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Dr. James Marotta Long Island Plastic Surgeon

Dr. James Marotta

Facial Plastic Surgeon
CEO, Medical Director

Dr. James Marotta is a dual board-certified and highly renowned facial plastic surgeon on Long Island. Dr. Marotta received his training from prestigious Columbia University, SUNY Stony Brook School of Medicine, and Yale University, excelling to the top of his class at multiple institutions. As a result of his exceptional skill, elite training, and excellent patient care, Dr. Marotta has consistently been recognized as the Best Cosmetic Surgeon on Long Island since 2012.

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Dr. Marotta is well-known for his high level of expertise in facial procedures, including endoscopic facial plastic surgery, surgical and non-surgical rejuvenation, and rhinoplasty.

In addition, Dr. Marotta is a top hair restoration surgeon, offering the most advanced procedures at Marotta Hair Restoration. Dr. Marotta has written several published scientific articles discussing topics such as revision rhinoplasty and the midface lift procedure. As a recipient of a medical doctorate with distinction in research and a fellow of the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS), Dr. Marotta continues to conduct studies, write medical manuscripts, and attend medical conferences to ensure that he is employing the safest and most advanced treatments on the market today.

In addition to his work at his private practice, Dr. Marotta has and continues to devote time to humanitarian causes, such as performing ear construction surgery for children in Ecuador, helping victims of domestic abuse, and providing treatment to veterans who sustained face or neck injuries in Iraq or Afghanistan. While passionate about providing people with enhanced quality of life through his work, the focal point of Dr. Marotta’s life is his family. Dr. Marotta and his beautiful wife have two children together, and their family enjoys skiing, playing sports, and exploring all that Long Island’s beaches have to offer.

Long Island plastic surgeon Dr. Peter Andolina

Dr. Peter Andolina

Plastic Surgeon
Leadership team

Dr. Peter Andolina is a passionate and patient-focused plastic surgeon born and raised in the Bronx, New York. Dr. Andolina's parents came to the United States from Italy and instilled in him the value of hard work and an inspiring and fulfilling career. From an early age, he was fascinated by science. He later went on to medical school, where he discovered his love for surgery.

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As soon as he witnessed firsthand the profound impact that surgery can have on patients’ lives, he knew that he had found his calling. Dr. Andolina considers his career path to be “the best job in the world”, as he has the opportunity to genuinely connect with his patients on a personal level and help them achieve a better quality of life. He is constantly looking to expand upon his skills, knowledge, and experience, committed to providing patients with the best possible experience, making his family proud, and setting the best possible example for his children. Dr. Andolina and his wife Annette have two children, Peter Jr. and Vivienne. They love spending time in nature together and often go on long hikes. Dr. Andolina, like his parents, prioritizes creating the best life for his family as well as dedication to his work. These combined characteristics allow him to provide patients with the highest level of care, treatment, and results.

Surgical Team

Kenneth J. Ruiz, PA-C

Physician Assistant
Partner Physicians: Dr. James Marotta & Dr. Peter Andolina

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Ken is a board-certified physician assistant with a passion for using his medical experience and aesthetic eye to provide patients with life-enhancing treatment results. He is dedicated to building lasting results with patients, garnering a deep understanding of who they are as individuals and their unique aesthetic goals. Ken loves being able to help people achieve their fullest and most satisfying life through a combination of art and science.

When Ken is away from the office, he enjoys time with his beautiful wife, two young children, and their adorable toy poodle Ty. Ken is always looking for ways to grow and take in all that life has to offer through photography, travel, biking, and exercise. Ken is all about achieving his optimal wellness and aiding others in their journeys to do the same!

Krista Weisser, RN

Surgical Director, Leadership Team

Lauren Pellati, RN

Circulating & Recovery Nurse

Kevin Grillo

Certified Surgical Technician

Medical Assistants

Jennifer Schey

Lead Medical Assistant

Janet Rimoli

Medical Assistant

Gabrielle Grasso

Medical Assistant

Laura Pavonetti

Medical Assistant

Christine Tepedino

Medical Assistant

Patient Care Coordinators

Nicole Vallario

Patient Care Coordinator

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​​Nicole has been a valued member of the team at Marotta Plastic Surgery Specialist for five years. In that time, she has worked side-by-side with Dr. Marotta and independently to help educate and guide our patients throughout their surgical Transformational Experience TM. Nicole has worked in the medical field for​ over 19 years; the bulk of that experience has been in the operating room as a Surgical Assistant in Reconstructive and Cosmetic Plastic Surgery.

This hands-on experience has provided her with exceptional knowledge and understanding of the surgical journey and has afforded her the ability to share this knowledge with our patients. Patients enjoy meeting with Nicole not only because of her expertise and experience but also her calming, caring personality. A consultation with Nicole is the start of what she hopes will be a mutually rewarding relationship, one that will last for many years to come. Outside of the consultation room, you will find Nicole spending time with her husband Tom and her son Joseph. As a family, they enjoy travel and adventure, especially when food and outdoor activities are involved! Nicole is an avid home chef and loves to hike, bike, and kayak... So don’t hesitate to ask her for a good recipe or hiking trail during your visit!

Niki Castagna

Patient Care Coordinator

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Niki has been a valued member of the team at Marotta Plastic Surgery Specialists for five years. In that time, she has worked side-by-side with Dr. Marotta, as well as independently, to help educate and guide our patients throughout their surgical Transformational ExperienceTM. Niki’s degree in communications is what initially brought her to our practice as an Administrative and Marketing Assistant.

