To All of My Patients:

It has been my great pleasure to have provided care to you over the past five decades in Santa Cruz and Monterey counties. I am retiring from my surgical, MedSpa, and weight management practices effective 12/31/18.

Please be assured that your medical records will be kept in safekeeping according to HIPAA and California state laws. You are entitled to a copy of your medical records, and I can also provide a copy to a physician of your choice. A small fee may apply for this service.

I strongly advise that you seek the expertise of a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon for new or continuing surgical care. It is important you choose a surgeon that has the proper training and certification in plastic surgery. The American Society of Plastic Surgeons will assist you in finding a qualified plastic surgeon in your area.

Please go to www.plasticsurgery.org and choose the “Find a Surgeon” Option.

You can also call them at (800) 514-5058 for assistance.

Our MedSpa patients for treatments such as Botox, Fillers, and Lasers should seek services from only experienced and qualified physicians and R.N. Nurse Injectors at MedSpas with an on-site physician as the medical director.

If you have participated in the California Medical Weight Management Program under my direction, please go to www.calmwm.com and choose the “Find the California Medical Weight Management Clinic” nearest to you option.

You can also call the Watsonville/Freedom Location at (831) 786-9724 or the Santa Clara location at (408) 564-5310.

With my deepest gratitude,

Marie Pletsch, M.D.


Marie Pletsch M.D., Plastic Surgeon


Marie E. Pletsch, M.D., received her M.D. degree from the University of Toronto in 1962. She completed an internship in 1963 at Cook County Hospital in Chicago, followed by a three-year residency in general surgery at Cook County Hospital, Chicago and St. Mary's Hospital, San Francisco.

She then completed a three-year residency in plastic surgery at St. Francis Hospital in San Francisco. This included a rotation through Letterman Army Hospital, Contra Costa County Hospital, San Quentin Prison Hospital, U.S. Public Health Hospital and Southern Pacific Hospital.

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