Joseph V. Cannova, M.D.
Leading Plastic Surgeon in Leawood, KS
About Dr. Cannova
A board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Joseph V. Cannova, provides a full spectrum of plastic surgery services to Kansas City patients. His practice focuses largely on cosmetic procedures in response to the region's demand. Dr. Cannova has built an excellent reputation throughout the Kansas City area with his expertise and skill set. Dr. Cannova has been named a "Super Doctor" every year since 2007.
Dr. Cannova joined Associated Plastic Surgeons in 1998. This Kansas City native says he was drawn to the practice because of the diversity of cases the group treats. After spending just a few minutes with Dr. Cannova, patients say it's plain to see how passionate he is about what he does and what he can do for them.
Dr. Cannova chose plastic surgery as a specialty after working in the burn unit during his general surgery residency. After seeing how plastic surgery could transform a person's life, he was moved to make it a career. He loves the details involved in a cosmetic surgery, such as the sculpting and individualized tailoring of each procedure. Today, Dr. Cannova is as excited as ever about his chosen career.
Education and Credentials
Dr. Joseph Cannova performed his undergraduate and medical studies at the University of Missouri - Kansas City. He went on to a General Surgery Residency at St. Luke's Medical Center in Cleveland, Ohio, and a Plastic Surgery Residency at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, SC, where he was chief resident. His certifications and professional societies include the American Board of Plastic Surgery, the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and Diplomate of the National Board of Medical Examiners.