Meet Dr. Vijay
Dr. Vijay Bindingnavele is a board-certified plastic surgeon who has been practicing in Corpus Christi, Texas for the past 10 years.
Vijay K. Bindingnavele, M.D., F.A.C.S.
Dr. Vijay, as he is commonly and affectionately known, is very approachable, and truly enjoys plastic surgery and interacting with his patients. This joy comes through in his excellent results and the care and concern that he shows each patient, who is always treated like family by him and his staff. His goal is to provide top quality cosmetic and plastic surgery care in Corpus Christi, Texas.
His practice includes both cosmetic and reconstructive surgeries, with an expertise in breast and body rejuvenation/sculpting and facial rejuvenation. He has a special interest in minimally invasive techniques, which include injectables and non-surgical methods, to deliver excellent results at a great value. One of his pioneering techniques involves using modern techniques of pain control that make the post-surgical period much more comfortable. His goal is to deliver excellent results by both meticulous surgical technique and current pain control modalities to minimize the need for pain medications after surgery.
His 10-year experience with trauma surgery in the United States Air Force, including combat situations, has instilled in him a desire to continue to provide compassionate, timely, safe and individualized care. This experience in the United States Air Force showed him how plastic surgery improves form and function, transforming the lives of those he can help. After those 10 years in the United States Air Force, he has continued to serve the community. He is a past president of the Nueces County Medical Society, currently serves as chief of plastic surgery at Christus Spohn and in various capacities in the local community, including as past chairman of the School Health Advisory Committee for Corpus Christi Independent School District.
In his quest to provide top quality cosmetic and plastic surgery care, Dr. Vijay has a state-of-the-art operating suite in his office that is fully accredited by the AAAASF, which is a national agency that certifies only those facilities that meet their high standards. He also ensures that he maintains care by fulfilling the strict requirements to continue to be a board-certified plastic surgeon and a fellow of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.
Dr. Vijay has a very caring office staff that maintains current certifications and shares his philosophy of treating the patient like family and providing quality compassionate care.
His interests outside of the office and plastic surgery include tennis; yoga; traveling; swimming and, most importantly, spending time with his children and family.
Dr. Vijay Bindingnavele went to high school just outside Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and then went to college at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in upstate New York. He went on to medical school at Albany Medical College, where he graduated with honors. He immediately joined the United States Air Force, and over the next 10 years, he finished his general surgical training and served in South Korea, Germany, and the Middle East. While deployed to Qatar at the Al Udeid Air Force Base, he was chief of surgery at the base hospital. After his 10 years in the Air Force, he joined the prestigious Plastic Surgery Training Program at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles. He finished his training in 2008 and brought his expertise from Southern California and Beverly Hills to Corpus Christi, Texas. He loves Texas, the close community and his new home in Corpus Christi. He wasn’t born in Texas, but he came here as soon as he could.
Dr. Vijay has also presented his research at multiple national meetings, and his research has been published in national and international journals. He also takes and enjoys medical mission trips around the world, where he gets to help patients who may not otherwise be able to have access to medical care.