Teresa H. Ghazoul,
M.D., F.A.C.S., a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon,
has returned to her native Ohio and will bring her
plastic surgery skills to The Bellevue Hospital
medical staff. In addition, Dr. Ghazoul will have an
office in Norwalk while also joining the medical
staff of Fisher-Titus Medical Center.
Born in Youngstown and raised in Wilmington, Dr.
Ghazoul lived in Ohio until 2000, when she and her
husband, John, and their four young children, moved
to the Southwest. In 2004, the family moved near
Beverly Hills, California, where Teresa was
recruited to be the Chief of Plastic Surgery for the
largest aesthetic plastic surgery group nationally,
overseeing 14 surgeons in seven California
state-accredited surgery centers.
But the Beverly Hills life turned out to be a
not-so-glamorous place to raise their young
children, leading the Ghazouls to return to their
“California is a beautiful state with lots to do and
great weather, but it was difficult for us to live
there and raise our family,” said Dr. Ghazoul. "The
cost of living is high and the lifestyle is very
different, and just trying to take a Sunday drive
with the kids could turn into a complete traffic
standstill for hours on a six-lane highway. John was
traveling to Ohio for business on a monthly basis so
it made the decision to move back even easier. My
husband and I felt that Ohio was a better place to
raise the kids, and we are definitely more
Dr. Ghazoul is board certified in aesthetic
(cosmetic) and plastic surgery, and in general
surgery. She is also skilled in hand surgery. “The
aesthetic aspect of what I do would include
facelifts, eyelid procedures, breast augmentation,
liposuction, tummy tucks, laser resurfacing, acne
treatments, photofacials, permanent hair removal,
leg veins, pigmented lesions and collagen, restylane
and botox injections – types of procedures not
normally covered by insurances.
“The plastic surgery aspect would be procedures such
as breast reconstruction, skin cancer, scar
revision, otoplasty (pinning back of the ears),
wound treatments, and difficult wound reconstruction
– procedures normally covered by insurances,”
explained Dr. Ghazoul.
Dr. Ghazoul received her undergraduate degree in
biomedical engineering from Wright State University,
and her medical degree from the Medical College of
Ohio. She knew from an early age that medicine would
be a part of her life ambition.
“I decided when I was about five-years-old that I
wanted to become a doctor,” recalled Dr. Ghazoul.
“My mom was a nurse and she would always share
stories about her occupation, and I think that is
where I got my interest in medicine. From that
point, I made medicine a part of my life –
volunteering as a Candy Striper, taking first aid
classes, receiving EMT training, and volunteering
for disaster training.
“When I attended Wright State, I decided to major in
biomedical engineering to further my training for
medical school. Once I was in medical school, I was
hooked on surgery, especially after doing one of my
clinical rounds with the surgical department. I
thought ‘This is for me, something that is
hands-on.’ Then, I had the opportunity to do some
plastic surgery, and it was just fascinating to me.”
After her residency was completed in 1993, Dr.
Ghazoul worked in Ohio as a plastic surgeon in a
multi-specialty group practice. She remained there
until 2000 when the family moved west.
Finalized Dr. Ghazoul, “I love doing something
positive for people. Plastic surgery can bring about
dramatic results and the patients are very
appreciative. That is what makes this occupation
great for me.”
Dr. Ghazoul is currently accepting patients at her
Bellevue and Norwalk locations. At TBH, she will be
seeing patients in the Specialty Care Services Area.
Appointments can be made by phoning 419.483.4040,
Ext. 4405 or 866.811.8008.