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Dr. Vinay S. Gundlapalli

Dr. Vinay S. Gundlapalli is an accomplished plastic and reconstructive surgeon who brings more than 10 years of surgical training to American Surgical Arts. Together, Dr. Gundlapalli and Dr. Sean Bidic are two of the leading plastic surgeons in South Jersey.

An internationally trained surgeon, Dr. Gundlapalli specializes in a range of cosmetic and reconstructive surgery procedures, including microvascular breast reconstruction, implant based breast reconstruction, reconstruction after skin cancer resection, reconstruction after trauma, Hand surgery, breast reduction, body contouring, and facial plastic surgery.

Why Dr. Gundlapalli

Dr. Vinay Gundlapalli loves and takes pride in what he does as a Plastic and reconstructive surgeon in South Jersey. He works closely with his patients toward the common goal of restoring or rejuvenating their appearance to improve quality of life. Dr. Gundlapalli believes and takes care of every patient as if he would take care of his family. He is passionate and highly skilled to make people healthier and happier.

Dr. Gundlapalli's experience and qualifications make him one of the leading plastic surgeons in South Jersey. You can meet personally with Dr. Gundlapalli and allow him to help you achieve your reconstructive and aesthetic goals.

Simply request your consultation online, or call 888-309-8892 to schedule your appointment.

Double Board Certification

Dr. Gundlapalli is a double board-certified Surgeon. He is certified by American Board of Surgery (ABS) as a General Surgeon. He is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons (FACS). He is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery (ABPS) as a Board-certified Plastic surgeon. Some surgeons refer to themselves as "board certified," even though they have not been certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery (ABPS). The ABPS is the only board sanctioned by the American Board of Medical Specialties. The ABPS requires more extensive training and has more rigorous standards than other boards that offer certification for "cosmetic" surgeons.

He is a member of American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS). He is a candidate member of the Aesthetic Society. He is a member of the American Medical Association (AMA), the American College of Surgery (ACS), the International College of Surgery (ICS), and the New Jersey Plastic Surgery Society, South Carolina Medical Association. Dr. Gundlapalli currently operates at several area hospitals, including Inspira Medical Center (Vineland, Mullica Hill, Elmer).

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Education & Training

Dr. Gundlapalli's background includes earning advanced degrees in India, the U.K., and the U.S. In 2003, he earned a medical degree from BLDE University's Shri B M Patil Medical College in his home country of India. Dr. Gundlapalli then completed his basic surgical training and in 2007 gained membership in the Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh, UK.

After moving to the U.S., Dr. Gundlapalli embarked on a 1-year surgical training program at Detroit Medical Center/Wayne State University in 2009. He then completed a 5-year general surgery residency at Mercy Catholic Medical Center in Philadelphia, graduating as Chief Resident. Before joining American Surgical Arts in July 2017, Dr. Gundlapalli graduated from the Medical University of South Carolina as Chief Resident in plastic surgery.

Areas of Interest

True to his dedicated nature, Dr. Gundlapalli is active academically as well. He's published research in peer-reviewed journals and has presented at regional, national and international meetings. His areas of interest include:

  • Breast reconstruction: implantbased, autologous tissue techniques including microvascular flap, directtoimplant, and prepectoral breast reconstruction
  • Cosmetic surgery: facelift, neck lift, rhinoplasty, abdominoplasty, breast reduction, body contouring, liposuction
  • Injectables: BOTOX, Dysport and dermal fillers
  • Craniofacial trauma, chest and abdominal wall reconstruction
  • Hand surgery: carpal tunnel release, trigger finger, fractures, arthritis, tumors
  • Complex wound managementflap techniques, pressure ulcers
  • Microvascular surgery
  • Transgender procedures

Personal Life

Dr. Gundlapalli enjoys spending time with his wife and 2 young children. His hobbies include photography, yoga, meditation, tennis and he's an avid runner. Dr. Gundlapalli encourages his patients to reach out to him with any questions or concerns they may have using his email address, [email protected].

If you're considering aesthetic or reconstructive plastic surgery, or non-surgical cosmetic treatments, request a consultation with Dr. Gundlapalli at American Surgical Arts using the online form, or call our office at 888-309-8892 to schedule your appointment.

Research and Publications

  • 1) Breast Implant Associated Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma (BIA-ALCL)
    Luke Perry DO, Joseph Radzevich DO, David Kelter MD, Melissa Gott, Gus Slotman, Nandini Kulkarni MD, and Vinay Gundlapalli MD. The American Surgeon. Sept 15, 2020 https://doi.org/10.1177/0003134820951422
  • 2) Macrodactyly due to lipofibromatous Hamartoma of median nerve
    Vinay S Gundlapalli MD, Donna Fewell, MS3, Milton Armstrong MD, submitted to Plastic Surgery Education Network (PSEN) case reports, Feb 2018
  • 3) Robotic assisted deep inferior epigastric artery perforator (DIEP) flap abdominal harvest for breast reconstruction
    Vinay S Gundlapalli MD, Adeyemi Ogunleye MD, Kiandra Scott MD, Eric Wenzinger BS, Chitharanjan Pullattarana MD, Jason Ulm MD, Kevin Delaney MD. Microsurgery. January 2018. Article DOI: 10.1002/micr.30297
  • 4) Syndactyly repair with a straight-line technique: A case series
    Vinay Gundlapalli, M.D., John Synovec, M.B.A., Milton Armstrong, M.D. FACS, Submitted to American College of Surgeons (ACS) case reviews in Surgery April 2017
  • 5) Split Hemi Anterior Tibialis Turndown Muscle Flap for Coverage of Distal Leg Wounds With Preservation of Function
    Vinay Gundlapalli, MD, John W. Gillespie, III, MD, and Chris D. Tzarnas, MD, FACS E Plasty, March, 2014
  • 6) Concomitant Dieulafoy Lesion and Marginal Ulcer in Gastric Bypass Patient – A Case Report
    Vinay Gundlapalli, MD, MRCS Arun Baskara, MD, Steven Litchenstein, MD, Dr Brandon Oconnell, FACS. International Journal of Case reports and Images. 2013;4(6):299–302
  • 7) Atypical appendicitis, Schistosomal infection causing perforated appendicitis.
    Vinay Gundlapalli MD, MRCS, Mihir Shah, MD. Arun Baskara, MD, John Fobia, FACS, The Internet Journal of Surgery. 2012 Vol 28 Issue 2
  • 8) Small bowel Obstruction caused by rare combination of Chilaiditi and Fitz-Hugh-Curtis syndrome – A case report
    Vinay Gundlapalli, MD, MRCS, Arun Baskara,MD, O Domingo, FACS, The Internet Journal of Surgery. 2012 Vol 28 Issue2
  • 9) Recurrent evisceration from a Mcburney’s incision.
    Vinay S Gundlapalli, MD MRCS, O Domingo FACS, Intenational Journal Case reports and Images.2012;3(6):54–56.
  • 10) Polycystic kidneys occupying entire abdominal cavity
    Vinay S Gundlapalli, MD MRCS, C. Ramirez, FACS, Int Journal of Case reports and Images. 2012;3(10):60–62.

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