“I never leave the operating room until I’m 100% satisfied with the results.”

Lyle Leipziger, MD, FACS

Dr. Lyle Leipziger is dedicated to helping his patients regain confidence and improve their quality of life. An experienced and board-certified plastic surgeon, he brings over two decades of surgical expertise and a penchant for aesthetics to the Friedman Center’s team.

Dr. Leipziger finds the greatest reward in his work when his patients experience increased happiness and higher self-esteem, and he considers reconstructive surgery an important component of that experience. He creates a welcoming environment where patients feel safe and comfortable, from their first phone call to the office through their final postoperative appointment.

Passionate about the artistry of plastic surgery, Dr. Leipziger focuses on helping each patient feel that her appearance has been enhanced and her form restored. To do so, he works with patients to identify their personal goals, preferences, and desires. He strives for perfection and never leaves the operating room until he is 100% satisfied with the results.

Dr. Leipziger also serves as the Chief of Division of Surgery (Plastic Surgery) for Long Island Jewish Medical Center and Northshore University Hospital in the Northwell Health system. He teaches in the Department of Surgery at the Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell.

Dr. Leipziger sees patients at our Great Neck Plastic Surgery Office located at 900 Northern Blvd Suite 130.

“Dr. Leipziger was extremely sensitive to my concerns. He managed my expectations and gave me all the information that I needed to make decisions in regard to my treatment & procedures.”

Education

  • Fellowship in Craniofacial & Microvascular Surgery, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
  • Residency, New York Hospital Weill Cornell Medical Center
  • Residency in General Surgery, Mount Sinai Hospital and Medical Center
  • MD, Cornell University Medical College
  • Bachelor’s degree, Johns Hopkins University

Honors & Awards

  • Castle Connolly’s America’s Top Doctors and Top Doctors New York Metro Area
  • New York Magazine’s Best Doctors
  • US News & World Report Top Doctors
  • New York Super Doctors
  • New York Super Doctors
  • Vitals’ Patients’ Choice Award, Compassionate Doctor Recognition,Top 10 Doctor Award, and On-Time Doctor Award
  • Newsday’s Top Doctors on Long Island Patients’ Choice Award
  • Physician of Distinction Award—FACT Breast Cancer Foundation
  • Cornell University Medical College—Dean Thomas Meikle Prize in Research
Affiliations
  • Glen Cove Hospital
  • Huntington Hospital
  • Lenox Hill Hospital
  • Long Island Jewish Medical Center
  • Long Island Jewish Valley Stream
  • North Shore University Hospital
  • Northern Westchester Hospital
  • Peconic Bay Medical Center
  • Phelps Memorial Hospital Center
  • Plainview Hospital
  • Southside Hospital
  • Syosset Hospital
Insurance

Dr. Liepziger accepts a wide range of insurance plans: view the current list of accepted insurance on the Northwell Health website. We also recommend that you contact us directly with any questions regarding your coverage.

REGISTERED NURSE

Joan O’Shea

Joan is a registered nurse and a key member of Dr. Leipziger’s surgical team. She works with patients to ensure seamless, coordinated care from initial diagnosis to final follow-up appointments. Joan is proud to do her part in continually improving the patient experience. When not at work, Joan is spending time with her family.

OFFICE MANAGEMENT

Sandi Margulies

Sandi brings over 20 years of experience in surgical coordination. She works closely with Dr. Leipziger to provide each patient with individualized attention and access to the right resources. Sandi enjoys putting all the pieces together to create a successful surgical experience. When she’s not at work, she’s spending time with her family.

MEDICAL SECRETARY

Donna Wetter

Donna has been working with Dr. Leipziger for over a decade. She brings a positive attitude to work each day, and she loves collaborating with her fellow teammates to provide an exceptional patient experience. From scheduling to charting, Donna handles administrative details so that the reconstruction journey can be just a bit smoother. She loves baking, photography, and needlepoint.