“The finest nose maker in the history of medicine” - Dr. Burt Brent, World Renowned Ear Reconstructive Plastic Surgeon

"You are a true artist and a Godsend to these patients!!!” - Edward H. Yob, MD Past President, The American Society of Moh's Surgery"

Two-time winner of the James Barrett Brown prize

American Society of Plastic Surgeons

Visiting Professor for the American Society of Maxillofacial Surgery

Past President of The Rhinoplasty Society

Information for Traveling Patients

We see patients from all over the globe. Our office staff can provide you and your family with everything from help finding accommodations to local attractions to enhance your visit.

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Office Location:
1102 N El Dorado Place,
Tucson, AZ 85715

Call: 520-881-4525

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I am deeply grateful and ever so appreciative of your truly welcome and much needed help! Your surgery results are nothing short of awesome! Thoughtfulness like yours indeed takes a special caring. Again, ‘Thanks a Million’ for everything!!
- P.B.S., Revision Rhinoplasty

I wonder how you create a living thing with your hands. How do you build something out of nothing? The thought of the task baffles me, but to my father, it is mundane.
- Katharine Searcy Menick click here for the rest of her perspective

I wanted to take a minute of your precious time to thank you and to let you know the true meaning of what you have restored in her. Yours is a truly special gift and the confidence in which you handled her case allowed her to focus on healing, not worrying!
- V.B., patient’s daughter Nasal Reconstruction

I feel great every time I look into the mirror. Thank you for that gift.
- C.G., Nasal Reconstruction

Needless to say, I am overjoyed at the acquisition of my new nose - something I never imagined I would need - turned out so splendidly. It is a wonderful gift that you bring the world with your expertise, your care, and your artistry. It replaces despair with hope and, indeed verges on the miraculous. My deepest thanks.
- D.L., Nasal Reconstruction - click here for case details

I think of you every time I look in the mirror and know how blessed I am to have you as my doctor – the genius….. Everyone tells me how beautiful I look and they are amazed at your ability. Thank you for making a nightmare experience quite pleasant and even fun at times…. We have so much to thank you for. You were beyond considerate and we are beyond grateful… I get compliments almost every day on my beautiful nose.
-J.D. Nasal Reconstruction - click here for case details

You are really a miracle worker! My nose is healing rapidly and I feel normal again - a delicious feeling.
- P.F., Nasal Reconstruction - click here for case details

I am so happy for getting the surgery. The surgery has changed the outlook I have about myself and my self-confidence. So thanks again because how can I repay someone who has changed my life.
- T.P., Revision Rhinoplasty after Congenital Nasal Hemangioma

You truly gave me a new lease on life, as the saying goes. My nose is absolutely beautiful; I still get compliments on it!
- D.W., Nasal Reconstruction/Revision

Thank you so much for taking such great care of our son. We couldn’t have made it through all this without your kindness and compassion.
- B. and G. S., Nasal Reconstruction for their child

Words will never be enough to express our gratitude for the work you have done with our daughter. You have made her a whole person again. From the first day we met you, we had unending hope for her. You plainly said you could fix her when everyone else warned us not to expect much.
- Mother of K.B. Facial Reconstruction - click here for case details

I would like to take this opportunity to tell you what a magnificent doctor and artist you are! My two surgeries a few months ago - nose repair and facelift - changed my life. Everyone remarks how beautiful the work is. I feel I have lived on both sides of appearance; that is, going from droopy and haggard to looking vibrant and pleasing.
- J.T., Facelift and Rhinoplasty - click here for case details

There is rarely a day that goes by that I don't Thank God for sending me your way. My nose is beautiful.
- K.D.

