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Leading Bay Area Plastic Surgeon

William Jervis, M.D. is a board certified plastic surgeon in the Bay Area with many years of education, training, and experience in the field of plastic surgery. Prior to receiving his board certification by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, Dr. Jervis attended medical school at McGill University in Montreal. He then completed his internship at Los Angeles County General Hospital before serving two years as a Flight Surgeon in the United States Air Force. Following his service in the USAF, Dr. Jervis received extensive training in general surgery at Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco, Kaiser Foundation in Oakland. In addition, Dr. Jervis spent 14 years training young doctors in the art and science of plastic surgery as a Clinical Instructor of Plastic Surgery at the University of California, Davis School of Medicine and was also a Visiting Scholar at the Department of Plastic Surgery at Stanford University. He is also a Fellow of both the American College of Surgeons and the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery.

In addition to his extensive education, training, and experience in the field of plastic surgery, Dr. Jervis utilizes the newest, state-of-the-art technologies to provide his patients results that are beautiful, natural looking, and long lasting.

Special Recognition for Breast Augmentation, California

Dr. Jervis was voted by his plastic surgery peers in 1999 to be the most expert Bay Area plastic surgeon for augmentation mammaplasty in the book, The Best Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons. Additional recognition and affiliations include:

  • Diplomate of National Board of Medical Examiners 1961
  • California Physician’s and Surgeon’s License #G8005 1961
  • Member, Alameda-Contra Costa Medical Society, California Medical Association and American Medical Association 1966-1971
  • Diplomate of American Board of Plastic Surgery 1975
  • Member, California Society of Plastic Surgeons 1976
  • Fellow, American College of Surgeons 1977
  • Clinical Instructor of Plastic Surgery, School of Medicine, University of California, Davis, California 1979-1992
  • Member, Icarus Society of Plastic Surgeons 1979
  • Fellow, International College of Surgeons 1980
  • Chairman, Section of Plastic Surgery, John Muir Medical Center, Walnut Creek, CA 1982-1985 and 1998-2000
  • Member, Lipoplasty Society 1983
  • Member, American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery 1984
  • Visiting scholar, Department of Plastic Surgery, Stanford University November 1991
  • Chairman, Membership Committee, California Society of Plastic Surgeons 1990-1994
  • Member, International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery 2001

Hospital Medical Staff Memberships:

  • John Muir Medical Center, Walnut Creek Campus
  • Aspen Surgery Center, Walnut Creek

Education and Career:

  • CoolSculpt University by Zeltiq – extensive in depth training about cryolipolysis/CoolSculpting 2014
  • Volunteer Reconstructive Surgery: 1983-1990, 1993, 1998 Volunteer Reconstructive Surgery: 1983-1990, 1993, 1998
  • General Surgery: Pacific Medical Center, San Francisco, California and Kaiser Foundation Hospital, Oakland, California 1971
  • Military Service: Flight Surgeon, USAF 1963-1965
  • Internship: Los Angeles County General Hospital 1962
  • Medical School: McGill University, Montreal 1961
  • Occidental College, Los Angeles, 1957-1961
  • McGill University Medical School, Montreal, Canada, 1957-1961
  • Los Angeles County General Hospital internship, 1961-1962
  • United States Air Force flight surgeon, 1963-1965
  • Emergency Room practice and Industrial Medical practice, San Francisco Bay Area, 1966-1968
  • Family Practice residency, Contra Costa County Hospital, 1968-1969
  • General Surgery residencies: Pacific Medical Center, 1966 and San Francisco and Kaiser Foundation Hospital, Oakland, 1969-1971
  • University of Texas Southwestern, plastic surgery residency, 1972-1974
  • Private Practice Plastic Surgery, Walnut Creek, CA, 1974-present

Papers Presented:

  • “Experience with over 1500 Saline Inflatable Breast Implants,” Annual Meeting of American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, Los Angeles, CA, May 4, 1992
  • “Current Status of Mammary Implants,” December 17, 1991, John Muir Medical Center Staff Meeting
  • “Update on 119 Patients with Polyurethane Covered Mammary Implants,” September 1986, Advanced Symposium on Plastic Surgery of the Breast, Santa Fe, New Mexico
  • “Experience with 232 Polyurethane Covered Mammary Prostheses Over a Two Year Period,” American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, Boston, Massachusetts, April 18, 1985. Re-presented at joint meeting of Philippine Society of Plastic Surgeons, January 18, 1986, Manila, Philippines
  • “Closure of Meningomyelocele Defects,” 30th Annual Meeting of California Society of Plastic Surgeons, March 21, 1980, San Diego, CA
  • “Theory and Use of Limberg and Dufourmentel Flaps,” William H. Jervis, M.D., Kenneth E. Salyer, M.D., M. Vargas Busquets, M.D., and Ronald Atkins, M.D. Presented at the Sixth International Congress of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, August, 1975, Paris, France
  • “Further Experience with Limberg and Dufourmentel Flaps,” William H. Jervis, M.D., Kenneth E. Salyer, M.D., presented at meeting of American Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons, October 23, 1974, Hollywood, Florida
  • “Our Experience with Limberg and Dufourmentel Flaps,” William H. Jervis, M.D., Kenneth E.Salyer, M.D., presented at meeting of Texas Society of Plastic Surgeons, May 4, 1973, Dallas, Texas
  • “Air Evacuation of Maxillo-Facial Injuries,” International Committee of Military Medicine and Pharmacy, November 1964, Algiers
  • “Technic Reversals in Selected Cases: Suction Lipectomy and lower lid Blepharoplasty,” Department of Plastic Surgery, Stanford University, August 22, 2001.

Publications:

  • “Further Applications of the Limberg and Dufourmentel Flaps,” William H.Jervis, M.D., Kenneth E. Salyer, M.D., Miguel A. Vargas Busquets, M.D. and Ronald W. Atkins, M.D.; Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, 1974, The Williams & Wilkins Co., Vol. 54, No.3
  • “Theory and Use of Limberg and Dufourmentel Flaps,” William H. Jervis, M.D.; Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery; Transactions of the Sixth International Congress, 1975, Masson, Inc. 1976
  • “Revisions in Breast Augmentation,” Neal Handel, M.D., Barbara B. Hayden, M.D., William H. Jervis, M.D. and Patrick G. Maxwell, M.D., Aesthetic Surgery Journal, March/April 2000, Vol. 20, No. 2

Media Events:

Bay Area plastic surgeon Dr. Jervis has been featured on The Learning Channel in 2 different segments; an episode of A Personal Story called “Bigger in Berkeley” on breast augmentation, California style, and “The Makings of Michael,” which focused on liposuction surgery.

He has also been featured on The Discovery Health Channel segment “Plastic Surgery Before and After,” for facial rejuvenation.

Interviews with him can be seen on “Heartbeat of America: Keeping America Strong” television magazine series and “The Wellness Hour,” featuring his views on Vaser®