Meet Dr. Tijunelis

Aras Tijunelis, M.D

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Dr. Aras Tijunelis trained as a general surgeon in Detroit. There he received extensive hands on training in diverse general surgery procedures with emphasis in trauma surgery. After completing a full 5 years General Surgery residency and having passed the general surgery boards, he chose to continue his education and was accepted at University of Wisconsin-Madison Plastic and Reconstructive Fellowship. While in training for plastic surgery, he flew regular missions with UW Medflight as the on-board flight surgeon. As part of his Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery training, he successfully completed microsurgical training course, traveled to Ecuador (for Nicaplast) to perform many reconstructive surgeries and did an externship in Cosmetic Surgery in Newport Beach, CA. He has also recently traveled to India for a mission trip.

In 2000, Dr. Tijunelis completed his Plastic Surgery residency at University of Wisconsin. He then started his own Plastic and Reconstructive surgery practice in Libertyville, IL named Lake County Plastic Surgery. Lake County Plastic Surgery has flourished ever since. Dr. Tijunelis is a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon by the American Board of Plastic Surgery.

In 2006, with Dr. Tijunelis as the medical director, Lake County Plastic Surgery relocated to a 4000 sq ft state of the art facility including a fully accredited operating room. All forms of cosmetic surgery and all types of anesthesia can be provided. 

Besides operating at Lake County Plastic Surgery, Dr. Tijunelis is privileged and on staff at Advocate Condell Medical Center, Northwestern Medicines Lake Forest and Grayslake locations. Dr. Tijunelis and Lake County Plastic Surgery provide care to the entire Lake County area including Gurnee, Great Lakes Naval Base, Grayslake, Lake Bluff, Lake Forest, Vernon Hills, Wadsworth, Lincolnshire, Antioch and even into South Eastern Wisconsin, like Pleasant Prairie, Kenosha, Twin Lakes, Burlington and Lake Geneva.

Dr. Tijunelis enjoys spending time and traveling with his beautiful wife Kim and their two lovely daughters. He enjoys outdoor activities such as cycling and camping with the kids. He is fluent in English and Lithuanian, and cana understand and speak some German and Spanish.


Dr. Aras Tijunelis Honored With 2016 Patients' Choice Award

Libertyville, IL March 31, 2017 - A select few of physicians were honored with the prestigious 2016 Patients' Choice Award, and this year includes Dr. Aras Tijunelis.

Only doctors who received top ratings and reviews by their patients are awarded Vitals Patients' Choice Award. With over 8 million ratings and reviews, Vitals has the largest collection of crowd-sourced data on doctors online.

While other quality metrics are important to consider, patient ratings and reviews help identify doctors committed to providing skilled and compassionate care. Those are qualities that can't be overlooked: a strong doctor-patient relationship leads to better compliance with care regimes which impacts patient health.

"Overall, we know people are looking for doctors that listen to them and give them a say in decisions about their own health," said Mitch Rothschild, Founder and Executive Chairman of Vitals. "Thanks to the millions of people in the Vitals community, it's easier to recognize the doctors who are doing good by doing well by their patients."

Vitals Patients' Choice winners are chosen based on the number and overall rating a doctor receives from patients for the calendar year. The algorithm also takes into account other quality metrics that the provider must meet. All told, only 7 percent of doctors were eligible for a Vitals Patients' Choice award this award season.

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