Magician performs excision: arm scar disappears!
- 6 word memoir dedicated to Dr. Menick by M.F. - click here for case details

We are back home...The result is fantastic and completely in line with the vision I had in mind. Thank you for understanding and making that vision a reality. The vastly significant improvement to my breathing will certainly enhance my overall health and quality of life as well. I have the best of both worlds in aesthetics and function. I am beyond happy and satisfied. Your staff is attentive, warm and caring.
- A.C., Revision Rhinoplasty

You restored my nose and therefore my face. You gave me back my identity, and allowed me for the first time in 26 years, to feel physically whole again. I could only begin to imagine how rewarding it must be to change and restore peoples' lives, getting back confidence, changing their outlook on life and making them ready to embrace life again as it was. Because of your surgical skills and the changes you made externally, I am feeling stronger internally...
- A.C., Revision Rhinoplasty

Thank you for giving me my identity back. While I could have lived with the scars from the dogbite, my psyche feels better knowing that I present the best face I can- with your help. Thanks for sharing the benefits of your skills with me. I am honored.
- M.T., Facial and Nasal Trauma after previous failed repair

I am thankful every day for what the Doctor was able to do for my daughter.
- D.L., Father of Nasal Trauma patient after previous failed repair

I hope you know deep in your heart how thankful I am for your skills. Let's call it a higher power that we met. I have no clue why things happen. However, I do know that our meeting each other and your willingness to come to my rescue was evident from the start. I just wanted you to know I was treated with great respect and care (kindness) which has continued to this day. I truly am a better man for having known you mentally and physically. From the bottom of my heart, thank you so very much...
- D.G., Facial and Nasal burn

I don't get on your side of town during working hours very often. I think in another month or so I will be over there and would just like to stop in real quick to shake your hand and thank you for my beautiful nose! Everything is going great. It gets better all the time.
- A.C., Nasal Reconstruction

Thank you very much for being brilliant, talented, and fun to be with. It was an amazing journey and the confidence Harper and I have in your skills made it easy to keep the Faith. We will never believe that we have said "Thank You" enough. God richly blessed our package of three, and it is important to include the hundreds of people that joined us in the long process. The kindness and helpfulness of Rachel and Tina your office staff.
- J.D., Nasal Reconstruction

I have been thinking of you and wondering how you are. My son will turn 18 soon and he is doing very well. His surgery all started with you and now he is almost grown! He wears a BAHA, a bone conducting hearing aid. I just want to say thank you for your very tender care of my son. His mom passed away nearly 4 years ago and I know she would join me in extending this thank you! You are a pretty decent ear maker too, and I would be willing to tell Dr. Brent!
- R.S., Father of Ear Reconstruction patient

I wanted to tell you how thankful I am that you worked on me today. I think it looks terrific! Your work must be so rewarding. You are life changing to so many. Thank you!
- K.D., Nasal Reconstruction

I just want to tell you and everyone else at the office, THANK YOU! You helped make my dreams come true with your patience and superb hospitality. I will be sure to tell all my friends how terrific this experience was for me. Thank you again very much!
- D.G., Rhinoplasty

I am deeply grateful and ever so appreciative of your truly welcome and much needed help! Your surgery results are nothing short of awesome! Thoughtfulness like yours indeed takes a special caring. Again, "Thanks a Million" for everything!!
- P.S., Revision Rhinoplasty

I wanted to thank you again for the great work that you did on my nose. My wife and I are very pleased. You are truly gifted. God bless.
- K.V., Nasal Reconstruction

Thank you for making a beautiful nose. I’ve always wanted a “normal” looking nose and without you I wouldn’t have had this life altering opportunity. You amaze me.
- L.S., Congenital Nasal Deformity Reconstruction

My nose is healing very well and it looks great. I must admit that I am really loving my new nose! Thank you very much Dr. Menick.
- C.M., Rhinoplasty

Your work is beautiful and so reminiscent of the Wabi Sabi concept but did you know that this advanced aesthetic concept is also a perspective and philosophy of life? Thanks for changing my life. I feel so vibrant and alive as a result of your work.
- A.C., Revision Rhinoplasty

Some gifts you hold in your hand: Some you hold in your heart. We are so grateful for the blessing of you! My family and I want to extend a sincere thank you for giving me my life back. You are a special man: Your heart heals us and your hands make us beautiful again. Dr. Menick, you create gifts like no other. No words could ever express the thankfulness I feel for you, your office staff and your hospital team...
- C.J., Nasal Reconstruction after Dogbite

