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Michael Roark, MD

96.2% Patient Satisfaction based on 613 ratings

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About Michael Roark:

Dr. H. Michael Roark is a board-certified plastic surgeon in La Jolla, California. As an experienced surgeon, Dr. Roark understands that choosing cosmetic surgery or non-surgical rejuvenation is a very personal decision. Dr. Roark wants to ensure his patients that they have their own privacy and feel welcome and comfortable in a professional environment. 

Dr. Roark has an outstanding level of education. He graduated from Oregon State University and afterward, obtained his Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of Calgary. Subsequently he completed his General Surgery and Plastic Surgery residencies at the University of Toronto's famed Gallie postgraduate surgical program. 

Board Certification

American Board of Plastic Surgery

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9850 Genesee Ave, Suite #130 La Jolla, CA 92037

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Michael Roark, MD Reviews (404)

Face Lift

The staff is helpful, understanding and work hard to make things happen. Dr Roark was my surgeon, but Dr. B was my follow up and didn't hesitate to say you look great, but follow up with a treatment below and to feel free to come back if I had questions. My future daughter in law was the reason I choose LJCSC. She encouraged me based on knowing me and you were great. I was really scared and not sure if I wanted to follow through with the procedure, but am thrilled I did. My neighbor actually made an appointment and had a facelift right after I did. He and I had joked about this for a long time, but after seeing me and meeting with DJ and Dr. Roark he was all in. The worst thing is parking !!

Breast Augmentation

Dr. Roark was amazing and delivered exactly what he said he would. Very happy and happy I decided to have my surgery with him. I feel confident when I look in the mirror.

Breast Augmentation

I feel I gave all of my information to the dr and my surgery was still not done right. I was referred to you by a prior patient, with rave reviews, so I did the surgery and only to find out that it was not done right. I also have a dent on the right breast, along the inside from a stitch that is very noticeable. When I mentioned this, they said it was harder to go from the bottom, under my breast , which is not where he was supposed to do the incision. I feel it was rushed that morning I went in... and I was not completely informed as to where the incisions were going to be. The nurse and the doctor should double and triple check prior to going in.

Breast Augmentation

Dr Roark and his staff treat me as family. I have been coming to him for 15+ years and have had two surgeries by him. I am very happy with the results and the entire process and experience. I would recommend him to everyone. his bedside manner and staff

BOTOX® Cosmetic

Great and professional staff

Face Lift

[Consultation Review] Dr. Roark performed my first face/necklift 13 years ago, so I was thrilled to discover that he was still practicing. I refer all my friends to Dr. Roark, 2 of which recently had work done by him. He is an excellent surgeon with an artistic eye and he has a delightful personality.

Tummy Tuck

I had a lot of hanging skin and was very embarrassed how I looked and now with my tummy tuck and breast lift I can wear a bikini I have never been able to wear one because I have been over weight my whole life. I feel light I don’t need to hide behind baggy clothes. I honestly can say I love the results. . I lost 109 lbs. Dr. Roark first did my tummy tuck and arm lift. The whole procedure was not painful the doctor and nurses were always answering any questions I had. A year later I did my breast lift which I love how my body was transformed thanks to Dr. Roark. I feel very comfortable with everyone in the clinic they all make you feel special. I will be back for more surgery’s and have already recommended my family to have a consultation there. I’m really sad Dr. Roark is retiring really soon.


Because the doctor and the nurses were very sweet, I wasn’t scared.I had a fantastic experience and recoveryThank you doctor

Breast Implant Revision

I got 3 Dr./ opinions regarding a lateral repair I needed on my breast implants, the different opinions on down time, General recovery and pain to be endured was not very appealing to me (specially recovering from a major rotator cuff surgery). Needless to say, I was very aprenhensive and NOT looking forward to do this procedure. Dr. Roark and his staff just made this experience simply unbelievable, the recovery was easy and about 95% PAINLESS, I was so grateful for their professionalism and integrity in making sure ALL went well including the anesthesia which normally makes me very sick... could not be happier with the results, I will refer friends and family to this practice hands down !!!!

Breast Lift

Attention to detail is awesome. So very happy with the results. The attention the whole staff provided was over and beyond expectations l.

Breast Augmentation

[Consultation Review] Dr Roark is clearly very experienced and a very kind and personable surgeon.

Breast Augmentation

Dr. Roark and his staff were very kind and professional. They made my experience very pleasant by reassuring me about my before and after care of my procedures. My breast augmentation has been physically life-changing. I'm very satisfied with the way they look feel and overall how they turned out and my experience with dr. Roark and his stuff.

Face Lift

[Consultation Review] Dr. Roark provided me with all pertinent information and made me feel that I had all of the facts needed to move forward with my procedure without hesitance. Dr. Roark is compassionate and one of the best bed side manners that I have every experienced with any other doctor/surgeon. Sarah provided me with the initial consult and was very informative and provided me with a sense of comfort and education. She went above and beyond prior to my surgery and had continued you to reach out and follow up with me since my surgery. I could not be more elated and I am over joyed with the results of my surgery. The Anesthesiologist Hass was extremely informative every step of the way making me feel safe and comfortable in addition the entire Post Op Staff was kind, gentle and very professional. I give this experience a 10 out of 10 and highly recommend the entire staff to anyone interested in getting this procedure done or any procedure.

Breast Augmentation

Everyone was great! Made me feel very comfortable from start to finish. Great experience! The day of surgery was easier than expected. No pain and very pleased with results.

Breast Augmentation

Dr. Roark and his team made this whole experience very comfortable and I am SO happy with the results of my breast augmentation I’ve already been recommending my friend go to him. It was so much easier than I expected.

Mommy Makeover

I can't narrow it down to just one thing. My breasts are no longer saggy and the excessive skin and fat on my tummy is gone. To top it off, the scars are healing well! I was most nervous about the appearance of the scars after the procedure due to the darker pigmentation of my skin. But i am ecstatic that it is beautifully healing. Dr. Roark is amazing. His professionalism, attention to detail, and friendliness is always a great experience. The visit is topped with care with his main nurse, Sarah and team. I'm never treated like a number; it feels like family where people genuinely care about you, from start to finish.

Face Lift

The results, of course! After the procedures performed by Dr. Roark, my appearance has improved drastically. I look and feel beautiful, better than I did at 21. While I am serious about diet and fitness, looking my best has motivated me to take even better care of my health. Also, the nurses and staff are all professional and friendly. They treat you like a queen. All this and the excellent skills of a talented surgeon like Dr. Roark made this a life changing experience for me.

BOTOX® Cosmetic


Breast Augmentation

Dr Roark is great. Very personable and real. My husband is thrilled.

Breast Augmentation

great staff smoothness, how everything flowed