Jack Gelman MD FACS
Dr. Jack Gelman completed his undergrad at Swarthmore College in 1983. He then graduated from Duke University School of Medicine 1987. He completed his fellowship in Plastic Surgery at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation and became Board Certified in Plastic Surgery in 1998. He is a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgery (ASPS) and is a Fellow of American College of Surgeons. He has contributed many publications and lectured for various presentations through the years. He also takes frequent philanthropic missions, most recently to Haiti. Dr. Gelman is a compassionate physician, who is both personable and an excellent communicator. He is an accomplished artist, painter and medical illustrator and uses those skills to help you better understand any surgery you are considering.
Allen T. Mikhail MD FACS
Advanced Laparoscopic and Bariatric Surgeon
Dr. Allen Mikhail is a board certified bariatric surgeon at Advocate Good Samaritan, Advocate Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge. He has the most complete and largest bariatric practice in all of advocate health care where he offers laparoscopic, endoscopic and medical solutions to weight loss for all patients. Dr. Mikhail has bariatric offices at Advocate South Suburban in Hazel Crest and started working at the congestive heart failure clinic at Christ Hospital. He is fellowship trained in laparoscopic and endoscopic bariatric surgery from the Cleveland Clinic. He has been the investigator on many research grants and has published numerous papers, abstracts and book chapters related to nutrition, laparoscopic gastrointestinal and bariatric surgery and is an industry instructor for laparoscopic bariatric surgery techniques.
Medical Laser Technician
Cynthia has been with Aespala Medspa & Plastic Surgery since 2014. She specializes in preoperative preparation of patients for surgery and postoperative care. She is a Licensed Practical Nurse and currently working towards her Master’s degree. She has over 10 years in the health care industry. Her past includes family practice, wound care, and infectious disease experience. She is a skin care specialist. Cynthia has a great deal of knowledge in specializing treatments and products to each individual needs. Cynthia has enjoyed many different areas of medicine, but specifically loves plastic surgery field. You will feel at ease with Cynthia during your surgical process because she is attentive, compassionate and thorough. Her passion in skin care and knowledge in nursing ensures you will be in good hands. Se habla Espanol.
Advanced Medical Aesthetician
Cherry works in our practice as a Licensed Medical Aesthetician. She graduated from The International Skin Beauty Academy. She has been in the cosmetology and aesthetic industry for over 17 years. She is passionate about skin care and educating her clients to achieve superior skin. She continues to participate in extensive training from major pharmaceutical grade product lines. Cherry is a certified laser technician and performs advanced skin antiaging treatments. She is trained in the latest technical advances in the industry. Her sweet demeanor and knowledge will make you leave satisfied and with a new sense of confidence.
Maria Dublino is a skilled, licensed Aesthetician with over a decade of experience performing a variety of medical treatments and therapies which are both safe and effective. She takes great pride in and is committed to providing improvements to your skin in a caring and professional manner. Maria brings a wealth of knowledge to Aespala Medspa & Plastic Surgery with continually educating herself on the latest skin care trends, techniques and products to provide her clients with the most comprehensive skin care experience possible. She works with all skin types knowing the intricacies of aging skin and having the considerate touch for sensitive skin. She has an eye for beauty and is able to create a customized plan, perfect for creating a brighter and more youthful glow! With little or no down time she can enhance your beauty and renew your youthful appearance. Complimentary consultations are available by appointment.
Nurse Practitioner/Nurse Injector
Sandra has been a nurse practitioner for over 8 years. She graduated from DePaul University with a Master’s Degree in Science. Sandra has been working in the medical Aesthetic industry for years with extensive experience in anti-aging treatments and laser procedures. She is a certified expert in Botox, Fillers, PRP for facial rejuvenation and vaginal/penile PRP injections for medical conditions and sexual health enhancements. Her primary interest has always been in the field of dermatology and esthetics with the philosophy of beautification of skin and people’s bodies. The creativity and understanding of how a face can look youthful and natural is a skill and an art. In one way she sees herself as an artist and absolutely loves the ways in which she can perfect a person’s face using the most current treatments in cosmetics, dermal fillers and laser technology. Perfecting her techniques for years with the constant innovation of new products brings her great joy. In her free time she enjoys yoga, cooking and taking long walks with her baby yorkie Ruby. She looks forward to meeting all of you and establishing your trust as your aesthetic provider!
Jamie started with Aespala Medspa & Plastic Surgery from day one with the development and start up. She began her career in the aesthetic industry after graduating with her esthetics license in 2009. Her creativity and leadership skills have greatly contributed to the success of Aespala Medspa & Plastic Surgery. Jamie coordinates all patient related functions, business operations, sales and marketing efforts. Her passion for aesthetics and plastic surgery makes her a perfect match for this innovative industry. Jamie is here to ensure that you have an exceptional service and care. When she is not working, she absolutely loves spending family time with her two young boys.