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My Incredible Staff

“Dr. Patronella remains most proud of his finest achievement: an incomparable and accommodating staff with an average length of employment of better than 10 years.”

Christopher K. Patronella - MD, FACS, FICS

Dr. Patronella's Patient Care Team

Dr. Patronella and his incredible staff

Dr. Patronella and his dedicated patient care team find it greatly rewarding to help women and men achieve their aesthetic dreams.

He and his staff share a commitment to giving patients attentive, compassionate care and exceptional aesthetic results to ensure that the initial consultation and every step of the surgical process is a pleasant experience for our guests. Our knowledeable patient education team is here to help you schedule your initial consultation and answer any general questions you may have about our surgical procedures and accredited surgical facility. When you visit our office, you will be warmly greeted by our patient reception team who will assist you with checking in and checking out after each appointment and schedule any follow-up visits. Dr. Patronella’s skillful medical assistants work closely with him to care for you before and after surgery. They will review important information with you to help you prepare for surgery and, following your procedure(s), they assist Dr. Patronella in monitoring your recovery to ensure it goes as smoothly as possible.

Patients consistently give Dr. Patronella’s team glowing reviews, and for that we are honored. We are dedicated to upholding their trust and satisfaction, treating every person with kindness, dignity and respect as we partner with them to create a richly rewarding outcome! “The best you is what we do.”


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Eva Cadena
Patient Coordinator

“As Dr. Patronella’s patient coordinator for  more than 25+ years, I have been privileged to gain invaluable experience and information from working with one of the nation’s best doctors in plastic surgery. I want patients to know that when they walk through our door, they will be in the best of hands before, during, and after their surgery.

“While Dr. Patronella’s artistic talent and surgical skill are essential to the excellent aesthetic results he consistently achieves, his patients equally appreciate his honesty, integrity, and wonderful bedside manner.

“My goal as Dr. Patronella’s patient coordinator is to help patients feel comfortable and at ease during their consultation and to provide them with assistance and guidance for all of their needs at every step of the surgical experience.

“As a mother of four children, I understand the demands of balancing family and work commitments while also taking time to pursue the activities and goals that bring personal fulfillment. One of the most rewarding aspects of my role is seeing the satisfaction on my patients’ faces when their dreams became a reality and hearing the positive impact this so often has on other areas of their lives such as their relationships and self-image.

“I invite you to email or call our friendly patient care team at 713-799-9999 to schedule your appointment with Dr. Patronella. We look forward to meeting you and helping you achieve your appearance goals, providing you with a wonderfully rewarding experience through every stage of the surgery experience and beyond!”

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Diana Cantu-Ramirez, MSN, APRN, FNP-C
Nurse Practitioner

Diana assists Dr. Patronella in the operating room and in his clinic to provide a stellar surgical experience for his patients. In addition to preparing patients for their surgeries, Diana is available to assist them with any questions or concerns they may have after they return home.

“I love working with Dr. Patronella because he’s brilliant and also very compassionate and kind to those around him. His staff admire and respect him, and his patients adore him. He is meticulous in the operating room and dedicated to providing the best results for his patients. I’ve personally witnessed him undoing a stitch multiple times because it was not perfect. He is a true artist and does not stop working until his artwork is a masterpiece.” -– Diana Cantu-Ramirez, MSN, APRN, FNP-C

Favorite Hobbies and Activities

“In my spare time, I enjoy traveling and meeting new people, volunteering at my church, and spending time with my friends and family.”

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Sherri Roberts
Communications & Marketing Director

Sherri Roberts is Dr. Patronella’s communication and marketing director and also coordinates his virtual consultations  to ensure it’s a smooth, rewarding experience for women and men across the globe. As a gifted writer with a journalism background, Sherri has been with Dr. Patronella for 10+ years, collaborating with him to write book chapters and magazine articles on some of the hottest topics in cosmetic plastic surgery. Her essay submissions to the MyFaceMyBody awards have helped Dr. Patronella win some of the most prestigious awards in the aesthetic industry.

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Nancy Zavala
Lead Medical Assistant

“Having the privilege of taking care of Dr Patronella patients, my job as a medical assistant allows me to interact with new and interesting people every day!”

Favorite Hobbies and Activities

“I am a mother of three children who I love very much. On the weekends, we like to play games, participate in outdoor sports, and, most important, spend precious family time together. I also enjoy treating myself to a spa day every now and then .”

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Patient Educator

“I truly enjoy being part of our patients’ aesthetic journey! It’s especially rewarding when patients share the excitement they feel after taking their first step toward their dream by scheduling an initial consultation with Dr. P.  With confidence, I can say they have selected one of best plastic surgery groups in the world. The blend of extremely talented surgeons and exceptional staff working together to ensure patients have a great experience is why so many of our patients refer family and friends to ACPS.”

Favorite Hobbies and Activities

“When I am not at ACPS, I love spending time with my family.”

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“It’s such a pleasure to work with patients from the beginning of their surgical journey until the end. I get to know them so well; our patients become like family to us.”

Favorite Hobbies and Activities

“Spending time with my daughter and husband is my favorite way to relax.”

Many of Dr. Patronella’s loyal staff members have been with him for more than 10 years, providing his patients with outstanding continuity of care and the comfort and reassurance that comes from seeing friendly, familiar faces during visits to the practice.

At The Aesthetic Center for Plastic Surgery, our patient coordinators go the extra mile to ensure patients are informed, respected, and accommodated in every way possible. On your initial visit to the practice, Eva Cadena, Dr. Patronella’s patient coordinator since 1995, will greet you and introduce you to his practice. Always engaging and informative, Eva will listen attentively to your concerns and specific goals while answering any questions you might have. Eva will share with you Dr. Patronella’s professional credentials, an extensive gallery of before and after images, offer computer imaging and prepare you for your visit with Dr. Patronella. You may also be invited to visit his complete gallery of before and after images on his website.

Dr. Patronella’s aesthetic nurse specialist, Heidi Fell, RN, BSN, specializes in a variety of nonsurgical procedures to restore a younger appearance to the face, neck, and hands. Many of these treatments provide visible results quickly and require no downtime, while others work gradually to stimulate skin’s collagen for a softer, more youthful, lifted facial appearance.

As part of a comprehensive approach to providing his patients with attentive care throughout the entire surgical process, Dr. Patronella developed an “Added Touch” program of services which supports and speeds patients’ healing following surgery. Our patients appreciate the attention to detail and assistance Dr. Patronella and his caring staff provide to optimize their recovery.

Home Health Visit

A day or two following your surgery, we offer a private visit to your home by a certified medical professional through our home health care program. This exclusive service is provided to Dr. Patronella’s patients who are recovering in the Houston area. Your visiting healthcare professional will monitor your recovery, help change dressings, assist you with your medication, and provide updates regarding your recovery to Dr. Patronella.

This highly-skilled member of Dr. Patronella’s team has been specifically trained to address your recovery needs and educate your caregiver in the appropriate techniques for providing your care.

The postoperative Home Health Visit is just one of many personal services that make the ACPS experience unique and which reflect The Aesthetic Center for Plastic Surgery’s leadership in providing premium patient care.

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