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Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Sean Bidic and Dr. Vinay Gundlapalli are surrounded by a caring and knowledgeable staff at American Surgical Arts. Through cosmetic plastic surgery and skin care, these Mullica Hill, New Jersey, medical professionals want to help you look and feel your best. They also want to make the process — from paperwork to scheduling to recovery — as easy as possible for you. They respect you, your individuality, and your privacy.

Get to know the staff below. Then come in and allow our surgeons and the staff to help you achieve your aesthetic goals. Simply request your consultation online, or call (856) 362-8898
to schedule your appointment. They look forward to meeting you.


Melissa Bartolone, Cosmetic Patient Care Coordinator

Melissa is our practice Cosmetic Patient Care Coordinator. She started with American Surgical Arts in 2018. She has been in the aesthetic industry for over 10 years.

Melissa will be with you every step of your cosmetic surgical journey from scheduling your consultation, to scheduling surgery, to your post-op recovery period. Melissa also works with multiple lenders to bring our cosmetic patients the best financing available.

Melissa enjoys developing personal relationships with each and every patient. She strives to make every patients experience with American Surgical Arts exceptional.

When not in the office she enjoys spending time with her husband, Bob, and 2 boys.


Nicole Lattimar, Hospitality Specialist

Nikki joined the practice in 2019 following 3.5 years working for Inspira Health Network. Having earned an Associate of Arts degree in Elementary Education at Cumberland County College (now known as Rowan College of South Jersey), she has applied this experience towards satisfying her true passion for the health, wellness, and aesthetics industries. Nikki attended Rizzieri Aveda School in Voorhees, NJ en route to earning her skincare license in the summer of 2019. In an on-going effort to become even more of an asset to the practice, she is currently enrolled in a medical aesthetics course at the aforementioned Rizzieri Aveda School.

She finds joy in serving the patients of American Surgical Arts and takes pride in being the first voice and smiling face that guests interact with on a daily basis.


Alyson Jones, Medical Assistant

Alyson joined the practice in Mid-2020 with over 2 ½ years of experience in the healthcare field. She earned her Certified Clinical Medical Assistant diploma from ASI Career Institute with high honors and awards. Since then she has dedicated herself to casrin for others and pushing herself beyond her goals and limits. Alyson’s strong passion and drive has set her into a life-long career in the medical field.


Deborah Lago, Practice Manager

Debbie joined our practice in 2013 with over 30 years of experience in the medical field. Debbie started her career as an LPN at Newcomb Hospital and was there serving patients for 15 years. She then worked in a surgical office as a nurse and an assistant administrator for 13 years. Debbie chose to go back to the operating room where she was an OR Nurse at Inspira Health Network. Debbie’s passion for patient interaction brought her to our practice where she strives to provide the highest quality of care to the patients of American Surgical Arts.

She was born and raised in Millville, NJ, where she still resides today with her husband, Ray. Debbie and her husband love to travel and spend time with their 3 grandsons and 1 granddaughter.


Jessica Loatman, Insurance Patient Care Coordinator

Jessica is our Insurance Patient Care Coordinator. Jessica has over 8 years of experience in the Medical field she joined our practice in 2018. Jessica’s passion is to provide the highest level of patient care and being able to make a difference is her ultimate satisfaction. Jessica enjoys building relationships with her patients and being able to be apart of every patients journey no matter how big or small.

When not in the office Jessica enjoys spending time with her husband Wade, of 13 years and their beautiful daughters.


Gretchen Bidic, Medical Aesthetician

Gretchen Bidic is experienced in nipple/areola tattooing after breast cancer reconstruction. Driven by providing a caring and comfortable atmosphere, she takes pride in restoring a natural look to the breast after surgery. As a cosmetic tattoo provider, her goals include ensuring patient comfort, creating realistic 3D results, and helping survivors take the final step of their difficult journey.

Gretchen is a certified member of the Society of Permanent Cosmetic Professionals (SPCPCPCP), is licensed by the state of New Jersey as a Skin Care Specialist, has a bachelor’s degree in Communications from the University of Pittsburgh, and will complete a Bachelor of Fine Art from the University of Delaware in the spring of 2021.


Sharon DiGerolamo, Medical Aesthetician

Sharon joined our team in 2014 after having spent 15 years as an Account Executive for a pharmaceutical media buying company. Her desire for a hands-on career in health and wellness led her to Rizzieri Aveda School for Beauty and Wellness where she completed training in skin care. She also went on to receive certification in micro needling, permanent makeup and eyelash lift and extensions. Sharon attended Coolsculpting University, where she received her credentials to become a certified Coolsculpting professional. She has performed hundreds of treatments and assessments.

Sharon comes from a long background of customer service and client relations so her ability to build lasting relationships with her clients is something she prides herself on. She is extremely passionate about helping people reach their goals and her belief is that when people are happy with their appearance, their confidence radiates. You can find Sharon in our medical spa performing treatments like; HydraFacial’s, chemical peels, micro needling, Visia complexion analysis’, Coolsculpting and more! You’ll know it’s her because she’s always smiling!

Sharon has been married for 13 years and loves being a “Boy Mom” to sons Mario, 11 and Dominic, 7. When she’s not at the office making people feel beautiful, you can find her at a baseball field somewhere in South Jersey. 

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