Leading Czech plastic surgeon Ladislav Bařinka dies at 93

One of the Czech Republic’s leading plastic surgeons, Ladislav Bařinka, has died at the age of 93. Prof. Bařinka worked at the Department of Plastic and Aesthetic Surgery at the University Hospital at St. Anna’s and the Faculty of Medicine of Masaryk University.

During his sixty years of practice, he performed over 40,000 operations at Czech and foreign clinics. He authored 22 patents in the Czech Republic and co-authored three world patents. He lectured at Oxford University and established a plastic surgery department in Damascus, Syria.

In 2012, prof. Bařinka received a high state award, the Medal of Merit, for his innovative work in the field.