Dr. LaTerra is licensed as a physician and surgeon in the state of Pennsylvania. He graduated from Jefferson Medical College, and following his surgical residency training, spent an additional two years in an externship working alongside a prominent Philadelphia plastic surgeon at one of the premier greater Philadelphia Med Spa and Cosmetic Surgery Centers.
During his surgical residency and externship in non-surgical aesthetic medicine, he came to realize that a large number of patients desire the benefits of cosmetic surgery, without having to experience the prolonged downtime and risks associated with surgical procedures under general anesthesia. Aware that similar results could now be achieved without surgery, Dr. LaTerra has pursued specialized training in the most current treatments, procedures, and therapies available to those patients who are looking for the results of cosmetic surgery without having to assume the risks and challenges of the post-operative recovery period.
Dr. LaTerra not only has previous surgical training, and has been mentored by a leading Philadelphia plastic surgeon, he has also completed advanced certification in cosmetic injectables (including Botox and all injectable fillers) as well as all medical laser treatment modalities. His dedication to patient care and aesthetic results has been proven consistently by patient feedback, referrals, and over twenty Press Ganey patient recognitions and physician acknowledgements over the course of his training and practice.
Dr. LaTerra personally conducts all medical cosmetic and aesthetic procedures at his practice and also looks forward to spending this time with both new and established patients. He wants to provide the additional assurance and comfort to his patients in knowing that they will be seen, evaluated and treated only by their physician while visiting the office at each appointment and patient consultation.