Everything is going great and I have significant feeling in the nose. Once in a while certain vibrations (like singing) cause a most intense tickling/itching sensation. It’s kind of weird and exciting all at the same time. It gets better all the time. Thank you so much.
- A.C., Nasal Reconstruction

I am writing just to let you know that I am very happy with my nose now. It really changed my life a lot, now I can take lots of pictures of my face (it doesn’t matter if the light is in my face), it always looks great and I am very confident meeting people, I don’t have to hide anymore. I had some concerns about the high bridge but after 2 months I started being 100% happy. All the rib pain in the end was worth it. Thanks a lot for what you have done for me and I hope you will make many other patients happy.
- R.F., Revision Rhinoplasty

Traveling Patients

Many of our patients are not local to Tucson, and, in fact, many live outside the United States. Initial patient contact may occur by phone, letter or email. Although we cannot diagnose or treat a medical condition or formulate a final surgical plan without seeing the patient in person, we can provide information to help understand the medical problem and the options for surgical correction.

If you wish to submit information to Dr. Menick for evaluation, consider: old photographs, current photographs, a detailed medical history, and operative reports. Dr. Menick will outline the type and number of procedures, their timing and staging, convalescence and recovery, need for hospitalization, anesthesia and surgery. Many patients find this very helpful prior to coming to Tucson for in-patient consultation.

Sharing information via email is a convenient way to communicate with Dr. Menick prior to an in-person consultation.  However,  keep in mind that the privacy of information sent via the Internet cannot be guaranteed. Don’t send personal or medical information or photos unless you accept that risk.

It is not possible to diagnose or treat a medical problem without an in-person evaluation. Dr. Menick can provide general information via email, which may be very helpful to you in understanding the problem and possible treatment options. However, any final decision by you or Dr. Menick can only be determined after a complete in-person consultation.

About Tucson, Arizona

Tucson, Arizona is located in the borderland between the U.S. and Mexico and lies within the Sonoran Desert, known for clear skies, fresh air, stunning sunsets, and the majestic Saguaro cactus. Tucson is a modern metropolis with a population of over one million, yet co-exists happily with its Native American, Mexican, and Pioneer heritage.

Cradled by five mountain ranges, the Tucson area is diversely composed of flowing deserts, rolling hills, and rugged canyons. The weather is near perfect with over 300 days of sunshine each year; the average high temperature is 82 degrees and the average low is 54 degrees Fahrenheit.

Tucson is home to fabulous hotels, guest ranches, golf and health resorts, and luxury spas, including Ritz-Carlton, Loews, JW Marriott, Hilton, Sheraton, Miraval, and Canyon Ranch. Sonesta ES Suites and Marriott hotels are immediately adjacent to Dr. Menick’s office and offer reduced rates to his patients.

Hiking, biking, horseback riding, caving, and astronomy are common activities. Tucson has been called the “astronomy capital of the world”, as Kitt Peak and Mt. Graham observatories are close by. Thirty minutes southeast of Tucson is Kartchner Caverns State Park. This stunning “living” cavern system was discovered in 1974 and boasts world-class features, including many unique minerals and formations.

The Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, founded in 1952, combines the attractions of a zoo, museum, and botanical garden. Focusing on the plants and animals of the Sonoran Desert, the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum is world-renowned and is a pioneer in the creation of naturalistic enclosures for its animals, which include mountain lions, bears, prairie, dogs, javelinas, and gila monsters!

The Pima Air and Space Museum is one of the largest air and space museums in the world, housing more than 275 aircraft and spacecraft, including many of the most historically significant and technically advanced craft ever produced in both the U.S. and abroad.

The Titan Missile Museum is the only publicly accessible Titan II missile site in the nation. Visitors may tour the launch control center, the underground missile site, and experience a simulated launch.

San Xavier del Bac Mission is located nine miles southwest of Tucson and is acclaimed, by many, to be the finest example of mission architecture in the U.S. Built between 1783 and 1797 by the Tohono O’odham tribe under the direction of Spanish Franciscans, it is a graceful blend of Moorish, Byzantine, and late Mexican Renaissance architecture.

