Meet Our Providers-Liposuction & Oculoplastic Surgeon

Daniel Ritacca, M.D.


Dr. Daniel Ritacca specializes in the art of eyelid surgery, liposuction, fat transfer, laser liposuction and other cosmetic treatments in his private practice and other major hospitals. He has taught at the Cook County Hospital for over 20 years and has studied under Jeff Klein, the innovator of Tumescent Liposuction.

Dr. Ritacca graduated with honors from the University of Illinois and received the prestigious Alpha Omega Alpha award for exceptional work in the field of medicine. From there, he became board certified in ophthalmology after attending Northwestern University and received his fellowship training in Eye & Facial Plastic Surgery at New York Medical College. In 2008, Vernon Square Surgicenter (VSS) was established. VSS is fully accredited by the Joint Commission and currently treats pain management, stem cell and cosmetic patients.

Dr. Ritacca works with a team of physicians in the field of breast augmentation, liposuction, facial rejuvenation, lasers, hair restoration and stem cell therapy. In 2011, he founded Chicago Stem Cell Treatment Center, autologous stem cell harvesting and deployment for people suffering from diseases that may be alleviated by access to adult stem cell based regenerative treatment.

Dr. Ritacca has traveled to Africa, Panama and Honduras with other physicians delivering care to the poor and providing reconstructive surgery for leg ulcers and eyelid deformities. Dr. Ritacca’s hobbies include spending quality time with his wife and children, and staying active by playing tennis.

 Dr. Ritacca is featured as a laser specialist & board-certified plastic surgeon on RealSelf

Call Ritacca Cosmetic Surgery & Medspa, Vernon Hills, at 847-367-8815 for more information on our Services, or email us at Serving Libertyville, Gurnee, Mundelein and all surrounding areas.

“As a contestant on "The Swan", I relied on some of the top physicians to transform me from an ugly duckling to a beauty queen. Now, I trust all of my maintenance care to the providers at the Ritacca Cosmetic Surgery & Medspa.”
- K.R.
Hello from Iraq. You performed surgery on my eyes in April of 2007 and I was called to Iraq in August 2007. I can see! You probably saved my life with the mission I have. It is beautiful not to be dependent on glasses. With the quality sun glasses we have, Oakley and ESS, my eyes are fully protected unlike those wearing prescription sunglasses. Thank you, ”
- MAJOR Martinez, MP Battalion, Executive Officer
"I would like to say that it’s always a pleasure coming to your center,the staff is very friendly and knowledgeable! The office is very comfortable,and tastefully decorated,warm and inviting. I was in the other day,I had an appointment with Dawn and Sara the other day and was a pleasant experience as always,I’m very happy ,satisfied with the results, Thank you,look forward to my next visit.”
- D.S., Grayslake, Illinois
"Wow, I don’t think I ever knew how it felt to be pretty. It’s a great feeling. I can’t express how grateful I am to you. Thanks for helping me and being so gifted. You have so much talent and are a true artist. Thank you!"
- Patti, Scottsdale, Arizona
“I absolutely love Ritacca!!! The staff is very skilled and professional as you’d expect but they are also very personable. You instantly become friends with the staff not just the next patient. I would highly recommend them to everybody.”
- Colleen, Round Lake, Illinois
“I’m very happy for the way I was treated. Dr. Dan Ritacca and his staff are very professional.”
- Kevin Walgreen, Walgreen Stores
"Everybody at Ritacca was incredibly kind and made me feel completely at ease.I am definitely returning – all the way from Florida! Thank you!"
- J.T., Orlando, Florida
"I was very impressed with how knowledgeable the entire staff was. Not only with the procedure I was there for, but all of the ones I asked about. Everyone was very nice and put me at ease, which I did not expect."
- S.K., Kenosha, Wisconsin
"I’m so glad to have found your center. I will highly recommend you and will return for any needs I may have. Thank you again."
- Theresa, Gurnee, Illinois
"I have been thrilled with my experience, the doctor and staff are outstanding!"
- Raechelle, Waukegan, Illinois
"I have had 2 major procedures done and if I need any more this is the place that I will go. Nice staff, clean facility, knowledgeable doctors."
- Celena, Kenosha, Wisconsin
"The talent and professionalism of my doctor and his staff was amazing. I love Ritacca!"
- Tiffany, North Chicago, Illinois
"Susie was wonderful. She made me very comfortable and did a very thorough job with the laser."
- Heather, Long Grove, IL