Many people are looking for a better quality of life. Dr. Stephen J. Ronan helps give his patients the confidence to pursue it.
Blackhawk Plastic Surgery, founded by Stephen J Ronan MD, is dedicated to helping you feel and look your best. We strive to provide excellent care with close personal attention. Dr. Ronan is Certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. He operates in a certified operating room and uses a Board Certified Anesthesiologist.
Most patients desire natural appearing results rather than a surgical appearance. Dr.Ronan utilizes modern techniques and minimally invasive procedures in order to provide refreshed and natural appearances.
The process begins with a consultation or information visit. Dr. Ronan’s consultations tend to be lengthy. After he elicits the goals and desires of the patient and conducts a focused history and exam, Dr. Ronan reviews the options available. Risks of the particular procedure are discussed in great detail. Realistic expectations are discussed and before/after photos of actual patients are reviewed. All of your questions are answered. At the conclusion of the visit, you will review a quotation with the patient coordinator. The goal of the consultation is to provide the patient with more than enough information to make a good decision about the procedure(s).
Prior to surgery, a pre-operative, or ‘nuts and bolts,’ appointment is made. During this visit, the procedure is again reviewed and questions are answered. We will review your medical history and complete a more thorough physical exam. Appropriate lab tests and/or an EKG may be performed. Necessary paperwork is completed and photo documentation is completed. Pre- and post-operative instructions are reviewed, etc.
The process doesn’t end with surgery. Patients are carefully followed in the post-operative period. After recovery, patients can return for a lifetime of follow-up.
Patients feel both comfortable and secure knowing that they are in Dr. Ronan’s gifted hands. Explore the possibility of sculpting a new you.
Dr. Ronan was born at the Presidio in San Francisco. He was raised in Petaluma where he attended St. Vincent Grammar and High School. He graduated St. Vincent H.S. with more than 20 awards and scholarships. He participated in sports year round (football, basketball, baseball and tennis) throughout these years and was chosen for multiple All-Star teams, MVP awards, etc.
Dr. Ronan majored in Physiology at the University of California, Davis. At Davis, he juggled research (on alligators!!), work (ambulance driver), and a busy fraternity social schedule. Dr. Ronan received a Letter of Commendation from Governor Pete Wilson for field work as an EMT. Next, Dr. Ronan graduated from the Medical College of Virginia in Richmond, VA. It was in Richmond that he met and married his wonderful wife, Leslie. Dr. Ronan continued his training (residency and fellowship) in general and then plastic surgery at the Medical College of Virginia. During his residency and fellowship, Dr. Ronan was chosen as the Chief Surgical House Officer at Columbia Hospitals (Chippenham, Johnston-Willis and John Randolph) for multiple years. Before returning to California, Dr. Ronan had a son, Jack. His daughter, Charlotte was born after he returned to the Bay Area.
Dr. Ronan has medical licenses in both California and Virginia. Dr. Ronan performs most of his surgery at the Health South surgery center of Blackhawk. This is a certified surgery center and he uses only a Board Certified Anesthesiologist. Dr. Ronan is the Chief of Plastic Surgery at the San Joaquin General Hospital where he teaches residents the art and science of reconstructive plastic surgery.
Dr. Ronan is Board Certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. He scored in the 99th percentile during the 2002 Plastic Surgery In-service Exam. He received the prestigious S. Dawson Theogaraj in 2000 for excellence in plastic surgery scholarship. He is a life member of the Heritage Society of the Medical College of Virginia, Virginia Commonwealth University. He is also a life member of the Maliniac Circle (Plastic Surgery Educational Foundation). Dr. Ronan is a member of multiple committees of the American Society of Plastic Surgery. Dr. Ronan is a member of numerous, prestigious medical organizations. In addition, Dr. Ronan is president of the 2003-2004 President of Tri-Valley Rotary
With Operation Kids (Richmond, VA), Dr. Ronan has had the privilege of participating in multiple foreign missions to repair cleft lips, palates, burns, and other congenital deformities of children in Guatemala. Dr. Ronan is also a member of Rotary International and Rotoplast, another organization that focuses on providing plastic surgery to children in third world countries.
Dr. Ronan has been quoted by Glamour magazine, the San Francisco Examiner, and Fashion Wire Daily. He has also authored several articles for local magazines, including the Valley Citizen. Dr. Ronan has lectured in the United States and authored journal articles and a textbook chapter regarding both aesthetic and reconstructive plastic surgery. Dr. Ronan is often invited to speak about aesthetic or cosmetic plastic surgery to lay audiences at charitable events, organization meetings, seminars, etc.