Niki’s outgoing personality, compassionate ways, and experience within our practice earned her a well-deserved promotion to Patient Care Coordinator. Patients enjoy meeting with Niki not only because of her knowledge and experience but also her fun, reassuring nature. A consultation with Niki is guaranteed to be one filled with laughter and comfort and is what she hopes will be the start of a great relationship for many years to come. Outside of the consultation room, you will find Niki spending time with her husband Lou, their daughter Pia, and soon, Baby Castagna #2! In addition, Niki is a talented decorator and makeup artist and loves all things fashion-related. So, if you need some great style tips after your big transformation, don’t hesitate to ask her during your visit!​​

Marotta MedSpa Clinical Team

Kenneth J. Ruiz, PA-C

Physician Assistant
Partner Physicians: Dr. James Marotta & Dr. Peter Andolina

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Ken is a board-certified physician assistant with a passion for using his medical experience and aesthetic eye to provide patients with life-enhancing treatment results. He is dedicated to building lasting results with patients, garnering a deep understanding of who they are as individuals and their unique aesthetic goals. Ken loves being able to help people achieve their fullest and most satisfying life through a combination of art and science.

When Ken is away from the office, he enjoys time with his beautiful wife, two young children. Ken is always looking for ways to grow and take in all that life has to offer through photography, travel, biking, and exercise. Ken is all about achieving his optimal wellness and aiding others in their journeys to do the same!

Jenn Guinta, RN

Lead Aesthetic Nurse

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Jenn is our lead aesthetic nurse and expert injector. As a teenager, Jenn was inspired by her great aunt, who, as a nun, worked with several hospice facilities. This experience showed her the difference nurses can make in people’s lives and eventually led her to combine her philanthropic spirit with her love for art to help patients achieve their aesthetic goals.

Jenn especially loves performing injectable treatments and has earned herself the nickname “Lip Boss.” She loves the impact that our injectable treatments can have on people’s confidence and quality of life. When you come to us for your injectable treatments, you can rest assured that Jenn will provide you with stunning results that you will love. When she is not busy performing her favorite procedures, Jenn devotes her free time to her family. She has been married to her husband Anthony for 18 years, and they have two beautiful children, Joseph and Alexis. In addition, they are a family of dog lovers, with two Shar-Peis, a Shih-poo, and a Boxer mix.

Jacqueline Micallef, RN

Aesthetic Nurse

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Jacqueline’s background as a freelance makeup artist ignited her passion for the cosmetic and aesthetic industry. Makeup artistry helped her understand the face's natural highlights, shadows, and contours. Beginning her nursing career as a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Nurse for five years, attention to detail became very important to her. She strives for perfection in everything she does, and has an enormous heart.

From Jacqueline: “The ability to make someone feel beautiful in their skin brings me great joy and motivates me. “The ability to make someone recognize the natural beauty within themselves. My aesthetic provider goals are to enhance my patients' natural features to highlight the beauty already present! I love building lasting relationships with clients and helping them achieve all of their aesthetic desires. I genuinely enjoy every service offered at Marotta Medspa. My favorite service to perform is Lip Augmentation. The lips are the focal point of the face and provide structure while enhancing my patients' natural beauty! Beautiful lips give confidence and compliment every smile!”

Janet Mintzes, LE

Aesthetician

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Janet is a medical aesthetician driven by the idea that when people look good, they feel good. She loves hearing from patients that they are getting compliments on their skin because she knows that she has provided them with results that have boosted their confidence and overall happiness. Janet’s favorite treatments are those that promote collagen, such as microneedling, RF microneedling, and non-ablative laser skin treatments, because of the natural rejuvenation that these therapies provide.

Janet loves working in her garden, reading fiction novels, crafting, and repurposing vintage and antique items in her spare time. One of her dreams is to participate in the reality TV competition, Flea Market Flip. Janet is happily married to her husband Andy, and together they have two children, Aaron and Devon Ann. Their family also includes an adorably fluffy and spunky Shih Tzu Lhasa Apso mix named Chewy.

Kristina Coppola, LPN

Aesthetician

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Kristina has a deep passion for helping people achieve self confidence. Having experienced self confidence issues herself, helping a patient change their mindset, feeling beautiful, or even just leaving with a smile on their face feeling better than when they came in, is a success to her. She is motivated by her love of helping patients achieve their goals. She is inspired by her coworkers and their constant gratitude/generosity which makes her want to be better every day. Kristina loves being able to really get to know her patients on a personal level.

From Kristina: “Having deep connections with my patients makes my job not feel like work. I absolutely love what I do.” “It’s so hard to pick what I love most because I truly love everything I do. I love giving facials and having my Patient relax and enjoy the massage portion. My goal is to always elevate any service I provide and make it the most comfortable for patients.”

Jennifer Schey

Lead Medical Assistant

Janet Rimoli

Medical Assistant

Gabrielle Grasso

Medical Assistant

Laura Pavonetti

Medical Assistant

Christine Tepedino

Medical Assistant

Administrative Team

Sharon Marotta

CFO, Practice Administrator

Katie Lave

Administrative Director, Leadership Team

Sarah Corallo

Executive Assistant, Leadership Team

Pamela Balducci

Administrative Assistant

Alexa Salvage

Administrative Assistant

Audra McCarthy

Lead Specialists

Melissa O’Dea

Administrative Assistant

Gina Scalone

Administrative Assistant

Shannon Buscemi

Administrative Assistant

Marketing Team

Alisa Vinasco

Marketing Director, Leadership Team

Erica Surgeary

Social Media Specialist

Human Resources

John Rajotte, MBA

Human Resources Manager

When you schedule your consultation with Marotta Plastic Surgery Specialists, you can feel secure that the decision you are making is the right one for you. Dr. Marotta’s expertise and skill make him a top Long Island plastic surgeon who enjoys answering your questions. Schedule your consultation today to begin your journey to looking good and feeling good.

895 West Jericho Turnpike, Smithtown, NY 11787