Dimitrios N. Sismanis, MD

Dimitrios N. Sismanis, MD

Dr. Sismanis specializes in ophthalmology, specifically in oculoplastic and reconstructive surgery.

Dr. Sismanis, MD offers these procedures:

  • Eyelid lesions
  • Eyelid surgery
  • Upper eyelid surgery

Experience

Dr. Sismanis is a diplomate of the American Board of Ophthalmology. He is also an ASOPRS (American Society of Oculoplastic and Reconstructive Surgery) candidate member.

Practice

Dr. Sismanis specializes in oculoplastic and reconstructive surgery. He treats a variety of conditions involving the eyelids, eye socket and face including trauma of the facial soft tissue and bony skeleton, cancers involving the eyelids and face, heavy upper eyelids and eye brows, loose lower eyelids, excessive tearing, thyroid eye disease and tumors of the eye socket. In addition to functional procedures he offers aesthetic services including surgical interventions such as upper and lower eyelid blepharoplasty and forehead and brow lifts, as well as non-surgical treatments such as Botox and facial fillers.

Education

Dr. Dimitrios “Jimmy” Sismanis attended the College of William & Mary where he received his Bachelor’s Degree in biology before continuing on to Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine. Following VCU, Dr. Sismanis completed a one year internship at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Syracuse, NY followed by a three year Residency in Ophthalmology at SUNY Upstate Medical University. Following residency, Dr. Sismanis completed a two year ASOPRS-approved fellowship in oculoplastic and reconstructive surgery with Dr. David Holck and Christopher DeBacker in San Antonio, TX. During this period he performed over 2,000 and assisted in over 4,500 procedures including upper eyelid blepharoplasty, ptosis (droopy eyelid) repairs, lower eyelid tightening procedures, Mohs repairs (following removal of skin cancer), dacryocystorhinostomy (tear duct surgery), orbital decompressions, orbital tumor removals, orbital fracture and facial laceration repairs, and removal of blind painful eyes. In addition to these functional surgeries, he gained experience in multiple aesthetic procedures including cosmetic upper and lower eyelid blepharoplasty, upper and lower face lifting and neck lifting techniques, lip lifting, skin resurfacing techniques (laser treatments and chemical peels), Botox and various filler materials.

Profile

Dr. Sismanis was born and raised in Richmond. He enjoys music in all forms. He is a multi-instrumentalist, composing and recording music in his free time. He is also an animal lover, and enjoys traveling. Dr. Sismanis is fluent in Spanish and Greek. Don’t worry he also speaks English.

Testimonials

It was quick and effective and enjoyable, if you can say that about any surgery. I am anxious to view my final results in a few weeks. Dr. Sismanis has an amazing personality. Please recognize Whitney and Becca. Edward P. Jan 2021
The surgeon and his team were professional and excellent in every way! (Dr. Sismanis) Jane I. Sep 2019
Dr. Sismanis is always caring and compassionate. He does a good job and is very professional. I really think he’s great. My nurses Becca and Lauren made sure I was taken care of and were very caring and compassionate. Dorothy J. Feb 2019
Best surgical experience I could imagine! Everyone was friendly, efficient, and Dr. Sismanis was amazing. It felt like everyone involved with this procedure went out of their way to make me comfortable. Two thumbs up! Lavine K Feb 2018
Dr. Sismanis and his team were very polite and professional. Annette S Sep 2017
Everyone there was pleasant and attentive. Making me feel at ease. Many thanks to Dr. Sismanis and the staff that works with me. – The CRNA Beth should be recognized. Mary S. Mar 2016

Awards

2019 MEDARVA Patient Choice Award

2019 MEDARVA Patient Choice Award

2020 MEDARVA Patient Choice Award

2020 MEDARVA Patient Choice Award

Locations

Virginia Oculofacial Surgeons
1630 Wilkes Ridge Parkway
Suite 102
Richmond
VA
23233
Phone: (804) 934-9344
Fax: (804) 934-9034

Videos

How common is tearing and/or blocked tear ducts?

How common is tearing and/or blocked tear ducts?

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Will my eyes be patched after surgery?

Where is oculoplastic surgery performed?

Where is oculoplastic surgery performed?

Blepharoplasty

Can oculoplastic surgery be performed on both eyes at the same time?

Can oculoplastic surgery be performed on both eyes at the same time?

What is oculoplastic surgery?

What is oculoplastic surgery?

Are oculoplastic surgeries covered by insurance?

Are oculoplastic surgeries covered by insurance?

What should I expect after oculoplastic surgery?

What should I expect after oculoplastic surgery?

Will I need to have oculoplastic surgery on both eyes?

Will I need to have oculoplastic surgery on both eyes?