicago Hospitals, Chicago, IL
Fellowship: Raymond Curtis Hand Center, Baltimore, MD