Since 1955, Tucson has hosted the Gem, Mineral, and Fossil Showcase each February.  It is one of the premier gem and mineral shows in the world.

Tucson is the home of the University of Arizona, established in 1891, and the leading public research university in the American Southwest. With over 200 graduate degrees and 18 colleges which include law, medicine, architecture, pharmacy, and management, the University has become Tucson’s Center for the arts, science, and thought.

The Wall Street Journal has referred to Tucson as a “mini-mecca for the arts” when reviewing opportunities for museums, galleries, concerts, and the performing arts. The University of Arizona Center for Creative Photography was founded in 1975 and retains over 50 archives of great 20th century photographers, including Ansel Adams and Edward Weston.

Tucson is about two hours south of Phoenix and one hour north of Mexico. The Grand Canyon is 6 hours away by car, as are San Diego and Las Vegas. Los Angeles is 8 hours by car.

Driving Directions From Tucson International Airport


1. Start out going North on TUCSON BLVD.
3. Turn LEFT (North) onto S ALVERNON WAY
4. Bear RIGHT (North) onto (S) GOLF LINKS RD.
5. Turn LEFT (North) onto WILMOT RD.
6. Turn RIGHT (East) onto SPEEDWAY BLVD.
7.Turn LEFT (North) onto N EL DORADO PLACE
Arrive 1102 N El Dorado Pl, Tucson, AZ 85712
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Nursing Services

This service is available if you do not have a companion to be with you after surgery. Most people after surgery do not require skilled nursing, but a companion is required.  For more information on tailored service packages or to arrange nursing services please contact:

Right at Home – (520)-777-4175

Aventas HomeCare – (520) 300-5721

Amada Senior Care – (520) 815-5800

Senior Helpers – (520) 790-5824

Lodging & Hotels

Airbnbs recommended by our patients:

2 bedroom, 2 bath within 10 minutes walking distance


Hotels immediately adjacent to the office (both provide courtesy discount rates to our patients):

Embassy Suites by Hilton Tucson East
520-721-7100 or 1-800-HILTONS
6555 E. Speedway Blvd.
Tucson, AZ 85710
Dr. Menick’s special rate booking link

Sonesta ES Suites – use discount code DRME
6477 E. Speedway Blvd

Other Nearby Hotels:

Comfort Suites at Sabino Canyon

Viscount Suites
4855 East Broadway

Courtyard by Marriott
520-745-600/ 800-321-2211
201 South Williams Blvd.

El Dorado Place Apartments

Embassy Suites
5335 East Broadway

Extended Stay Hotels
Jina Vaughn, Manager
Tucson / Grant Rd.
Phone 520-795-9510 Fax 520-795-9504

La Quinta Inn
6404 East Broadway

Ronald McDonald House in Tucson – (provides housing for children and caregivers)
3838 N. Campbell Ave Building 6
Tucson, Arizona
520 – 326- 0060

Something Special
The Casitas – (comfortable individual guest houses on 25 acres of green desert about 15 minutes away from our office)
(520) 870-8778

Resorts and Historic/Luxury Tucson Hotels:

Arizona Inn
Canyon Ranch
Hacienda Del Sol
Loews Ventana Canyon
The Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain
Westin La Paloma


Restaurants within walking distance from the office:

Beyond Bread
Breeze Patio Bar & Grill (within Radisson Hotel)
Casa Molina
El Taco Tote
New China Super Buffet
Phillies Finest
Sachiko Sushi

Grocery store within walking distance from the office:

Trader Joe’s

Popular Tucson restaurants:

Cup Cafe in Hotel Congress
La Parilla Suiza
Locale Neighborhood Italian

Mi Nidito
Reilly Craft Pizza & Drink
The Tasteful Kitchen, Unique Vegetarian Cuisine
Tito & Pep

More upscale Tucson restaurants:

Fleming’s Prime Steak House
Flying V Bar & Grill at Ventana Canyon
The Grill at Hacienda Del Sol