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Dr. Ignatiuk is a fellowship trained plastic surgeon.  Most currently an Assistant Professor at Rutgers University.

Hand Surgery

Hand specialist performing both traumatic and chronic hand procedures in Newark and Livingston.

Nerve Injury

Experienced nerve specialist with a special interest in peripheral nerve injuries and chronic nerve pain.


Proficient in both cancer and trauma reconstruction as well as many aesthetic procedures.


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Dr Ignatiuk is currently an Assistant Professor of Plastic Surgery at Rutgers University Medical School and at Saint Barnabas Medical Center in Livingston.  His specialties include hand, peripheral nerve surgery and reconstructive surgery for trauma and cancer survivors.  


Beyond complex hand conditions and body reconstruction, Dr Ignatiuk also specializes in a number of aesthetic procedures of the face and body.  These include post bariatric body contouring, breast reduction and rhinoplasty to name a few.  Please see the drop down menu for a list of all services available or call the office for more details.    

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Meet Dr. Ignatiuk


Dr. Ignatiuk is a Canadian trained Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon and after traveling to the US for his fellowship, he realized that this was the place for him to learn and grow as a surgeon.  He specializes in hand surgery, cancer reconstruction and many other chronic and traumatic injuries.  Part of his fellowship included pediatric training making him versed in both trauma and congenital abnormalities in children.  With his diverse training and experience he is able to perform both reconstructive and aesthetic procedures, with a special interest in breast reconstruction and most notably peripheral nerve surgery.  He has recently spearheaded a targeted muscle reinnervation clinic with the university hospital to service amputees and patients with chronic pain from nerve damage.  He has partnered with the Hanger Clinic, curating a multidisciplinary team composed of physical therapists, occupation therapists, a physiatrist and a prosthetist to aid in patient recovery and achieve the very best outcomes.


With over 6 years experience in 2 highly competitive academic hospitals, Dr. Ignatiuk is at the forefront of cutting edge techniques and knowledge, allowing him to produce consistently excellent results.  He is board certified in both Canada and the US and holds membership with the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons Canada as well as the American Board of Plastic Surgery.  When not in the OR or teaching residents Dr. Ignatiuk likes to spend his spare time with his family and two boxers or working on his car.

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After earning his Bachelors Degree and Masters Degree in Bio Chemistry, Dr. Ignatiuk went on to complete a Medical Degree from the University of Saskatchewan in the prairie province of Saskatchewan, Canada.  From here he completed two years of residency in Orthopedic Surgery at Western University in London Ontario, and later completed a four year residency in Plastic Surgery at the University of Ottawa and under the guidance of some of Canada's finest surgeons.

After becoming a surgeon in Canada, Dr. Ignatiuk went on to complete a fellowship in Hand Surgery and Pediatric Hand Surgery from the University of Texas Southwestern and Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children.  Here he excelled in the treatment of traumatic, chronic and congenital hand issues, finely tuning his skills and knowledge on the mechanics of the hand and soft tissue.

Dr. Ignatiuk is currently an Assistant Professor of Plastic Surgery at Rutgers NJ Medical School, with privileges at both the University Hospital in Newark and St Barnabas Medical Center in Livingston (NJ).

As an Assistant Professor Dr. Ignatiuk is dedicated to the continuous learning involved in Plastic Surgery, and his passion and excitement for his profession is felt by his residents and staff every day.  

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Teaching Excellence

I am living my passion every day.  It is an honor to share my love for plastics and hopefully   inspire that passion in our residents.

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In the Media

This is a harrowing story of a woman who was electrocuted, nearly losing both of her hands.  Dr Ignatiuk was able to save her hands through an innovative procedure tailored to this patients devastating injury.  She is now back to rock climbing and running a successful business.




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Professional Affiliations

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Insurance Participation: with Provider Number (where applicable)
The information below is subject to change and should not be relied upon until after it is verified with the insurance company. Psychiatric providers should be contacted directly for information on their participation with managed care and insurance companies.

**This may not be an exhaustive list.  Please inquire within for verification**



  • America's Choice Provider Network (ACPN)

  • Horizon NJ Total Care(HNJH)

  • Medicare

  • UHC Comm/Oxford


Things Happen.

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