Richard T Bosshardt, MD - Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery

Address: 1879 Nightingale Ln
Ste A2
Tavares FL, 32778

Call: 352.742.0079


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Richard Bosshardt, MD, is a board-certified plastic surgeon who has practiced in Lake County since 1989. His clinical interests include cosmetic and reconstructive breast surgery, skin cancer excision and reconstruction, and aesthetic surgery of the face and body.

Dr. Bosshardt earned his medical degree from the University of Miami School of Medicine. Trained as a surgeon in the U.S. Navy, he completed an internship and residency in general surgery at the U.S. Naval Regional Medical Center in Oakland California. Dr. Bosshardt served as a general surgeon at the U.S. Naval Hospital in Okinawa, Japan, for three years before being honorably discharged with the rank of commander. He went on to complete a residency in plastic surgery under world-renowned plastic surgeon David Ralph Millard, Jr., MD, at Jackson Memorial Hospital, University of Miami.

Since starting in private practice, Dr. Bosshardt has participated regularly in overseas medical missions to provide reconstructive surgery to children with cleft lip, cleft palate and other problems. His travels have taken him to the Philippines, Guatemala, Peru, Brazil, Venezuela, the West Bank and Mexico. 

Dr. Bosshardt currently writes a monthly article for Lake Healthy Living Magazine. For 25 years, he wrote the weekly “House Calls” column in the Orlando Sentinel and was one of the original bloggers for the Sentinel’s blog site, Hype Orlando.

Dr. Bosshardt is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons and is a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the Florida Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons, the Florida Medical Association and the Southeastern Society of Plastic Surgeons. During his personal time, he has completed multiple marathons, triathlons and ironman events.

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Academic Information

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Medical Education

University of Miami


Naval Hospital


Naval Hospital