Dr. Philippe A. Capraro

Plastic Surgeons serving Denver, Littleton, and Surrounding Areas in Colorado

 

Since joining Grossman Plastic Surgery in 2000, Dr. Philippe Capraro has established himself as one of the Denver area’s finest and most proven plastic surgeons. His years of experience and flexible skill set mean he is equipped to perform a wide range of plastic surgery procedures.

Dr. Capraro is recognized throughout the country for his work in both aesthetic and reconstructive procedures. He has published and lectured extensively on the subjects, and has even appeared on local television to share his medical knowledge with the people of the Denver area.

If you’re a resident of Denver, Colorado or if you’re a long-distance patient interested in the outstanding work of Dr. Capraro and our entire staff, please call Grossman Plastic Surgery today at (866) 221-9665.

Education and Experience

  • Boston University School of Medicine, 1992 graduate
  • Easton Hospital, Department of General Surgery, Surgical Residency, 1992-1997
  • Medical College of Wisconsin, Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, 1997-1999
  • Aesthetic Plastic Surgery Fellowship, Rose Medical Center, 2000

This training and education has allowed Dr. Capraro to become an invaluable member of the Grossman Plastic Surgery team. As a provider of cosmetic plastic surgery he has helped countless Denver-area patients achieve their aesthetic goals, while his knowledge of reconstructive surgery has allowed him to aid those who require surgical procedures after cancer or other ailments.

A Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon

Dr. Capraro is board-certified by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. This means he has passed a series of rigorous oral and written exams and demonstrated a commitment to keeping up with new developments and techniques in the field of plastic surgery.

When choosing a Denver plastic surgeon, you should always look for a doctor who is board-certified in plastic surgery. This designation means you can trust in the surgeon’s skill and experience.

On top of his board certification, Dr. Capraro is also a member of the:

  • American College of Surgeons
  • American Medical Society
  • Denver Medical Society
  • American Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons
  • American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery

In short, whether you’re looking for an aesthetic or reconstructive breast procedure, surgery after weight loss or facial plastic surgery, Dr. Capraro is equipped to help with the skill, dedication and passion for which he has become known.

If you’re a Denver, Colorado-area resident looking for a plastic surgeon you can trust, please contact Grossman Plastic Surgery online or call (866) 221-9665 today for a consultation with Dr. Capraro.

Dr. Capraro's Curriculum Vitae

Education:
Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA
Doctor of Medicine, August 1988-May 1992

Georgetown University, Washington, D.C.
Master of Science (Physiology), August 1986-May 1988

Catholic University of America, Washington, D.C.
Bachelor of Science (Biology), August 1982-May 1986

Sr. John’s College Military High School, Washington, D.C.
High School Diploma, August 1978-May 1982

Postgraduate Training:
Clinic for Plastic surgery at Rose Medical Center, Denver, Colorado
Aesthetic Plastic Surgery Fellowship,
Director: John A. Grossman M.D.
January 1, 2000-June 30, 2000

Hand and Plastic Surgery Centre, Grand Rapids, Michigan
Breast Aesthetic & Reconstructive Surgery Fellowship
July 1, 1999-December 31, 1999

Medical College of Wisconsin, Dept. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery,
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Residency
July 1, 1997-June 30, 1999

Easton Hospital, Department of General Surgery,
Easton, Pennsylvania
Categorical Surgical Residency, July 1,1992-June 30, 1997

Special Experience:
Universidad de Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, Brazil
Breast reconstruction and Aesthetic Surgery,
Director: Marcus C. Ferreira, M.D., April-May 1999

Course: Development in Body Contouring, featuring the Procedure of
Ultrasound Assisted Lipoplasty, Suburban Hosp., Bethesda, MD, Feb. 1999

Electrocardiogram Monitor Technician, Georgetown University Hospital,
Intensive Care Unit and Cardiac Care Unit, 1987

Research, Georgetown University, Department of Physiology,
1987-1988

Bethesda/Chevy Chase Rescue Squad, Bethesda, Maryland, 1984 – 1986

Accreditations:
State of Colorado Medical License – Issued February 2000 # 38450
State of Michigan Medical License – Issued August 1999 # 4654235
Written Boards in Plastic Surgery ( September 15, 1999) PASS
American Board of Plastic Surgery (September 6-8, 2001) PASS
American Board of Plastic Surgery Re-Certification (March, 2011) PASS

Honors and Awards:
Mock Boards – Certificate of Achievement,
Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI, June 1999
Awarded to the Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery resident who
Won the Department’s Mock Oral Board Competition

1997, 1996, 1995, 1994, 1993, Medical Records Award, Easton Hosp., Easton, PA
Awarded to the surgical resident who presented the most complete
Medical records including History and Physicals, progress notes and operative reports for the academic year

