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Gareth W. Strand, M.D., F.A.C.S.  Board Certified Plastic Surgeon – Reno and Lake Tahoe

Board Certified Since 1977 – Retired January, 2011

Dr. Gareth Strand retired in January of 2011. A prominent, giving, and gifted surgeon, he practiced for 30 years in the Reno area. Dr. James E Murphy joined Dr. Strand in practice in 1995, and is gladly accepting and continuing to care for Dr. Strand’s patients.

Dr. Strand brings over 29 years of experience to Plastic Surgery. He holds the distinct title as Chief of Surgical Services for St. Mary’s Hospital. Dr. Strand is also a clinical professor of surgery at the University, Reno. He is a trusted name in plastic surgery.

Dr. Strand is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and a member of both the American Society of Plastic Surgeons and the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. After graduating with a medical degree from the University of Illinois, he completed his plastic surgery training at the University of Wisconsin. He went on to complete a fellowship in hand surgery at Northwestern University.

Dr. Strand is committed to providing the finest in cosmetic surgery to improve and enhance the appearance of his patients. He specializes in surgery of the breast including breast enlargement, breast lift, and breast reduction. Dr. Strand also specializes in reconstruction of the breast following breast cancer. He has extensive experience with both implant reconstruction and the use of your body’s own tissue in the form of flaps to reconstruct a natural appearing breast. Dr. Strand’s extensive practice also includes liposuction, laser resurfacing, abdominoplasty, ear surgery, and facial rejuvenation.

Medical Education: University of Illinois
Plastic Surgery Residency: University of Wisconsin
Fellowship: Hand Surgery, Northwestern University
Board Certified: American Board of Plastic Surgery, American Board of Surgery
Hospital Affiliations: Renown, Saint Mary’s Regional Medical Center


Medical Societies:
American Society of Plastic Surgeons
Fellow, American College of Surgeons
American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
American Medical Association
Rocky Mountain Association of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Reno Surgical Society
Washoe County Medical Society

Twenty-seven years of practice at Plastic Surgery Associates

Specializing in the following Procedures:

  • Breast Enlargement
  • Breast Lift
  • Breast Reduction
  • Breast Reconstruction
  • Body Contour (Liposuction)
  • Laser Resurfacing
  • Abdominoplasty (Tummy Tuck)
  • Facial Rejuvenation Surgery
  • Ear Surgery
  • BOTOX® Injections
  • Fat/Collagen Injections
James E. Murphy, MD, FACS, AMM

Born and raised in Reno, Nevada.

Dr. Murphy currently has one of the busiest and most respected cosmetic and reconstructive practices.

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What our Patients say about us

Some of the surgeons I saw said it couldn’t be done. The surgeons who did my radical mastectomy left my chest in a terrible state. Then I made an appointment with Dr. James Murphy and immediately I like him. He has a great bedside manner, cheerful, encouraging and supportive. He told me “yes” that I was candidate for breast reconstruction. He showed me pictures of his results and immediately I knew I could trust him. The whole experience was amazing and I am very happy and delighted with the results. My new breast looks excellent, natural, full, size, the shape I wanted and there is hardly any scaring. Dr. Murphy is an excellent surgeon who can be trusted with his amazing abilities. I would encourage any patient to submit to his care and feel comfortable know he is going to do a wonderful job with his talents. I speak from my personal experience and it was a good one. Dr. Murphy is an excellent surgeon, I highly recommend, and has improved the quality of my life.

Georgette Noble

Their was no pressure from him oranyone in his office to set the procedure up.

Sue 10/2011

I felt confident with Tracy and reassured. She took all the time necessary to answer my questions. I feel good about the whole process and very appreciative for the great pricing. Thank-you so much.

Peggy 1/2011

I have been a patient of NNPSA (now Murphy Plastic Surgery) for over 13 years now. Dr. Murphy has quite frankly saved my life! I first met Dr. Murphy in 1999 when I had a breast augmentation. And in June 2010, he performed a preventative bilateral mastectomy due to a very strong family history and the fact a mass was found on my mammogram. My mother and sister are both breast cancer survivors, having had the same cancer, same breast, same age. And that age was 48. During my annual mammogram when I was 48, they found a mass. After two years of MRIs, ultrasounds, and “watching” it, I decided to take back my fear of breast cancer and take control of my life. Dr. Murphy helped me do just that!! Even after five surgeries/procedures, I have never looked back for even one second and/or regretted my decision. I don’t think I could have done it without the unwavering support of Dr. Murphy and his staff each step of the way.

