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Our Staff

Front Desk, Concierge and Insurance Coordinator

Damaris Fonseca
Damaris has worked with Dr. Viñas for over ten years. She handles the front desk operations and scheduling, as well as maintaining patient medical records. She has enjoyed her tenure at L.A. Viñas Plastic Surgery & Med Spa because of the staff interaction, connection and care for patients’ needs.

Medical Assistant

Doris Gonzalez, C.M.A., A.S.N.
Having worked with Dr. Viñas for more than seventeen years, Doris has enjoyed seeing the boosts in confidence boosts that occur among cosmetic surgery patients and the newfound strengths exhibited by breast cancer survivors after reconstructive procedures. Doris assists in all aspects of patient care, from maintaining the office and handling patient care to assisting Dr. Viñas with medical procedures. Needless to say, she plays a critical role at L.A. Viñas Plastic Surgery & Med Spa.

Massage Therapist

Gisela King
Gisela King has been a licensed massage therapist for over 20 years. Having traveled the world, Gisela’s extensive therapeutic massage training includes not only the US, but Europe, India and Thailand. Her ability to treat post-surgical patients with a unique deep tissue, lymphatic massage therapy alleviates post-surgical inflammation and stiffness improving rehabilitation. Gisela’s experience in the art of healing touch has greatly enhanced the post-surgical treatment protocol at L.A. Vinas Plastic Surgery and Med Spa.

Surgical Coordinator and Marketing Consultant

Kara Shank
With a deep knowledge of the Cosmetic Surgery and aesthetic industry and superb customer service skills, Kara will act as your personal liaison from consultation to beauty transformation. Kara has been a Patient Care Coordinator in south Florida for a number of years and has continued her education regarding the philosophy of beauty and cosmetic surgery through multiple seminars and workshops. Helping patients reach their aesthetic goals with grace and ease, Kara is committed to making your experience at L.A. Vinas Plastic Surgery and Med Spa enjoyable and addressing all of your concerns prior to surgery.

Kara is originally from Pittsburgh and loves football and hockey. She is still exploring south Florida and all the fun things to do. Kara enjoys spending time with her husband and daughter Rylee.

Licensed Medical Aesthetician

Lana Thomas
Lana holds a distinguished license from the Aveda Institute of Palm Beach, graduating at the top of her class in Health Sciences. She has traveled the country to work with the top lasers in the industry, training under one of the largest dermatology practices in the Midwest. Lana is a native Floridian creating awareness on the effects of sun exposure and proper skin care, specializing in preventive measures, anti-aging, skin brightening, acne treatments and trending technologies; she is also recognized for her award-winning lash-extension and makeup applications. Lana spends her free time doing beach yoga and volunteering for different Dog Rescues Organizations.

Insurance Billing Manager

Breny Castano Preciado
Breny is our Insurance Billing Manager. Originally from South America she came to the US at a young age and lived in New Jersey for many years where she attended Essex County College and graduated from TBI technical institute of business. Breny came to South Florida on a vacation trip with her family, and it didn’t take her to long to fall in love with the beautiful South Florida Weather and the quality of life. She soon decided that this was the place she wanted her son Javier to grow up, and has been living in the Sunshine State for over 25 years.

After graduating she started working in the medical field where she obtained her expertise in medical billing by working in different hospitals, doctor’s offices and collection agencies where she was trained in all aspects of accounts receivables. She quickly became the billing manager/office supervisor for several practices and has seen many changes in the healthcare industry with her 30 years of medical field experience. Breny has attended numerous seminars for CMS (Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services) as well as for many managed care and commercial insurance companies. She loves the challenge of her job and has been very successful in this role.

One of Breny’s favorite things to do with her husband Alex is traveling around the world to go visit her son Javier and daughter in law Meg. A previous employee of many years, Breny re-joined our practice in 2015 and is happy to have reunited with her work family.

Surgical Technologist

Jessica Larkin, C.S.T
Jessica graduated from Palm Beach State College in 2009 with a Vocational Certificate in Surgical Technology and Associates of Science Degree. Over the course of 5 years, Jessica has worked in the operating room assisting Dr. Vinas in all reconstructive and cosmetic surgeries. As a Certified Surgical Technician, she enjoys helping patients succeed in reaching their surgical goals.

She enjoys spending time with her family and nephews Treysen and C.J.

Nurse Practitioner

Elizabeth Sommer
Elizabeth Sommer is board certified in Family Practice and Anti-Aging Medicine. She received her Masters of Science in Nursing from Florida Atlantic University in 2004, and her Bachelors of Science in Nursing from the University of Florida in 2002. Elizabeth is board certified in Family Practice (2004) and Anti-Aging Medicine (2009). She has Fellowships in both Anti-Aging and Integrative Cancer Therapies. Elizabeth has worked as a nurse practitioner in aesthetics, family practice, and integrative medicine. Elizabeth has extensive experience managing hormone replacement therapies that suit anyone of any age. Elizabeth is also a yoga teacher and encourages her patients to add yoga and meditation into their daily practice. She understands that good health can only first sprout from a healthy mind and spirit.

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Are you interested in having cosmetic or reconstructive surgery in the West Palm Beach area with Board Certified Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Luis A. Viñas, but concerned about the travel? We do not want that to discourage you from experiencing the best in care and surgical expertise.