Professional Society Memberships:
American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, 2002-Present
American Society of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeons, 1997-Present
American College of Surgeons, Candidate Group, 1995-Present
American Medical Society, 1992-Present
Denver Medical Society,
Michigan Medical Society, 1999-Present
Kent County Medical Society, 1999-Present
Milwaukee County Medical Society, 1997-1999
Pennsylvania Medical Society, 1992-1997
Northampton County Medical Society, 1992-1997

References:
David L. Larson, M.D., Chairman
Dept. of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Medical college of Wisconsin
9200 W. Wisconsin Ave., Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53226
(414) 454-5445

Hani Matloub, M.D.,
Dept. of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Medical College of Wisconsin
9200 W. Wisconsin Ave., Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53226
(414) 454-5446

James Sanger, M.D.,
Dept. of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Medical College of Wisconsin
9200 W. Wisconsin Ave., Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53226
(414) 454-5451

Dennis C. Hammond, M.D.,
Director, Aesthetic Plastic Surgery Fellowship
Hand & Plastic Surgery Centre
245 Cherry Street, S.E., Grand Rapids, Michigan 49503
(616) 459-4131

John A. Grossman, M.D.,
Director, Aesthetic Plastic Surgery Fellowship
Clinic for Plastic Surgery
4600 Hale Parkway, Suite 100, Denver, CO 80220

Publications:
Zukowska-Grojec Z, Shen G, Capraro PA. Cardiovascular, Neuropeptide Y
and Adrenergic Responses in Stress are Sexually Differentiated.
Journal of Physiology and Behavior, 1991; 49(4): 771-777

Hammond DC, Bouwense, C L, B.A., B.S ,Hankins, WT, M.D.
Maxewell-Davis, G.S. M.D., Furdyna, J. M.D., and Capraro, PA, M.D.
Microsurgical Replantation of the Amputated Nose. Plast. and Reconstr. Surg.
105: 2133, 2000.

Capraro PA, Fisher JB, Hammond DC. Klippel – Trenaunay Syndrome
Submitted of publication in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery April 1999

Hammond DC, Capraro PA. Utilizing a Skin-Muscle Flap in Immediate Breast
Reconstruction During Placement of Tissue Expanders or Implants
Plast & Reconstr Surg, Submitting of publication

Capraro PA, Rasmus Burn, Gosain A. Cortical Activation During Facial Muscle
Movement Demonstrated fMRI.
Plast & Reconstr Surg, In process of writing May 2000

Hammond DC, Arnold JF, Simon AM, Capraro PA. Combine Use of Ultrasonic Liposuction with the Pull-Through Technique for the Treatment of Gynecomastia
Journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, 2003; 112, 3: 891-897

Grossman JA, Capraro PA, Burneikis V. Fibrin Glue in Facial Aesthetic
Procedures Plast & Reconstr Surg, In process of writing

Presentations:
Capraro PA. Cortical Activation During Facial Muscle Movement Demonstrated
FMRI. Presented at the Plastic Surgery Senior Conference, Galveston, TX.
April 23, 1999.

Capraro PA. The Fundamentals of Breast Reconstruction. Presented at the
Mammographers of Michigan – Grand Rapids, Michigan, November 6, 1999

Capraro PA. TRAM Update. Presented at XVI National Venezuelan Congress
of Plastic, Reconstructive, Aesthetic and Maxillofacial Surgery – Caracas, Venezuela
March 28, 2000

Capraro PA. “SPAIR” Mammaplasty Reduction. Presented at XVI National
Venezuelan Congress of Plastic, Reconstructive, Aesthetic and Maxillofacial
Surgery – Caracas, Venezuela, March 28, 2000

Capraro PA. Panel: Mastopexy and Its Variations. Presented at XVI National
Venezuelan Congress of Plastic, Reconstructive, Aesthetic and Maxillofacial
Surgery – Caracas, Venezuela, March 28, 2000

Capraro PA. Panel: Anatomical Implants in Breast Reconstruction. Presented
at XVI National Venezuelan Congress of Plastic, Reconstructive, Aesthetic and
Maxillofacial Surgery – Caracas, Venezuela, March 28, 2000.

Surgical Demonstrations:
Colorado and Company, KUSA 9, Denver – Vaser Lipo, 2010
Colorado and Company, KUSA 9, Denver – Injectables, 2009
KDVR Fox31 News, Denver, CO – Breast Reduction, 2009
Colorado and Company, KUSA 9, Denver – DOT Therapy, 2008
KMGH 7 News, Denver, CO – Body Lift, 2004
Capraro PA. “SPAIR” Mastopexy. Performed at XVI National Venezuelan
Congress of Plastic, Reconstructive, Aesthetic and Maxillofacial Surgery –
Caracas, Venezuela, March 29, 2000.

Personal:
Date of Birth: October 31,1963
Married, one child
Outside Interests: Weight lifting, Running, Soccer, Racing Amateur Cycling, History
Languages: Fluent in Italian, French and Spanish