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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 and weight management practice 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 and choose the “Find a Surgeon” Option.

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

If you have participated in the California Medical Weight Management Program under my direction, please go to 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.