Edward Gronka was born and raised in Northeastern Pennsylvania, near the Pocono Mountains. In 1977, he came to Atlanta to complete his undergraduate studies at Emory University, where he received the George P. Cuttino Award for academic achievement. He received his Medical Doctorate degree from Temple University Medical School in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Dr. Gronka has extensive surgical training and over 27 years of experience practicing plastic and reconstructive surgery. He is Board Certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and the American Board of Surgery. He completed five years of General Surgery training at Mount Sinai Medical Center in Miami, Florida, where he was given the status of Chief Resident in his final year. He did his plastic surgery residency at Ohio State University, where he trained under world-renowned plastic surgeons.
Dr. Gronka has been in practice in Atlanta since 1992. For the past three years, Lifestyles Magazine has named him one of the “Top Docs of the Southern Arc,” a distinction voted by his peers. He attributes this award to his philosophy on the practice of plastic surgery and his treatment of individual patients: “Each patient must be evaluated as an individual, and a unique plastic surgery approach must be tailored to that person’s needs.” Dr. Gronka takes particular care to design comprehensive treatment plans that are personalized for each patient and that also look proportionate to one’s body type.
Dr. Gronka is expertly trained in all aspects of plastic and reconstructive surgery. His interests in plastic surgery include cosmetic improvement of the breast, face, and body including the abdomen, hips, and thighs. He is also an expert in reconstructive surgery of the breast and body. The surgeries he frequently performs are breast augmentation and reduction, liposuction, abdominoplasty, facelift, eyelid surgery, and breast reconstruction following mastectomy. Many of Dr. Gronka’s patients praise him as being thoroughly knowledgeable about his work and communicating in a way that is kind and empathetic. He is known for exceeding his patients’ expectations and being as resourceful as possible when performing surgery. As a result of training completed in 2013, Dr. Gronka is now certified to use Mentor MemoryShape Breast Implants, which are gel implants that combine both shape and feel to provide natural-looking and long-lasting results in patients. Mentor is the world leader in breast aesthetics, and their new MemoryShape implant has a high satisfaction rate and a proven safety record.
Dr. Gronka performs most of his cosmetic surgery at the Advanced Aesthetics Plastic Surgery Center. He also has privileges at Piedmont Fayette Hospital. Like Dr. Dr. Joseph Raniere, he is an active member of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) and the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS). Dr. Gronka is married and has two children. When he is not working, he spends most of his time with his family or playing the drums in his band “Gravity” along with Dr. Raniere. His personal interests include golf, music, and cooking. He enjoys traveling all over the world to enjoy these pastimes.