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Dr. James Stern2023-02-01T21:04:38-05:00


Trust Dr. James Stern with your care.

Dr. Stern’s philosophy is that to achieve great results, a surgeon must listen to the patient’s desires and goals, and together they must formulate a personalized surgical plan. Realistic expectations on the part of well-informed patients lead to satisfying results. Dr. Stern and our entire staff strive to preoperatively educate our patients about their chosen procedures, thus optimizing their potential for satisfaction.


We pride ourselves on our customer service and our approach to providing the best experience possible for our patients.


Our clinic provides a comfortable and serene environment for your services and care to be completed in peace and tranquility.


Dr. Palmer’s safety record is unblemished. He brings his experience of having performed thousands of operations.

My passion is helping you find the best plan that will help you achieve your dreams.

James D. Stern, MD, FACS


The benefits are numerous.

Experienced Surgeon

Dr. James Stern grew up outside of Pittsburgh. After high school, he entered the prestigious six-year combined liberal arts medical education program at Boston University, earning a BA/MD degree with honors. After general surgical training, Dr. Stern studied plastic surgery in London, England, at Mount Vernon Hospital and Temple University Health Science Center in Philadelphia. He then completed a fellowship in cosmetic plastic surgery with the internationally renowned plastic surgeons Thomas Baker and Howard Gordon in Miami. Dr. Stern is board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery.

Dr. Stern has been in continuous private practice in Hollywood, FL, since finishing his training in 1995. He holds several leadership positions in the community and is currently the Chief of the Department of Plastic Surgery at Memorial Regional Hospital in Hollywood. He is a past president of the Broward County Society of Plastic Surgery, a fellow of the America College of Surgeons, a Diplomat of the National Board of Medical Examiners, and a long-standing member of the American Society of Plastic Surgery.

Great Results

At Palmer Cosmetic Surgery, we are proud of our work, and we consistently produce outstanding results. Our results are monitored by an independent rating agency and are amongst the highest in the country.

Unlimited Quality Care

In the extraordinary event of an emergency, Dr. Stern will be personally involved. He has privileges at local hospitals in the area. All of our follow-up appointments are at no charge to the patient. If patients have any concerns and feel they need to be seen by Dr. Stern immediately, we ensure a same-day appointment.

Our staff is available to our patients 24/7, and we make it a priority to follow up with our patients after surgery to answer any questions or concerns they may have.

Pain-Reduction Techniques

With years of experience, Dr. Stern has developed his own pain techniques to minimize any discomfort during recovery. A majority of our patients report little to no pain during their recovery process.

Caring Staff

It is our staff’s goal to make you, the patient, feel comfortable and at ease throughout your experience here at Palmer Cosmetic Surgery. The operative staff has been with the practice for more than 15 years, and their synchronized approach helps achieve outstanding results with an outstanding safety record.

Maximizing Patient Safety

Our office is a fully accredited outpatient facility, and our staff is highly trained. Safety precautions are built into every aspect of our patient’s care.

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