Heather, 6/2012

My review is really for the sweet girl Heather that works here. This place offers more services than just plastic
surgery. They have massage and salon services at their co-business Renew MD, face cleaners and dietary products. ANYWAY, Heather is wonderful and friendly and I thought she needed her own review under this business :)

Patient 6/2011

I went in for a consultation and was very impressed by the staffs’ professionalism…

Cathy 6/2011

I want to thank Dr. Murphy and his staff for making my surgery go so smoothly. First of all, I am extremely pleased with the overall results. I was looking to shed some years without changing my look and we succeeded very well. The staff throughout the orientation, during the procedure, and after, took a personal interest in how I was doing. They positively reinforced me every step of the way. I am thoroughly pleased with the entire experience. Any further enhancements will definitely be done by Dr. Murphy and his outstanding staff.

Anonymous

Dr. Murphy is awesome as well as Tracie Murphy and the entire office staff! They treat everyone special and give individualized attention for all your needs and questions. Great detail is given for whatever procedure you are having. They truly are perfectionists at this office and are located right next to the surgery center. Look no further for the best plastic surgery Doctor and staff in the Reno area.

Debbie 9/2011

Dr. Murphy performed two surgeries on me, and I look and feel fabulous! His consultation, bedside manner, and post-op’s were always professional and very upbeat. Dr. Murphy has a great eye for making other beautiful. I definitely recommend him!

Anonymous 7/2011

Dear Dr. Murphy:
I keep trying to figure out the right works to express to you the blessing we felt with your being the surgeon on duty the night (2/20/09) of Chrystle’s horrific snow boarding accident and the simple thank you, heartfelt, seems to cover it the best.
She is even more beautiful now as the accidents (remember she totaled the car on the Monday) have forced her to reevaluate some (make that all) choices she was making and she has matured into a very different individual than she was prior to the accidents. However the fact that your incredible skill as a Plastic Surgeon returned her as she was prior is still unbelievable to us and for that we are grateful beyond words.

Fondly, C.

Wonderful Experience! Very informative, great staff, knowledgeable and fun too! Thank-you.

Kelly

After breast feeding 4 babies, losing weight, and turning the corner of 40 my breasts took a dive to the South Pole.
My consultation with Dr. James Murphy was relaxed and I felt he was veryknowledgable of what I needed to have done. Their was no pressure from him oranyone in his office to set the procedure up. But I knew I would not be happy until I had a lift and breast augmentation done. I must say it is quite an improvement from the day I walked in his office. My breasts are back to looking
youthful & perky and Dr. Murphy took all my considerations in. I didn’t even have to take pain meds. I don’t know why I waited so long to have it done. I would highly recommend Dr. Murphy for breast lift and augmentation to any woman. What are you waiting for?

Sue 10/2011

The entire staff at Murphy Plastic Surgery is awesome! Professional, caring, informative and perfectionists. Tracy is amazing with injections. Love them all. Would use them for any cosmetic procedures.

Deb 10/2011

Dr. Murphy has a great eye for making other beautiful.

I 7/2011

Dr. Strand,

Thank-you for your amazing work.  I came to you on such high recommendations and I will continue to highly recommend you.  Without much time or consulting, you gave me a beautiful set of breasts and an increase in my self esteem.  Thank-you for your time and talent.

Anonymous

I went in for a consultation and was very impressed by the staffs’ professionalism. Everyone really made me feel at ease and confident. Dr. Murphy was very informative and willing to guide the patient to making a decision that is best for them.

Cathy 6/2011

My face-lift has made such a difference in the way I see myself. Dr. Murphy & his staff are extremely caring and compassionate people. I felt very comfortable in their care. I had a major heart scare 6 months after and his staff called my home to check on me. That says a whole lot in my book! I would never consider going to anyone else! Dr. Murphy & staff—YOU’RE THE BEST!!!!!

-Kim Sammons

Dear Doctor Murphy,


I want to thank you very much for your concern and care for me throughout my recent operations. As you know, I was a little reticent to have this operation at my age, but my husband wanted me to get it taken care of. I am grateful that my friend recommended you. Your reputation is par excellent with the Renown medical group and they made every effort to make me feel comfortable and at ease with my surgeries. Thank Meghan for all her help – she always seems to be there and had an answer to any questions I had.

Sincerely, Karen 2/2011