About Dr. Canoun

Dr. Canoun has undergone extensive training to become a leading Bay Area plastic surgeon. He is trained in both General and Plastic Surgery and is one of the few surgeons in the Bay Area who is board certified by both the American Board of Plastic Surgery and the American Board of General Surgery.  Dr. Canoun also undertook further fellowship training in both Craniofacial and Cosmetic Surgery. During these fellowships he gained invaluable experience in complex cosmetic procedures of both the face and body.

Prior to returning to the Bay Area, Dr. Canoun was an assistant professor of Plastic Surgery at the Medical College of Virginia. During this time, he was closely involved in the training of future plastic surgeons and was the director of both craniofacial and cosmetic surgery programs at MCV.

Dr. Canoun is committed to the advancement of plastic surgery. He was granted a Fulbright fellowship in Strasbourg, France and has authored several publications. Using his research background, he has developed innovative cosmetic procedures that produce superior results with less risk and recovery than traditional operations.

Dr. Canoun has travelled to both Guatemala and the Palestinian Territories to operate on children with craniofacial deformities. In 2006, a child was brought to the United States to have surgery by Dr. Canoun.

Read comments by Dr. Canoun previous patients.

Dr. K Cary Canoun, MD, FACS

I met Dr. Canoun at John Muir E.R. A quarter of my finger got cut off in an accident. Dr. Canoun was the on-call plastic surgeon that night. LUCKY ME! When Dr. Canoun arrived (aprox 1.5 hours after I was admitted) he immediately became my hero. The nursing staff at J.M.forgot about me. I was in alone, in shock, shaking, nauseous and bleeding badly.

He immediately got an staff in there to clean me up, give me anti nausea pills, etc. He took excellent care of me. He also held off on skin graft surgery (big $ for him)  in hopes that my finger would regenerate. It did! Because of him my finger looks close to normal. I saw him weekly for 2 months. He is SO good at what he does!Funny too. Ask him about the girl with missing finger.

:-) Go see him!!!


Justine F. Lafayette, CA 1/29/2014


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