Dimitrios N. Sismanis, M.D.

Dr. Sismanis specializes in ophthalmology, specifically in oculoplastic and reconstructive surgery.


Education

Dr. Dimitrios “Jimmy” Sismanis attended the College of William & Mary where he received his Bachelor’s Degree in biology before continuing on to Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine. Following VCU, Dr. Sismanis completed a one year internship at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Syracuse, NY followed by a three year Residency in Ophthalmology at SUNY Upstate Medical University. Following residency, Dr. Sismanis completed a two year ASOPRS-approved fellowship in oculoplastic and reconstructive surgery with Dr. David Holck and Christopher DeBacker in San Antonio, TX. During this period he performed over 2,000 and assisted in over 4,500 procedures including upper eyelid blepharoplasty, ptosis (droopy eyelid) repairs, lower eyelid tightening procedures, Mohs repairs (following removal of skin cancer), dacryocystorhinostomy (tear duct surgery), orbital decompressions, orbital tumor removals, orbital fracture and facial laceration repairs, and removal of blind painful eyes. In addition to these functional surgeries, he gained experience in multiple aesthetic procedures including cosmetic upper and lower eyelid blepharoplasty, upper and lower face lifting and neck lifting techniques, lip lifting, skin resurfacing techniques (laser treatments and chemical peels), Botox and various filler materials.

Experience

Dr. Sismanis is a diplomate of the American Board of Ophthalmology. He is also an ASOPRS (American Society of Oculoplastic and Reconstructive Surgery) candidate member.

Practice

Dr. Sismanis specializes in oculoplastic and reconstructive surgery. He treats a variety of conditions involving the eyelids, eye socket and face including trauma of the facial soft tissue and bony skeleton, cancers involving the eyelids and face, heavy upper eyelids and eye brows, loose lower eyelids, excessive tearing, thyroid eye disease and tumors of the eye socket. In addition to functional procedures he offers aesthetic services including surgical interventions such as upper and lower eyelid blepharoplasty and forehead and brow lifts, as well as non-surgical treatments such as Botox and facial fillers.

Personal Profile

Dr. Sismanis was born and raised in Richmond. He enjoys music in all forms. He is a multi-instrumentalist, composing and recording music in his free time. He is also an animal lover, and enjoys traveling. Dr. Sismanis is fluent in Spanish and Greek. Don’t worry he also speaks English.

Awards

2019 MEDARVA Patient Choice Award

2019 Patient Choice Award


PROCEDURES

The following procedures are performed by this doctor.

Eyelid lesions

Eyelid surgery

Upper eyelid surgery

Upper Eyelid Surgery is done to improve the appearance of the upper eyelids, or to fix any defects, deformities, or disfigurations. The procedure is done to restore correct function to the eyelids. Eyelid problems can interfere with your vision.