Christopher Zarella, MD, FACS

Patient Rating:

5.0 Read all reviews

My Specialties:

Pediatric Cleft Lip and Palate, Fellowship Trained; Pediatric Plastic Surgery, Fellowship Trained; Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, Board-certified; Pediatric Surgery

My Areas of Focus:

Cleft Lip Palate, Craniofacial , Craniosynostosis, Hand Surgery, Craniofacial Microsomia - asymmetric face and jaw, Craniofacial clefts - other than cleft lip and palate, Congenital ear anomalies, Congenital Hand Anomalies, Cancer reconstructive surgery, Abdominal wall reconstruction, Facial Rejuvination, Pierre Robin - small jaw, Microtia - ear reconstruction for small or missing ear, Otoplasty, Earwell for neonates, Ear molding, Birthmarks - Congenital nevi, Birthmarks - Hemangiomas, Syndactyl - webbed fingers, Polydactyly - extra fingers, Klinodactyl, Trauma reconstructive surgery, General pediatric reconstructive surgery, Breast Surgery, Breast asymmetry, Breast Reconstruction, Poland Syndrome, Mobius syndrome


English, Interpreters available for other languages




Legacy Health Partners
Fellowship: Children's National Medical Center (Craniofacial and Pediatric Plastic Surgery)
Residency: Oregon Health & Science University (Plastic Surgery)
Residency: Wake Forest Univeristy School of Medicine (General Surgery)
Medical School: Wake Forest Univeristy School of Medicine
Undergraduate: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Certification: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Board certified
Hospitals Served: Legacy Emanuel Medical Center, Legacy Good Samaritan Medical Center

Patient Rating

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Average Rating:  5.0 out of 5.0

  Sep 18, 2023
I was a bit concerned about the cleanliness of Dr Zarella as he often touches his face. I don't think he is aware of it.

  Sep 1, 2023
Dr. Zarella is absolutely the best doctor I could ever ask for. You can see and feel that he truly cares for his patients. I gladly recommend him to anyone that has a child with a cleft or needs a plastic surgeon.

  Aug 31, 2023
Dr. Zarella is excellent. Very caring, professional coupled with friendly instills confidence.

  May 10, 2023

  May 9, 2023
Dr. Zarella is an excellent plastic surgeon & is very responsive to patients & well as taking care to explain everything.

  Apr 24, 2023
Dr. Zarella is fantastic. He's kind and a portrays of great blend of clinical and humanity.

  Apr 21, 2023
Top drawer actually enjoyable

  Apr 12, 2023
Dr. Chris Zarella is the perfect surgeon! He should give lessons! Admired by all referring docs!

  Apr 7, 2023
The doc yes the NF Clinic. Surgery at the hospital not sure, they are still not filling the auth. Went to Dr. Zarella because the NF clinic the only one in Oregon is at Legacy. And they are not wanting to honor the auth. I got. I would recommend Dr. Z. and the NF Clinic. But also would recommend to the child tumor network they should move the clinic if patients with NF are not going to have insure coverage honored.

  Apr 7, 2023
Dr Zarella is an outstanding surgeon - I am very satisfied with how my face appears after surgery to repair moe's surgery

  Feb 22, 2023
Dr. Zarella was kind & very considerate during the entire procedure, explaining everything and taking care to make sure I understood what was happening. He was awesome!

  Jan 19, 2023
It took multiple weeks for the hospital to process our referral and then was a couple of months later before we could get in for an appointment. Our son had a skin tag removed, which is easier the sooner you do it after birth, so it felt like we were up against the clock. It also would have been ideal if we could have emailed a picture and determined it was something we could do in clinic (it was) and the doctor could have advised us on trying to time feedings and naps to coincide with the appointment to make it easier, it may have been a more efficient visit. Everything ended up working out, but it would have been more helpful to be able to prepare and make sure baby was the most ideal patient. The doctor was great and adaptable though.

  Jan 16, 2023
Dr. Zarella is wonderful. I'm glad to have my son be seen by him. He's very nice and caring.

  Dec 16, 2022
Dr. Zarella was so kind & patient & relatable, he answered all our Q's & went over the time slot we had just to answer our Q's. We didn't know we had a short appointment, & Dr. Zarella was so helpful & understanding. We had a good experience w/this doctor.

  Dec 16, 2022
Dr. Zarella has been fantastic. Very attentive, concerned and makes us feel taken care of.

  Dec 15, 2022
During the visits that I have had they have been very helped me a lot and the have treated me in the best way.

  Dec 14, 2022
Dr. Zarella is just a doll! His care and compassion helped me to understand my procedure and eliminate my fears. So professional and FUN!