Meet Our Providers

Dr Samina Wahhab - Lehigh Valley Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery

Samina Wahhab, M.D.

Dr. Wahhab received her Associate of Arts degree from Simon’s Rock College in Great Barrington, MA and completed her Bachelor of Science at The American University in Washington, DC. After participating in a graduate program in marine biology, she continued her education at Hahnemann University in Philadelphia, PA where she earned her Medical Degree in 1995. After medical school, Dr. Wahhab continued her medical training at Lehigh Valley Hospital as a general surgery resident for three years. She continued at Lehigh Valley Hospital as a Plastic Surgery Resident for three years, completing her training in 2001.

In August of 2001, Dr Wahhab started her own practice in Allentown, becoming the first and only female plastic surgeon in the Lehigh Valley. She completed her board certification in the fall of 2003 and is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery.

Dr. Wahhab has a special interest in the treatment of breast cancer and co-ordinated a research project during her residency in which she studied the local recurrence of breast cancer in patients who had mastectomy with immediate breast reconstruction. She presented her research at several meetings and the results were published in the Annals of Plastic Surgery.

Surgical procedures are performed primarily at Lehigh Valley Hospital and the Fairgrounds Surgical Center in Allentown, PA. Arrangements can also be made for surgical procedures to be performed at Schuylkill Medical Center, Pottsville, PA. Please keep in mind that some procedures are covered by insurance and that we accept many medical insurance plans.

“Had the most friendly and understanding demeanor” —ATH

“Very nice and helpful” —DEH

“Has a knack to make you feel as if you are her one and only patient” —JG

“My results are beyond my greatest expectations” —DMB

“She makes you feel at ease instantly. More important however is her skill. She is an artist.” —LG

“Warm and welcoming sine the first day we met” —BK

“She has an excellent bedside manner and her work is flawless” —MS

Shane Deppen

Shane DeppnShane performs all of the non-surgical procedures in the office. With a background in massage therapy, Shane has gotten an extensive background of medical knowledge and advance anatomy and physiology. Shane is one of the leading advanced Ultherapists and also provides training to other Ultherapists through Ulthera for their advanced training. In addition to Ultherapy, Shane is also a certified Laser and IPL specialist, which includes scar revisions, facial rejuvenation, photo facials, and permanent hair reduction. In addition to being an advanced provider in the office, Shane is also the office manager and oversees the overall running of the office.

“…very caring and considerate, many times above and beyond what is necessary. “—B.S.

“Shane’s technique goes far beyond obvious expert skill!” —D.M.

“I was extremely nervous about starting fractional laser scar removal treatments but your thorough explanation of what to expect during approach that assured me I made the right choice in both having fractional laser and choosing you to do it.” —C.K.

“Shane’s high acuity, strong competitive working knowledge and concentrated training, along with a genuine compassion to treat each patient respectfully and individually immediately secured a high confidence level which made me feel safe and that I was receiving specialized care.” —L.M.

“Shane is an incredible practitioner and is extremely knowledgeable in the use of the laser equipment, and has a fabulous bedside manner.” —L.B.

“Very personable and willing to help” —AJH

“Concerned about patient’s comfort and knowledgeable about treatment
Exceptionally innovative and is always ahead of the curve PMB
I had unbelievable results from ultherapy.” —LB

“With comforting presence and pain free lasers I can finally say I feel more confident than ever” —RK

“After just one laser treatment, the age spots on my hands disappeared” —MS

“Is an expert at obtaining the maximum results” —MEM

JeanCaruso

Jean Caruso, B.S., L.E.

Esthetician

After obtaining her degree in neuroscience and working in the pharmaceutical and medical device industries for years, Jean decided to pursue another of her passions, skin care. As a licensed esthetician, Jean stays abreast of all the current research and educates her patients on the best way to maintain results achieved between office visits. The trust her patients put in her is greatly appreciated, and she will do all she can to help each person reach his/her goal to achieve and maintain healthy and radiant skin.

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