Stephen J. Laquis, MD, FACS Ophthalmic Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery

Dr. Stephen J. LaquisDr. Laquis specializes in facial, cosmetic, and orbital surgery. He is Board Certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology and is fellowship trained by the American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Dr. Laquis brings a comprehensive background in his areas of specialization to support his patient’s needs.

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Areas of Specialization

  • Blepharoplasty and Brow Lifts
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Laser Facial Resurfacing
  • Botox® and Facial Fillers
  • Thyroid Eye Disease
  • Orbital Lesions and Mass Removal
  • Facial/Orbital Trauma and Reconstruction
  • Skin Cancer Removal of the Eyelids and Face

Education

  • Bachelor of Arts in Biology, Boston University
  • Doctor of Medicine, New York Medical College
  • Internship in Internal Medicine, Yale University
  • Fellowship in Ophthalmic Oncology, Orbital Disease, and
    Oculoplastic Surgery, University of Tennessee
  • Fellowship in Ophthalmic, Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery,
    Vanderbilt University

Noteworthy Accomplishments

Assistant Professor at the University of South Florida School of Medicine
Awarded Gulfshore Business Magazine’s 2008 40 Under 40
Voted Best Eyelid Surgeon in Southwest Florida by Fort Myers News Press

Professional Associations

American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
American Academy of Ophthalmology
American Medical Association
Florida Medical Association
Lee County Medical Society & Collier County Medical Society
American College of Surgeons
American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery

Awards

2015 Best Winner 2016 Best Winner

Publications

Laquis SJ, Garcia-Valenzuela E, Sharma SC: The Patterns of Retinal Ganglion Cell Death in Hypertensive Eyes. Association for Research and Vision in Ophthalmology, 1996.

Sharma SC, Laquis SJ, Walsh J, Shareef S: The Acute Effects of Increased Intraocular Pressure on Retinal Ganglion Cells. Association for Research and Vision in Ophthalmology, 1996.

DaSilva JL, Sharma SC, Laquis SJ, Lerea KM, Stoltz RA, Abraham NG: Adenovirus Mediated Heat Shock Protein (Heme Oxygenase-1) Gene Transfer into Retinal Ganglion Cells. Association for Research and Vision in Ophthalmology, 1996.

Laquis SJ, Walsh TJ, Weitzman M: Pseudotumor Cerebri: A Retrospective Analysis. Association for Research and Vision in Ophthalmology, 1998.

Gonzalez C, Laquis SJ: Shifting of Null Point from Vertical to Horizontal in a Case of Neurological Upbeat Nystagmus after Ventriculo-Peritoneal Shunt Surgery: Association for Research and Vision in Ophthalmology, 1999.

Laquis SJ, Sinard J, Gloor P: Surgical Management of Conjunctival Intraepithelial Neoplasia. Association for Research and Vision in Ophthalmology, 2000.

Laquis SJ, Fleming JC, Haik BG, Wilson MW: Draize Testing of Technetium-99m Sulfur Colloid in Rabbits. Association for Research and Vision in Ophthalmology, 2001.

Laquis SJ, Chaudhary P and Sharma SC: The Patterns of Retinal Ganglion Cell Death in Hypertensive Eyes. Brain Research. 1998; 784: 100-104.

Laquis SJ, Freeman J, Fleming JC, Wilson MW, Haik BG: A Rapidly Growing Choroidal Melanoma. American Journal of Ophthalmology 2002;133:147-149

Laquis SJ, Vick V, Fleming JC, Wilson MW, Haik BG: Intracranial Glomus Tumor with Orbital Extension. Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery 2001. Vol. 17. No. 6 (458-461)

Laquis SJ, Fleming JC, Wilson MW, Haik BG: Retinoblastoma and Facial Abnormalities in a Patient with X; 13 Translocation. American Journal of Ophthalmology 2002;133:285-287

Laquis SJ, Wilson MW, Fleming JC, Haik BG: Conjunctival Mycosis masquerading as Melanoma. American Journal of Ophthalmology 2002;134:117-118

Laquis SJ, Edmonson B, Parks F, Haik BG, Wesley RE, Fleming JC: The Orbit: Volume and Dimensions Redefined. Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. In Press.

Linder J, Edmonson B, Laquis SJ, Fleming JC: Skin cooling before Periocular Botulinum Toxin Injection. Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery 2002;18:441-442.

Laquis SJ, Gomez J, Wesley, R: Success Rate of Non-Endoscopic Intranasal Dacryocystorhinostomy. American Society of Oculoplastic and Reconstructive Surgeons Scientific Meeting, Chicago 2010.

Book Chapters

Laquis SJ, Haik BG, Fleming JC. Blepharoplasty in Graves’ Disease. Dutton J, Haik BG. Graves’ Disease: A Comprehensive Overview.

Laquis SJ, Haik BG. Orbital Imaging. Focal Points in Ophthalmology. (In Press)

Biesman B, Laquis SJ, Wesley RE. Lasers in Oculoplastic surgery. In: Current Opinion in Ophthalmology. Lippincott Williams and Wilkins. 10/2002

Stephen J. Laquis, MD, FACS
7331 College Parkway, Suite 200, Fort Myers, Florida 33907
860 111th Avenue North, Naples, Florida 34108
Main Number: 239.947.4042
Cape Coral, Lehigh Acres: 239.561.3988
Fax: 239.390.9976
www.laquis.net

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