Dr. Raj Sawh-Martinez is a board-certified plastic surgeon and member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons who offers superior cosmetic and reconstructive plastic surgery to patients in Orlando, FL, with patients traveling from throughout central Florida and beyond to see him. His private practice, Craniofacial & Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, is a state-of-the-art medical practice where he focuses on helping patients achieve their aesthetic goals with artistic precision. Dr. Sawh-Martinez has worked on advances in plastic surgery through dedicated research, with his work leading to the authorship and co-authorship of over 50 peer-reviewed publications, multiple national and international research presentations, and several book chapters. Currently, he maintains positions on the editorial boards of the Journal of Craniofacial Surgery & The Open Access Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery - Global Open Journal.
Education & Training
After graduating with honors from New York University with a bachelor's in Neural Science, Dr. Sawh-Martinez attended the Yale University School of Medicine. It was at Yale that he earned a coveted position within the university’s plastic and reconstructive surgery residency program with a Chief Resident appointment at Yale-New Haven Hospital. Dr. Sawh-Martinez later became the inaugural Yale University Craniofacial Surgery Fellow, serving with an appointment as a Clinical Instructor of the plastic and reconstructive surgery department.
During medical school at Yale, Dr. Sawh-Martinez spent two years as an NIH Research Fellow in the Vascular Tissue Engineering Laboratory that was the first in the world to implant tissue-engineered blood vessels into human infants to repair their congenital heart defects.
Skills & Specialties
While he is highly skilled as a multifaceted aesthetic plastic surgeon, Dr. Sawh-Martinez is especially passionate about the performance of complex craniofacial plastic surgery procedures including cleft lip and palate, jaw and jaw distraction surgery, rhinoplasty, and craniosynostosis. While performing complex reconstructions, including orthognathic (jaw) surgery, Dr. Sawh-Martinez utilizes virtual surgical planning and custom 3D-printed plates and splints to further customize the outcome. This use of highly advanced, state-of-the-art technology sets him apart from other plastic surgeons in central Florida and further assists his ability to put his patients first.
Surgical Aid Trips
Dr. Sawh-Martinez and his wife, Dr. Sabrina Pavri, routinely travel across the globe to provide surgical aid to underprivileged communities. Some of their most notable, life-changing trips include:
- Entebbe, Uganda (2017)
Craniofacial Cleft Lip Surgical Aid
- Umphang, Thailand (2016)
Craniofacial Cleft Lip and Palate Surgical Aid
- Managua, Nicaragua (2015)
Congenital Hand Surgical Aid
- San Pedro Sula, Honduras (2009)
Congenital Hand Surgical Aid
Unfortunately recent plans have been halted because of the Covid-19 global pandemic.
"I suffered a car accident on August 24th 2018 and had a very complicated and deep laceration on my left eyelid. Dr Raj answered the call from the hospital and saw me after the accident. From the start he tranquilized me and my mom, started taking care of the cut right away and explained every step he would take. It was a difficult procedure due to the complications of the cut, really close to my eyeball. I cannot thank him enough for his kindness as a human being and his excellence as a professional. He fixed my eyelid, provided all the info for the after care, was available over the cell phone overseeing the development of the healing process and followed up the ongoing process as it is still going on. There are not many professionals like Dr Raj! He is in my hall of fame!"
"Amazing Experience. - Dr. Sawh is amazing!! He answered all of my questions (I had a ton) He is like no other Dr. He explained in detailed every step of my procedure giving a lot of confidence and making me feel very comfortable. His office is beautiful and the staff is wonderful. I am so so happy to have found him."
"From consultation to post op, I have been supremely pleased with Dr. Raj’s level of care. Not only was he very informative and honest with me, he has a very easy going and friendly demeanor, which alleviated my pre op anxieties.He was very communicative with me after my surgery — he truly cares about his patients recovery and process. I am more than pleased with my results, and should I have any surgical needs in the future, I would not hesitate to come back to see the doctor. His office is also very lovely and calming and charming, with a very kind staff."
"If only every doctor could be like Dr. Raj Sawh-Martinez. Really cares about his patients. Takes time with you and is super thorough. And Alexandra at the front desk is also just as caring and helpful. I can't recommend enough. I would give 10 stars if I could."
"Mi hijo de 7 años se cayó y se hizo una abertura de 7 cm de largo entre el párpado y la ceja izquierda, la herida era muy profunda. El doctor Sawh-Martiirez llegó muy puntual a la hora indicada al hospital Arnold Palmer for Children, nos tranquilizó y nos explicó el procedimiento que iba a realizar. Mi hijo dejó de temblar al escuchar al doctor e inició la operación muy tranquilo. El doctor es sumamente cuidadoso y muy profesional, sabe lo que hace y es lo mejor que Dios pudo poner en nuestro camino. Un paso mal dado definitivamente podía dejar a mi hijo sin la movilidad del ojo y párpado hasta la pérdida de la visión. Gracias a Dios y al doctor Sawh-Martinez todo salió bien. Luego de la operación, durante los siguientes días, el doctor atendió mis llamadas diarias y mensajes de texto al instante y tuvo muy buena disposición para mis consultas, sus respuestas fueron muy precisas y acertadas. Es muy preocupado por sus pacientes y se nota la calidad humana en su atención."