Sotirios Papafragkou, MD, FACS, is a triple board-certified surgeon at Plastic Surgery Associates of Long Island in Roslyn Heights, New York. Dr. Papafragkou is board-certified in plastic surgery, hand and microvascular surgery, and general surgery. He is an active member of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand (ASSH), the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), and The Aesthetic Society (ASAPS).
Dr. Papafragkou is proud to serve the communities in Long Island and New York City. In addition to his plastic surgery training, Dr. Papafragkou completed three additional fellowships. In Belgium, he was trained under the world-renowned Dr. Blondeel, specifically for breast reconstruction and microvascular surgery. Moreover, he completed an additional aesthetics fellowship under the world expert in eyelid surgery, Dr. Mark Codner, in Atlanta, GA.
Dr. Papafragkou also completed a fellowship in hand and microvascular surgery at the University of Medicine and Dentistry in New Jersey, now part of Rutgers University. He specializes in breast reductions with a short scar technique, blepharoplasties, endoscopic brow lifts, breast reconstruction, augmentation, and lift, body contouring, and hand surgery.
After graduating from medical school, Dr. Papafragkou completed a general surgery residency at Nassau University Medical Center on Long Island. He completed his formal plastic and reconstructive training at the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta. He also completed a hand and microvascular fellowship and cosmetic and oculoplastic fellowship. Dr. Papafragkou rounded out his training by completing a breast reconstruction fellowship in Belgium.
Dr. Papafragkou is passionate about teaching and medical research. He participated in studies at Columbia University as well as at Mount Sinai West, formerly St. Luke’s-Roosevelt in New York City. He has received the 2006-2007 award for outstanding resident research. Dr. Papafragkou has published several studies in prestigious medical journals, including the Journal of Hand Surgery.
At this orthopedic hand and microvascular fellowship, Dr. Papafragkou treated complex hand and upper extremity trauma, including nerve injuries. He also treats hand conditions such as carpal tunnel syndrome, dupuytren’s contracture, trigger fingers, and cubital tunnel. At his aesthetic and oculoplastic fellowship, he focused on cosmetic eyelid surgery, aesthetic breast surgery, facelifts, and endoscopic brow lifts. At his Breast Reconstruction fellowship, Dr. Papafragkou was exposed to post-mastectomy breast reconstruction and microvascular surgery.
Dr. Papafragkou is fluent in his native Greek language.