Daniel A. Sterling, MD, FACS

Dr. Daniel A. Sterling is a member of a select group of physicians double board certified by both the American Board of Surgery and the American Board of Plastic Surgery. In addition, he is Chief of Plastic Surgery at Elliot Hospital and a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. He graduated from medical school with high honors and received numerous awards during residency including Resident of the Year and the Medical Staff President’s Award for Academic and Scholastic Excellence. He has been serving the New England community in practice in Manchester, New Hampshire for over thirteen years and opened an office adjacent to Elliot Hospital in April 2011. On November 3, 2014, Dr. Sterling opened a new, larger and more conveniently located office at 2 Washington Place, in Bedford. In 2016, Dr. Sterling was voted by his peers as one of New Hampshire’s leading physicians in the field of plastic and reconstructive surgery, as reported by New Hampshire Magazine.

Dr. Sterling treats patients from all over New England including the northernmost parts of Maine, Vermont and New Hampshire, as well as Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Connecticut. He provides the entire spectrum of cosmetic surgery including breast augmentation, breast reduction, breast lift, abdominoplasty, liposuction, facelift, eyelids, rhinoplasty and gynecomastia surgery to name a few. He also performs the largest number of cosmetic labiaplasty procedures in the northeast.

Dr. Sterling has a special interest in the treatment of massive weight loss patients.  Having performed many gastric bypass procedures during his training at The Hospital of St. Raphael, he has extensive experience in the care of bariatric patients. He regularly speaks at the bariatric support group meetings at The Dartmouth-Hitchcock Clinic in Manchester. He offers a wide range of procedures specifically indicated for massive weight loss patients including circumferential lower body lift, medial and lateral thigh lift, brachioplasty, mastopexy (breast lift), and face/neck lifts.

Dr. Sterling performs complex reconstruction for skin cancer patients with a special interest in malignant melanoma.  He also performs hand surgery, having had an additional year in advanced hand surgery training after residency.

Dr. Sterling’s ongoing commitment to patient safety and satisfaction is evident in the personal attention and care he provides to each and every one of his patients. His interest is in excellent long-term results rather than just performing as many procedures as possible in the shortest period of time. From the initial consultation to the final follow up exam, he provides compassionate treatment tailored to the specific needs and desires of each individual.


B.A.: Stonehill College, North Easton, MA
M.D.: Ross University School of Medicine, Dominica, W.I.
General Surgery Residency: Hospital of St. Raphael, New Haven, CT
Plastic Surgery Residency: Nassau University Medical Center, East Meadow, NY

Professional Memberships

American Board of Plastic Surgery
American Board of Surgery
American College of Surgeons
American Society of Plastic Surgeons
New England Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons
Northeastern Society of Plastic Surgeons
American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery


The staff at Sterling Plastic Surgery includes Gloria Smith, Practice Manager, Sara Smith, Office Manager, Liz McGowen, Medical Assistant, Ellen Wilson, CST/SFA, Denise O’Rourke, Bookkeeper, and Abbie Christie, Licensed Aesthetician. Most of the staff has worked with Dr. Sterling for years and are very experienced in the workings of a busy plastic surgery practice. In addition to being very personable, they have extensive knowledge of all of the procedures performed by Dr. Sterling.

They work with our patients from initial consultation through long-term follow-up, and constantly strive to make your plastic surgery experience an enjoyable one. Each will assist you in all facets of the consultation through your surgery, as well as scheduling, financing and preparing you for your day of surgery. They are always available and are happy to answer your questions, either in person or by phone.

All of us look forward to making your experience as relaxed and rewarding as it should be.