Meet Dr. Andrew G. Silver
Board Certification: American Board of Plastic Surgery
Fellowship: 1-year Advanced Aesthetic, ASAPS Certified, The Plastic Surgery Center, CA
Residency: 6-year Integrated Plastic Surgery, University of Nevada
Fellow: American College of Surgeons
Andrew G. Silver, MD joined the team in 2017, adding a contemporary perspective to this esteemed group of surgeons. His inclusion in the group attests to Dr. Silver’s talents, skills and character; it is a match for which both can be proud. He is truly dedicated to achieving excellence, and demonstrated his commitment by completing the highest possible level of training for an aesthetic surgeon. In addition to formal training, Dr. Silver was able to personally benefit from the experience of senior founding partner, Dr Anson’s long career in facial aesthetics.
Interestingly, Dr. Silver turned down multiple offers for a career in professional baseball so that he could follow his passion for plastic surgery. His obsession to detail while still seeing the big picture is blended with the preparation and execution of a high-level athlete. He believes that he has truly found what he was meant to do and thrives on developing long term relationships with his patients.
Skills and Specialties
Dr. Silver specializes in surgery of the face including facelift, necklift, eyelid surgery, facial implants and fat transfer. Dr. Silver's preference is a natural and refreshed look, and he is highly sought after for his conservative approach to plastic surgery. He enjoys the fine detail and precision that this type of surgery demands. He is also an expert injector, again being known for subtle enhancements. In addition to his excellent surgical skills and judgement, patients often comment that they appreciate Dr. Silver’s approachable and compassionate manner and his unique ability to clarify surgical options and separate hype from reality.
Education and Training
Doctor of Medicine, with honors
Distinction in Research/Publication
Undergradute: Rockhurst University
B.S. in Chemistry, Summa Cum Laude
Dr. Silver obtained a B.S. in chemistry while graduating at the top of his class at Rockhurst University. Due to his outstanding academic performance he was granted acceptance to medical school after his first year of college and obtained enough credits to graduate after only three years. However, he chose to complete his fourth year of college as he was also a standout on the baseball field, ultimately leading to being selected as the student-athlete of the year for the Great Lakes Valley Conference and being recognized on the ESPN the Magazine’s Academic All American Team.
He went on to attend medical school at Saint Louis University, where he continued to excel. He was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society in recognition of his outstanding academic performance. He was also selected to serve on the medical schools’ admission committee, participated in several community outreach programs, and utilized nearly every weekend to develop his surgical skills. He graduated with honors and a distinction in research and was the first Saint Louis University student in over 10 years to be selected for a residency in plastic surgery.
Dr Silver then went on to complete a six-year integrated plastic surgery residency at the University of Nevada School of Medicine. His track record of outstanding academic performance continued as he scored in the top 1% on the national surgical exams on four separate occasions. He also completed research in multiple fields including adipose-derived stem cells, cancer, pavement burns, hyperbaric oxygen, tissue expansion, pressure ulcers, and cancer, resulting in over twenty scientific publications and presentations. He also took pride in teaching the medical students and was honored with the Arnold P. Gold Foundation Humanism and Excellence in Teaching Award.
Always striving to be his best, Dr. Silver then went on to complete a full year of fellowship training in aesthetic surgery, with an emphasis on facial rejuvenation. In this year alone, Dr. Silver performed over 1500 aesthetic surgical procedures. This level of aesthetic training was available to less than 15 surgeons per year and is a testament to the extra effort that Dr. Silver has continuously shown in his journey to becoming the best surgeon that he can be.
Awards and Recognition
- Scored in the top 1% on the national surgical exams, four times
- Internationally published author of over 20 medical research articles
- Gold Humanism Honor Society – for excellence in teaching and physician role model
- Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society – for outstanding academic performance
- Shires/Barber Research Award
- American Burn Association, Best in Category, Public Health/Prevention
- Arnold P. Gold Foundation Humanism and Excellence in Teaching Award
- Program Director’s Award, Department of Surgery
- Annual George G. Bierkamper Research Convocation, 1st place – Resident
- Oncology Research Award Winner, Nevada Oncology Society
- Dr. Eric & Olive Thurston Scholarship
- Edward T Foote SJ Scholarship
- NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship
- Great Lakes Valley Conference Scholar-Athlete of the Year
- ESPN the Magazine Academic All-American Baseball Team
"Love the team! Dr. Silver is super nice and great caring. Love my results. He knows what he’s doing 👌"
"Dr. Silver makes you feel like his new best friend! He is very attentive and explains very clearly to you on what to expect from your procedure. I am very happy with his work and would highly recommend him ."
"I have had the best experience at Plastic Surgery Vegas! Dr. Edwards and Dr. Silver are not only skilled surgeons, they are so kind and compassionate. The office staff is extremely helpful and accessible. The whole experience has been amazing! I am thrilled with my results and highly recommend Plastic Surgery Vegas."
"Dr Silver is not only an incredible surgeon, but is so compassionate with his patients. The staff is warm and welcoming, eager to answer any and all questions and eager to assist in any way possible. The gold standard of medical care in every aspect!"
"I lost over 200 lbs. and as a result, had a lot of loose skin. I recently had an arm and breast lift. Dr. Silver and his staff were amazing. I was very nervous prior to the procedure. I was able to make an additional appointment to discuss my concerns and left feeling more comfortable about my decision. On the day of surgery, after being put in the operating suite, Dr. Silver sat down next me and talked to me until I went to sleep. The business part of the process went smoothly as well. Although I am only one month post-op, I am pleased with my results and plan on having a tummy tuck next year with Dr. Silver."
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