Norcross Cosmetic Surgeon
Dr. Gerry L. Sotomayor
Dr. Gerardo “Gerry” L. Sotomayor of Graceful Contours in Norcross, Georgia, is a respected cosmetic surgeon and laser surgeon who serves the men and women in Atlanta, Alpharetta, Johns Creek and Gwinnett County. His approach to patient care has made him one of the area’s most trusted Hispanic surgeons in the area.
Meet Dr. Gerry L. Sotomayor: Atlanta’s Best-Known Hispanic Surgeon
Gerry L. Sotomayor, MD, received his Bachelor of Science degree in Biology at the University of Puerto Rico and obtained his medical degree at the accredited Universidad Central del Caribe in 1980. From there he and his wife, Vivian, moved to Akron, Ohio, where he obtained his Internship and Residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology in 1984. Due to a national reduction in General Surgery residencies during those years, he was able to assist in many other surgical areas that later provided a solid basis for his well-diversified practice.
Upon arriving in Atlanta in 1984, he was one of the few surgeons trained in Laser surgery and in Advanced Laparoscopic procedures. His desire to teach others led him to the creation of many training workshops in Gynecology Surgery at Northside Hospital. He participated actively in the Continuing Medical Education advisory board at Northside and St. Joseph Hospitals. He developed the Gynecological Endoscopy Society, where the latest surgical inventions and techniques are discussed in a very friendly and professional way with doctors from Georgia and other states. The fact that his primary language is Spanish has launched his career in many Central and South American countries as a guest speaker in areas of new product development.
Dr. Sotomayor has been in practice at Northside Hospital since 1984 and has served in many significant positions within the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Of special significance is his involvement in the training of fellow doctors in Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery, Laser Surgery, Hysteroscopy Procedures and, most recently, medical research of stem cells obtained from cord blood. Dr. Sotomayor also runs Northlake OB-GYN, a private OB/GYN practice in Norcross.
Recently, his interest in Cosmetic Surgery developed as a result of the many inquiries from his patients and friends. He trained in the area of Laser Liposuction first and after a visit from one of his mentors, Dr. William Saye, the developer of the Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy, his attention moved to a safer liposculpting technique called VASER liposuction surgery. Lasers and ultrasonic tools have been in use for over 25 years and they were an easy transition for Dr. Sotomayor, who has significant knowledge in both fields. He has completed training with Dr. Gregory Zengo, VASER technology’s leader and trainer in VASER® liposuction surgeries, and has become fully certified to use the VASER® liposuction under tumescent anesthesia.
He later decided to perfect his liposuction techniques and trained under Jeffrey Klein, the inventor of tumescent anesthesia and microcannula liposuction in California. Upon his return to Atlanta, Dr. Sotomayor adopted most of Dr. Klein’s time tested techniques thus providing a very high level of finesse in surgery.
As Atlanta’s best-known Hispanic surgeon, Dr. Gerry L. Sotomayor is recognized for his contributions as a cosmetic surgeon and laser surgeon. If you live in Alpharetta, Atlanta, Johns Creek or Gwinnett County, contact Graceful Contours to schedule a personal consultation with Dr. Gerardo L. Sotomayor.