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Marilyn Pelias, MD, FACS

Dr. Pelias Cosmetic Surgery and Lifestyle Center
311 Octavia Street
New Orleans, Louisiana 70115

P. (504) 252-9744

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About My Practice

Dr. Pelias graduated Magna Cum Laude with honors in Biology from Tulane University in 1984, where she was a member of Kappa Kappa Gamma fraternity. She then graduated from Tulane University School of Medicine in 1988, and began her General Surgery Residency and Research Fellowship at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio.  She then refined her skills as the chief resident of Surgery at the Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio. Dr. Pelias entered solo private practice in 1994 concentrating on all aspects of General Surgery including Vascular Surgery, and Cosmetic Surgery. Due to her excellent skills and warm caring manner, her practice was so successful that over the next 8 years she added 3 partners and built a free standing surgery center.

In 2002 Dr. Pelias returned to her home in New Orleans. Aside from missing New Orleans and her friends, her parents were growing older and her mother was ill. She started a private practice in Cosmetic Surgery in the French Quarter becoming the first Medical Spa in the city. After the storm, she took a few years off to take care of her four young children, renovate her home, and concentrate on family business concerns.

Dr. Pelias is currently a member of the faculty of LSU Medical School, and a surgeon at Lakeview Hospital for HCA.

Dr. Pelias' interests include a wide variety of cosmetic surgical issues including breast augmentation, tattoo removal, laser skin resurfacing, varicose & spider vein surgery, liposuction, face and eye lifts.  She is also interested in holistic medicine, healthy eating habits and many other lifestyle concerns.

Board Certifications
  • American Board of Cosmetic Surgery
  • American Board of Surgery
Other Certifications
Instructor in ATLS
LSU School of Medicine
Case Western Reserve University
Ohio State University
Medical School
Tulane University School of Medicine
Surgical Facility Data
Tulane University Medical Center
Doctor's Same Day Surgery
Hedgewood Surgery Center
Lakeview Hospital