Oculoplastic Surgeon

Meet Our Providers-Liposuction & Oculoplastic Surgeon

Daniel Ritacca, M.D.

Dr.Ritacca11-2011

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