Meet Dr. Arturo Bonilla

Dr. Bonilla's Educational Background

Dr. Bonilla is the only surgeon worldwide who exclusively performs pediatric surgery procedures for the ear. He does not perform cosmetic plastic surgery.
Dr. Bonilla is the only surgeon worldwide who exclusively performs pediatric surgery procedures for the ear. He does not perform cosmetic plastic surgery.

Undergraduate School

Dr. Bonilla attended St. Mary's University in San Antonio, where he graduated with honors in 1984.

Doctorate School

He moved to Houston, TX, to earn his Doctorate in Medicine from the University of Texas Health Science Center Medical School in 1989.

Residency

Following earning his doctorate, Dr. Bonilla completed two surgical residency programs:

  • A general surgery residency at Methodist Medical Center in Dallas, TX (1989-91)
  • A residency in Otolaryngology (head and neck surgery) at the State University of New York at Buffalo (1991-94)

Postdoctoral Training

Dr. Bonilla continued training in the Otolaryngology surgical field through training at the following fellowships:

  • Pediatric Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Clinical Fellowship (1994-95) at the Children's Hospital in Pittsburgh, PN
  • National Institute of Health Fellowship (1995-96) at the Children's Hospital in Pittsburgh, PN

Memberships and Affiliations

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5-Star Review From a San Antonio Patient

People come from all over the world to see Dr. Arturo Bonilla. We are so blessed that we found him. He not only is an amazing surgeon but he is also an amazing human being. He has a huge heart. He is an artist. He is the best Microtia Specialist!" Heather M.

Before and After Transformations

Dr. Bonilla is a plastic surgeon who can correct the ear's function and appearance. Through plastic surgery, the cosmetic look of the ear is created using the patient's natural cartilage. Many microtia patients also have surgery on their ear canal to correct healing. 
Before Ear Surgery
Before Plastic Surgery
After Ear Surgery
After Plastic Surgery

Community Service Is Important to Dr. Bonilla

Dr. Bonilla is passionate about educating the public about microtia, ear deformities, and other medical problems. He regularly speaks at medical conferences and has even inspired some of his San Antonio patients to volunteer to speak about their experiences. Dramatic confidence and self-esteem changes can accompany the ear reconstruction a child with microtia receives. 

Services Dr. Bonilla Offers

Microtia Treatment

Microtia is a congenital ear deformity in which the ear doesn't fully develop during pregnancy. For this procedure, Dr. Bonilla crafts the ear from the child's natural cartilage to treat microtia. 

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Atresia Treatment

Atresia is the absence of an ear canal that commonly accompanies microtia. For this procedure, Dr. Bonilla can place bone-anchored hearing aids and surgically open the ear canal to treat hearing loss. 

Learn More About Atresia Treatment
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Microtia - Congenital Ear Institute ​Dr. Arturo Bonilla

Microtia - Congenital Ear Institute, led by Dr. Bonilla, is the largest exclusive pediatric microtia center in North America. Dr. Bonilla has been recognized as the leading pediatric microtia surgeon, performing thousands of surgeries for children all over the world. His affiliations include: American Medical Association | American Academy of Otolaryngology

You can contact our office online or by calling (210) 477-3277.

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