Atlanta Plastic Surgeon Dr. Mark F. Deutsch, MD, FACS

Castle Connolly 2023 Top Doctor in Atlanta

Double board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and the American Board of General Surgery, Dr. Mark Franklin Deutsch is a plastic surgeon in Atlanta who performs a wide variety of plastic and reconstructive procedures. He has 34 years of a rare combination of medical experience, knowledge, technical skill, compassion, and commitment to excellence, resulting in a world-class physician.

Dr. Deutsch began his medical career in Florida. He graduated from the University of South Florida Medical School in Tampa, Florida. He then completed his residency in general surgery at Louisiana State University Medical Center/Charity Hospital in New Orleans, Louisiana. After finishing his residency, he completed his plastic surgery fellowship at the Einstein/Montefiore College of Medicine in New York, NY.

He also completed an additional fellowship in breast, head, and neck cancer reconstruction and microvascular surgery (surgery requiring an operating microscope) at M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas.

Memberships & Credentials

With a great deal of education under his belt, Dr. Deutsch joined the Atlanta Plastic Surgery practice. He worked there for several years, gaining a wealth of practical experience, before establishing his own private practice, Perimeter Plastic Surgery.

Dr. Deutsch is a member of several professional organizations, including the American Society of Plastic Surgeons and the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. He is also a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, an honor and distinction shared by only a select group of plastic and reconstructive surgeons. The American College of Surgeons refers to its members as “fellows.” The letters FACS, which stand for Fellow, American, College of Surgeons, mean that the surgeon’s education, training, qualifications, surgical competence, and ethical conduct have passed rigorous evaluations.

Background & Experience
Dr. Deutsch has been working in the plastic surgery field since 1997. His professional background and medical philosophies include the following:

  • Seven years of general, reconstructive, and plastic surgery training at Louisiana State University Medical Center and Charity Hospital (now named the University Medical Center) in New Orleans and Albert Einstein Montefiore Medical Center in New York, New York.
  • An additional one-year fellowship in cancer reconstruction at MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, one of the nation’s largest nonprofit hospital systems and widely regarded as among the best cancer hospitals in the United States. There he has trained in the DIEP (Deep Inferior Epigastric Perforator) flap procedure for reconstruction. This method uses tissue from the patient’s abdomen to recreate the breast mound. Today, Dr. Deutsch is one of only a small number of surgeons in the Atlanta area who perform this type of breast reconstruction.
  • Professional integrity. Dr. Deutsch performs all surgical treatments at fully-accredited medical facilities, hospitals, and surgical suites. He is assisted by board-certified anesthesiologists and highly experienced nurses specializing in plastic surgery.
  • Adherence to a strict code of ethics. Dr. Deutsch focuses on delivering the highest level of care while adhering to strict patient comfort and safety guidelines. He strives to understand every patient’s goals, develop plans to meet those goals, and stay engaged every step of the way, from the first consultation to post-surgical care. Dr. Deutsch is dedicated to his patients, always aiming to treat each and every one as he would like to be treated. He believes that personal and professional integrity are two of the most significant traits an individual can possess.
  • Deeply-held core values, which include:
    • Providing minimal discomfort and maximal comfort to each patient in his care
    • A supportive and courteous demeanor at all times in order to maximize comfort, trust, and peace of mind for patients
    • In-depth patient education and careful guidance of patients so that they can make the best choices about their medical treatments and overall health
  • Commitment to fulfilling continuing medical education requirements, including standards and innovations in patient safety. Dr. Deutsch has completed advanced training and experience in major cosmetic and reconstructive surgeries and minimally-invasive procedures for the face and body. He is committed to ongoing self-assessment and lifelong learning to provide top-quality patient care and improve clinical outcomes continually.

With over 20 years of experience in the field, Dr. Deutsch embraces other roles in the plastic surgery industry. He has lectured and published several articles on cancer reconstruction and other procedures, participated in the annual Atlanta Breast Surgery Symposium (an annual conference hosted by the Southeastern Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons), and has traveled a number of times to South America to serve the poor, whose surgical needs would otherwise go untreated.

Awards & Honors
Dr. Deutsch was a 2014 Recipient of the Compassionate Doctor Recognition, awarded by Vitals, a leader in online ratings for physicians and providers of consumer healthcare information. This accolade, which recognizes physician excellence, is only awarded to doctors who receive a significant number of outstanding patient reviews throughout a calendar year. Ratings are based on a physician’s compassion, bedside manner, and quality of care provided to his or her patients.

Dr. Mark Deutsch has been voted a Top Doctor in Atlanta by Castle Connolly Medical, Ltd from 2016 to 2023. 

Dr. Mark Deutsch and wife, Debbie As one of the top plastic surgeons in Atlanta, Dr. Deutsch performs surgery at Northside Hospital, Piedmont Healthcare System, and Gwinnett Medical Center. He sees patients on Tuesdays in the Northside office on Johnson Ferry Road and on Wednesdays at the Hwy 54 office in the Piedmont Fayette Hospital.

Dr. Deutsch and his staff at Perimeter Plastic Surgery aim to offer you the highest quality of surgical procedures and care. This encompasses patient safety, confidentiality, and the latest in surgical techniques in a congenial setting. He looks forward to consulting with you and discussing treatment options for a variety of plastic surgery concerns. To schedule a consultation, please call (404) 255-0886 or contact us online.