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Department Plastic Surgery
Primary Location Scully-Welsh Cancer Center
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English
Surgeon Yes
Primary Location

Scully-Welsh Cancer Center

Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Breast
  • Breast Augmentation
  • Breast Cancer Reconstruction
  • Breast Cancer Surgery Program
  • Breast Implant Exchange
  • Breast Lift
  • Breast Reduction
  • Diep Flaps
  • Microsurgery
  • Plastic Surgery
  • Reconstructive Surgery
  • Surgery
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Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Breast
  • Breast Augmentation Revision
  • Breast Reconstruction
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About C. Andrew Salzberg, MD

Prior joining Cleveland Clinic Indian River Hospital, Dr. Salzberg served as the Chief of the Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at The Mount Sinai Hospital System and as a Professor of Surgery at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. Practicing since 1987, Dr. Salzberg is best known as the pioneer of Direct to Implant or “one-step” breast reconstruction which replaces the traditional tissue expander method. Dr. Salzberg’s first Direct to Implant procedure was done in 2001; since then he has reconstructed more than 1,500 breasts on more than 950 patients as part of breast cancer treatment or prevention for women at high risk of breast cancer due to a BRCA mutation or family history. Dr. Salzberg is also internationally recognized in fat transfer for revision breast reconstruction along with breast augmentation for aesthetic surgery. 

He graduated from the University of Florida School of Medicine, where he earned a Medical Doctorate in 1981. Dr. Salzberg completed a residency in General Surgery at Mount Sinai Beth Israel (then known as Beth Israel Medical Center, 1981-87) and a Plastic Surgery residency at The Mount Sinai Hospital (1984-87).


  • Advanced breast reconstruction (immediate, post-mastectomy and revision
  • Direct to Implant (One-Step) breast reconstruction
  • Fat transfer for revision breast reconstruction
  • Tissue expansion, immediate and delayed
  • Pre-pectoral breast reconstruction
  • Flap reconstruction
Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Plastic Surgery
New York, NY USA

Residency - Beth Israel Medical Center - Mount Sinai New York
General Surgery
New York, NY USA

Internship - Beth Israel Medical Center
General Surgery
New York, NY USA

Medical Education - The University of Florida College of Medicine
Gainesville, FL USA

Additional Training

Professional Highlights


  • Plastic Surgery

Awards & Honors


Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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Patient Satisfaction Reviews

43 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

The Patient Satisfaction Rating is an average of all responses to the care provider related questions shown below from our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Patients that are treated in outpatient or hospital environments may receive different surveys, and the volume of responses will vary by question.

Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

The comments are submitted by patients and reflect their views and opinions. The comments are not endorsed by and do not necessarily reflect the views of Cleveland Clinic.

Overall Star Ratings
4.9 out of 5
Explains 4.9
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 5

15 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Jul 19, 2022

Great doctor and great team

Reviewed on Jul 19, 2022

Enjoyed the Dr and his PA. The Pa answered many questions my wife had an additionally provided her a contact at any time. Thankfully it wasn't needed

Reviewed on Jul 7, 2022

Dr. A. Salzberg is one of the best doctors which I ever met.

Reviewed on Jul 7, 2022

Dr. Salzburg is excellent! Ever since I met him I felt confident that I will receive the best care. He genuinely cares about his patients.

Reviewed on Jun 21, 2022

I was trying to see Dr. Salzberg before my scheduled bilateral mastectomy in hopes of getting more options for my reconstruction. My mastectomy was done by a surgeon in the Steward group and although I am happy with the results if I would have met with Dr. Salzberg before my surgery I would have most likely asked to be referred with a Cleveland Clinic Surgeon. This way I could have had a mastectomy to implant done at that time. Still happy I met Dr. Salzberg as he and his staff have been wonderful and I am excited and confident in leaving in his skilled hands my breast reconstruction.

Reviewed on Jun 21, 2022

My experience with Dr. Salzberg and Stevie Fabricante has been wonderful

Reviewed on Jun 21, 2022

Dr. Saltzberg is the most caring, compassionate doctor I have ever worked with.

Reviewed on May 31, 2022

My experience was great. Dr Salzberg and staff were kind, Helpful and easy to talk to. Made me feel at ease on my visits and before surgery. Highly recommend Dr. Salzberg.

Reviewed on May 31, 2022

Both Dr. Salzberg and Stevie and wonderful, caring, and informative. What a wonderful experience I have had with this practice.

Reviewed on May 24, 2022

Dr. Salzberg was great and I look forward to working with him!

Reviewed on May 12, 2022

Dr Salzburg and his team are the best

Reviewed on Apr 8, 2022

Dr. Salzberg and his team were fabulous! Everyone carefully listened and understood my concern - his team was very professional and provided an exceptional and caring experience.

Reviewed on Apr 8, 2022

I have already recommended Dr. Salzberg to friends, if ever there was a need for his medical and surgical expertise.

Reviewed on Mar 31, 2022

Dr. Salzburg was very caring and went above and beyond to make me feel at ease.

Reviewed on Mar 29, 2022

Dr Salzberg has a professional and friendly manner. He listens and communicates options. Answered all my questions and concerns with satisfaction. I didn't feel rushed.

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