Zachary Berbos, MD, FACS

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Rapid City Oculoplastic Surgeon

Zachary Berbos, MD, FACS

Dr. Zachary Berbos was born and raised in South Dakota. He graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry and a minor in Religion and Philosophy at the University of Southern California (USC) in Los Angeles. Thereafter, he attended medical school at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis, graduating with the highest honors in all fields of study. He completed his residency at the University of Minnesota’s Department of Ophthalmology and was honored by serving as Chief Resident in his final year and scored in the top 1% nationally on his Ophthalmology board exams. As a resident, he received an award for having an exceptional gift for Oculofacial Surgery.  He then completed a two-year fellowship in Cosmetic and Functional Oculoplastic and Facial Surgery in Salt Lake City, Utah; training under Drs. Richard Anderson and John McCann at the Center for Facial Appearances, which is recognized as one of the top training programs in the nation for oculoplastic surgery.

Dr. Berbos is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, Board Certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology, and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology. He specializes in treating conditions involving the eyebrows, forehead, eyelids, orbit (eye socket), lacrimal (tear) system, mid-face, and lower face. Dr. Berbos has a particular interest in cosmetic facial surgery, as well as eyelid and facial reconstruction following skin cancer removal.

His area of expertise also includes cosmetic surgery involving these areas, as well as non-surgical modalities to improve cosmetic appearance including botulinum toxins (Botox, Dysport, Xeomin), Laser and Chemical Skin Resurfacing and a variety of injectable dermal fillers (Juvederm, Belotero, Radiesse, Restylane, etc.) Dr. Berbos holds an appointment as an adjunct clinical professor at Creighton Medical School and serves as a guest instructor at the University of Arizona Medical School for Gross Anatomy focused on head and neck dissection.

Dr. Berbos has published many peer-reviewed medical journal articles, research studies, textbook chapters, and gives lectures locally and nationally on the subject of facial plastic surgery.

Oculoplastic Services Include:

  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Eyebrow and Forehead Surgery
  • Orbital Surgery
  • Tear-Drain Surgery
  • Botulinum Toxins, Dermal Fillers, and Skin Resurfacin

Dr. Berbos is originally from Aberdeen, SD. He is returning to South Dakota with his wife Fleur and son Oliver. They enjoy many outdoor activities, live music, and are excited to be returning to the heartland!