Cosmetic surgeon Dr. Walter Tom founded the Aesthetic Laser & Vein Centers in 1999. Our mission statement is to improve patients’ self confidence by enhancing their self-image, with advanced technology and education in a warm, safe and secure environment.
Dr. Tom is a cosmetic surgeon who specializes in minimally invasive technologies developed for advanced skin care such as Fraxel, Thermage, IPL Photofacial, laser hair removal, spider vein sclerotherapy, fillers, Botox and facial skin care peels. Dr. Tom’s philosophy is that cosmetic surgery or plastic surgery should encompass the whole person. This approach has lead to many satisfied patients who appreciate his personal, individual approach. Many of our patients become our friends. Education is important so all consultations are complementary.
Dr. Walter Tom is a proud associate of the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgeons, member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Physicians and American Society of Lipo-Suction Surgeons. He is also a member of the American Society of Cosmetic Breast Surgery. Walter W. Tom, MD, is Board Certified by the American Board of Surgery, Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, Past Member of the American Society of Transplant Surgeons, and member of the American College of Phlebology. Dr. Tom graduated from the University of Michigan and then attended medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine. He completed his General and Vascular Surgical Residency at William Beaumont Hospital and his Organ Transplant Fellowship at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center.
Dr. Walter Tom has been the pioneer of emerging technology in the North Bay for over two decades. He co-founded the Kidney Transplant program at Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital as Chief Surgeon in 1986. Then in the early nineties, he helped established laparoscopic minimally invasive abdominal surgery as a mainstay in Sonoma County. In 1999, Dr. Tom created the Aesthetic Laser & Vein Center of the North Bay.
In January 2000, Dr. Tom introduced Photofacial intense pulsed light therapy to Sonoma County for treatment of facial aesthetic concerns. And in 2003, he performed the first non-surgical endovenous laser vein ablation in the North Bay California. Later, in December 2004, he opened The Aesthetic Laser & Vein Center of Napa.
Dr. Tom in 2007 was the first surgeon to introduce laser liposuction to Northern California. Now, Dr. Walter Tom is past Medical Director of LaEvita LipoForm, specializing in laser liposuction. He trains physicians throughout the country on Laser Liposuction techniques.
Dr. Tom is now very excited to introduce Conscious Breast Augmentation performed completely under local tumescent anesthesia to the North Bay area.
Dr. Tom is also on the scientific advisory board of a new cosmetic breast company.
Dr. Tom is married with two young adult children. He enjoys photography, and music. He also mountain bikes, kayaks and plays ice hockey.