Dr. Carlos Ayala, MD, FACS, Plastic Surgeon
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Dr. Carlos Ayala, MD, FACS

Plastic Surgeon | Otolaryngology/Facial Plastic Surgery

5/5(289)
800 E. Dove Avenue Suite F & G McAllen TX, 78504
Rating

5/5

About

Carlos Ayala, MD, FACS, is a well-versed ENT and plastic surgeon who diagnoses and treats patients at Ayala ENT & Facial Plastic Surgery in Rio Grande Valley, McAllen, Texas. A retired Air Force Lt. Col, he is serving the needs of a tremendously underserved population, which continues to demonstrate his commitment to those most in need, and his pursuit to simplify the beauty in each individual.  His impressive professional journey spans fifteen years. His expanse knowledge and expertise cover revision rhinoplasty, rhinology, balloon sinuplasty, blepharoplasty, otoplasty (macrotia), Botox, and facial plastic surgery, voice, allergy, and sleep medicine. Dr. Ayala is board certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology (2005, otolaryngology), board-certified by the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (facial plastic and reconstructive surgery, 2012), and Board Eligible by the American Board of Sleep Medicine. He remains a member of the American Academy of Otolaryngology Head & Neck Surgery, the American Academy of Facial Plastics and Reconstructive Surgery, and the American Society of Laser Medicine and Surgery.

Education and Training

UCLA School of Medicine Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) 1999

Board Certification

American Board of Otolaryngology

Plastic Surgery Within the Head and Neck (Otolaryngology)

Plastic Surgery Within the Head and Neck (Plastic Surgery)

Provider Details

Male English, Spanish

Areas of expertise and specialization

RhinoplastySeptoplastyBlepharoplastyBalloon Sinuplasty

Faculty Titles & Positions

  • Clinical Associate Professor of Surgery The University of Texas - at Rio Grande Valley 2017 - Present
  • LCME Medical Curriculum Committee Member The University of Texas - at Rio Grande Valley 2015 - Present
  • Adjunct Professor of Surgery Uniformed Services University Health Sciences 2005 - Present

Awards

  • Top Doctors 2019 Castle Connolly 
  • Patients Choice Award 2019 Vitals 
  • Compassionate Doctor Award 2018 Vitals 
  • Top Doctor 2018 TX TopDocs 
  • Real Self Top Doctor 2018 Real Self 
  • On-Time Doctor Award 2017 Vitals 

Professional Memberships

  • American Academy of Facial Plastics Reconstructive Surgery  

Dr. Carlos Ayala, MD, FACS's Practice location

800 E. Dove Avenue Suite F & G -
McAllen, TX 78504
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Patient Experience with Dr. Ayala


5.0

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Dr. Carlos Ayala, MD, FACS has a rating of 5 out of 5 stars based on the reviews from 289 patients. FindaTopDoc has aggregated the experiences from real patients to help give you more insights and information on how to choose the best Plastic Surgeon in your area. These reviews do not reflect a providers level of clinical care, but are a compilation of quality indicators such as bedside manner, wait time, staff friendliness, ease of appointment, and knowledge of conditions and treatments.

Media Releases

Get to know Otolaryngologist and Facial Plastic Surgeon Dr. Carlos Ayala, who serves patients in Texas.

As the first Harvard trained otolaryngologist and the first Beverly Hills trained facial plastic surgeon in the Rio Grande Valley, Dr. Ayala is the Founder of Ayala ENT & Facial Plastic Surgery in McAllen, Texas. He specializes in revision rhinoplasty, balloon sinuplasty, blepharoplasty, otoplasty (macrotia), facial plastic surgery, sleep medicine, and more. 

As Dr. Ayala tells it, it was his mother, who moved to New York from Puerto Rico, who instilled in him the drive to achieve his dreams. When he was young, she was diagnosed with Lupus. “I knew I wanted to be a doctor since I was a kid. I went to my mom’s doctor’s appointments with her to translate and learned all the complicated lingo. Though I was born and raised in the Bronx, New York, and learned English in school, I lived in a home where no one spoke English. I decided I wanted to be a doctor because I wanted to help people like my mom. I saw the doctor helping her and thought it was great.” as stated by the doctor. 

Entering the Navy after graduating from high school, he worked his way up through the ranks until he obtained a scholarship to college, after which he received his commission as a Navy Officer. When the Navy didn’t have the scholarships available for medical school, Dr. Ayala joined the Air Force, where he finished his medical education. Graduating from UCLA School of Medicine in 1999, he attended Harvard School of Medicine for his internship in general surgery and his residency in otolaryngology. 

Competing within the Air Force and against civilian doctors throughout the United States, he was selected to train in the subspecialty of facial plastic surgery in Beverly Hills. Training at the prestigious Beverly Hills Lasky Clinic by taking care of superstars and learning about aesthetics, he worked with UCLA at the VA Hospital and with USC at the LA County Hospital.

A retired Air Force Lieutenant Colonel, Dr. Ayala served his country performing surgery on troops and coalition forces during the Afghanistan War in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. He received a Letter of Appreciation from the President of the United States for his Distinguished Service to the United States and Retirement from the U.S. Air Force.

Recognized as a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, the doctor is also board-certified through the American Board of Otolaryngology and the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. He is board-eligible in sleep medicine. 

For the purpose of staying up to date in his field, he remains a member of the American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery, the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, and the American College of Surgeons.

Otolaryngology is the oldest medical specialty in the United States. Otolaryngologists, also known as ear, nose, and throat doctors, specialize in disorders of the head and neck, ranging from hearing loss, to cancer. Serving the needs of a tremendously underserved population, Dr. Ayala continues to demonstrate his commitment to those most in need and his pursuit to simplify the beauty in each individual. Dealing with allergies, sleep medicine, hearing, and sinus surgery is all part of the medical side. In the plastic surgery side, he not only performs cosmetic surgery, but reconstructive surgery as well. 

With numerous recognitions and accomplishments achieved throughout his career, Dr. Ayala is the recipient of Compassionate Doctor Award – 5 Year Honoree from 2015 to 2018, Compassionate Doctor Recognition from 2011 to 2018, On-Time Doctor Award from 2014 to 2022, Patients’ Choice 5th Anniversary Award from 2015 to 2018, Patients’ Choice Award from 2011 to 2022, Castle Connolly Top Doctor 2017-2022.

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