Alex Barcellos CRNA

Alex Barcellos CRNA, Elite Plastic SurgeryAs a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNA), Alex Barcellos works alongside Dr. Moises Salama in the operating room, striving to provide an exceptional experience to each of our patients. His compassionate treatment and attention to detail help to make individuals feel confident and comfortable at every stage of care.

Alex has over 14 years’ experience in his profession, having worked at Baptist Hospital in Kendall, Cleveland Clinic in Weston, and now here at Elite Plastic Surgery. He earned his Master of Science degree in Anesthesiology from Barry University, and he is an active member of numerous esteemed medical organizations, including the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA) and the National Board of Certification and Recertification for Nurse Anesthetists (NBCRNA). Always looking for the positive moments in life, Alex finds working in cosmetic surgery to be uplifting and rewarding, as it provides an opportunity to improve the lives of others and help them achieve their goals.

When not assisting Dr. Salama at Elite Plastic Surgery, Alex is usually spending time with his family. He also enjoys going to the gym, practicing Capoeira, riding his motorcycle, and watching movies. He considers his kids the focus of his life as they help him to be the best person and medical professional he can be.

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Surgical Assistants

Salomon El Alam

Salomon El Alam, Elite Plastic SurgerySalomon El Alam, First Surgical Assistant, works closely with Dr. Salama at our state-of-the-art practice. Highly trained in an abundant selection of leading surgical techniques, he helps provide a comfortable, welcoming, and safe environment for each patient. His technical skill and personable demeanor make him a memorable and advantageous addition to our team, and he takes great joy in assisting individuals in achieving their cosmetic goals.

Salomon was a medical doctor and general surgeon in Venezuela—training at the Universidad Nacional Experimental Francisco de Miranda (UNEFM) and the Hospital Perez de Leon – Caracas—before moving to the US to work in cosmetic surgery. He has served over 15 years as a physician, two years as a general surgeon, and 10 years as a First Surgical Assistant in plastic surgery. For the last five years he has been working with Dr. Salama at Elite Plastic Surgery. Salomon is also an active member of the American Board of Surgical Assistants (ABSA).

A compulsive cleaner and avid motorcycle rider, Salomon loves watching movies, exercising, and mountain biking when he’s not at our office. His dedication to patients is one of his top priorities, and he looks forward to coming to work each day and seeing the amazing transformations as they develop.

Carlos Diaz Lugo

Carlos Diaz Lugo, Elite Plastic SurgeryFirst Surgical Assistant, Carlos Diaz Lugo is instrumental in helping Dr. Salama with a variety of plastic surgery procedures. Carlos has extensive experience in the operating room. After graduating in general medicine from the Instituto Superior de Sciencias Medicas in Havana in 1980 and from La Universidad de la Habana in 1985 with a specialization in general surgery, he served as a general surgeon in Cuba for 34 years. In addition, Carlos has been a surgical assistant in the plastic surgery industry for the past 6 years right here in Florida.

Carlos is inspired by helping patients achieve their dream body. He loves that plastic surgery creates positive changes via aesthetic harmony, thereby producing happy and confident patients. In his spare time, Carlos is a fishing enthusiast.

Noel Tapenas

Noel Tapenas, Elite Plastic SurgeryAs a First Surgical Assistant, Noel Tapenas aids Dr. Salama in the operating room. Noel has a long-standing career in the medical field. After graduating with a general surgery certification from the Cuba Medical University in 1993, he labored as a general surgeon in Cuba for 10 years. Following that, he’s worked as a surgical assistant in Florida for the last 16 years.

Noel is also a member of the American Board of Surgical Assistants (ABSA). When he’s not working hard, he likes to go to the beach, play billiards and spend time with his family.

Carmen Silva

Carmen Silva, Elite Plastic SurgeryWith a focus on patient satisfaction, First Surgical Assistant, Carmen Silva supports Dr. Salama during surgery on array of procedures. Carmen has 11 years of experience including six in general surgery, four in the OBGYN field and one as a surgical assistant. She is a graduate of La Universidad del Zulia in Venezuela and an active member of the American Board of Surgical Assistants (ABSA).

Carmen is a very optimistic and enthusiastic person who constantly puts her best foot forward. You will always find her smiling in any situation. Mother to a boy, a girl and a furry friend, in her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family, traveling and watching movies.

Operating Room Staff

Monica Cadavid

As the Operating Room (OR) Manager at our practice, Monica works closely with Dr. Salama and our patients. A medical and nursing assistant, she has 12 years’ experience in the plastic surgery industry, four of which have been spent as a member of our team.

Monica is known for her sense of humor as well as her perfectionism. During her free time, she loves to stay active and enjoy the outdoors, where you can often find her fishing, kayaking, and dancing.

Isabel Daniel

Isabel Daniel, Elite Plastic SurgeryIsabel, or Isa as she’s known around the office, works closely with the surgical team as Operating Room (OR) Circulator. She is a medical and nursing assistant and has been with Elite Plastic Surgery since 2017.

Isa boasts 13 years of experience in the plastic surgery field, having always wanted to be in the healthcare industry helping others. In her free time, she likes to exercise, dance, laugh and have fun. But most of all, she enjoys spending time with her daughter.