Sven N. Sandeen, MD, FACS

Plastic Surgeon

Hess & Sandeen Plastic Surgery

Dr. Sandeen is a cosmetic, plastic and reconstructive surgeon. He attended the University of Arizona, graduating Magna Cum Laude.

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Dr. Sandeen is a cosmetic, plastic and reconstructive surgeon. He attended the University of Arizona, graduating Magna Cum Laude with a degree in biology, a split minor in chemistry, physics and math and an additional minor in Spanish. Dr. Sandeen lived abroad in Spain during his senior year and was also elected Phi Beta Kappa. He then went on to attend the University of Arizona College of Medicine where he graduated in the top 3% of his class and earned election to Alpha Omega Alpha medical honorary society. Prior to graduating, he traveled to Ecuador where he spent time with a local surgeon performing rural surgery near Cuenca, Ecuador. Dr. Sandeen performed his general surgical internship and residency at the University of Rochester in Rochester, New York. He then completed his plastic surgical residency at the same institution. His special interests throughout his training have been in cosmetic, reconstructive and hand.

Surgical procedures including both cosmetic and reconstructive, are performed by Dr. Sandeen at Northwest Tucson Surgery Center located on the campus of Northwest Medical Center, and Carondelet Foothills Surgery Center. For those patients requiring or preferring a hospital setting, Dr. Sandeen is an active staff member at Northwest Medical Center and Oro Valley Hospital. These facilities are fully accredited, and anesthesia is administered only by board-certified anesthesiologists.

Dr. Sandeen is board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. He is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons (FACS). He is currently the Section Head for Plastic Surgery at Northwest Medical Center and Oro Valley Hospital, and serves on the Medical Executive Committee.


  • “Dr. Sandeen did a wonderful job on my cancer surgery. He is on time, he listened and explained all my options and he did what I wanted him to do. I would recommend him very highly.”
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  • “I have a permanent tracheostomy & Dr Sandeen performed a modified neck lift to reduce the pain & infections I was experiencing. He did an amazing job.”
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